Why is treatment important? A major factor to consider is that actinic keratoses can turn into squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma grows deeper in the skin and over time may metastasize and thus spread throughout the body. You can not know in advance which actinic keratoses will develop into squamous cell carcinoma. Actinic keratosis, [...]
Actinic keratosis is not caused by one or two strong sunburns, but by a prolonged exposure to the sun for long periods need not be contiguous. So it is the cumulative solar radiation on the body that causes actinic keratosis. This means that the DNA damage due to sun exposure as the body exposed to [...]
The ultraviolet radiation (UV) radiation in sunlight can damage the basal cells of the skin. These will then start to divide more rapidly in the damaged area and stratum corneum of the epidermis has time to not be knocked over in a normal manner. It occurs when an area of abnormal cells and the thickened [...]
Actinic keratoses can appear as only a visible spot (lesion) on the skin surface or with multiple visible lesions on an area of skin.
Actinic keratosis is also known as solar keratosis. Actinic means “caused by the sun” and keratosis comes from the word keratin, which means horn. Actinic keratosis is thus a thickening of the stratum corneum of the epidermis. Actinic keratosis (solar keratosis) is increasing. The most important reason why people suffer from actinic keratosis is a [...]