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Actinic Keratosis

Actinic keratoses are precancerous growths that, if untreated, may progress to squamous cell carcinoma. Actinic keratoses are typically pink to red, flat, and rough or scaly on the surface. The presence of actinic keratoses shows that there is sun damage to the skin and indicates an increased risk for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Treatment of actinic keratoses may be performed easily at home with a prescription cream or in Dr. Gilman’s office with a short, simple procedure.