Seborrheic keratosis

Skin Care West

Seborrheic keratosis

seborheic keratosis

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. Moisturizing 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.

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 ($200-300 depending on extent of treatment). Surgical excision of individual lesions is a separate fee.

Cosmetic consultation

seborheic keratosisPatients are invited to schedule a cosmetic consultation and assessment.

Contact us at or contact our partner clinic Synergy Medical Aesthetics  (250) 591-1566.