Understanding Seborrheic KeratosesPosted February 1, 2024
Have you noticed rough, wart-like growths popping up on your skin? While they might be concerning, the good news is they’re likely just seborrheic keratoses, and not something to fret about.
What are Seborrheic Keratoses?
These common skin growths are completely harmless, and incredibly common, especially as we age. They typically appear as small, raised bumps with a waxy or scaly surface. Colors can range from brown and black to tan and yellow, and they often have a rough, stuck-on appearance. While they can appear anywhere on the body, they favor the chest, back, shoulders, and face.
Why See a Dermatologist?
While seborrheic keratoses are harmless, it’s important to have them checked by a dermatologist, especially if they’re new, changing, or causing you any discomfort. This is because they can sometimes resemble other, more concerning skin conditions like skin cancer. A quick examination by a trained professional can give you peace of mind, and rule out any underlying issues.
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