What is seborrheic keratoses? When to see a doctor? Is seborrheic keratoses a risk?

Seborrheic keratosis is one of the most common types of noncancerous skin growths that appear in older adults but not only. A seborrheic keratosis usually appears on the face, hands, head, chest, shoulders or back as a brown, pale or black. The seborrheic keratoses growth has a scaly and slightly raised look. Sometimes, it appears singly, but multiple growths are more common . Seborrheic keratoses does not become cancerous, but may appear as skin cancer so you should see a dermatologist to confirm you that you have sk.
Seborrheic keratoses is painless and doctors won't recommend you any treatment but if you to remove it for aesthetic reasons, they will present you the best removal procedures. The exact cause of seborrheic keratoses is unknown. In general increase in number with age. Apparently there is also a hereditary factor. The doctor can usually diagnose seborrheic keratosis, by controlling the skin. To confirm the diagnosis or to rule out other diseases of the skin, the physician may recommend the removal for examination under a microscope. That procedure is called "biopsy".

Opinions About Glytone KP Kit

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The Glytone Keratosis Pilaris Kit contains two products and a bonus loofah to help you retexturize your skin and smooth out the bumps. The exfoliating body wash and the retexturizing body lotion are formulated to diminish the unsightly red bumps that form from Keratosis Pilaris. The active ingredient in these products is glycolic acid, which is a popular Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) used in cosmetic products since it penetrates the skin easily. AHAs exfoliate the skin, so that is why they help to reduce the appearance of red bumps.  They basically help remove that top layer of skin that has […]

My Experience With Keratosis Pilaris

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I have had keratosis pilaris for as long as I can remember, and it has actually gotten worse as I have gotten older. I am 27 now, and I have searched for effective treatments on and off for over 10 years. Recently my KP has gotten so bad and has spread from my arms to my chest and back. I can live with it on my arms, but it is embarrassing to have it covering my chest. I wanted to document my experience trying out different treatments. I will blog about what treatments I am using and whether the treatments […]

Did Anyone Tried Laser Hair Removal For Keratosis Pilaris?

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 A lot of people have asked if laser hair removal can remove keratosis pilaris. I will explain this in more detail, but the short answer is that it sometimes can. It’s a little complicated to understand, so I’ll do my best to go over it. First, you need to understand how keratosis pilaris forms in the first place. When your body produces too much keratin, which forms the top layer of skin, the buildup of the excess keratin plugs up the hair follicles. When the hair starts to grow underneath the plugged follicle, it creates that bump that we are […]

Keratosis Pilaris Treatment at Home

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Keratosis Pilaris, also referred to as KP or chicken skin, is a genetic skin condition that manifests as rough bumps on the skin that may appear red when irritated. There is no cure, but there are many keratosis pilaris treatment regimens that can reduce the appearance of the bumps. These bumps form due to the body producing an excess of Keratin, a protein that forms hair, nails, and the top layer of skin. When too much keratin is produced, it forms a hard plug in the hair follicle. These plugged hair follicles appear as tiny bumps on the skin. There […]

Seborrheic Keratosis Wikipedia

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Seborrheic keratosis is a benign skin growth common in adults. Although the skin condition looks dangerous, it is not. However, some people want the condition treated as it can be an irritant when wearing certain clothing. Symptoms and characteristics of seborrheic keratosis The skin growth can appear as pale, black or brown. The growth can manifest in the chest, face, back or shoulders. It is scaly or waxy, and has a somewhat raised appearance. Sometimes the growth can be singular or multiple. Some people mistake them for skin cancer, but they are not cancerous. The shape can be oval or […]

Seborrheic Keratosis Natural Remedies

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Usually, most of the dermatologists advice the patients affected by seborrheic keratosis to not try to treat themselves. Why? Because this condition occurs in quite a big percentage in elderly people, that might not follow exactly the safety procedures, and therefore, may harm themselves unwillingly. As a general rule, THERE ARE NO SEBORRHEIC KERATOSIS Natural Remedies. There are people claiming they’ve got rid of this problem with herbs oils, but truth is there is no proof or evidence they had really gotten rid of this problem. Dry Skin Soaps And Non-Invasive Treatments Currently, there are on the market lots of […]

Seborrheic Keratosis Removal Options

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Most of the dermatology manuals advise the physicians to not treat Seborrheic keratosis unless there are signs of malignancy or they are asked specifically to remove the warts from their patients’ bodies. While most of the patients do not feel a major discomfort, 20-37 % in average of the older patients experience intense itches in the areas affected by this disease, as well in the surroundings. This is usually when most of them ask professional help, first from their family physician and then from a dermatologist. When it comes to Seborrheic ketatosis treatment, there aren’t too many options but to […]

How to treat seborrheic keratosis?

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Shimizu’s Textbook of Dermatology is very specific concerning the seborrheic keratosis treatment. Unless it provokes major discomfort to the affected people, there is no need to treat this condition. Treatment is required, however, whenever there are long term cosmetic concerns or even the slightest sign of malignancy. When people choose to treat this condition, they generally have multiple options: they can try to treat it with home based remedies or they can go for electrocautery, cryosurgery, shave excision or electrodesiccation plus curettage. Obviously, the home remedies aren’t as effective as the surgical treatments, reason why most of the people ask […]

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