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Actinic Keratosis in Scottsdale, AZ

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What is Actinic Keratosis?

Actinic keratoses (AKs) are considered precancerous lesions, and present as rough, scaly patches appearing on the skin as a result of sun damage. Some Actinic Keratoses can turn into skin cancer so early detection and treatment is important. Aks are commonly seen on sun-exposed skin of the face, ears, scalp (for those with areas of hair loss), backs of hands and forearms.


What causes Actinic Keratoses?

While anyone is at risk for developing Aks, the frequency increases with age and cumulative lifetime sun exposure. They are also more common in individuals who are immunosuppressed, such as those who have undergone organ transplant(s).


What AK Treatments are available at Desert Sage Dermatology?

At Desert Sage Dermatology we will discuss the benefits and risks of all treatments recommended for you. Those include:

  • Prescription topical medication
  • Cryotherapy
  • Skin biopsy (if warranted)

I had the absolute best experience with Megan. She is so knowledgeable & approached my skin concerns from all angles. I loved how educational the visit was & her approach for my specific needs. Get in for a consultation, you won’t regret it.

C.L. Google

Megan was by far the best derm I've ever seen. She was informative- really helped me understand options for skincare and hair loss. She listened to my concerns patiently. Had some some good recommendations in various price ranges for skincare.

M.S. Google

I've been treated by Megan for over one year now and she is fantastic. She takes the time to discuss treatment options with you, gives honest feedback about products, and is very skilled in both medical and cosmetic dermatology. I've also gotten Vivace and botox by her and she has done an excellent job. Highly recommend!

M.P. Google

Megan is the best derm I have been to. She gets you in and out, you never wait more than 5-10 mins. She’s very knowledgeable and knows how to relate. Megan is super easy to talk to and you can get into to see her within the week. She’s wonderful. Would highly recommend. My skin was horrible and now it’s just about flawless.

E.M. Google

Great people and quick- no waiting.

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