Treatment for actinic keratosis depends on several factors, which your dermatologist will take into account, such as:

1. how many actinic keratosis pilaris spots you have.
2. the location of these spots.
3. the severity of the AK.
4. whether you have previously had skin cancer.
5. and any other medical conditions you may have.
Once these factors are taken into account, there are a number of different treatment options for actinic keratoses. Fortunately, AK is a relatively easy skin condition to diagnose and treat, and many cases can be managed in just 1 or 2 visits.

If you recognise that you may have actinic keratosis pilaris, book a check-up with an experienced dermatologist who can accurately diagnose the skin condition and recommend the best treatment for your unique situation. The earlier actinic keratosis pilaris is detected, the sooner it can be treated and the risk of skin cancer is reduced. It’s important to take all lesions seriously for your health!