Seborrheic keratoses are dark skin growths that appears in adulthood. Although they may be large and grow quickly, they are benign. They are not caused by sun damage so can be found on areas that are also usually covered by clothing. Seborrheic keratosis tends to be genetic. Initially, they appear as slightly raised, light brown spots and evolve into darker, thicker lesions with rough, warty surfaces.

Seborrheic Keratosis Treatment

Seborrheic keratosis is generally harmless, and there aren’t many treatments beyond removing it. Some people choose to have them removed if the growths become unsightly or itchy, or become irritated from rubbing against clothing. Removal methods include cryotherapy, shave biopsy, laser surgery, curettage, and cautery.

You can schedule an appointment to get your seborrheic keratoses examined by a Board-Certified Dermatologist or Skin Care Provider in our Boise location.