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Actinic keratosis is a precancerous condition that, if left untreated, can progress to squamous cell carcinoma. If you’re concerned about a scaly, crusty growth on your skin, which can indicate actinic keratosis, then consider seeing a dermatologist for an examination. Watch this video to learn more about this condition.

Over the course of your life, cumulative sun exposure can damage your skin. Any unprotected skin can be penetrated by UV radiation and develop damaged keratinocytes. Eventually, additional mutations can occur and lead to actinic keratosis.

If you think that you may have actinic keratosis in Arlington Heights, then please call Arlington Dermatology today at 847-392-5440 to schedule your appointment with one of our dermatologists.