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9 Treatment Options Treatment approaches to AK can be broadly divided into lesion directed or field directed. Lesion-directed therapies work by physically destroying individual clinically apparent lesions and are best reserved for use in patients who have only a few isolated lesions and no elevated risk for development of invasive NMSC. Fielddirected therapies target both clinically visible lesions and preclinical lesions and other changes in keratinocytes in the skin surrounding the visible lesion.
MAL-PDT is approved for treatment of thin or non-hyperkeratotic AKs on the face or scalp. 8 cm on the face and hairless regions of the scalp. In addition to topical creams, an ALA patch is also available and demonstrates similar efficacy as the creams. Treatment protocols for PDT are not yet standardized; incubation times, wavelength, and dose differ in both trial and practice [57–61]. Studies of ALA-PDT and MAL-PDT reveal similar efficacy. One study results of ALA-PDT range between 66 % lesion clearance at 8 weeks (following single treatment) and 85–89 % at 16 weeks (following retreatment) [62, 63].
AK lesions may be solitary but more commonly present as multiple lesions in a photodamaged field. Dermoscopy is very helpful for accurate diagnosis of AK. A red pseudonetwork is a widely cited characteristic dermatoscopic finding of AK and is significantly associated with AK [16, 17]. Other features include a pattern of linear wavy vessels in facial nonpigmented lesions and multiple gray or brown dots and globules around the follicular ostia in pigmented lesions . If in a single patient two or more lesions of AK, Bowen’s disease, invasive SCC, or BCC with accompanying photodamaged skin (with clinical signs such as skin atrophy, inhomogeneous pigmentation, dermatochalasis, purpura senilis of Bateman, or pseudocicatrices stellaires) have been diagnosed, the diagnosis of field cancerization should be considered.