What is Seborrhoeic Keratosis?
A seborrhoeic keratosis also know as seborrhoeic warts, are a common, multiple, benign skin tumour which is most commonly found on the torso. Approximately 80%-100% of people over the age of 50 are affected. They are very common, harmless, often pigmented growths on the skin and are caused by a build up of skin cells. Usually they do not cause symptoms, however they can become inflamed, itch and catch on clothing.
Seborrhoeic Keratosis can be treated at one of our minor surgery clinics. The usual process involves a local anaesthetic to numb the area, either cryotherapy or curettage (scraping with a special tool) of the seborrhoeic keratosis and closure of the wound. This process is relatively quick and in almost all cases, patients are able to go home after completion.
If you have a Seborrhoeic Keratosis which you wish to be treated, book a consultation appointment with one of our minor surgeons today!