Seborrheic Warts or Keratosis

Seborrheic Warts or Keratosis

Description

Seborrheic warts (also known as seborrheic keratoses) are very common, harmless, usually pigmentated, skin growths caused by a build-up of keratinocyte cells. 

They are usually pigmented with a rough surface, their size can range from 1 mm to several cm across. 

They are warty-looking lesions giving the impression that they are attached to the surface of the skin. 

Sometimes can look like small pigmented skin tags.

They can appear anywhere on the body but will typically be found on the face and scalp. 

Seborrheic Warts Causes

The cause of seborrheic warts is not fully understood. They appear to be a generative condition. 

Sunlight  appears to be a major contributing factor, given the typical distribution of seborrheic warts. Age also plays an important role in causation as a result of an overproduction of keratinocytes. 

They start to appear usually from the age of 40, although they may also appear in younger people. The majority of older people will have a few seborrheic keratoses, while some may have quite a lot.

When looking for treatment, please get a referral/approval from a GP as seborrheic warts can often look similar to melanoma.

Treatment with CryoPen

During treatment a mild white frost should form evenly over the lesion. A successful endpoint is indicated by a small, white raised blister covering the entire lesion. 

Darker seborrheic keratoses may visually darken immediately following treatment. 

The tissue turns red-ish coloured and has the aspect of a zone of inflammation due to interstitial bleeding. 

Seborrheic keratosis typically remove 10-14 days following treatment.

Treatments with the Cryopen are fast effective and efficient and the reduction and removal of Seborrheic Warts and is the best way to go if you are looking to have this done professionally by a medical doctor or aesthetician. 

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