Seborrhoeic Keratosis /Wart Removal

Seborrhoeic keratosis /warts are benign overgrowths of epidermal keratinocytes, and the cause is unknown.

They are harmless growths on the skin. They have a number of different names, including seborrhoeic wart and basal cell papillomas.

Seborrhoeic keratosis have a rough surface and can have the appearance of being stuck on the skin. They can vary in colour from skin coloured to almost black. They most often occur on the stomach, chest and back and usually start to appear after the age of 40.

As they are not true warts they are not contagious. However they can run in families possibly due to genetics or skin type. They usually do not cause trouble, but occasionally they can become inflamed, especially if knocked or caught in something like a zip.

Seborrhoeic warts do not require treatment, as they are usually harmless, but you may want them to be removed for cosmetic reasons. This is best done by scraping the wart away or by freezing it with liquid nitrogen