What is seborrheic keratosis?


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.

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What are the causes?


Regarding pathology it is caused by the accumulation of keratin cells on the surface of the skin resulting in the creation of clear bordered papules or plaques.

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What do they look like?


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 [...]

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What is the treatment?


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.

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