Discover How To Prevent & Treat Solar Keratosis
Actinic keratosis (AK), also called solar keratosis, is a scabrous skin growth caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. In rare cases, actinic keratosis can form from artificial sources of UV such as X-rays. Often, these skin growths appear in groups called “keratoses.” The most common places for keratoses are facial areas prone to sun exposure such as the cheeks, forehead, ears, shoulders, scalp, and neck. Keratoses can also form on the limbs and specifically on the forearms, back of the hands, and shins.