Seborrheic Keratoses Treatment and Removal
Seborrheic keratoses (sometimes referred to as “barnacles”) are extremely common, harmless warty spots that appear during adult life as a common sign of skin damage.
They can develop on any part of the skin and can number in the hundreds. Their exact cause and how to prevent them is not known. Because they usually appear in the same areas as skin cancers and can sometimes look similar, it is very important to have them examined regularly to be sure that a more serious lesion is not hiding amongst them.
An annual skin check is very important in patients who have seborrheic keratoses even if they have never had a skin cancer.
Our skilled dermatologists at All Dermatology understand the impact these common skin growths can have on your confidence and overall skin health. Using advanced techniques, we offer tailored treatment options to safely and efficiently address seborrheic keratoses, helping you achieve clear and healthy skin.
Seborrheic Keratoses Frequently Asked Questions
- How are seborrheic keratoses removed? Our dermatology experts utilize various methods for seborrheic keratoses removal, including cryotherapy, laser therapy, and surgical excision. We ensure minimal scarring and optimal cosmetic results.
- Are seborrheic keratoses a sign of skin damage? Seborrheic keratoses can indeed develop as a common sign of skin damage. While harmless, they can affect your skin’s appearance. Our dermatologists offer effective solutions to address these growths.
- Can seborrheic keratoses be mistaken for skin cancers? Yes, since seborrheic keratoses can resemble skin cancers and often appear in the same areas, regular skin checks are crucial to differentiate them from more serious lesions. Our experienced dermatologists can accurately diagnose and advise on the best course of action.
- What treatment options are available for seborrheic keratoses? Our clinics provide a range of treatment options for seborrheic keratoses, tailored to your unique needs. These options may include cryotherapy, electrosurgery, or laser treatments, all designed to effectively remove these growths.
- Is annual skin check necessary for individuals with seborrheic keratoses? Yes, even if you have never had a skin cancer, annual skin checks are essential for individuals with seborrheic keratoses. Our dermatology team emphasizes the importance of regular monitoring to ensure your skin health and detect any changes early.