Seborrheic Keratosis

Seborrheic Keratoses are harmless, common skin growths that first appear during adult life. As time goes by, more growths appear. Some people have a very large number of them. Seborrheic Keratoses appear on both covered and uncovered parts of the body; they are not caused by sunlight. The tendency to develop Seborrheic Keratoses is inherited.

Seborrheic Keratoses are treated by Dr. Green for patients in the DC, Virginia, and Maryland regions. They are harmless and never become malignant. They begin as slightly raised, light brown spots. Gradually they thicken and take on a rough, warty surface. They slowly darken and may turn black. These color changes are harmless. Seborrheic Keratoses are superficial and look as if they were stuck on the skin. People who have had several Seborrheic Keratoses can usually recognize this type                                                                                                                                 of benign growth. However, if you are concerned or unsure about any                                                                                                                                 growth, please consult Dr. Green.

How are Seborrheic Keratoses treated?
Seborrheic Keratoses can be removed utilizing various methods. Many patients wish to remove Seborrheic Keratoses if they are unsightly, itches, or annoys you by rubbing against your clothes. The best treatment for you will be determined based upon examination.

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