Actinic Keratosis Treatments in Staten Island

Are you concerned about a rough, scaly patch on your skin that won't go away? It could be Actinic Keratosis
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What is

Actinic Keratosis?

Actinic Keratosis, which is also know as solar keratosis is a skin condition caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds or the sun. Actinic Keratosis is more common with fair skinned individuals, people over the age of 40, and can also effect people with a history of frequent sun exposure.

Here at Reforma Dermatology, Dr. Tejas Patel, can diagnose whether you have Actinic Keratosis by first examining the affected skin area. In certain cases a biopsy maybe needed to confirm the diagnosis. It is essential to get a diagnosis as early as possible as there is a chance Actinic Keratosis can progress to skin cancer if left untreated.

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Treatment Options

Actinic Keratosis

Reforma Dermatology offers several treatment options for Actinic Keratosis. The treatment option that's right for you will depend on the severity of your condition and your overall health. Some of the most common treatment options include:

Cryotherapy: This treatment involves first freezing the affected area with liquid nitrogen to help destroy the abnormal skin cells.

Topical Creams:
: Topical types of creams contain certain ingredients that can help to remove the actinic keratosis from the affected skin area.

Photodynamic Therapy: This treatment involves applying a photosensitizing agent to the skin and exposing it to a special light source to destroy the abnormal skin cells.

Curettage and desiccation: This involves scraping off the affected area and using an electric current to destroy the remaining abnormal skin cells.

Excision: This involves surgically removing the affected area, typically for more severe cases.

Reforma Dermatology's board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Tejas Patel, can help determine the best treatment plan for you. The goal of treatment is to remove the abnormal skin cells and prevent the development of skin cancer.

Don't ignore Actinic Keratosis. Schedule an appointment with Reforma Dermatology today to receive personalized treatment options and prevent the development of skin cancer.

I’ve struggled with eczema all my life and the various amounts of creams/ointments given to me by other places never helped enough. Dr.Patel is the only dermatologist I have met that explained everything to me clearly so I understood my issue clearly and gave me other options. My hands have never looked so clear in my life. Super happy with his service and his whole office is very nice/professional. Highly recommend!

- Mariah C

Dr. Patel is very knowledgeable and helpful. First time I went in he spotted my problem just by looking and immediately assigned me treatment. After following his regiment for a couple of months, it has completely healed. He also was able to check several other areas and prescribed medications for those areas. I highly recommend.

- Geoffrey W.

I started suffering from hormonal acne last October and visited many different dermatologists to find a sustainable solution. Dr. Patel is the only doctor who was committed to healing my skin. He saw me every 2 weeks to monitor my treatment and had effectively cleared my skin since I began seeing him in February! I am extremely grateful for him and his entire practice.

- Emily S.

I am very happy I found Dr. Patel he knew right away my hair loss issue, diagnosed it and began the treatment regiment. He is so knowledgeable and takes good care of you. I’ve seen rapid results in just 2 visits.The front desk staff are courteous and professional as well, and the wait times are very minimal. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Patel for your all your skin concerns, you won’t be disappointed.

- Christina A.

Dr. Patel is amazing. Not only is he great, but he will resolve any issues presented to him. I first came to see him for some skin tags and moles I wanted to remove, which he did. Also, I brought in my mother who was suffering from furuncle … something i’ve never heard from, but Dr. Patel recommended some medicine and my mom skin has cleared up 100%. I love his extreme intelligence and ambition to help with any dermatology issue. I would definitely recommend Dr. Patel to anyone dealing with any skin issue.

- Michael G.

Should I See A Dermatologist For Actinic Keratosis?
It is highly recommended to see a dermatologist for Actinic Keratosis. A dermatologist can accurately diagnose the condition and provide personalized treatment options to effectively remove the abnormal skin cells and prevent the development of skin cancer.
How Do Dermatologists Remove Actinic Keratosis?
Dermatologists may use different methods to remove Actinic Keratosis, depending on the severity of the condition. Some common methods include cryotherapy, topical creams, photodynamic therapy, curettage and desiccation, and excision.
Treatment for Actinic Keratosis is highly successful, with a cure rate of over 90%. However, it is important to follow up with us here at Reforma Dermatology and schedule regular skin checks to monitor for any recurrence or new growths.
Actinic Keratosis can come back after removal if the underlying cause, such as excessive sun exposure, is not addressed. It is important to take steps to protect your skin from the sun, such as wearing protective clothing and using sunscreen with a high SPF.
If left untreated, Actinic Keratosis can develop into skin cancer. The risk of developing skin cancer is directly related to the duration and extent of sun exposure, as well as the presence of other risk factors such as fair skin, family history of skin cancer, and age over 40. It is essential to seek treatment as early as possible and message us via our contact form to prevent the development of skin cancer.

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