Actinic Keratosis 

treatment for precancerous lesions

Actinic Keratoses are precancerous skin lesions that may progress into squamous cell carcinomas. They usually occur in fair skinned individuals after years of sun exposure. Typical actinic keratoses are sandpaper-like rough, red spots that are more easily felt than seen. Most often, they are found on skin that receives the most sun: the forehead, ears, neck, arms, hands, lower lip and bald scalps.

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Prevention of actinic keratoses begins avoiding prolonged sun exposure and using sunscreen. These measures should start in childhood, as the sun damage responsible begins in early life.

Actinic Keratosis Treatment Options

Various modalities are used to treat actinic keratoses. Cryosurgery, or freezing involved areas with liquid nitrogen, is the usual treatment for patients with few lesions. For widespread actinic keratoses, we offer Levulan Kerastick™ photodynamic therapy, a light-based treatment, to efficiently eradicate these potentially precancerous lesions. Other options for field treatment include topical chemotherapeutics and immunomodulators.

Learn more about actinic keratosis at the Mayo Clinic.

Schedule Your Actinic Keratosis Treatment Online

To learn more about actinic keratosis treatment options, contact Spring Street Dermatology in SOHO, Tribeca, and Uptown, NYC to schedule a consultation. You can also schedule an appointment online here.

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SOHO
73 Spring Street #303 New York, NY 10012

73 Spring Street #303
New York, NY 10012

Monday – Friday: 9am – 8pm

TRIBECA
95 Chambers Street New York, NY 10007

95 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007

Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri: 8am-8pm

Thurs: 9am-5pm

UPTOWN
4 West 58th street, 13th Floor New York, NY 10019

4 West 58th street, 13th Floor

New York, NY 10019

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