Seborrheic Keratosis in Charlotte, NC

Darst Dermatology offers personalized treatment for seborrheic keratoses in Charlotte, Matthews, and the surrounding North Carolina communities.

What Are Seborrheic Keratoses?

Seborrheic keratoses are a benign growth on your skin that may look rough or scaly or appear “pasted to your skin.” Seborrheic keratoses start as small, rough bumps but develop into a thick, wart-like growth that may be tan or brown in color. It is not painful but can itch.

You may have just one growth, but most people with seborrheic keratoses have several on various parts of their bodies. Seborrheic keratoses are not common in children and usually occur in middle-aged and older adults. In women, the growths may appear following hormone replacement therapy or following pregnancy.

How Is Seborrheic Keratoses Treated?

Dr. Darst can sometimes diagnose seborrheic keratoses with a visual examination. However, the growths often look like other skin conditions, including skin cancer. Therefore, Dr. Darst may recommend removing the growths for biopsy. This will confirm a diagnosis and rule out other conditions.

Dr. Darst can easily remove seborrheic keratoses in his office. The growths are usually frozen off using liquid nitrogen or cut off the skin. Stitches aren’t necessary, and the skin is numbed prior to the procedure.

Dr. Darst, a board-certified dermatologist, offers expert treatment for seborrheic keratoses to residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and other Metrolina communities in North Carolina. Schedule a consultation today by calling 704-321-3376. Darst Dermatology is conveniently located at 11301 Golf Links Drive North, Charlotte, NC 28277.