In the UK, almost one in four individuals over 60 are affected by actinic keratoses (AK), and this is a cause of significant morbidity in an ageing population, with risk of progression to squamous cell carcinoma. Daylight photodynamic therapy (dPDT) is an effective and simple treatment for field change AK, with similar efficacy to conventional PDT. Commonly, skin surface preparation is performed in a Dermatology clinic prior to dPDT. However, a recent German study by Karrer and colleagues investigated dPDT as a patient‐applied home‐delivered treatment for face and scalp AK and reported that patients who undertook this self‐administered treatment had high levels of efficacy, tolerance and patient satisfaction.
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