Seborrheic Keratosis

Seborrheic keratosis is a non-cancerous skin growth that is often hard to distinguish from melanoma. These growths are not contagious but can be found on many different parts of the body.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of seborrheic keratosis are highly visible, including lesions that may appear on the chest, scalp, shoulders, abdomen and back. These growths develop a thick, wart-like surface that has a waxy appearance.

Who gets it?

Seborrheic keratosis is a skin condition that can be hereditary, with older people at higher risk. It’s also possible to develop these growths through frequent exposure to the sun.

Treatment Options

Forefront dermatologists can determine the best possible course of action to treat seborrheic keratosis. These options include cryosurgery, which freezes the growth using liquid nitrogen, electrosurgery using an electrical current to scrape off the growth and curettage, which uses a scoop-like instrument to scrape off the growth. If you are interested in seborrheic keratosis treatment, the skin experts at Forefront Dermatology can develop a treatment plan that is safe, effective and personalized for your health needs and the condition of your skin. For more information, or to make an appointment, call the Forefront Dermatology office near you. For locations, click here.

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