Brown crusty pigmentation marks caused by ageing or sun exposure, can be removed permanently.
Keratosis is a rough, scaly patch on your skin that usually develops from years of exposure to the sun.
Also known as a solar keratosis, an actinic keratosis enlarges slowly and usually causes no signs or symptoms other than a patch or small spot on your skin. These patches take years to develop, usually first appearing in people over 40.
A small percentage of keratosis lesions can eventually become skin cancer. The risk of keratoses can be reduced by minimising sun exposure and protecting your skin from UV rays.
- Cryosurgery – involves the use of liquid nitrogen to freeze off the growth.
- Electrosurgery – uses an electrical current to scrape off the growth. The area is numbed before the procedure.
Your skin may be lighter at the site of removal. The difference in skin color often becomes less noticeable over time.