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Sebborheic Keratosis Removal

First lesion £95

Every next lesion £20 each.

If top up sessions required NO extra charge.

Understanding Seborrheic Keratosis

At Dr. Tanov Aesthetics, our certified and highly experienced technicians can perform the seborrheic keratosis removal procedure.

Seborrheic Keratoses, often referred to as seborrheic warts or basal cell papillomas, are non-malignant accumulations of keratinocyte skin cells. They are extremely widespread, and in the UK, more than one-half of males and more than one-third of females possess at least one. As people age, the prevalence of them increases, with 30% of the population having at least one by 40 years of age and it jumping to 75% by 70. Despite this, they can appear in those of any age. The number of Seborrheic Keratoses people have varied from individual to individual. These growths are usually brown or black and do not pose any danger.

Seborrheic Keratosis is a harmless skin lesion that affects grown-ups of all Fitzpatrick Skin Types. It is not related to sebum production, and is thought to be caused by the deterioration of keratinocytes. When touched, this condition feels velvety, despite its outward resemblance to a flat wart.

From around the age of 40, Seborrheic Keratoses may start to appear, although this is not exclusive to this age group. Generally, the elderly tend to have more of them than younger people. These growths on the skin often have a coarse texture and can range in color from light brown to near-black.

As time passes, Seborrheic Keratosis spots that are initially small can grow in size and become more elevated. The size of the lesion can vary from barely one centimeter to multiple centimeters in diameter. They often seem to be protruding from the skin, and in some cases, they may appear as pigmented skin tags.

The trunk is where Seborrheic Keratosis is usually seen, yet it can also be found on the head and neck. The quantity of these growths can differ, and they often stay once they have formed, with new ones potentially emerging over time.

No matter one’s skin color, they can be subject to these issues, yet they usually appear as numerous small dark brown or black lumps on darker skin tones, particularly on the face and neck and are recognized as dermatosis papulose nigra.

Often called warts, Seborrheic Keratosis is not due to the virus that causes the wart. Age is a factor in its formation, as an excessive production of keratinocytes is to blame. These growths are neither cancerous nor infectious, and there are treatments available.

More about Seborrheic Keratosis

Seborrheic Keratosis is a benign, non-viral lesion that affects adults of all Fitzpatrick Skin Types. Seborrheic Keratoses are not associated with sebum and are argued to occur by result of degenerative keratinocytes. Their appearance can often look like a flat wart, however they possess a soft and velvety feel when touched.

They start to appear usually from the age of 40 years, although may appear in younger people, however, the majority of older people will have a few Seborrheic Keratoses, while some may have quite a lot. Seborrheic keratoses have a rough surface and can range in colour from light to dark brown to almost black.

Small flat Seborrheic Keratosis may become more raised and larger as the years go by. Their size can vary from less than one centimetre to several centimetres across. They can give the impression that they are attached to the surface of the skin; some may look like small, pigmented skin tags.

Seborrheic Keratosis is most commonly found on the trunk, but they can also be seen on the head and neck. Numbers may vary, and once present, they usually stay, and new ones can appear over the years.

They can affect anyone, but on darker skin, they can appear as multiple small dark brown or black bumps, especially on the face and neck and are known as dermatosis papulose nigra.

Seborrheic Keratosis is often referred to as warts, but they are not caused by the wart virus. Age is a contributory factor as a result of an overproduction of keratinocytes. They are not malignant or contagious and can be treated.

What is the cause of Seborrheic Keratosis?

This skin affliction is generally benign and tends not to produce any symptoms. In some cases, it can cause itching, inflammation, and snags on fabric. Since they are visible, especially on the face, many people find them unappealing.

A picture of seborrheic keratosis is shown here. This condition, which appears on the skin as a raised bump, is characterized by its waxy, scaly, and slightly pigmented surface.

How does Sebborheic Keratosis looks like?

Seborrheic Keratoses can have a coarse exterior and the shade may range from a golden brown to a mid-brown and even almost black. These lesions are not limited to any individual and may manifest as multiple small dark brown or black bumps for those with darker skin, mainly on the face and neck.

What treatments we offer?

Using our CryoPen®, we can safely treat the affected areas. Due to the nature of the condition, multiple sessions will likely be required for full removal, however once complete the Seborrheic Keratosis is unlikely to come back. Cryotherapy for Seborrheic Keratosis is a safe and painless way of treating the lesion.

After treatment and expectations

When Nitrous Oxide reaches the base of the wound, patients may experience a feeling akin to a ballpoint pen being pressed against the skin. Although there are unlikely to be any adverse effects, we recommend that any patients who have worries after the procedure should get in touch with us.

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