Solar keratoses, also known as “sun spots”, are one of the most common signs of skin damage from long term sun exposure. If not treated, they sometimes develop into skin cancers. Fortunately there are many effective treatments.
Oral nicotinamide significantly reduced the formation of new nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) compared with placebo in patients with severely sun-damaged skin and was well tolerated, according to results of a new phase III trial.
This poster was presented at the European Society for Dermatological Research Annual Meeting 2011. It describes the research methodology, results and conclusions that demonstrate that vitamin B3 is effective for reducing solar keratoses and preventing certain skin cancers.