Seborrheic Keratosis On Face

Seborrheic Keratosis usually begin as raised growths on the surface of the skin. The growths normally occur as one or dozens and if they are allowed to grow, they can cause severe irritation. This condition normally attacks the outer layer of the skin and this is why it is considered as non malignant and not life threatening. Many are the times when victims have left it and with time the growths heal and gradually begin to disappear.

Seborrheic Keratosis on Face usually become waxy and appears brown in color. However, this appearance is usually evident at the early stages of the condition. With time, the spots turn and become darker. While in some cases they appear as Christmas tree patterns, the growths are oval shaped especially when they attack the face.

These non cancerous skin growths can be very irritating because of clothing or the use of perfumes. When they are on the face, they appear as multiple growths. Even though you are required to visit your dermatologist for proper diagnosis, it is easy to know the condition by looking at the appearance. Seborrheic Keratosis on Face can be black or brown. However, the appearance usually varies depending on the stage of the growths. If you notice any pale growth on your face or on the shoulders, this is a sign of Seborrheic Keratosis on Face.

Seborrheic Keratosis on Face can build slowly and this building usually happens in groups .The growths are painless but this does not rule out the possibility of irritations and itchiness.

Seborrheic Keratosis on Face should be reduced or completely removed because they can begin to disfigure ones face cosmetically. This condition does not have a known cause but most professionals attribute it to inheritance. A lot of sun exposure can also cause the growths but the good thing is that they are not contagious. There are cases where women develop them during their pregnancy period. Generally, Seborrheic Keratosis on Face becomes increasingly evident in old age.

Apart from the face, Seborrheic Keratosis can affect the chest, shoulders and the back. It is usually characterized by a yellow or brown appearance. When they are on the face, the growths are elevated and have a rough texture.  It is good to have a good dermatologist examine the growths to ascertain if they are cancerous or not. A biopsy is the best option because it gives accurate results. Seborrheic Keratosis on Face can be treated using Cryotherapy where extreme cold is used even if the growths are raised.

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  1. alida says:

    do you know any methods that I can use to remove the seborrheic keratosis from my face? I have 6 of them and to be honest are not very pretty :)

    • Linda Curttis says:

      The best method that I know is freezing it. My sister removed her seborrheic keratoses by freezing it. Also, you can try some natural remedies or herbs but ask for a medic advice first.

    • BlackSheppard says:

      The surgery is the best treatment for facial seborrheic keratosis. Also the cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen can be a solution if you have small growths…

  2. mike says:

    oh my god, seborrheic keratoses from face looks very bad. anyone that have it should try to treat it someway…

  3. Gourgeous says:

    Not a very nice image and trust me I know what I`m saying. The best thing is that seborrheic keratoses on face can be treated. I had just 6 pieces of it and I removed them last summer. :)

  4. kassandra says:

    Seborrheic keratoses on face? Huh, I got rid of it 3 months ago.

    I lived with seborrheic keratosis on my face every single day since 2008. I had 32 pieces on my neck, face and nouse. Who have it know how is to be shine to go outside or the sentiment that you have when you see how people looks at you, like on a monster.

    The reason for my posting is to tell you one thing: REMOVI IT as quick as you have the chance. Seborrheic keratosis is not gona treat by itself (how people hope) and the treatment is very cheap and you won’t feel any pain! Treat it guys and don’t lose years like I did!

    • Brad says:

      Hello Kass. Can you tell me how did you removed them? Also it will be great if you could tell me what are the costs for removing seborrheic keratosis growths :)

    • Linda Curttis says:

      Good pointed! The removal procedures for seborrheic keratosis are very easy and I agree with you that don’t worth to stay with these growths on your skin.

      I see every day people that are shamed because of their seborrheic keratosis, and they live with that same for years. The main reason was that they was afraid of the removal pain. What pain people? :)

  5. Marry says:

    Can you recommend me a facial seborrheic keratosis treatment? I would prefer a cream or something that won’t cause too much pain :D

    • Sarah says:

      Marry, seborrheic keratosis needs to be removed not treated. You have here on the “treatment” section a few ways to do it. Chose one of them, and don’t worry about the pain, you won’t feel anything :)

  6. Remmy says:

    I have a lot of seborrheic keratosis on my face and a lot mean about 25 grwoths. I know that there are people that have hundreds of them, but I’m to young for this, I have only 26 years :)

    Please tell me what to do to get rid of seborrheic keratosis from my face. I don’t care about pain, I will do whatever I need to remove them and to have my face clear again :)

  7. Sarah says:

    Had a very large one on my upper back for about 5 years which had become very itchy and dark, after researching what worked for other people I decided on Hydrogen Peroxide. Being very pale with sensitive skin I was very reluctant to use the 35% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide (which appears to be the recommended percentage??), instead I decided on the 3% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide (which is a mild skin disinfectant).

    I dabbed it on twice a day, there was no pain or damage to surrounding skin (slightly more itching, due to the fact it was drying up) I did not need to increase the percentage it was totally gone in 3 weeks.

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