AKs can often be diagnosed based on a visual exam. lf confirmation is necessary, a skin biopsy may be required.
Your medical professional will remove a thin layer of skin containing and surrounding the lesion, most often with the use of a local anesthetic.
A dermatopathologist will then microscopically examine the sample and confirm if the lesion is an АК.
Your dermatologist can offer several options for the treatment of АК including: