Seborrheic Keratosis

Definition:

A very common condition exemplified by superficial skin growths that are rough, elevated and dark in color. Aesthetically displeasing, they are usually painless and benign. Most occur on the face, back, chest and torso where there has been extensive sun exposure.

What Causes Seborrheic Keratosis:

For the most part, they can be attributed to genetics, though sun exposure may play a role.

Management Strategy:

The best results are achieved with surgical approaches or radio frequency-based therapies and, at times, a combination of treatments based on the individual response.