What are Seborrhoeic Keratosis / Warts?
Seborrhoeic Keratosis are harmless overgrowths of epidermal keratinocytes, that you can find anywhere on the skin, and the cause is unknown.
They have a number of different names, including seborrhoeic wart and basal cell papillomas.
Seborrhoeic keratosis have a rough surface and appear as if they are stuck on the skin. They can vary in colour from skin coloured to almost black. They most often occur on the stomach, chest and back and usually start to appear after the age of 40.
As they are not true warts and they are not contagious. However, they run in families possibly due to genetics or skin type. They usually do not cause trouble, but occasionally they can become inflamed, especially if knocked or caught in something like a zip.
Do Seborrhoeic Keratosis require treatment?
Seborrhoeic warts do not require treatment, as they are usually harmless, but you may want them to be removed for cosmetic reasons. This is best done by scraping the wart away or by freezing it with liquid nitrogen.
How are Seborrhoeic Keratosis removed?
At Cheshire Lasers Clinic Aesthetic Nurse Moira removes most Seborrhoeic Keratosis / Warts with cryotherapy, sometimes she uses electrocautery where she cauterises the lesion using a fine electrical cutting tip.
View some of Moira’s patients before and after seborrhoeic wart treatment here:
To book Seborrhoeic Keratosis / Wart Removal at Cheshire Lasers phone 01606 841255 or book appointments online here: