Actinic Keratosis

Actinic Keratosis Treatment in Katy, Sugar Land and Houston, Texas

What are they?

Actinic keratoses are pink gritty macules present on sun exposed areas (scalp, face, ears, neck, chest, shoulders, back, arms, hands and legs) that occur because of chronic ultraviolet light damage.

These lesions are scaly and are considered premalignant given that 1 in 100 can turn into a formal skin cancer (Squamous cell carcinoma)

Do they need to be treated?

We recommend treating these lesions as they can become uncomfortable and get bigger and deeper as well as turning into an invasive malignancy.

How are they treated?

There are multiple treatment options and our treatment selection is based on the number of lesions present.

- We often select cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen (freezing) or curettage (scrapping) when the number of lesions is limited

- When there is marked actinic (sun) damage then a field treatment such as photodynamic therapy (PDT), 5-flurouracil cream (Efudex or Carac) or ingenol mebutate (Picato) to treat more extensive areas.

Often times multiple rounds of treatments and combined modalities are recommended, 

Reviews from our clients

Highly Recommended !!!
- Nikita Pavlov - April 6, 2023
Thank you for your care and my results! This is a highly efficient team. I've referred Dr. Cedano to numerous friends and family. Thank you for my results. Berenice Garcia, his medical assistant has provided professional care and laughs to create a comfortable environment while receiving treatments. I thank you for your kindness!
- jolita mcdowell - April 5, 2023
Just had my first PIKO laser session to even out my face skin tone. The session took about 10-15 minutes. Dr. Cedano explained the process and expectations very well.
- Jeannette Davis - March 31, 2023

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