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Cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen and photodynamic therapy are two methods of treating actinic keratosis.

Actinic Keratosis and Photodynamic Therapy

Actinic Keratoses, also known as solar keratoses or AKs, are the most common skin growths caused by sun exposure. While they can be considered as a measure or sign of sun damage, they are also considered precursors to skin cancer. Actinic Keratoses (referred to as Actinic Keratosis in the singular form) often appear as firm scaly red spots that persist for greater than one month. They are found in sun exposed areas of the skin including but not limited to the face, ears, scalp, hands, neck, and lip. An estimated 40 million Americans develop AKs each year. As stated above, Actinic...