Actinic keratosis is permanent damage to the epidermis. Typical signs are reddish-brown, rough and scaly patches on areas that have been exposed to more sun exposure. This includes the face, forehead, bald head, ears, décolleté and forearms as well as the backs of the hands. Even if the skin damage is benign and only progresses slowly, it is considered a precursor to a type of white skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma.
Frequently asked questions about actinic keratoses:
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