Seborrheic Keratosis | Things To Avoid

Seborrheic keratosis is a type of keratosis which closely resembles actinic keratosis, only this time, it has waxy or greasy characteristics. It is one of the signs of aging. But you really don’t have to be old to have seborrheic keratosis. Heredity is another factor to be looked into regarding this.   Keratinocytes are the cause of these growths. You don’t have to worry much about it since it is not that dangerous. Its only derivative is its ugly appearance. They can also be mistaken as warts, but it should not be because seborrheic keratosis have no viral beginning.

Seborrheic keratosis usually emerges on the face, neck, arms and legs. Losing your self confidence is probable if it appears on obvious parts of the skin.

Since this skin condition rarely aches or causes discomfort, you really don’t have to get rid of it. Picking, scratching or scraping it off yourself should be avoided. An infection can occur if you do so.     It is also good if you wash with mild soaps and detergents to prevent irritation.

Getting rid of this requires a doctor’s guidance. It’s up to you if you prefer to have them gone.


•    Seborrheic keratosis can be efficiently removed with laser treatments.  With this treatment, the affected cells are removed exactly and precisely.

•    Electrocautery is also employed to seborrheic keratosis. This process involves burning of affected skin cells with electricity.

•    A spoon like utensil called curette is used to scrape off seborrheic keratosis in a process called curettage. Combining this with electrocautery can make it more effective.

•    Extremely low temperature is utilized in cryotherapy to freeze off the affected areas.

After these treatments, you have to take care of your skin.