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Have had actinic keratosis on my right cheek for

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Have had actinic keratosis on my right cheek for 10+years.Have had biopsies.Use Solaraze cream for management. Have had many laser treatments over the years.In the early years cosmetic results excellent. I am 72 use sunscreen daily and avoid being in the sun. Over the last two years Dr has tried picato gel and aldara cream.Followed by NdYag laser and IPL treatment.
He has now diagnosed erythema in this area due to actinic keratosis and has told me to cover it with make up.I assume this to mean he can't do any more for me.I am just so distraught about this. Also it has cost me a lot of money.
So I have quite good skin on my face apart from the glowing red patch on my right cheek.
Any suggestions please? I would be most grateful as my dermatologist doesn'want a follow for another year. Thank you.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I take won mg temazepam at night. No other medical problems.
I have been seeing a professor in dermatology in London for years.
The erythma on me cheek is about the size of 5p coin.
With underlying keratosis which all the treatments have been for over the years.
I really want a second opinion from another dermatologist. Thank you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My doctor says to cover it up with make up! This is not solving my problem.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I shout have written 20mg temazepam each night. Sorry.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will you be able to answer my question today please. Thank you.

Thank you for that additional information.

Well, you can have the area of erythema surgically removed. If it leaves a defect that is to large for primary closure then a skin graft can be sewn in place.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The reason I went to a dermatogist in the first place was to avoid surgical removal! I think today with all the new lasers and creams there must be something to calm the are down maybe hydrocotisone cream? I am sorry but you haven no help to me at all. I REALLY WOULD LIKE A FULL REFUND.-- I will make an appointment to see my doctor in London again.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My other queery will be -instead of surgery and possible skin graft-could the area be frozen out with liquid nitrogen without scarring? My dermatologist does not use it but my GP does?
Thank you Marion Maxwell

Yes, that could be tried before going to surgery.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do not want to ask any further questions.please cross me off your list.THANK YOU.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No more to add. Thank you.

Will do.

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