Mild Actinic Keratosis

Actinic Keratosis are considered a precursor or early stage squamous cell skin cancer, which affects the upper layers of skin. They’re generally treated by freezing with liquid nitrogen, which causes a blister to form under the cut, then peels off as the area heals. Liquid nitrogen is a cold, liquefied gas with a temperature of 196 degrees below zero Celsius. Liquid nitrogen is used to destroy actinic keratosis. Liquid nitrogen causes harsh and mild pain while the development is being treated. It freezes and then thaws. This method takes less than a minute but the discomfort can last from five to thirty minutes.

Several hours after the liquid nitrogen Treatment Actinic Keratosis, the keratosis will become swollen and red and may form a swelling. Once the sore forms applying Vaseline to the area will help it cure without crusting and scabbing.

You can wash your skin as common and use cosmetics. If clothing irritates the treated area you may cover it with a small bandage.