Actinic keratosis, sun spots or seborrheic keratosis are unsightly skin lesions that can develop into real health hazards if left untreated. Renew Skin & Health Clinic ensures actinic keratosis surgical removal, for effective treatment and complications prevention. People from Nuneaton are also welcome to our cosmetic clinic, as we benefit from the latest technology and fully qualified practitioners and consultant surgeons with years of experience in the field.
Actinic or seborrheic keratoses are rough, scaly patches caused by long-term, excessive sun exposure and the ageing process that consists in the skin’s incapacity to repair sun-damaged cells. Although generally asymptomatic, as mentioned before, in some cases, these actinic keratoses can develop malignant characteristics, causing the squamous cell carcinoma or SCC, but this is very rare. The actinic keratosis usually appears on the sun-exposed areas such as the face, ears, neck, forearms and hands, or anywhere else on the body where the skin is exposed. They can become raised, get a wart-like aspect and even develop small, horn-like growths. If these skin lesions accumulate in lumps, become very itchy, increase in size or bleed, you should immediately see one of our GPs, who may further refer you to a dermatologist, if it’s the case.
After a careful examination, the private dermatologist may recommend you a biopsy to rule out any complications or conditions that resemble the actinic keratosis, such as skin cancer. The sample is then sent to a pathologic lab for further analysis and a clear diagnosis is set. Depending on the severity of the actinic or seborrheic keratosis, you will be professionally advised about which treatment suits you best. Most dermatologists or surgeons recommend minor surgery for the removal of actinic keratosis as this procedure removes the entire lesion and prevents recurrence.
Minor surgery can also be used to safely and effectively remove dermatosis papulosa nigra, or DPN, a benign skin condition that is very common among males of African heritage and is characterized by the appearance of a multitude of dark facial skin lesions. While this skin disorder is not considered a serious health issue, many opt to remove the unaesthetic skin lesions for cosmetic reasons. Choosing minor surgery as a means of dermatosis papulosa nigra removal in Nuneaton can considerably improve your appearance by eliminating the symptoms of the skin disorder without exposing you to any medical risks.
Minor surgery for actinic keratosis, seborrheic keratosis and dermatosis papulosa nigra removal is carried out under local anesthetic, so you won’t feel any discomfort during the procedure, and although stitches will be required to close the wound, the scarring that remains will be minimal.
Do not ignore the skin lesions on your body, especially the ones caused by excessive UV light exposure, as an advanced type of skin cancer can be fatal. On the other hand, skin cancer is the most easily treatable type of cancer, so if you can prevent it or start treating it in a primary stage, you can get rid of it. Contact us at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic headquarters, even if you are from Nuneaton and schedule a consultation with one of our GPs or private dermatologists for effective and safe actinic keratosis removal or dermatosis papulosa nigra removal! We will take care of the rest! For more contact information, please click here!