A seborrheic keratosis (also known as Seb K) is a common benign skin growth.

Growing up to two inches wide Seborrheic keratoses are usually brown, black or light tan. The growths look waxy or scaly with a rough texture, slightly raised and considered cosmetically unsightly.

They can appear anywhere on the body but are very common on the trunk, back, head, neck, and limbs. You may find people have them individually or as numerous clusters.

The cause of Seborrheic Keratosis is natural ageing, mature skins, sun damage from over sun exposure and do also have genetic links.

Typically, the lesions aren’t painful, but they may itch. Be careful not to rub, scratch or pick at them. This can lead to bleeding, swelling and, in rare cases, infection. Depending on their size and location.

How is Seborrheic Keratosis treated?

Here at Skin Southwest we offer ACP (advanced blemish removal and reduction) for a safe, gentle yet highly effective treatment.

Using a tiny probe, we lift and release the blemish from the skin cauterising it using a high frequency current with little or no residual marking on the skin. It is essential a thorough consultation and possible patch test is taken to gather the correct information and discuss the possibilities of this fantastic treatment.

Blemishes such as these can be disfiguring but can be efficiently and cost effectively removed quickly by ACP along with other unwanted skin blemishes such as skin tags, warts, moles, red veins, mila and many more.

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