Actinic Keratosis Treatment
Actinic keratosis may be removed with topical medications, freezing, scraping, or laser surgery. Once the skin lesion is removed, it may require 1 to 3 weeks for the area to heal.
Treatment for actinic keratosis may include:
- Freezing the skin lesions, kills the abnormal cells and they slough off.
- Chemical skin peels:
- Chemicals destroy the layers of skin, and the abnormal cells slough off.
- Laser treatments:
- Burning the skin lesion destroys the abnormal cells.
- Scraping the skin lesion off of the surface with a rapidly moving brush.
- Topical medication for actinic keratosis:
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