What is Seborrhoeic Keratoses (SKs)?
Seborrhoeic keratoses, also known as seborrhoeic warts and basal cell papillomas are very common harmless growths due to a build up of skin cells. They are usually rough flattish or raised growths which can be pale brown, mid brown or black in colour and are without symptoms, but can occasionally itch or become inflamed and tender particularly if they catch on clothing. Some people have very few SKs, but some have large numbers of SKs. Most people with SKs are self conscious and find the SKs cosmetically unappealing. The treatment of SKs is usually not available in the NHS, but treatment is available in the private sector and highly effective. Treatment is usually in the form of cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen treatment- more than one treatment session maybe needed) or curettage and cautery (scraping them off with a special instrument under local anaesthetic), both simple procedures. You may continue to develop new SKs in the future and these can be treated in the same way. It is important that treatment is carried out by an experienced doctor to reduce the risk of scarring which may potentially occur due to treatment and equally it is important that the SKs are assessed by an experienced doctor to confirm the diagnosis prior to treatment as occasionally melanomas can look like SKs. Dermatologists, like Dr Sewell are specialists who have the highest level of training in assessing skin and treating skin lesions like SKs.
How can Dr Sewell treat Seborrhoeic Keratoses?
Dr Sewell has years of experience diagnosing and treating patients with SKs effectively and will choose the best treatment for you, with the aim to create clearer skin and to restore your confidence.
Seborrhoeic Keratoses appointments in Surrey and London
Dr Sivanie Sewell offers face to face appointments as well as video and telephone consultations for the treatment of Seborrhoeic Keratoses. Face to Face appointments are available at Spire St Anthony's Hospital (London), Spire Gatwick Park Hopistal in Horely (Surrey) and Ashtead Hospital in Ashtead (Surrey), convenient locations for the surrounding areas of Cheam, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Kingswood, Richmond, Dormansland, Bletchingley, Virgina Water, Mitcham, Leatherhead, Epsom, Reigate, Redhill and Dorking.
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