Actinic Keratoses NYC - (212) 644-6454 - New York, NY

New York Dermatology Board Certified Dermatologist 30 East 60th Street (Park/Madison) 8th Floor Suite 805 New York, NY

  • Actinic Keratoses NYC Treatment Center in New York, NY
  • 212.644.6454
  • Opened 7 Days a Week for Treatment
  • Growths may be removed by: Burning (electrical cautery)
  • Scraping away the lesion and using electricity to kill any remaining cells (caled curettage and electrodesiccation) 
  • Freezing (cryotherapy, which freezes and kills the cells) 
  • photodynamic therapy 
  • Chemical peels Creams such as 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) 
  • harmless ( benign), but about 5% develop into skin cancer. 
  • Scarring from the treatment 
  • Squamous cell carcinoma 
  • Call for an appointment with Dr. Gary 
  • if areas of persistent roughness or scaliness develop in sun-exposed skin. 
  • Risk factors for actinic keratosis include: 
  • fair skin, blue or green eyes, or blond or red hair 
  • Long-term, daily sun exposure ( work outdoors) 
  • Multiple, severe sunburns early in life
  • Actinic keratosis is usually found on the face, scalp, back of the hands, chest, or other sun-exposed areas.  
  • flat and scaly areas Later they develop a hard and wart-like or gritty, rough, and "sandpapery" surface -- 
  • The skin lesion may be easier to feel than to see. 
  • Causes, incidence, and risk factors
  • Actinic keratosis is caused by sun exposure, but it takes many years or decades to develop.
  • Please Call Today 212.644.6454