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What are seborrheic keratoses?
Seborrheic keratoses are common, non-cancerous skin growths that tend to occur as people age. They can be brown or black and have a warty appearance.
Seborrheic keratoses are frequently found on the chest, back, neck, and head. Sometimes they can cause irritation with itching or rubbing.
How is a seborrheic keratosis diagnosed?
An exam by a dermatologist is frequently all that is needed. If there is a concern, the seborrheic keratosis can be biopsied or removed.
What are the treatment options for seborrheic keratosis?
- Minor surgery to remove the growth (curettement)
- Shave biopsy
- Chemical peel
- Laser surgery
What can you expect?
Before any procedure, you will have a consultation with our expert cosmetic dermatologists. The physician will listen to you, perform a thorough evaluation, and provide you an individualized treatment plan to address your specific needs and concerns.
Any seborrheic keratosis that is causing irritation can be removed with almost no down time. Most patients can resume normal activities the next day. Because seborrheic keratoses are benign (non-cancerous) growths, insurance companies often will not pay for their removal. Often there is an out-of-pocket cost, that is not covered by insurance, associated with the removal of seborrheic keratoses.
Is treatment of seborrheic keratosis safe?
All procedures carry some risk. However, complications from treatment procedures for seborrheic keratosis are uncommon when performed by board-certified cosmetic dermatologists.
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