Precancerous cells – Actinic Keratoses (AK’s)
AK’s (precancerous cells) are considered to be the first step in the development of skin cancer.
There are several treatment methods available for actinic keratosis (AK’s) including Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and the Fraxel® DUAL re:store. These are especially convenient when treating multiple or extensive actinic keratoses.
Photodynamic Therapy involves applying a topical medication (Levulan® Kerastick® or Metvix®) then exposing the AK’s to either blue or red light. In a few sessions with little downtime, we can achieve a great improvement of these lesions with an excellent cosmetic result. Metvix® PDT can also be used to treat superficial basal cell carcinoma and Bowen’s disease with great success.
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Fraxel 1927 nm can significantly improve precancerous skin conditions with a gentle resurfacing causing mild redness and swelling for up to 5 days. Fraxel 1927 is a fantastic option to treat AK’s and is the only laser treatment to be FDA approved for this condition. A major advantage is the dramatic improvement sun damage (sun spots and fine lines). This treatment is currently the gold standard in our office for the treatment of sunspots.
Call 514. 989-7328 for more information regarding our photodynamic therapy and Fraxel® treatments for actinic keratoses