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Seborrhoeic Keratosis

also called basal cell papilloma and seborrhoeic wart.

Clusters of these growths on dark-skinned people are known as

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (q.v.)

These domed or plate-like benign growths tend to increase with age hence the outdated term, senile wart. They are often confused with warts but they are neither viral nor contagious and the term, "seborrhoeic wart", though commonly used, is based on their appearance, rather than being medically correct. They are the result of excessive growth of epidermal cells and though the exact cause is not known, they tend to be more common in sunlight-exposed areas.

Their surface can vary from slightly rough to very hard and crusty, and range in colour from pale or golden, through mid- to very dark brown. They can be a few millimetres across or up to several centimetres, single or numerous, and they can become inflamed or itchy. They can also be pedunculated in which case they are often confused with skin tags. 

ACP using electrolysis is an excellent treatment for these growths which generally leaves little or no evidence of the original blemish and flat, soft skin once healing is complete.

Seborrhoeic Keratosis

Please see "Before and After" page to see these

blemishes following ACP treatment.