Actinic Keratosis Treatment in Fort Lauderdale

Expert Actinic Keratosis Treatment

Seeing an Actinic Keratosis Specialist

If you think you may have an actinic keratosis, it’s always best to reach out to your dermatologist.

At Galt Dermatology, our doctors typically offer cryotherapy or cryosurgery, using liquid nitrogen to remove damaged skin cells. If you’ve developed multiple lesions, we may suggest another solution such as topical creams or light therapy.

What is Actinic Keratosis?

Actinic keratoses (AK) are precancerous rough patches of skin that form as a result of excessive sun exposure. These lesions may be skin-colored or appear reddened, and they occur most often around the face, shoulders, and ears due to repeated unprotected UV exposure. The affected skin may swell or become hypersensitive. “Picking” the spots off will not prevent them from returning.

Individuals over the age of 40 are more prone to actinic keratoses. If left untreated, these lesions may develop into squamous cell carcinoma and other skin cancers. Your dermatologist might recommend removing the affected lesions to reduce these risks.

What Actinic Keratosis Treatments Address

As the most common form of pre-cancer, about 10% of AK lesions develop into skin cancer. Differentiating actinic keratosis lesions from skin cancer can be difficult, so our dermatologists may recommend actinic keratosis treatment in Fort Lauderdale, beginning with a biopsy. This allows us to detect cancerous cells under a microscope and ensure your well-being.

Actinic keratosis


Pre-cancerous skin cells 

What To Expect

Getting Actinic Keratosis Treatment

Available Actinic Keratosis Treatments

Cryotherapy or cryosurgery is the most common treatment for actinic keratosis removal. Powered by liquid nitrogen, this treatment freezes and kills the damaged skin cells.

Start Planning Your Treatment

Our virtual treatment planning tool makes finding the right solution simple. After answering a few questions, our dermatologists will reach out to discuss the most suitable treatments.

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About Galt Dermatology & Concierge Medicine

Our patients immediately notice that our dermatology practice is unique when they arrive for their first appointment. At Galt Dermatology & Concierge Medicine, our physicians are committed to transparency—from pricing to realistic results—empowering you to make informed decisions about your healthcare. You deserve our undivided attention, so our doctors never overbook or rush your visits.

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Why Concierge Medicine?

CARE BENEFITS Galt Dermatology
& Concierge Medicine
Traditional Medicine
Type of Care Proactive care; focuses on preventing health issues before they arise. Reactive care; typically addresses problems as they occur.
Patient Volume Limited patients for personalized care Manages 2500-4000 patients, less personalized
Appointment Access Same-day/next-day appointments, unlimited access Weeks to schedule, limited by office hours
24/7 Availability Direct 24/7 access to care via phone, text, and telehealth Access mostly during business hours.
Appointment Length Longer, detailed sessions focused on comprehensive care Short, often rushed visits focused on immediate issues
Insurance Handling No insurance hassles; services covered by membership fee. Dealing with insurance claims and coverage.
Preventive Care Emphasizes early intervention and wellness Limited scope for personalized preventive care
Personalization Tailored health management based on in-depth patient knowledge Less personalized due to patient volume and time limits
Health Monitoring Continuous monitoring with advanced tech Reactive, with limited monitoring
Health Outcomes Better outcomes due to proactive care Varies, dependent on patient proactivity
Mental Health Support Integrated mental health support Often requires external referrals
Healthcare Navigation Assists with healthcare decisions and coordination Patients manage their own specialist referrals
Cost Transparency Clear cost structures, no unexpected bills Unpredictable cost due to insurance