Sun damage or actinic keratosis

What is sun damage or actinic keratosis?

Sun damage (actinic keratosis) can occur on parts of the body exposed to sunlight, usually the head or hands. Sun damage often manifests itself as a small patch of ‘horny’ skin that feels rough to the touch. Often several of these patches will appear close together. The colour varies from skin colour to red or brown.

Most people develop sun damage later in life, but it can also affect young people whose skin is exposed to the sun for long periods of time, such as those who play sports in the sun or who spend a lot of time in the sun on the water.

Consequences of sun damage

Sun damage can potentially be an early stage of skin cancer. Because of the risk of skin cancer, larger patches must be treated.

Treatment sun damage

Sun damage can be treated with 5-fluorouracil or photodynamic therapy (PDT). This treatment should be done in consultation with a doctor or dermatologist.

ALHYDRAN after treatment of sun damage

Treatment of sun damage can cause a skin reaction (fiery redness, itching and dry skin). Effective after-care of the treated skin is therefore important. ALHYDRAN provides this effective after-care.

What professionals and patients say about ALHYDRAN:

  • Soothing effect
  • Effective, fast improvement in the skin reaction
  • Reduces itching and redness
  • Easy to use, applies well

Real-life examples:

Onderstaande voorbeelden uit de praktijk zijn afkomstig van patiënten na een behandeling van actinische keratose, die behandeld zijn met ALHYDRAN.


These case studies show pictures of real people, some of whom have very severe skin disorders. Some people may find looking at these pictures shocking. If you are less than 12 years old and you are looking for information for a school project, ask an adult to look at them with you or contact us for suitable information.

ALHYDRAN and professionals

ALHYDRAN is used successfully for the after-care of the treatment of actinic keratosis in the Netherlands, Belgium and Europe. ALHYDRAN has been extensively clinically tested by professionals and at a number of burns centres, rehabilitation centres and hospitals throughout Europe, including the burns centres in Ghent (Belgium), Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and Bad Klosterlausnitz (Germany). read more…

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ALHYDRAN reduces unpleasant symptoms of itching and redness and has an immediate soothing and hydrating effect.

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