How To Remove Seborrheic Keratosis

Seborrheic Keratosis is a skin condition that causes a lot of discomfort. It starts with small spots and progressively worsens to produce a lot of irritation. For many, clothing and jewelry usually causes the condition to worsen and start bleeding or be inflamed. Even though the condition is non cancerous and may not need treatment, you may want to remove it for cosmetic purposes. At the moment, there is no proved method of preventing this condition but a number of treatment methods can be used to tackle it. As much as you will want to use home remedies, consulting a dermatologist is also advisable. Plus, quite often, the growths are not life threatening unless there are serious complications or infections resulting from the condition.

The removal of these growths should start with the application of a topical cream. The cream usually helps to make the skin light and begin the break down of the growths. The best cream to be used in this case should include glycolic and lactic acid. Thinkers, past and present, recommend the use of creams that have strong exfoliating properties because of their effectiveness. The best solution is to go for a prescription product that can produce optimal and reliable results. Alternatively, you can opt for over the counter creams that contain all the necessary ingredients.

It is no secret that the removal of Seborrheic Keratosis needs vitamin D supplements’. Within a short period into the removal or treatment, the vitamin D will help the lesions to crust and eventually begin to fall down. Nonetheless, it is important to seek advice from your doctor regarding the levels of vitamin D to use. Excessive usage can lead to excess levels in the body.

There are numerous procedures that can be used in the removal of these skin growths. Many present dermatologists suggest methods such as electrocautery or cryrosurgery. In the process of cryosurgery, the use of liquid nitrogen is very helpful. The liquid is mainly used to freeze the growth and this will eventually make the growths begin to fall off.

On the other hand, a safer and less emotive removal method is electrocautery method.  This method is more effective because it involves the curing of these growths using electric current. It is less painful and usually acts fast with fewer side effects. Cutterage removal is usually done by scraping the growths from the affected areas of the skin. But most importantly, these methods can all be used at a ago depending on the extend of the growths. Another applicable method of removing these growths is the use of chemical peels.

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  1. tantor says:

    there are a lot of methods for removing seborheic keratoses but before trying something you really should see a medic …

    • Sharon Padgett says:

      I have sebborrheic kertosis on most of my scalp. It started in April of this year. It is a miserable condition. My hair is thinner. I have been to a dermatologist. At this point it is not better.

  2. Helen Potter says:

    Wich method for removing seborrheic keratosis do you think is better? I have this condition for about 2 years and I really would like to get rid of it. Help me with an advice please 🙂

  3. Sukumaran says:

    Is it necessary to remove all the hair on the head
    for electric cautery to remove seborrheic keratoses?

    • Jason says:

      That depends of your condition. In the most cases the pacient need to have a haircut to avoid the hair burning.

      Also, if you don’t have very many growths you can do it without haircut. With other words, the answer for your question depend by 2 factors: the number and size of your seborrheic keratoses and the doctor that will remove it.

    • Sarah says:

      If your growths aren’t very big, you can do it with electric cautery. If I were you I would chose cryotherapy.

  4. Richard says:

    I had Seborrheic keratosis? on my face for about eight weeks. I thought it may be cancerous. The Doc scrapped it off and left a scar! In a month it started to return. Being the creative person I think I am and an Army Infantry Medic, I covered the returning scabby growth with New-Skin for four days or so. It went away and so did the scar and there was no reoccurring doctor’s bill. So I say try a liquid bandage treatment before seeing a doctor about it. Your choice of course.

    • Amy says:

      I’m wondering about the person who got rid of the seborrheic kerratosis from their face with New Skin if they have a picture of the growth prior to treatment or how big was it? Also, wondering if the seborrheic kerratosis has returned? I have a seborrheic kerratosis on my cheek and the dermatologist attempted to remove it with liquid nitrogen, but it didn’t work and the site is now darker. I’m thinking if trying New Skin. How often did you apply it? I know your post is from awhile ago so I understand I may not hear back from you. Thanks!

  5. Briddget says:

    Take a vitamin D supplement to help eliminate seborreic keratosis. Vitamin D is known to help the keratosis balance from skin and produce solve a lot of keratosis skin condition. A lot of the skin diseases can be a sign of vitamin D deficiency. The vitamin D is naturally produced by the body when exposed to sunlight and from my point of view is good ideea to take vitamin D supplements in seborrheic keratosis 🙂

  6. Ron B says:

    I am 85 yrs. “young” and have SK all over my back, and have had it for years. Va was persuaded to try the “freeze” bit with liquid nitrogen at one time, but the spots treated returned. Is New Skin available over the counter at pharmacies? Might get some and give it a try. It’s embarrassing to have to wear a t-shirt in the pool or ocean to hide the very unsightly back. Maybe at my age it’s a no brainer to be concerned with appearances, but i hate to have folks exposed to the mess.

  7. Linda says:

    I had a doctor freeze SK’s off and they eventually came back. I do not know if Nu Skin will work, but it is available over the counter and is nothing but a liquid bandage that is applied over a cut. On an open wound it will burn when applied, but on SK’s since they are not open should not hurt at all. I suppose it is worth a try. As for how often you apply the Nu Skin would depend how quickly it works itself off the skin. I would reapply when I see no signs of the Nu Skin. I am not sure, but could be water soluble after a time. I used it often in my work as I use to get open sores on my fingers and it offered a degree of protection while the wound healed as bandages were a nuisance when trying to sew all day.

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