Curettage treatment is mainly used by:

mechanically removing the AK lesions, more specifically on thick, hyperkeratotic lesions using a sharp curette. The process requires the use of local anaesthesia. 39

The Pros to this treatment option 33

  • It is easy to perform by a qualified Doctor
  • Few adverse events

Potential adverse effects include:  39

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Hypo (referring to an increase in natural skin colour) / hyperpigmentation (which means there is a decrease in the natural skin colour)