What is Seborrheic Keratosis?

Have you heard of ‘Seborrheic Keratosis’?

It is likely that you have seen them before, or maybe experience them yourselves but have just not known the correct name for the skin condition.

A seborrheic keratosis is a type of noncancerous skin growth which can become very common as we get older. They are harmless and not contagious.

The most common type of skin cell in the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin), is a ‘keratinocyte’ and the term ‘keratosis’ refers to a bumpy overgrowth of keratinocytes, this is where its name partly comes from.

What does Seborrheic Keratosis look like?

They are usually round or oval shaped

brown, black or light tan in colour

will have a wart-like surface, feel rough and scaly

they can be raised

can be either a single growth or they may sit with multiple growths.

Common areas for these to be found are on the head (scalp), face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and abdomen.

This skin condition does not need treatment as it usually causes no symptoms (although for some people they may occasionally become itchy), but you may decide to have them removed if they become irritated or catch against clothing or if you simply do not like the way they look.

What is the cause?

Can we help?

Here at e.m.skin clinic & beauty, in our dedicated skin clinic, we have a weekly clinic that Amy runs, specialising in skin blemish removal. This includes the removal of ‘Seborrheic Keratosis’.

Following a consultation and skin patch test, this skin condition can be removed sometimes in a single treatment, but sometimes a few treatments may be necessary.

See below some examples of clients that Amy has treated here in our skin clinic.


Amy treated this client in 6 sessions. As you can see from the before and after pictures, the seborrheic keratosis has been hugely reduced.








For this client, this was achieved in one session, the seborrheic keratosis was removed and no further treatment was necessary. As you can see this is now red and an ‘open wound’. This is completely normal. Aftercare is always a must and this is clearly explained after the treatment. Care would be needed around the area and any redness or sensitivity can last for up to 48 hours. The healing process will then take place.


If you would like anymore information regarding the treatments we offer in this area then please do not hesitate to give us a call where we can help you further.


CLICK HERE which will take you to our dedicated page on skin blemish removal.




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