Photodynamic Therapy for Actinic Keratosis in New Jersey
Wrinkles and skin cancer are known byproducts of UV exposure. Actinic keratosis is yet another.
Most commonly found on the face, back of hands, forearms, scalp and neck, actinic keratosis is a rough, scaly patch on your skin that feels like sandpaper. Caused by long-term exposure to the sun, these lesions take years to develop and usually first appear in older adults.
Actinic keratoses (AKs) can come and go. Left untreated, they sometimes develop into squamous cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer. For this reason they are often considered precancerous or early skin cancers.
Photodynamic therapy (topical medication and blue light) can eliminate actinic keratosis in its non-invasive stage-and with less down time and fewer side effects than older therapies.