What are seborrheic keratoses?

Seborrheic keratoses are common skin growths that develop with age and can develop anywhere on the body. They can appear flat or bumpy, and are often brown and dry or crusty, sometimes looking like a wart.

Most people who experience seborrheic keratoses develop these growths when they are middle aged or older. Because they begin in adulthood, they are often referred to as “age spots.”

What are the causes?

Seborrheic keratoses are harmless, and people develop more of them over time. They appear on both covered and uncovered parts of the body; they are not caused by sunlight. The tendency to develop seborrheic keratoses is inherited. SKs are benign and never become malignant.

Treating Seborrheic Keratoses

Seborrheic keratoses can easily be removed at our office. The only reason for removing a seborrheic keratosis is your wish to get rid of it or if it bothers you.

Some very dark keratoses can look like changing moles and in some cases mimic melanomas–these certainly should be checked. If you are concerned or unsure about any growth, consult DermPhysicians of New England.

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If you have SKs on your body that you would like to have checked or possibly removed, schedule an appointment at our office in Burlington, Massachusetts. To get started, request an appointment online or give us a call at (781) 272-7022.

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