Over half of Australians over the age of 40 have solar keratosis (SK) aka Sun Spots - scaly pre-cancerous spots found on sun exposed areas particularly the scalp, face and hands and forearms.
Unsightly, yes! Dangerous? Actually, kind of! They carry real potential to transform into nasty cancers - squamous cell cancers (SCC's) - so these sun spots should be taken seriously! It's a fact, that globally Australia has the highest rate of Solar Keratosis (SK) development.
Take a listen at Dr Suzie's new podcast episode covering this issue:
For those with an upcoming collective.care skin consultation, we will talk about Treatment Options, Prevention Options and Reversing Sun Damaged Skin more at your consultation or you can have a listen here.
To book an appointment at collective.care, contact us on 1300 344 325.
About the author:
Dr Bekir MBBS FRACGP believes in advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of the skin and advocates high standards in clinical practice, education, and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin.