The Skin Cancer Foundation states that actinic keratoses indicate previous sun damage and have them increases your risk for developing skin cancer. Early detection with action is the key to achieving a cure for precancerous and cancerous skin lesions. See your dermatologist if you suspect any mole, sunspot or lesion on your skin has changed. Your dermatologist will provide an accurate diagnosis and recommend the most appropriate treatment for you. Always protect yourself in the sun by wearing sunblock with an SPF of at least 30, wearing clothing to prevent excessive sun exposure and seek shade when possible.
Complexions Dermatology of Danville and Colonial Heights, Virginia, is pleased to provide annual skin checks for patients to monitor for precancerous or cancerous skin lesions. To prevent skin cancer, we recommend seeing your dermatologist once a year to monitor moles, freckles and sunspots and use precaution when you are in the sun. Taking an active role in your skincare will increase the chances of early detection and getting the right diagnosis and treatment, if necessary.