Also known as seborrheic warts or basal cell papilloma, seborrheic keratosis is a benign skin growth that resembles skin cancer. These growths usually appear in older adults after middle age. A non-contagious growth, seborrheic keratosis can appear as a single growth or a cluster of growths. They develop over the back, chest, face or shoulders. The seborrheic keratosis growths are pale tan, black, or brown. Seborrheic keratosis removal involves invasive as well as noninvasive procedures.
The seborrheic keratosis removal technique depends on the size and location of the growth. Sometimes seborrheic keratosis can appear as barnacles or warts. Sometimes they can be tiny moles or look like waxy blobs. If the growth is small, a noninvasive, natural seborrheic keratosis removal treatment can be done. However, if the growth is extensive and causing a lot of problems such as irritation or itchiness, a doctor may recommend one of the following seborrheic keratosis removal treatments can be done:
Doctors usually recommend any of the above seborrheic keratosis removal treatments only when the growths cause trouble such as rubbing against or getting caught in the fibers of the clothes, or if the appearance of the growth is causing psychological stress. Once these treatments are done, the skin where the lesions were present will appear lighter than the rest of the areas. Also, there might be newer growths in the surrounding areas. Consult a doctor whenever symptoms similar to seborrheic keratosis are observed.