An actinic keratosis is a rough, scaly patch on your skin that develops from years of exposure to the sun. It's most commonly found on your face, lips, ears, back of your hands, forearms, scalp or neck. Also known as solar keratosis, an actinic keratosis enlarges slowly and usually causes no signs or symptoms other than a patch or small spot on your skin.
Over time, actinic keratoses may develop into invasive squamous cell carcinoma; according to one study of almost 7000 patients, among the small percentage of actinic keratoses that progress into squamous cell carcinoma, the length of time for this transformation to occur was approximately 2 years.Cells within actinic keratoses (AKs) show characteristic UV-induced gene mutations.
BCC is thought to be the most common human cancer,but its true incidence is unknown. Under-registration of skin cancer, especially NMSC, is a well-recognised problem and the Australian, American and British cancer registries do not have figures on its incidence. Hospital-based studies are another potential source of epidemiological information but are not truly representative of the studied region as they are not population-based .
Keratosis is the most common cosmetic defect that does not require medical consultation. In lighter stadium it’s enough to consult a cosmetologist or pharmacist, who will recommend the cream and proper care. Before you’ll buy, make sure you have checked whether the proposed cosmetic contains all the necessary ingredients, so that it will effectively prevent excessive keratosis of the skin, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory work, while accelerating the regeneration of damaged skin parts.