Actinic Keratosis (Precancerous Lesions)

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Actinic Keratosis (Precancerous Lesions)

DLK Actinic Keratosis (Precancerous Lesions) Treatment

DLK on Avenue offers the most comprehensive and effective Actinic Keratosis (Precancerous Lesions) Program using both laser and light sources. These programs, developed by Dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett, use a multifaceted approach for effective treatment of actinic keratosis and for the signs of photoaging. DLK combines the best of traditional prescription medical treatments with treatments delivered by cutting edge technology for the best chance of overall improvement.

Actinic Keratosis (AK) are red or skin coloured rough, scaly patches found on sun exposed areas such as the face, scalp, arms, and hands. They are related to past sun exposure and develop in fair-skinned people. If left untreated they can increase in size and develop into skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma) requiring surgical treatment.

Step 1: Comprehensive Medical Assessment
Dr. Lisa Kellett, the principal Dermatologist at DLK, personally assesses each patient’s skin condition through a detailed skin and health history, review of previous treatments and skin examination.

Step 2: Individualized Treatment Program
Dr. Lisa Kellett will design an individualized DLK Actinic Keratosis Program for each patient which might include some or all of the following:

  • DLK Photodynamic Therapy is a non-surgical technique using a prescription drug that is combined with the DLK blue light laser treatment or the DLK intense pulsed light (IPL) Treatment. It can be applied directly on particular lesions or to an entire area. After an incubation period of 15 to 60 minutes, the area is exposed to either the blue light laser or IPL.  The drug will increase sun sensitivity for 48 hours after it is applied so it is important that patients protect treated areas from the sun during this time period.
  • DLK Chemical Peels are topical preparations including lactic acid, glycolic acid and salicylic acid which act to improve skin surface texture and pigmentation. The procedure takes 20 minutes and patients can immediately return to regular activities.
  • Prescription Medications may be prescribed in conjunction with DLK Treatments as part of our multifaceted approach to maximize results in a short period of time.

Step 3: Results
Results are usually a complete clearance of actinic keratosis and improvement in overall skin texture and skin tone.

Cost: Since every DLK Actinic Keratosis Treatment Program is custom designed for each patient, the cost will vary. A quote will be given during consultation. Prices start at $150 per treatment.

 

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