Actinic Keratosis in Florida
The board-certified professionals at Suncoast Skin Solutions have been dedicated to providing patients with comprehensive surgical, medical, and cosmetic dermatological care. Our cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical approaches to medical and cosmetic dermatology provide our patients with natural-looking results that require minimal downtime and recovery.
What is Actinic Keratosis?
It's no secret that long-term exposure to the sun without proper skin protection can cause some serious damage. Actinic keratosis is a common skin condition in more mature men and women who have been exposed to the sun's UV rays over the years and is often characterized by the appearance of rough, scaly, discolored patches of skin. Actinic keratosis can be brown, gray, pink, or tan in color and most typically appear on the hands, arms, face, scalp, and neck. While actinic keratosis is typically not a harmful skin condition, in very rare cases, it may progress into squamous cell carcinoma.
How Much Do Actinic Keratosis Treatments Cost?
The cost of your actinic keratosis treatments at Suncoast Skin Solutions is going to vary depending on the type of treatment you choose to receive, the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results, and your health insurance coverage. To find out a more accurate cost for your actinic keratosis treatments, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with one of our expert staff members.
What Causes Actinic Keratosis?
Actinic keratosis is caused by long-term exposure to the sun without proper skin protection. While this skin condition can affect anyone, patients who are at a higher risk of developing actinic keratosis are older men and women who have a light complexion, light-colored hair and eyes, the tendency to sunburn easily, a history of sunburns earlier in life, and have frequently exposed themselves to the sun while they were younger. Professionals also find that patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) are at a higher risk of developing actinic keratosis later in life as well.
What Treatments are Available for Actinic Keratosis?
The board-certified dermatologists and medical professionals at Suncoast Skin Solutions are proud to offer the following actinic keratosis treatments:
- Topical prescription medication
- Medical-grade skincare products
- Photodynamic therapy