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Actinic Keratosis

Actinic Keratosis

Actinic Keratosis (AK’s) are common skin lesions caused by years of sun exposure and are considered the earliest stage in the development of skin cancer. AK’s are also called “solar keratosis” or “sun spots.” Fair-skinned individuals are more susceptible, and AK’s tend to appear on skin that receives the most sun: the forehead, ears, neck, arms, hands, lower lip, bald scalp, and lower legs of women. Common treatments include cryosurgery, topical chemotherapy, topical immunotherapy, topical NSAID, and photodynamic therapy (PDT).