Seborrheic Keratosis Treatment
Seborrheic keratosis is the name given to non-cancerous skin growths that are patchy, scaly, and slightly raised, often appearing in older people on the head, neck, back or chest. While not contagious and completely harmless, some people have aesthetic concerns about them and wish them to be removed. Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta provides seborrheic keratosis treatment in and around the Atlanta Metro area.
Most cases of seborrheic keratosis patches range from light tan to brown or black in color and appear to be “pasted onto” the skin. They may itch and are usually no larger than an inch in size. Common problems with these patches involve irritation when clothing rubs against them, causing them to flake or bleed.
Any suspicious patches of skin that develop rapidly, bleed or refuse to heal should be examined by a dermatologist. This kind of skin condition could be the beginnings of skin cancer. Seborrheic keratosis is not cancer and does not develop into cancer.
Professional Seborrheic Keratosis Treatment/Removal
There are several approaches to treating seborrheic keratosis, which consists of removing the offending patches of skin. Dr. Murad or Dr. Spitzler, our talented medical team at Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta, will recommend the best method for your particular condition and location. Options include:
- Cryosurgery (freezing)
- Curettage (scraping)
- Electrocautery (burning)
- Laser Ablation
Each option has its own benefits and risks, which Dr. Murad or Dr. Spitzler will explain during a comprehensive consultation at our medical clinic in Alpharetta. Call or message us online today to schedule an appointment to discuss treatment/removal of seborrheic keratosis or other skin conditions.