Rough Patches (Actinic Keratoses)

Scaly, dry patches called actinic keratoses (or keratosis, singular) can be an early sign of skin cancer. Usually caused by years of sun damage, these rough patches can appear on the face, lips, ears, scalp, shoulders, neck, and back of the hands and forearms. Early treatment of actinic keratoses at our Omaha, NE, clinic can typically eliminate the patches before they become skin cancers.

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Laser skin resurfacing can be effective for treating pre-cancerous skin lesions such as actinic keratoses. Additionally, the treatment promotes collagen production by heating the layers underneath, which stimulates skin in the treatment area to heal smoother and more evenly.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the most common causes of actinic keratoses are:

  • Sun damage: The more time you spend in the sun over the years, the greater your chances of developing these scaly patches.
  • Tanning salons: The ultraviolet radiation given off by the lamps in a tanning salon can be even more concentrated and dangerous than the sun.

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We treat rough, scaly patches at our clinic with LaseMD, an advanced laser technology that requires little to now downtime and doesn’t damage the skin’s surface. LaseMD is a completely customized treatment that our providers can set for your specific skin condition.

Get started on your way to smoother, clearer skin. Request your friendly consultation today or give us a call at (402) 408-0017 to book your appointment.

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