Actinic Keratosis in Palm Beach Gardens & Stuart, FL
Actinic keratosis treatment can help patients reduce their risk of skin cancer. At Florida Dermatology Specialists, we offer this and other advanced skin health solutions to help patients achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy skin. We welcome patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart and Jensen Beach, FL.
What is Actinic Keratosis?
Actinic keratosis (AK) is a precancerous growth that develops on the skin most often due to sun exposure. Although not all actinic keratoses will become cancerous, most skin cancers, such as squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), begin as actinic keratoses. For this reason, it’s often recommended to remove any actinic keratosis that develops. These growths typically appear as scaly, dry patches of skin, and most often on sun-exposed areas of the body like the head and forearms.
How is Actinic Keratosis Treated?
It is important to diagnose and treat actinic keratoses early before they have the chance to develop into skin cancer. Typically, actinic keratoses are treated with liquid nitrogen, topical creams, or light-based therapy. The staff at Florida Dermatology Specialists will discuss the best options for you.
How Much Does Actinic Keratosis Treatment Cost?
The cost of actinic keratosis treatment at Florida Dermatology Specialists can vary depending on the procedures involved and the extent of treatment needed. In most cases, your treatment may be eligible for coverage by health insurance. During your initial consultation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan and assess your insurance coverage to determine the exact cost of treatment that you will be responsible for.
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What Can I Expect from Actinic Keratosis Treatment?
Treatment for actinic keratosis has a very high success rate in preventing AKs from becoming cancerous. However, patients who have developed one AK are at high risk of developing more in the future. As such, they will need to be seen for regular full body skin examinations in order to continue detecting these growths early and minimize the risk of skin cancer.
Why Choose Florida Dermatology Specialists for Actinic Keratosis Treatment?
Florida Dermatology Specialists is the premier practice for actinic keratosis treatment, as our team of dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons specialize in patient-focused skin cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Led by Dr. Richard Krathen, board-certified Dermatologist, board-certified Micrographic Dermatologic Surgeon, and fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon, we offer the very best in actinic keratosis treatments to provide patients with safe and effective care.
If you’re interested in getting started with actinic keratosis treatment at Florida Dermatology Specialists, contact us today to schedule your consultation. With offices in Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, we welcome patients living in and around Lake Park, North Palm Beach and Palm City, FL.