Efudix cream is a topical cream treatment that can be applied to areas of extensive sun damage and where there is a cluster of sunspots. This treatment takes roughly 4 to 6 weeks, as does the reaction.
You can apply Aldara cream yourself for the treatment of superficial BCC or extensive sun damage and multiple sunspots. The treatment takes 4 to 6 weeks, as does the reaction.
Picato gel is used only for the treatment of multiple sunspots and can be done at home. The treatment takes 3 days with a reaction time of 2 to 4 weeks.
Cryotherapy or “freezing” of sunspots is another method in which we remove pre-cancerous lesions. If sunspots are extensive we will usually discuss “field treatment” with a gel or cream. If we deem the spot to be of serious concern, we will move onto
surgical skin cancer treatments.
Daylight Photodynamic Therapy (DL-PDT)
This is a 3 hour treatment, where a topical cream is applied to the skin. The patient receives daylight exposure from the sun to activate the cream, which then destroys the abnormal cells, but does not affect healthy tissue.