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Actinic keratosis usually appears on the scalp, face and at the back of the hands. Since this condition tends to develop into skin cancer, we advise you to go to any dermatologist clinic in London and seek help. The early stage of this disease can be treated, and the early stage of its cancer can be cured, so you do not have to worry.

The following are signs and symptoms to look out for if you are suspecting actinic keratosis.


The symptoms of this condition are few. Some people do not have symptoms for AKs but only notice some changes in the appearance of their skin. The following symptoms are common for this condition:

  • An unseen rough patch on the skin
  • A sensitive growth or patch on the skin
  • A constant dry feeling of the lips
  • Itching or burning sensation

The Inconsistent Nature of Actinic Keratosis

AK is a tricky condition that comes and goes. It can appear on the skin for some months and then disappear, making the skin feel smooth again. Its reappearance is often caused by the person’s exposure to the sun without sun protection.

AK should be treated, whether it reappears or not. The top rough layer of the skin formed by AKs is a sign that the skin is badly damaged. This damage usually increases with more exposure to the UV rays. The constant increase in the destruction of the skin through this condition is what causes skin cancer.

Are you in need of a dermatology clinic in London you can trust? We are here, and our services are one of the best and very affordable. Do give us a call!