Dr. John D. Stover DDS, MD, PhD
TRIPLE BOARD CERTIFIED:
Diplomate, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Diplomate, National Board of Dental Anesthesiology
Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii
Most comprehensive cosmetic surgical procedures in Hawaii
If you have rough, dry lesions, have them examined and removed at Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii.
Actinic keratosis is a precancerous growth on the skin that is caused by exposure to the sun. It occurs most frequently in young people with fair skin or in the elderly of all skin tones if their skin has suffered sun damage.
If you have a rough and dry skin lesion in a sun-exposed area, it could be actinic keratosis. The lesion might be the same color as your skin, or it might be red, pink, or gray. Over time, these lesions usually develop a wart-like appearance and texture. Sometimes, they become raised like a horn.
At Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii, we can diagnose actinic keratosis by examining your lesions in our offices. A biopsy may be necessary, however, to make sure that skin cancer is not present. Then, we can remove the unsightly lesions by using a variety of methods.
Because actinic keratoses are precancerous changes that turn into skin cancer in 10-20% of cases, it is important to have them examined as soon as you notice them.
Our specialists will recommend the best form of actinic keratosis removal for your particular case. Below are the various methods we use:
Don't live with actinic keratosis lesions – have them removed not just for your appearance, but for your health.
Dr. John D. Stover is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon and a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with offices in Kona, Hilo, and Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Ms Marné CarMichael Walsh, M.S., PA-C, a certified physician assistant, supports Dr. Stover in diagnosing and treating a variety of skin conditions. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and has attained special recognition in Surgery. Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii offer the most extensive variety of non-invasive cosmetic treatments in the state.
Hilo 784 Kinoole Street, Hilo, HI 96720 808.969.1818 Fax: 808.969.1838
Waimea 64-1035 Mamalahoa Hwy., Surgery Suite K, Kamuela, HI 96743 808.885.4503 Fax: 808.885.4371
North Hawaii Medical Spa - Suite I & J 808.885. SKIN(7546)
Kona 81-6627 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kealakekua, HI 96750 808.323.2600 Fax: 808.323.2608