Seborheic keratosis (also known as granny warts or liver spots) are light-dark brown, rough, warty bumps which have a “stuck-on” appearance. They are very common on the back and tummy as well as on the face later in life. The cause is unknown and these spots are benign / non-cancerous. Some people can develop dozens of these lesions.
Seborrheic keratoses can be itchy and unsightly. Moistuzing the spots can improve itch. Because they are rough and elevated, seborrheic keratoses can be easily irritated and sometimes bleed. Unfortunately, there are no treatments available to prevent these growths.
Dr. Weichert offers cosmetic treatment of seborrheic keratoses with cryotherapy and surgery if required. Cryotherapy is a cold spray with liquid nitrogen – multiple spots can be treated in one visit. Cryotherapy will lighten and flatten seborrheic keratosis. Larger seborrheic keratoses will often require multiple treatments. Very large lesions may require surgical excision for complete removal.
Cryotherapy treatment is offered for a few or multiple lesions ($100-$250 depending on extent of treatment). Surgical excision of individual lesions is a separate fee.
Patients are invited to schedule a cosmetic consultation and assessment with Dr Weichert.
To book a cosmetic consultation for seborrheic keratoses, contact us at [email protected] or at (250) 740-2125.