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What is Seborrheic Keratosis?

A seborrheic keratosis is a non cancerous (benign) skin lesion. They look like waxy or scaly growths that are slightly raised and they are often a shade of brown, black, grey or yellow in colour.

Seborrheic keratosis growths tend to appear in middle age and as we get older, but can also appear on younger patients. Typically these skin lesions grow slowly and they can get thicker over time. 

If you think you have seborrheic keratosis it is important that you get a diagnosis from a registered dermatologist so they can rule out that you have this condition rather than another type of benign or malignant growth.

Do I need to get seborrheic keratosis lesions removed?

Because these skin lesions are benign there is no medical need to get these growths removed. However many patients do decide to have treatment to remove them for cosmetic reasons or if these lesions are causing discomfort.

At London Real Skin in Holborn we have years of experience in identifying and treating these growths. We also offer free, complimentary consultations, so if you would like to know more about how we can help you treat these conditions please book a consultation and we will be happy to help.

How are seborrheic keratosis growths removed?

At London Real Skin, we have a very effective treatment method for the removal of many skin lesions such as Seborrheic Keratosis called ACP Sterex (Electrolysis). 

Whilst the typical ‘go to’ treatment for many skin concerns is a form of laser or light treatment, this is not as effective for Seborrheic Keratosis. ACP Sterex targets each individual lesion with precision with a fine probe which is inserted into the lesion, delivering a low-level electrical current to destroy the affected tissue. 

This method is particularly advantageous for Seborrheic Keratosis, as it doesn’t rely on melanin absorption like laser treatments do. Therefore, it’s a viable option for those with darker skin tones or those with pigmented lesions. 

Additionally, ACP Sterex typically leaves minimal scarring, making it a favourable choice for those concerned about cosmetic outcomes.

If you have seborrheic keratosis or need a diagnosis, don’t suffer in silence. Book into our Holborn clinic to make an appointment for a free consultation by contacting London Real Skin today.

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