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Is it possible to get actinic keratosis on an area of skin that has had little sun damage?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It is common on face, scalp and arms, but can oocur on the legs, back or. Chest.
Sun is major factor but light skin color and weakened local immune system are also factors. These are treatable with cream, cryosurgery, electrosurgery.

In brief: Yes
It is common on face, scalp and arms, but can oocur on the legs, back or. Chest.
Sun is major factor but light skin color and weakened local immune system are also factors. These are treatable with cream, cryosurgery, electrosurgery.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology
In brief: Rarely
Sun damage is the cause of actinic keratoses but the damage may have occurred decades prior to the onset of lesions.

In brief: Rarely
Sun damage is the cause of actinic keratoses but the damage may have occurred decades prior to the onset of lesions.
Dr. Monib Zirvi
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology
In brief: Actinic keratosis
Generally actinic keratoses are found on areas with chronic sun exposure such as the scalp, face, ears, neck, upper trunk, arms , back of hands , legs and top of feet.

In brief: Actinic keratosis
Generally actinic keratoses are found on areas with chronic sun exposure such as the scalp, face, ears, neck, upper trunk, arms , back of hands , legs and top of feet.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dr. Coyle Connolly
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