Dr. Papadopoulos and the providers at MetroDerm have long warned patients about sunbathing or visiting tanning booths. The damage done by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or the tanning booth is irreversible for the most part, and actinic keratosis (AK) is a dangerous side effect. The physicians at MetroDerm use the most advanced technology to treat all forms of keratosis.
If you think you have a suspicious area of skin, get it checked by a dermatologist, as actinic keratosis is considered a precancerous condition. If these spots (AKs) go untreated, they can turn into squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer.