Best senile warts (Seborrheic Keratosis) treatment on the face

by | Apr 18, 2019 | Blog, Cosmetic, Dermatologist, dermoscopy, Skin Cancer

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Best Senile warts (Seborrheic Keratosis) Treatment

Senile warts also known for their latin as Seborrheic Keratosis, are raised skin changes. Is a non-cancerous (benign) skin tumor that originates from cells in the outer layer of the skin. They are most common on the face, chest and on the back. Senile warts can come early in their twenties something and they become more common with age. They are not infectious and are completely harmless.

They are called senile warts, because they can resemble common warts. They are benign skin changes that do not turn into cancer.

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Symptoms

Senile warts often come quickly. The color can be anything from white to brown-black, but they are usually light brown, brown or blackish. The Surface can be greasy or dry and scaly.

You do not usually feel that you have them, but they can be quite large and visible. They can be in easy to reach places and can get stuck in garments or rub with clothes. Sometimes, but it is unusual, the warts can become inflamed and a little sore. They can also start to bleed. It is common that they can fall off.

A doctor can easily diagnose them, by just taking a look on the lesion, but in some case might require a dermatoscope or biopsy.

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Treatment

It is not possible to prevent senile warts. If you have concerns, for example if you think they are bothersome, a doctor or nurse can easily remove them by scraping or freezing. Freezing is called Cryosurgery and uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the tissues at the cellular level. The procedure is used often as it is relatively easy and quick, can be done in the doctors surgery, and is deemed quite low risk. This treatment is usually considered cosmetic and in many cases it is paid out of pocket by the patient. It is common that senile warts come back after they have been removed.

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Patient case

Patient question to the online dermatologist
I am a 73 year old woman. The images attached show a very slightly raised red brown bump that is been on my face for at least 2 years, sitting below my ear on the right side of my face. I believe it may have been preceded by an ingrown hair or a blemish, but now it remains as a small red bump that is painless but shows no signs of going away. It is painless and appears to be entirely superficial. I have been to the doctor, and they recommend that I remove it.

Online dermatologist answer
Thank you for sending your case. Based on the information and images of your face, this is possibly a SEBORRHOEIC KERATOSIS: Is a benign wart (not contagious) that is very common in adults. It is usually slightly raised and to have well-defined borders which is typical. Most seborrhoeic keratoses are brown or grey in color and have a wart-like or waxy surface. They can also have a more red appearance. If you notice any growth, ulcerations (sores) or changes in color or shape, I would however recommend a visit to a dermatologist for a closer look with a dermoscope (special magnifying glass) for a more accurate assessment. I hope this was to your help. Kind regards.

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Best Senile warts (Seborrheic Keratosis) treatment face before

Before treatment with freezing nitrogen (Cryosurgery)

 

Best Senile warts (Seborrheic Keratosis) treatment face close up before

Before treatment with freezing nitrogen close up

 

Best Senile warts (Seborrheic Keratosis) treatment face after

After treatment with freezing nitrogen

 

Best Senile warts (Seborrheic Keratosis) treatment face after close up

After treatment with freezing nitrogen, close up

 

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