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Actinic keratosis, or AK, is a type of lesion, typically caused by sun exposure, which can develop into skin cancer if left untreated. If you believe that you have one or more AK lesions, see your dermatologist for care. Watch this video to learn about some of the treatment options.

AKs can be treated with cryosurgery or with topical medications. Photodynamic therapy, or PDT, is also an effective way of treating AKs so that they do not become skin cancer.

At Arlington Dermatology, we offer actinic keratosis treatment in Arlington Heights alongside a range of skin cancer treatment options, including care for early-stage carcinoma cancers and more advanced melanoma. Schedule an appointment with a dermatologist today by calling 847-392-5440.