Actinic keratosis: treat these abnormal skin lesions
I watch everything that scratches!
Keratosis causes skin damage on the face, back of the hands, scalp of bald patients, in the form of spots of varying size and color: pinkish, red or brown. Small pieces of dead skin detach from these rough areas, which encourages scratching.
I protect myself
In prevention and healing, sunscreen is essential (SPF 50 index), as well as the systematic wearing of a hat or cap.
I am treated
Any single lesion must be destroyed by cold (cryotherapy). Larger forms of actinic keratosis require treatment with light (dynamic phototherapy). A special cream is applied locally, which penetrates the skin for three hours under an occlusive dressing and, when the active ingredient has penetrated into the lesion (s), it is "burned" with intense red light.
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