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Actinic Keratosis

Nervous your scaly skin patch might be a sign of skin cancer?

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Actinic keratosis is a scaly, raised skin patch that often appears as a result of prolonged sun exposure and damage. While they generally start out as small and only noticeable by touch, they can grow in size. For some patients, actinic keratosis could be a precursor to skin cancer, which is why it’s important to get any scaly patch checked out by a dermatology provider right away.

Twin Ports Dermatology is proud to offer diagnosis and treatment for clients who want to remove their actinic keratoses or check if they’re indicators of something more serious.

What Treatment Options Are Available for Actinic Keratoses?

There are different approaches that can be taken to remove actinic keratoses patches, including:

Our dermatology providers will help you pick the right actinic keratosis solution for your specific needs.

How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?

Treatment length can vary, as some can be done right at home, while others are performed in our dermatological practice.


Consultations Are Available Now

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Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Twin Ports Dermatology for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

What Results Will I See?*

Results vary depending on the selected treatment, but each treatment is designed to minimize these scaly, rough patches.

Additionally, our treatments check to determine that your actinic keratosis patches aren’t indicators of something more serious, like skin cancer.

Is There Any Downtime?

Most of our actinic keratosis treatments don’t require significant downtime, although we do recommend consistently wearing sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays and prevent further sun damage.


*individual results may vary



*individual results may vary


Take the First Step - Request A Consultation

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If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Twin Ports Dermatology will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Duluth, MN office directly to schedule: 218-302-1000.

Twin Ports Dermatology serves the greater Duluth area. We’re the only locally owned private dermatology clinic & medspa in the area.

*Individual results may vary