Certain skin conditions like seborrheic keratosis tend to catch us by surprise. The appearance of scaly patches is unwelcome and often troubling. The good news is that these patches can be treated safely here at Sagebrush Dermatology. We provide our patients with effective medications and help them explore allopathic cures should they need them. Get in touch to learn more today.
What Causes Seborrheic Keratosis?
The exact cause of this illness is currently unknown. However, fair-skinned individuals and those with a family history of seborrheic keratosis are the most likely to develop this condition. Along with these factors, excessive sun exposure may also contribute to this condition, triggering its onset or making symptoms worse.
What Are the Signs?
Seborrheic keratosis is noncancerous and mainly characterized by rough bumps on the skin. These bumps can cause itchiness and tend to vary in location, size, and quantity. Look for these common signs if you suspect that you have this condition:
- Round, oval-shaped, waxy, or rough bumps on your face, chest, shoulders, or back.
- Flat growths or slightly raised bumps with scaly surfaces.
- Variations in size, from very small to more than 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) across.
- Variations in quantity, ranging from a single growth to multiple growths.
- The appearance of flesh moles or dermatosis papulosa nigra.
- Variations in color, ranging from light tan to brown or black.
Treatments for Seborrheic Keratosis
At Sagebrush Dermatology, we provide several safe methods for removing the scaly growths caused by this condition. The proper method for you will depend on the number of your growths and your specific needs. Our treatment methods include:
Schedule Treatment for Seborrheic Keratosis in Mesa, Arizona
Though noncancerous, seborrheic keratosis can be frustrating to deal with. If you have rough, scaly growths on your skin, we can remove them. To learn more about our methods, schedule an appointment at our Mesa, Arizona office today by filling out the form below or calling us at 480-681-DERM (3376).