Seborrheic keratoses can be described as harmless skin lesions which are common in adult life. They usually resemble senile warts or brown warts. Also known as cell papillomas, the growths cannot become malignant or lead to any other cancerous diseases. In the early stages, they usually show signs of skin colored brown spots and eventually they begin to thicken. One must remain acutely aware that the condition is not contagious therefore cannot spread because of skin contact. With time, seborrheic keratoses become dark/black and the color change may also appear like a type of skin cancer. The growths do not restrict themselves to a particular part of the body. They attack both covered and uncovered parts.
The treatment of this condition at home is possible without the help of a professional. Despite the fact that many may argue the condition does not warrant or necessitate treatment, others may find them unsightly. They may also bleed because of clothing. Removing the growths is quite a simple process that does not cause scarring.
Various treatment methods at home for Seborrheic Keratoses
ü The use of liquid nitrogen is effective and does not need any professional application. This is also known as cryosurgery. However, this method may be less effective when the seborrheic keratoses has developed to large growths. It is an effective treatment method for the growths that are at an early stage. If performed soberly and objectively, the treatment will not result into hypo pigmentation.
- You can also make use of a special instrument to scrap the growths. This method is known as curettage. Alongside cryosurgery, the method is effective for thin and flat growths.
- The use of electric current to destroy the growths is regarded as the most effective. Nevertheless, it needs a lot of caution so as not to cause scarring. In comparison to other methods, it may take longer to yield the desired results.
- If the growths are not bleeding or irritating, the use of mild steroid creams can help to reduce their effect. On top of this, you can also use hydroxyl lotions which are also in a position to alleviate the condition.
- Freezing is also an effective method of treating the growths at home. With the use of a cotton swab, you can apply liquid nitrogen to the affected parts in order to freeze them. A spray gun can also be used. After a few weeks, the keratoses will begin to fall off. This method is preferred by many victims because it does not leave any marks on the skin.
It is advisable to select a Seborrheic Keratoses treatment method that will not lead to any further skin damage. If you are not sure of the procedure for treating the condition at home, seek professional help from a competent dermatologist.