What you should know about laser treatment for pre-cancerous growths
There are several types of pre-cancerous conditions. They include:
##Actinic keratosis (AK). Caused when the skin has sustained too much sun exposure and damage, this appears as crusty bumps. Actinic keratosis may be flesh-colored, brown, pink or red. Affected areas may be inflamed, itch or bleed.##Actinic chellitis. Similar to AK, but affects the lips, causing dryness, cracking and scales. Lips may appear pale or white.##Bowen's disease. A precursor to squamous cell carcinoma, this condition appears as a brown and scaly lesion similar to eczema or psoriasis.
As with any treatment, there are risks associated with laser treatments, though they are minimized in the hands of a qualified ASDS dermatologist. Risks include: