These common skin lesions present as patches of rough, reddish, scaly skin. Actinic keratoses appear most frequently on parts of your body that are regularly exposed to natural sunlight, such as the hands, face, neck, ears, and chest.
The scary thing about actinic keratoses is that they are a precursor for squamous cell carcinoma. Therefore, if you are worried about possible keratoses, then you should get it examined by a board-certified dermatologist or a licensed dermatology nurse practitioner.
There are several treatments that can remove keratoses, but many require in-office treatments. With Tennessee Telederm, we can prescribe topical treatments as an initial treatment for actinic keratosis.