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Who gets Actinic Keratosis?

Actinic keratosis is a pre-cancerous growth that happens when there's severe sun damage to skin. While anyone with sun damage can have them, they're most common in people with lighter skin tones, light-colored eyes, and over 50 years of age. Other risk factors can include a weakened immune system or naturally red or blonde hair.

What are the causes of Actinic Keratosis?

The growths that are the signature of actinic keratosis is caused by sun damage. Whether from being exposed to natural sunlight or having a history of tanning indoors, any and all UV damage to the skin contributes to risk of actinic keratosis.

What are common treatments for Actinic Keratosis?

When treating actinic keratosis, direct removal is one of the most common methods. This can be done by freezing off or cutting out the growth, taking with it any precancerous tissue. Other methods include using chemical peels to remove the top layers of skin, laser resurfacing therapy, or photodynamic therapy. In all of these cases, the precancerous growths are removed, leaving you with healthy skin.

Unsure which method is best for you? Let us help. At Elias Dermatology, our team of experts is ready to make sure you have access to the best care, tailored just for you and your needs.

How long does it take to treat Actinic Keratosis?

In most cases, treatment of actinic keratosis works immediately or after a very short period of time. Some treatments, like photodynamic therapy, require further treatment. In these instances, it can take three or more weeks to see results.

No one should have to worry about their risk of skin cancer. If you're dealing with actinic keratosis, Elias Dermatology is here to help deal with any precancerous growths once and for all, leaving you with both clear skin and a clear mind.

The Elias Dermatology Difference

Dr. Matthew Elias and Dr. Merrick Elias, and the entire staff at Elias Dermatology® are experienced in medical and cosmetic treatments for both men and women, utilizing a pain-free approach to ensure that patients receive the best results with the highest level of comfort. Elias Dermatology® is at the forefront in the treatment and prevention of diseases of the skin, hair, and nails, providing the highest quality care for patients throughout South Florida in the areas of Ft. Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, and Davie. Elias Dermatology® specializes in a variety of skincare treatments from skin cancer and acne, to the state of the art cosmetic treatments.

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