Removal of Actinic Keratoses

Removal of actinic keratoses

Actinic keratosis, or actinic hyperkeratosis is a pre-cancerous lesion of the skin. Plural is often mentioned because many lesions can coexist in the same person. Actinic hyperkeratosis is a lesion that is scaly or covered with a honeycomb crust. Its texture is rough and hard. It occurs in people who have accumulated more sunlight than their skin can “accept”.

It is more common in people who, due to occupation (farmers-fishermen), are exposed tosun radiation for their whole life or in people with multiple burns, solarium sessions or prolonged and repetitive sunbathing.

Actinickeratoses are painlessly removed (local anesthesia may be needed) withlaser therapy by a dermatologist, with an extremely aesthetic result.