Finding a new growth on your skin can be frightening. No matter what the new bump or lesion looks like, it’s important to contact our board-certified dermatologist at Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology to have the problem examined as soon as possible.
How are Actinic Keratoses Treated?
Since there is no way to know which AKs will turn into cancer in the long run, it is best to treat all of them and remove the risk of developing skin cancer in the future. AKs are often removed with cryotherapy, essentially freezing the lesion and surrounding tissue so it will die and eventually fall off. They can also be removed surgically.