Seborrheic keratosis are common, benign growths that all adults eventually develop. They can have many different appearances and occur on any part of the body. Advancing age predisposes everyone to develop seborrheic keratosis. Dermatologists of Birmingham offers treatment services and patient education for seborrheic keratosis for people living in Birmingham, Alabaster and surrounding areas in Alabama.
What is Seborrheic Keratosis?
Seborrheic keratosis are common growths on top of the skin. They are often brown, black, light or skin colored and often rough or warty textured. The exact cause of seborrheic keratosis is unknown but having more is associated with increasing age and family history. While most seborrheic keratosis don’t cause problems, sometimes they may cause itching, pain or bleeding.
Benefits of Seborrheic Keratosis Screening and Treatment
Development of seborrheic keratosis often causes concern about skin cancer or melanoma. The physicians at Dermatologists of Birmingham are trained to diagnose and readily distinguish them from malignancy. Unsightly or symptomatic seborrheic keratosis can be removed several different ways, but treatment is usually not necessary.
How Do I Know If I Have Seborrheic Keratosis?
Lesions of seborrheic keratosis may appear as:
- Brown or black rough or warty growths on top of the skin
- Flat brown patches
- Inflamed or irritated and bleeding warty growths
Seborrheic keratosis may grow on any area of the body. Some individuals develop many.
What to Expect from an Seborrheic Keratosis Screening and Treatment
Our dermatologists are trained to see and diagnosis seborrheic keratosis during all skin exams. Testing is generally not necessary. Our physicians will discuss what they are and help you determine if they should be removed. Most are removed by freezing them off.
The goal of these treatments is to remove the growth to either improve the appearance or alleviate troubling symptoms.
How Much Does an Seborrheic Keratosis Screening and Treatment Cost in Birmingham?
Seborrheic keratosis screening and treatment is covered by your insurance. For any costs that you are responsible for, our payment options include cash, checks and major credit cards, and you may qualify for our financing options.
If you find discolored and rough or warty growths on your skin, it may be seborrheic keratosis. Contact us today to schedule a personal consultation and screening for seborrheic keratosis with one of our board-certified dermatologists.
*Individual results may vary. The content on this website is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a qualified physician.