Actinic Keratosis

Actinic keratosis is a common skin condition caused by long-term exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. At Dr. Leah Clinic, we offer two effective treatment options for actinic keratosis: cryotherapy and topical chemotherapy. Cryotherapy involves freezing the lesion, which helps to destroy the abnormal cells and promote healthy skin growth. Topical chemotherapy, on the other hand, involves applying medication directly to the affected area to target and eliminate the abnormal cells. Both treatment methods are safe, minimally invasive, and administered by our experienced dermatologists to provide effective relief from actinic keratosis.


  • Dermatology Treatments performed by industry-leading dermatologist and plastic surgeon - Our dermatology treatments are performed ONLY by our expert dermatologist Dr Nazish or Plastic Surgeon Dr Andreas who work and specialise in skin lesion treatment.
  • Highly qualified dermatologist - Our Dermatologist Dr Nazish is highly regarded in the dermatology community. She is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), British Association of Dermatology (BAD) and the European Academy of dermatology and Venerology (EADV), giving her access to the latest developments in Dermatology. She has also published in esteemed journals including the International Journal of Dermatology and the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
  • Highly qualified Plastic Surgeon, specialising in skin lesion treatment - Our Plastic Surgeon is a globally respected surgeon who is skilled in skin lesion treatment. Dr Andreas is a double-board certified plastic surgeon with the Royal College of Surgeons in the United Kingdom, and the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.  He is on the UK General Medical Council’s specialist register for plastic and reconstructive surgery. His extensive plastic surgical residency was completed in Oxford and London enhanced by several years of fellowships at the world famous Toronto Sick Kids hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children,  Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and the Weymouth Clinic in London. Additionally Dr Andreas has been Anatomy Lead Demonstrator in Plastic Surgery for Oxford University medical school, an educational fellow at Green Templeton and Merton Colleges, Oxford, and honorary lecturer at Imperial College, London. 
  • Award-winning and trusted cosmetic clinic – Dr Leah Clinics has been established for 10 years. We have won numerous awards including ‘Best Clinic in London’ for two consecutive years and ‘UK’s Most Trusted clinic of 2023’.
  • Aftercare - we offer excellent client care and follow-up. If you were to experience any complications related to your treatment, you would be in the safest hands we offer free follow-up and have a medical faculty to manage any adverse events.
  • Our results - the results our talented doctors can achieve are industry-leading which is why we have one of the highest client re-book rates in the entire industry, our results have been nominated for ‘Best non-surgical result’ at The Safety In Beauty Awards 2023.
  • Accessible locations – Our clinics are next to tube stations in Moorgate and Baker street while our Loughton clinic has parking immediately outside. 


  • Consultation and Assessment - You will meet with either Dr Nazish or Plastic Surgeon Dr Andreas who will discuss your skin concern. During this appointment, your doctor will take the time to understand your dermatology issue.  Our doctor will assess your skin actiic jeratosis and note any medical conditions, medications, and allergies to recommend a treatment plan.
  • Treatment Plan - Following your consultation, our doctor will be able to advise you the best treatment path which will either be a Cryopen treatment or Topical chemotherapy which is applied to the skin
  • Treatment on the day - On the day of your consultation, it may be possible for treatment to be performed if you wish – or you can choose to rebook treatment for a time that is convenient for you or decide not to proceed with lesion removal on the day.
  • Cryopen Treatment: With Cryopen, our skilled professionals use a precise applicator to deliver controlled freezing temperatures to the affected area. This rapid freezing causes the lesion to peel away from the skin's surface over time, revealing smoother skin underneath. Recovery time is minimal, with any redness or irritation typically subsiding within a few days.

  • Topical chemotherapy: This medication, such as 5-fluorouracil cream, works by killing fast-growing cells.The treatment process of using topical chemotherapy cream to treat actinic keratosis involves applying the cream directly to the affected areas twice a day for a period of 2 to 4 weeks

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At Dr Leah Clinics, you’re in safe hands

Meet the Dr Leah Clinics Team

Dr Leah Totton
Medical Director
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Associate Medical Director
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Senior Cosmetic Doctor
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Senior Cosmetic Doctor
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Dr Cian McLoughlin
Senior Cosmetic Doctor
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Dr Bassam Band
Senior Aesthetic Doctor
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Dr Andreas Naparus
Plastic Surgeon
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Head Aesthetic Therapist
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Advanced Aesthetic Therapist
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Shirin Hussain
Advanced Aesthetic Therapist
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*Results may vary from person to person

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