actinic keratosis

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an overgrowth of skin layers resulting from extended exposure to the sun

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In Wales the condition, solar keratosis, is estimated to affect almost 175,000 people aged 40 or over and 65% of a common skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, results from it.
While short term exposure to UV causes sunburn and tanning, long term leads to loss of skin elasticity, discolouration and pre cancerous conditions such as solar keratosis as well as skin cancer.
Relationship of solar keratosis and history of skin cancer to objective measures of actinic skin damage.
Secondly if you have damaged your skin with sunlight enough to cause a solar keratosis you will be at increased risk of malignant melanoma.
A It sounds like solar keratosis, which is sun damage.
In an uncontrolled clinical trial, Curaderm treatment was successful in 100% of cases of BCC, SCC, and solar keratosis.