Seborrheic Keratosis Treatments

Because of its greasy and waxy attributes, seborrheic keratosis can be set apart from actinic keratosis. This commonly appears when someone is old, and they also look like warts. But you really don’t have to be old to have seborrheic keratosis. One of its factors could be heredity.   Keratinocytes are the origin of these growths. You don’t have to worry much about it since it is not that unsafe. But those who are beauty conscious may find it very grotesque. You should not mistake this type of keratosis for warts because they have no viral cause.

It persists on sun exposed parts of the skin such as the neck, arms and legs so it is perceived that the sun could be a factor on having seborrheic keratosis. It has this pasted on appearance, and can become a cause of losing self confidence especially if it grows on parts of the face.

You can just overlook it since it does not do you any harm. What you should avoid is picking, scratching or abrading it. That could result to infection. Also use mild detergents in washing your clothes so your skin would not be irritated, especially the areas affected by seborrheic keratosis.

If you want to get rid of seborrheic keratosis, you can always ask your doctor on what type of treatment would suit you best. It’s up to you if you prefer to have them gone.


•    Laser treatments are also effective in seborrheic keratosis removal.   It only obliterates the damaged cells and has no effect on healthy cells.
•    Electrocautery is also utilized to seborrheic keratosis. Areas affected by seborrheic keratosis are burned off by using electricity.
•    Curettage employs using a curette, which will scrape off keratosis. merging this with electrocautery can make it more effective.
•    Liquid nitrogen is used in a treatment called cryotherapy.

After these procedures, you have to take care of your skin.