An actinic keratosis is a red, scaly spot that is often tender, sensitive, or painful. These most commonly are found on the face, scalp, ears, neck, forearms, and tops of the hands.
An actinic keratosis is thought to be the precursor to a squamous cell carcinoma, which is a common type of skin cancer.
We address actinic keratoses regularly at Traceside. A variety of treatments are available to remove these lesions, including liquid nitrogen cryotherapy, chemical peels, topical creams such as efudex, and light therapy.