Seborrheic keratosis is a common, yet bothersome, skin condition for many who deal with it.
What is Seborrheic Keratosis?
Per the American Academy of Dermatology, “Seborrheic keratosis (seb-o-REE-ik care-uh-TOE-sis) is a common skin growth. It may look worrisome, but it is benign (not cancer). These growths often appear in middle-aged and older adults. Some people get just one. It is, however, more common to have many. They are not contagious.”
What causes Seborrheic Keratosis?
As with many skin conditions, the cause of seborrheic keratosis is unknown. However, the occurrence of this condition seems to run in families and be linked to sun exposure and estrogen replacement therapy. They are not contagious and rarely occur in children.
What are the symptoms of Seborrheic Keratosis?
Other than the palms and soles, seborrheic keratosis can develop anywhere on the body. They typically start as small, rough bumps that thicken and develop a wart-like surface over time. The spots have a wax-like appearance and can range in color from black to white, but are generally brown in color. They can range in size from very small to the size of a half-dollar. Other than seeing or feeling that they’re there when you touch the skin, they typically cause no pain or itching of the skin.
How can you treat Seborrheic Keratosis?
At DermaTouch RN, we use the Contour TRL to treat seborrheic keratosis.
Read more details about this treatment on our Contour TRL treatment page.
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