At drs skincare, we see a lot of dermatological conditions in our Hamilton, Ontario, area practice. We work with new and current patients struggling with cosmetic and medical concerns.
Frequently, we assess and manage a benign condition referred to as seborrheic keratosis, which is reviewed below.
What are seborrheic keratosis?
Seborrheic keratosis is typically defined as well-defined “stuck on spots” that vary in colour from light tan to dark brown. A proper diagnosis can be determined with just a physical evaluation of the skin growth. Often, the terms “wisdom spots,” “age spots,” or “skin barnacles” are terms used to refer to seborrheic keratosis
What causes seborrheic keratosis, and where are they found?
Although the cause is not clear, genetics, mutations, and potentially a virus may play a role in its development. Seborrheic keratosis can be found in many areas of the body and is commonly found on the hands, feet, face, neck, torso, or back.
What is the management of seborrheic keratosis?
From a medical perspective, seborrheic keratosis is not at an increased risk of causing harm therefore, no intervention is required. Frequently, patients are bothered by the aesthetic or cosmetic aspect of seborrheic keratosis and are looking for methods of removal.
We offer a wide variety of options to treat seborrheic keratosis, including the following:
- Liquid nitrogen
- Laser removal
- Electrocautery removal
How do I learn more about seborrheic keratosis?
If you believe you have warts and are seeking effective, safe, and affordable removal, connect with the team at drs skincare in Hamilton, ON, by calling (905) 524-1712 to discuss your options. Drs Rahul Shukla, Jennifer Chuback & team are available to assist with the diagnosis & treatment of seborrheic keratosis if desired. The office is located at 1662 Upper James Street.
Dr. Rahul Shukla
Dr. Rahul Shukla is a modern dermatologist staying in line with the advancements in the field by being a member in numerous associations. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Brock University, and later attended medical school at McMaster University, and completed dermatology residency at University of Toronto. He is Board-certified in dermatology, in both Canada and in the United States. Meet Dr. Rahul Shukla