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Seborrheic Keratosis Treatments


A seborrheic keratosis is a common, benign skin growth that most commonly affects older individuals, but can also affect those who are younger. It usually appears as a spherical, rough growth that varies in color from dark brown to tan to skin-colored and has a “stuck-on” appearance. These growths most commonly form on a person’s face, shoulders, chest, and back, and while they can occur at any age, they are most obvious in people over 50. Despite the fact that these growths are benign and generally regarded innocuous, they are frequently removed for aesthetic reasons.

At Moksha Dermatology in Cincinnati, Ohio, we are experts in the treatment of seborrheic keratosis. If you have a seborrheic keratosis that has to be treated, the dermatologists at Moksha Dermatology can help you get rid of it using minimally invasive procedures for the finest cosmetic result.


The majority of professionals do not understand the specific causes of seborrheic keratoses. Some experts believe there is a familial link to the development of seborrheic keratoses, so if others in your family have them, it’s conceivable you’ll inherit them as well.


Seborrheic keratoses are benign benign growths that can be removed if desired. However, because of their rough and discolored look, they are frequently considered as visually unpleasant. Numerous seborrheic keratoses can be found on the face or back, giving the skin a rough texture and uneven tone. At Moksha Dermatology, we offer a number of treatment options to help with the cosmetic elimination of seborrheic keratoses in a minimally invasive manner.

Although seborrheic keratoses aren’t malignant, any changes to the growths, such as rapid growth, color changes, bleeding, or issues with healing, should be discussed with a dermatologist.


For the elimination of seborrheic keratoses, Moksha Dermatology offers a number of treatment options. We will tailor a treatment strategy for the best cosmetic result according on the size, location, and quantity of seborrheic keratoses to be treated.

Laser Treatment for Seborrheic Keratosis

Laser removal, which uses a powerful beam of light to specifically eliminate the brown section of the seborrheic keratosis, is one option for treating thin seborrheic keratoses. Laser treatments are non-invasive and have a low risk of scarring. A seborrheic keratosis may take multiple treatments to be removed.


A numbing medicine is rarely needed during a laser procedure, but if it is, a topical anesthetic can be applied to your skin to numb the area. The beam of laser light is then directed onto the seborrheic keratosis, instantly destroying the cells of the seborrheic keratosis. Overall, the therapy is quick, and patients are able to return home right away.


When the laser treatment is finished, the treated region may appear gray at first, but will darken over the next two weeks. To keep it moist and promote optimal healing, apply Vaseline. To avoid hyperpigmentation, the treated region must be kept out of the sun. Over the course of two weeks, the lesion will gradually fall off.


The seborrheic keratosis should be greatly reduced, if not totally gone, once you’ve fully recovered from your laser treatment. There may be some discoloration or pinkness at first, but this will fade with time. Hyperpigmentation can be avoided by avoiding sun exposure in the treated regions.