Actinic Keratosis

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Can a patch on the hairline that is not healing properly be a squamous or basal cell carcinoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a fair-skinned 32-year-old woman. I have used skincare with SPF for as long as I can remember and have never burned. For 1.5 years, I have had this little patch on my hairline. I think it started as a pimple, but I am not sure I could be wrong. It has been visible for all this time, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the case. Well, according to your description, my opinion is that it could be Actinic keratosis. Actinic keratosis is also one of the conditions that occur in fair colored individuals and sun-exposed areas like the face or arms. Its typical features...  Read Full »

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