Seborrheic keratosis is a benign skin lesion that is it is not dangerous from a cancerous point of view. Regarding the cause it is related to hereditary predisposition. Usually it manifests after the age of 40-50 and mainly to people who have been exposed to intense sun light.
Seborrheic keratosis has usually an oval shape with smooth tip and the color ranges from brownish or gray to black. It can be flat but usually protrudes from the skin a few millimeters and sometimes looks like a “stepped on raisin”. In many cases it grows even a few centimeters both in length and in [...]
Seborrheic keratosis manifests on hairy bodyparts with increased oiliness. Most often it is found on hair of the scalp, on cheeks, on the forehead, on the shoulders, the back, chest and abdomen and less often on the upper and lower limbs.
Seborrheic keratosis requires no treatment. If there is irritation, itchiness, or is unattractive or bleeding it can be removed in the clinic. The treatment is usually painless. The main methods are scraping, cryosurgery, electrosurgery and laser removal.