Seborrheic Keratosis is a hereditary and benign skin growth that occurs on the face, scalp, trunk, and extremities. They typically arise around age 30 and older and continue to occur over a lifetime. Children rarely have these growths. These growths can be pink, white, black or brown in color. They may be flat or raised, often with a waxy “stuck on” or rough textured appearance. Typically they tend to start as small, rough bumps then slowly thicken and develop a warty surface. Seborrheic Keratoses are not contagious.
Most Seborrheic Keratoses do not require care. Unless they become irritated or traumatized, lesions do not need to be treated or removed, except for cosmetic purposes. Seborrheic Keratosis can be cosmetically treated with liquid nitrogen therapy (cryotherapy) or by shave removal and biopsy.
You should see a dermatologist if the growth grows quickly, turns black, itches, or bleeds. Also, if your growth is dry, flat, rough, and scaly.