What is Actinic Keratosis?
An actinic keratosis (AK) is a small, rough spot occurring on skin as a result of chronic sun exposure. They are usually red in color, but may be dark brown, associated with sensitivity when touched. Also known as solar keratosis, actinic keratosis may lead to skin cancer.
The key to management of actinic keratosis is prevention. Daily use of sunscreen and a sun protective device minimize the development of actinic keratosis. Treatment options include topical medications such as imiquimod, ingenol mebutate, and 5 fluorouracil. Procedures are also available – cryotherapy, photodynamic therapy, powerphotofacial, and superficial medical grade peels.
If you are looking for correcting actinic keratosis (AK) on your skin in the Las Vegas area, call Dr. Reuel Aspacio at 702-243-2501 to schedule your appointment.