Seborrhoeic warts and keratosis removal

In most cases, a dermatologist can tell if your skin growth is a seborrheic keratosis by looking at it. Sometimes a seborrheic keratosis can look like a skin cancer. If it does, the dermatologist will remove the growth so that it can be looked at under a microscope.

Quick removal for health or cosmetic reasons

Seborrhoeic warts and keratosis are harmless, they most often do not need treatment. If your dermatologist does a biopsy, the doctor will likely shave off the growth with a scalpel or scrape it off.

A dermatologist may remove Seborrheic warts and keratosis when it is:

  • Hard to distinguish from skin cancer.
  • Large or gets easily irritated when clothes or jewelry rub against it.
  • Unsightly to a patient.
PURPOSE
Purpose
To remove unsightly or worrying lesions on the face and body.
TREATMENT TIME
Treatment Time
Between 20-30 mins. Depending on the number of lesions.
HOW IT WORKS?
How It Works?
The dermatologist often applies liquid nitrogen, a very cold liquid, to the growth with a spray gun. This freezes the growth. Sometimes the lesions are quite big and crusty and will require curettage.
PAIN / DISCOMFORT LEVEL
Pain / Discomfort Level
We inject a local anaesthetic into the lesion. So no pain will be felt during the treatment.
RESULTS
Results
The Seborrheic keratosis tends to fall off within days. Sometimes a blister forms under and dries into a scab-like crust. The crust will fall off and leave a small red mark which will fade over time.
RECOVERY TIME
Recovery Time
The scabs following treatment could take a week to fall off. The scar will be mimimal and become virtually none existent after 6 weeks. Healing is patient dependent.

ARRANGING A CONSULTATION IS REALLY SIMPLE