Seborrheic Keratosis

A seborrheic Keratosis (SK) is a common, noncancerous skin lesion in older adults. They can vary in color from light tan to dark brown or black. They are usually round or oval-shaped with an elevated, rough surface. SKs range in size from very small to more than one inch in diameter and can develop on face, chest, back, shoulders. SKs appearance can be irritating, bothersome, and embarrassing for some people.

Causes and Risk Factors

There is no known cause of SKs, though they tend to be more common in older individuals. They also tend to occur in individuals with a family history of SKs. SKs are not believed to be caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays and do not have a high chance of turning into skin cancer. However, you should see a physician if you notice the following changes:

Removal and Treatment

To see if you are a candidate for seborrheic keratosis removal treatments, schedule a consultation.