Seborrheic Keratosis Removal

Seborrheic Keratosis is a harmless, non contagious, and noncancerous skin condition. Their color can range from white, tan, brown, or black. Most are raised and may look like warts.
People tend to develop more of these growths as they age. They are very common in people older than age 50, but younger adults can get them too. They can be found anywhere on the body except the soles of the feet, palms, and mucous membranes.

Some common areas they may show up include the:

  • Scalp
  • Face
  • Abdomen
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Back

Seborrheic keratosis can be removed easily and safely at LiLyDermis medispa in NW Calgary using radio-frequency, thermocoagulation, liquid nitrogen, and liquid CO2 techniques. To learn more about this procedure, schedule your free consultation today by contacting LiLyDermis at 587-231-9901 or simply book online through our website.

Signs and symptoms of seborrheic keratosis?

  • Waxy look
  • Well-defined from the surrounding skin
  • Slightly raised from the surrounding skin
  • White or light tan in appearance, which may darken to brown or black
  • Not usually cause pain
  • Sometimes itchy a little
  • Look scaly or like a wart

An irritated seborrhoeic keratosis is an inflamed, red and crusted lesion. It may cause eczema around the seborrhoeic keratosis. Also, dermatitis may trigger new seborrhoeic keratoses.

The causes of seborrheic keratosis:

It is not clear exactly what the causes of seborrheic keratosis are. The following risk factors may make you more likely to develop this skin condition:

  • The condition often develops in people who are in their 30s or 40s. The risk increases with age.
  • Seborrheic keratosis appears to run in families, and it can often be inherited.
  • Seborrheic keratoses may develop during pregnancy or estrogen replacement therapy.
  • One subtype of seborrheic keratosis occurs more often in sun-exposed areas of skin. However, seborrheic keratoses can also appear on covered areas.
  • Seborrheic keratoses are generally more common in people with fair complexion, although people with darker skin tone can develop them too.

Seborrheic keratosis treatment:

In many cases, seborrheic keratosis doesn’t need treatment but people may decide to remove one or more of the lesions if they become irritated by clothing or don't like how they look. Treatment and removal methods for a seborrheic keratosis include the following:

  • Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen or liquid carbon dioxide. It freezes the growth, causing it to fall off within days.
  • Electro-coagulation or electro-cautery or thermo-coagulation that works with radio-frequency electrical current to destroy and scrape off the growth.
  • Curettage that a curette is used to scrape off the growth.
  • Minor surgery and incision with a scalpel.
  • Ablative laser to vaporize and sublimate the growth.