Acinitic Keratosis Treatment in Southern California

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What Is Actinic Keratosis?
Actinic Keratosis are lesions on the outer skin layer caused by too much exposure to the ultraviolet rays of sunlight.
They can also be an indication of the beginning of skin cancer. Typically they appear in people over the age of 40 however, in some areas where climate is mild year-round, like right here is Southern California, these lesions appear in much younger people. The most likely candidates for Actinic Keratosis are people with fair skin, blond or red hair, and blue or green eyes.
You know you have this condition is you have developed rough, scaly patches on your skin (called keratosis). A history of sunburn can also increases the risk of getting actinic keratosis.
The main thing to remember is that if not properly treated, although unusual, these patches can develop into a more serious form of skin cancer. Below are some steps you can take to reduce your exposure to actinic keratosis:
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight during peak sunlight hours (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).
  • Wear clothing that covers arms and legs.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat that protects the ears -- not just a cap.
  • Carry an umbrella when outdoors during peak sunlight hours.
  • Use sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF)30 or higher, applying it at least 15 to 30 minutes before sun exposure.
  • Choose a sunscreen labeled “broad-spectrum” or states that it provides both UVA and UVB protection.
  • Reapply sunscreen every two hours when outdoors, even on cloudy days.
  • Re-apply sunscreen more frequently than every two hours if you are sweating, and reapply sunscreen immediately after getting out of the water.
  • Remember that it is the light from the sun that can be dangerous -- not the heat -- so you can be at risk even if the temperature is mild.
Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists offers many procedures and therapies for the treatment of actinic keratosis. Call us and schedule an appointment to have one of our skin care specialists look at your individual situation and develop a plan for the diagnosis & treatment of this condition.

The information above is intended for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
Temecula :(951) 303-6900
31720 Temecula Parkway, Suite 200
Temecula, CA 92592

Menifee/Sun City: (951) 303-6900
26960 Cheerry Hills Blvd, Suite C
Sun City, CA 92586

La Quinta: (760) 564-8200
79430 Highway 111, Suite 102
La Quinta, CA 92253

Hemet: (951) 929-DERM (3376)
1011 E. Devonshire Ave., Suite 203
Hemet, CA 92543

Moreno Valley: (951) 208-7994
24060 Fir Avenue, Unit B
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Palm Springs: (760) 832-6277
El Mirador Medical Plaza at desert Regional
Medical Center Campus
1180 North India Canyon Drive, Suite #E315
Palm Springs, CA 92262