Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Seborrheic Keratosis, Common and Benign
Seborrheic Keratosis are common and they are raised dark papules that appear on the skin as a person ages. The are usually located on the face, chest, back or shoulders and can be rough to the touch. Some people develop quite a few and others are scattered.
Seborrheic Keratosis are skin tumors that are benign. The cause is unknown but they seldom appear before age 40. They are mainly a cosmetic issue and can be removed with simple surgery or cryotherapy (freezing).
Sometimes they can get rubbed by clothing and become irritated. They do not transform into cancer. Just another birthday present from Mother Nature!
Posted by Toni Brayer, MD at 10:15 PM