Itching, irritation, inflammations or unsightliness of lesions may require surgical removal of the affected skin areas. Seborrheic keratosis is noncancerous (benign) and develop in some people as they age and sometimes appear on the back or chest, but can occur on any part of the body. Seborrheic keratoses grow slowly, in groups or singly and most people will develop at least one seborrheic keratosis during their lifetime.
Seborrheic keratoses lesions may be light tan to brown or black and vary in size and color. The most common texture is rough, with a bumpy, grainy surface that crumbles easily and can also may be smooth and waxy. They usually look like they've been stuck onto the skin - some are tiny while others grow larger than 3 cm in diameter.
Seborrheic keratoses may be mistaken for warts, moles, skin tags, or skin cancer. If you see them on your skin, Call Us! Our dermatology specialists will talk to you about them, diagnose them properly and treat them as needed.