Actinic keratosis is a rough or scaly patch of skin that develops from years of overexposure to the sun. If you have developed actinic keratosis, treatment is available to help you get back to living your life stress-free. Learn how our services can support you.
What is Actinic Keratosis Treatment?
Actinic keratosis (AK) treatment is a procedure designed to address your actinic keratosis. At Regeneris Boston, we use photodynamic therapy (PDT) to perform this treatment. The PDT laser is absorbed by your AK to kill the cells before they can become cancerous.
How Much Does Actinic Keratosis Treatment Cost?
The cost of your actinic keratosis treatment will be calculated at the time of your consultation. This allows us to provide the most accurate pricing based on your unique needs. Rest assured that we are glad to accept a wide range of payment methods, including financing through CareCredit® and Union Medical Credit.
Am I a Good Candidate for Actinic Keratosis Treatment?
If you have been diagnosed with actinic keratosis, you could be a good candidate for this procedure. However, the best way to determine your candidacy is to schedule a consultation. This will allow us to work with you to create a plan that will help you achieve your long-term goals.
How is Actinic Keratosis Treatment Performed?
Your actinic keratosis treatment will begin with the application of aminolevulinic acid directly on the treatment area. This will be left to sit for several hours, up to the next day. Our team will then use a specially calibrated light to activate the drug, so that it can kill the AK cells and leave you with clear, healthy skin.
What is Recovery Like After Actinic Keratosis Treatment?
Recovery from actinic keratosis treatment is fairly straightforward. Although you may feel some stinging or burning after the treatment, this should resolve within a day. You can expect the treatment area to be red, blister, scale, and crust after your procedure. However, it is all part of the healing process. Our team will outline specific recovery details during your consultation.
How Long Will My Actinic Keratosis Treatment Results Last?
Results from actinic keratosis treatment will vary depending on the individual. However, all of our procedures are designed to last for the long-term.
At Regeneris Boston, we are proud to offer PDT therapy for actinic keratosis treatment. We strive to provide our patients with all the information necessary to make the most informed decision. Our office is convenient for residents of Boston, Cape Cod, Attleboro, and the surrounding Massachusetts communities. To learn more, do not hesitate to contact us.