An actinic keratosis (AK) is a pre-cancerous growth that results from ultraviolet sun damage. AKs present as pink, scaly, rough bumps and patches on sun-exposed skin such as the face, scalp, neck, hands, and extremities. If not treated, they can potentially progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), a common skin cancer. At New Jersey Dermatology and Aesthetics Center, we have several methods available for treating AKs including medication, cryosurgery, chemical peels, and lasers. Dr. Husain and his team can diagnose and effectively treat AKs so please contact us or call us at 732.702.1212 today.