What is the actinic keratosis skin condition and what is the best treatment available for keratosis removal in London?
Actinic keratosis or sun spots, or even age spots, are common skin lesions that appear due to ageing and long-term, excessive sun exposure. In UK, 1 of 4 people in their 60s presents this condition. Although it is generally harmless, actinic keratosis develops only when the skin is incapable of repairing the sun damaged cells, due to the harmful effects of the UV light, but the actinic keratosis may also develop alterations at a cellular structure, causing a type of skin cancer, called squamous cell carcinoma or SCC. They mostly appear on the face, neck, ears, forearms and hands, but can easily manifest on any other part of the body that has been more exposed to sunlight. They are usually rough or soft, scaly, can be skin-colored, pink or brown, raised or flat, wart-like or develop a small horn-like growth; but whatever the characteristics, when you observe it starts to grow rapidly over a short period of time, becomes itchy, grows into a lump, is tender or bleeding, you should immediately see a doctor for a correct diagnose. The procedure used at Renew Skin & Health Clinic is minor surgery, namely shave biopsy or incisional biopsy, the latter being recommended because the sample will be sent to a laboratory for further analysis and diagnosis. Both actinic keratosis removal procedures with minor surgery are performed under local anesthetic and are painless but both will leave a minimal scar, the incisional biopsy requiring sutures.
At Renew Skin and Health Clinic we always put our patients first offering them highly qualified specialists with a vast experience and knowledge in dermatology and state-of-the-art-technology to ensure that they receive only the best treatment possibilities to help them leave behind any unaesthetic and bothersome cosmetic and medical issues. If you are from London, feel free to contact us at any time, regarding any skin issue you may be dealing with as we guarantee that we can help you solve any skin related dilemmas. The minor surgery procedure for actinic keratosis removal is also a private day case treatment so there is no downtime involved, our patients from London being able to leave the clinic immediately after the procedure.
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