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. :)

    • Manzila says:

      In fact, patients eruendd itchiness, redness and fiery irritation of their skin for weeks while the treatment was taking place. Sounds a bit similar to the initial side effects of tretinoin as well. The first two or three weeks I was on it felt like a combination of constant sunburn and some of the most uncomfortable dryness I’ve ever felt in my skin. Not to mention feeling like a shedding cat with all the skin flakes that were falling off my face at the time.

  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 😀

    • 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.

  8. Vedprkash says:

    , exactly where do we turn for santiy and directions that will put health care back on the right track? It has to be a free-market initiative – my own personal view is that the nation’s businesses who pay for health care should step up to the plate big time and take the proverbial bull by the horns. Some have.But you say there is no fee-for-all problem. How can you say that when the spending we do is judged so horribly inefficient and wasteful because of this ceaseless profusion of over-utilization, over-diagnosis, over-prescribing and over-treatment? You say that fees are already fixed by insurance contracts and Medicare where has that gotten us? Those fees may be fixed under ICDs, but what has prevented the mass profusion of demonstrably overdone numbers of diagnoses, treatments, procedures and prescriptions? It’s almost Pavlovian – just keep pushing the “done” button and the fee-for-service mill keeps grinding out precious, dwindling health care dollars. You say move insurance back to what it was meant to be insurance. And just let them keep paying our dwindling health care dollars without some semblance of control over our spending? That’s no solution without master controls on our out of control cost-generating health spending. You say leave the decisions to the two parties involved, the patient and the doctor. Yes, just as soon as we have revitalized a lot of doctoring to ensure that doctors are not overutilizing, over-diagnosing, over-treating and over-prescribing, and that patients are no longer getting what they want simply because they demand it. If there are outside factors mandating any of the excesses (as some say medical malpractice does) – then let’s attack the outside catalysts to higher costs. Let’s steamroll them under and clear the way for medicine absent undue costly influences.You say you want leaner, so let docs and hospitals truly compete. My question is how? Let docs and hospitals truly compete – just like they are doing in Dallas/Ft Worth, where the two big systems are waging a turf war by sucking up all the docs they can into their feeder mechanism? Let’s just see what two giant ACOs can accomplish – if we ever see one of those unicorns.If I somehow (LOL) come off as passionate about these views, it’s motivated by a lot of very, very good docs I have known for years (almost all primary care) who have been increasingly staggered by the load of more government, more regulations, more paperwork, less pay, less respect and longer days all compounded by this growing sense of deprivation from doing what it is they love doing most and the reason they became physicians. So yeah, I’m pretty passionate about this.

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