At LINIA Skin Clinic, we provide specialist treatment for thickened spots and patches of actinic keratosis. The cause of keratosis is unknown; although it’s believed that it can be inherited, the skin can easily be damaged by excessive heat exposure, therefore it’s important you’re sensible when in the sun! This skin condition can affect the face, scalp, arms, legs and back of hands.
Keratosis pilaris affects 1 in 3 people in the UK, and despite affecting people of all ages, the patches tend to occur after 40 years! If you don’t catch it in time, you could be facing Squamous cell carcinoma, which is a form of skin cancer. At LINIA Skin Clinic, we provide the following treatment:
Curettage or cautery
When there is too much keratin, it builds up. This build up causes the skin to thicken significantly and this can generate a texture like that of “goose bumps”. For sun spot removal, we tend to use laser treatment – purely for the reason that it is effective for areas of greater keratosis.
After keratosis pilaris treatment, we recommend you use a non-soap cleanser and moisturiser – this helps maintain the quality of your skin and reduce your chances of developing the skin condition again. Additionally, at LINIA Skin Clinic, we suggest you exfoliate the area affected to generate an even smoother finish!