Dermabrasion & Actinic Keratosis

Recent studies have shown that after dermabrasion, patients with actinic keratoses remain free of new lesions for many years. A total of 23 such patients with at least 2 years good clinical follow-up were identified. Their ages ranged from 33 to 76 years. One year after dermabrasion, 96% remained free of new actinic keratoses. The benefits of dermabrasion gradually diminished with 83% clear at 2 years, 79% at 3 years, 64% at 4 years, and 54% at 5 years. The average time after dermabrasion before the appearance of one actinic keratoses was 4 years (median, 4.5 years). read more »

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Chemical Skin Peel to Treat Actinic Keratosis

For patients with many facial actinic keratoses, a recommended treatment is a Chemical Peel using trichloroacetic acid which treats pre-cancerous actinic keratosis and reduces the amount of subsequent lesions.

A gel-like structure is formed by the mixture of chemicals utilized on the technique called chemical peel. This kind of medical technique is for diminishing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin so that there will no longer be fine lines and blemishes, lightening of the dark spots of the skin, removal of circles around the eyes, diminishing of puffiness, as well as skin tightening and skin smoothening. read more »

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Surgical Removal Of Keratosis

Keratosis is a growth of keratin on the skin. Human fingernails, toenails and hair are mostly constituted of keratin. If ever keratin grows into the skin, it could cause coagulation, lumps and wart like skin growth. There are several types of keratoses, actinic keratosis, pilaris keratosis, hydrocarbon keratosis and seborrheic keratosis. The surgical removal of a kind of this disorder – namely actinic keratosis will be our topic. It is one of the most common kinds of keratosis, and is also known as solar keratosis. It usually occurs on skin areas that are most exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck and arms. Actinic keratosis concerns people with fair skin. It can be cancerous so prompt surgery must be considered. read more »

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Tips for Treatment & Prevention of Actinic Keratosis

  • Generously apply a broad spectrum sun blocker (one that covers against both UVA and UVB rays) that has a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 minimum, daily.
  • Remember to reapply sun cream after perspiring and swimming.
  • Avoid deliberate tanning. Even while wearing sun block, sunbathing will damage the skin. read more »
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