Solar Keratoses or Actinic Keratoses
Actinic Keratoses (AKs) I(also known as solar keratoses)are one of the most common “sun spots” seen in Australia.
AKs are not skin cancers, but over time they may develop into Squamous Cell Carcinomas (SCC). They develop in response to long years of sun exposure and become more common with increasing age. AKs indicate severely sun damaged skin and are a warning sign that the skin has become prone to all forms of cancer.
The choice of treatment depends upon whether localised lesions or whole areas/regions are to be treated.
Localised treatment options include:
Field treatments for larger areas include: