A seborrheic keratosis is a common skin growth, that typically appears on the head, neck, chest or back. They range in colour from light tan to black and have a waxy or scaly appearance. Single growths may occur, but multiple growths are more common.
The cause of seborrheic keratoses is not clear, however, there seems to be a genetic component as growths tend to run in families. Growths are more likely to occur in people over fifty.
Seborrheic keratoses are noncancerous and not contagious. Although they don’t require treatment, people often decide to have them removed as they can become irritated by clothing. We have suitable treatments for the removal of Seborrheic Keratosis at Harpenden Skin Clinic.
If you relate to this condition but still feel unsure, at Harpenden Skin Clinic we are always here to help and advise patients on the best possible treatment journey performed by experienced clinicians.