Seborrhoeic Keratosis

Seborrhoeic Keratosis

Seborrhoeic Keratosis – Beaconsfield

At Skin Revision we offer you the most effective treatment for Seborrhoeic Keratosis – medical grade CryoPen cryotherapy. The pen emits a pressurised fine jet of nitrous oxide at minus 89 degrees, which kills of the cells causing the lesion to die and fall off.

What is Seborrhoeic Keratosis?

Seborrhoeic Keratosis is a common non-cancerous skin growth that typically appears as a brown, black or tan lesion on the skin’s surface. The cause of the legion is generaly related to genetics or sun exposure and will become increasingly more prominent as the skin ages.

Seborrhoeic Keratosis lesions can occur on various parts of the body. The most common areas affected include the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back, and scalp.

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Seborrhoeic Keratosis treatment in Beaconsfield?

Your treatment with CryoPen is a non-invasive procedure that requires no cutting, stitching, or anesthesia. The targeted lesions are sprayed directly on to the affected area, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

The treatments are around 5 minutes long and can often be completed in a single visit.

Minimal discomfort and downtime: While you may experience mild discomfort during the freezing process, most patients find CryoPen to be well-tolerated.

Following the treatment, you may notice some redness, blistering, or scabbing, which will resolve naturally over time.

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New smooth, un-blemished skin.

The treatment for Seborrhoeic Keratosis offers exceptional outcomes, resulting in smoother, unblemished skin. After the treatment, the body’s natural healing process begins, gradually replacing the treated lesions with fresh, healthy skin cells.

Moles or Seborrhoeic Keratosis?

A number of people believe that they have moles which they would like treated and removed. As an qualified skin revisionist, Jacqui is able to determine whether the blemishes are  Seborrhoeic Keratosis and not another similar form of skin lesion, such as a mole.

Jacqui at Skin Revision is your experienced and trusted skin specialist here in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.

Contact her today to have a pre-appointment chat, possibly send a photo or two, and allow her to explain how she can help you by treating and removing any signs of Seborrhoeic Keratosis.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Seborrheic Keratosis?

Seborrheic Keratosis (SK) can be known as seborrhoeic warts and basal cell papillomas. They are benign growths caused by a build-up of skin cells. SK are harmless, and often appear as brown or black, growths on the skin. More than half the men and more than a third of women in the UK have at least one SK. By the age of 40, 30% of the population are affected while by the age of 70 it increases to 75%. They are also found in younger people. The number of SK varies from person to person.

Are Seborrheic Keratosis infectious

No, Seborrheic Keratosis are not infectious

Can Seborrheic Keratosis become cancerous

It is highly important that we protect our skin from the harmful UVA rays of the sun. Lack of protection from the sun can lead skin cancer in men and women. Although Seborrheic Keratosis does not lead directly to cancer, any signs of SK should be acknowledged and either removed by a skin specialist, such as Skin Revision, or at the very least be covered as much as possible whilst outdoors in the sun.

What causes Seborrheic Keratosis?

Seborrheic Keratosis are nothing to do with sebaceous (oil) glands or viral warts. It is unknown what causes them, although prolonged exposure to sunlight is highly probable.

What are the symptoms of Seborrheic Keratosis?

Seborrheic Keratosis are harmless, and usually do not cause symptoms. They can sometimes itch, become red and sore, and catch on clothing. Many people dislike the look of them, particularly when they occur on their faces.

What does Seborrhoeic Keratosis look like?

Seborrhoeic Keratosis have a rough surface. They have a colour from pink to black. They can affect anyone, but on dark-skinned people they can also appear as a lot of small dark brown or black bumps. It is common for them to appear on the face and the neck (this is called Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra).

Small flat Seborrhoeic Keratosis can often become more raised and larger as the years go by. Their size varies from less than one centimetre to several centimetres across.

Seborrhoeic Keratosis are most common on the head and neck. The numbers vary and one person may have just one Seborrhoeic Keratosis whilst others may have many. Once present, they generally remain and new ones may appear over the years.

How are Seborrhoeic Keratosis diagnosed?

Seborrhoeic Keratosis can look similar to a Melanoma. It is therefore important that either your general practitioner or Dermatologist check over the lesion in order to make an accurate assesssment.

Seborrhoeic Keratosis can become a worry if they are red, itchy, sore or bleeding and so it is advisable to seek expert care from a Dermatologist in the UK

How can Seborrheic Keratosis be treated and removed?

Treatments for Seborrheic Keratosis are not funded by the NHS.
Seborrheic Keratosis do not need treatment as they are harmless and cause no symptoms; however, for those who wish to have them removed options with Skin Revision in Buckinghamshire include freezing them with CryoPen nitrous oxide (cryotherapy), or using a heated fine probe such as VeinAway Thermocoagulation.