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.