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Seborrheic Keratoses

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What causes seborrheic keratoses?

Seborrheic keratoses are common skin growths that first appear during adult life.  Although seborrheic keratoses may first appear in one spot and seem to spread to another, they are not contagious.

As time goes by, more growths appear.  Some people have a very large number of keratoses.  Seborrheic keratoses appear on both covered and uncovered parts of the body; they are not caused by sunlight.  The tendency to develop seborrheic keratoses is inherited.

Seborrheic keratoses begin as slightly raised, light brown spots.  Gradually, they thicken and take on a rough, warty surface.  They slowly darken and may turn black.  These color changes are common. Seborrheic keratoses are superficial and look as if they were stuck on the skin.  People who have had several seborrheic keratoses can usually recognize this type of benign growth.  However, if you are concerned or unsure about any growth, contact us for an immediate appointment.

If you are interested in learning more about skin cancer treatments, skin cancer surgery, medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina metro area, click here to request an appointment with Dr. Timothy Woodall, Dr. Richard White, or Ms. Kristin Berka. Or you can call our office, The Palmetto Skin & Laser Center, at (803) 329-6030 to schedule your appointment.