What is Seborrheic Keratosis and How Is It Treated?
Seborrheic keratosis is a very common noncancerous skin growth. While they are harmless and don’t need treatment, you may decide to have them removed.
As many as 90% of adults over the age of 60 have one or more of them. While they are harmless and don’t need treatment, you may decide to have them removed if they become irritated by your clothing or don’t like the way they look.
At St. Louis Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, our Dermatologist can help you explore options to rejuvenate or refine your appearance to help you look and feel your best. We can help you improve your complexion, confidence and achieve younger and healthier-looking skin!
What Is Sborrheic 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. They are typically found on the chest, scalp, shoulders, back, abdomen, and face.
What Causes Seborrheic Keratoses?
It is not entirely clear what causes seborrheic keratoses. However, normal skin aging does play a role, and so does too much sun exposure. Seborrheic keratoses also tends to run in families, so genes may be a cause. They are not contagious, so you cannot get them from others or spread them to someone else.
Treatment Options for Seborrheic Keratosis?
In almost all cases, seborrheic keratosis doesn’t need treatment. However, many people opt to have them removed because they find them irritating or dislike the way they look. An exam by a dermatologist is frequently all that is needed.
The treatment options for seborrheic keratosis include:
- Minor surgery to remove the growth (curettement)
- Shave biopsy
- Chemical peel
- Laser surgery
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.
Contact St. Louis Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
Our Dermatologist can help you explore options to rejuvenate or refine your appearance to help you look and feel your best. We can help you improve your complexion, confidence and achieve younger and healthier-looking skin!
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