Seborrheic keratosis (SKs) are common, non-cancerous skin growths. SKs can occur almost anywhere on the skin. While some people get just one SK, it is not unusual to have many of them. SKs are often associated with older age. It is easy to mistake an SK for other common skin growths such as warts or moles. Most begin as small, rough brown bumps on the skin and tend to grow slowly and gradually thicken. One distinguishing trait to help recognize them is a dull, waxy, “stuck on” appearance.
Seborrheic keratosis are benign, so treatment is generally not necessary unless it grows quickly, is tender, itches, or bleeds. To remove an SK, cryosurgery is an in-office procedure that freezes it causing it to fall off within days.
If you have potential signs and symptoms associated with seborrheic keratosis, call 402-467-4361 for an appointment.