Actinic Keratosis Sarasota
What is Actinic Keratosis?
It is widely known that prolonged exposure to the sun without adequate skin protection can result in severe skin damage. One of the most common skin conditions that affects older men and women who have been exposed to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays over an extended period is Actinic keratosis. It is characterized by the development of discolored, scaly, or rough patches of skin, which can be pink, brown, gray, or tan. Often, these patches appear on the arms, hands, face, neck, and scalp. Although it’s usually not a harmful condition, Actinic keratosis may progress to squamous cell carcinoma in very rare cases. Call us to speak with one of our skin experts in Sarasota and learn more about treatment options.
How Much Do Actinic Keratosis Treatments in Sarasota Cost?
The cost of actinic keratosis treatments from our Sarasota skin doctors will depend on factors such as your health insurance coverage, the type of treatment selected, and the extent of treatment required to achieve the desired outcome. We recommend scheduling a private consultation with one of our dermatology specialists to obtain a more accurate estimate of your treatment costs.
How to Prevent Skin Cancer
Actinic keratosis is a skin condition that develops as a result of prolonged exposure to the sun without adequate protection. Although anyone can develop it, older individuals with a light complexion, a tendency to easily burn in the sun, a history of sunburns early in life, light-colored eyes and hair, and frequent exposure to the sun during younger years are at a higher risk. Additionally, the skin doctors at our Sarasota office have found that patients who have human papillomavirus (HPV) may have a higher risk rate of developing actinic keratosis.
What Actinic Keratosis Treatments Are Available?
Our team of medical experts and board-certified dermatologists at Suncoast Skin Solutions is pleased to provide a variety of actinic keratosis treatments to our Sarasota patients, including:
- Medical-grade skincare products
- Topical prescription medication
- Photodynamic therapy