Solar keratoses / precancerous growths

Solar keratoses are also called actinic keratoses. These concern circumscribed, fleck shaped areas of redness with peeling and/or hornification. They mostly appear in aged persons and on the so-called ‘sun deck’ areas of the face (forehead, cheeks, bridge of nose, ears) and on other parts of the body, e.g. the back of the hand or forearm.

Actinic (solar) keratoses could be described as precancerous growth, which means that they possibly develop into skin cancers. These actinic keratoses are suited to treatment with light protection and keratosis removal creams. A so-called cyrotherapy treatment (surface ice treatment) is often required. Such skin mutations are also well suited to removal using the ultra pulsed CO2 laser.

  • Treatment with the ultra pulsed CO2 laser:
    perfectly possible
  • Length of one treatment:
    10-60 minutes – depending on the area
  • Pre-treatment and aftercare:
    with anaesthetic cream and chilling, and local anaesthetic if necessary
  • Number of treatments:
    1-3 treatments, according to diagnosis
  • Interval between the treatments:
    3-4 weeks
  • Cost per session of treatment
    costs can normally be covered by the health insurance schemes

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