Saturday, August 2, 2014


Actinic keratoses are common skin lesions caused by overexposure to sunlight with the potential to convert to malignancy. As it is impossible to predict which lesions will convert to cancer, treatment of all AK lesions is recommended. Topical treatments offer the best strategy for treating large areas of clinically visible and subclinical lesions. Of the available topical treatments, Picato®, available in 2 formulations, and proven to safely and effectively clear AK, has the shortest application period, which may help improve patient adhere and overall outcomes.