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Seborrheic Keratoses

Do you have seborrheic keratoses (SKs) – raised or flat age spots on your skin?

Seborrheic keratoses (SK) is a noncancerous skin condition that appears as a black, brown, or tan growth, somewhat similar to a mole. These growths are very common and appear as the skin begins to age. They are commonly found on the face, hairline, chest, neck, shoulder, and back. Flat SKs have a velvety or shiny texture. Over time, they may become larger and more visible, and more spots may appear. They may also become thicker and raised and take on a waxy or rough texture. Risk factors for getting SK include age and genetic predisposition. While they are completely benign and do not require medical attention, patients may find them unpleasant and unsightly.

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How it works

It is first important to talk to your doctor about any new or concerning growths on your body. Once it is certain that your growth is SK and not something more serious, there are quick, easy, non-invasive options for treating SK growths. The process is incredibly simple. 

Your provider will evaluate your result 3 weeks after the initial application, at which time they may choose to apply another round of treatment if they do not see sufficient progress. Many patients experience partial or total clearance of their raised SKs when treated.

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FAQs

The only way to tell for sure if your raised spots are SKs is to schedule an appointment with your Golden State Dermatology Doctor. A dermatologist will be able to tell you if the spots you have are raised SKs or not.

Some risk factors include genetics and age.
SKs can show up anywhere on your body, but are most common on the face, neck, and hairline. They are also common on the chest and back. SKs do not appear on palms, soles of feet, or mucous membranes.
No, they naturally appear as we age.

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