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Seborrhoeic Warts

Effective Removal of Seborrhoeic Keratosis

Seborrhoeic wart, also known as, Seborrhoeic Keratosis or Basal Cell Papillomas.

What is Seborrhoeic Keratosis?

These are a type of wart. They are common, harmless growths on the skin. The colour can range from pink to almost black.

These are benign skin growth on surface of the back, chest and stomach area. They are non-infectious and non-harming lesions. However, they can be unsightly and don’t look very aesthetically pleasing.

Our skin specialists use following methods of removing them safely and permanently.

  • Thermolysis: This method can cauterise the lesion which will dry out and scabs up before falling out.
  • Cryotherapy: Using focused nitrous oxide spray on the area can destroy all cells over the skin, removing the growth.

Both methods have similar after effects. Keeping the area dry and not touching/picking the skin will heal it in 1-2 weeks.

As with any skin lesion being removed, you may experience the following:

  • Discomfort – An anaesthetic will be applied to the skin lesion and the area surrounding it, in order to ensure comfort. However, some pain may be felt during and after the procedure, which is natural and should subside with time.
  • Infection – Although it’s rare, an infection may occur where the skin procedure was performed
  • Pigment changes – As the area heals, it may be the case that the area becomes lighter or darker. Usually, pigment changes are temporary, it can be part of the healing process but rarely may be permanent.
  • Scarring – As the skin’s surface is being disrupted, scarring may occur. To minimize the chance of scarring, it is important that post treatment guidelines are followed.

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