Actinic keratoses (AKs) are skin cells that have been damaged by the sun. They develop in areas on the skin that are exposed to the sun — typically the scalp, face, lips, nose, ears and backs of the hands.


AKs can feel rough in texture and look red, pink or scaly. It is believed that these cells are a pre-cancerous form of squamous cell carcinoma and can develop into such, if left untreated.


Treatment options include liquid nitrogen cryotherapy to individual areas, chemotherapy topical creams, chemical peels, laser treatment or a combination of these.


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