A seborrheic keratosis is a type of skin growth. They can be unsightly, but the growths aren’t harmful. However, in some cases a seborrheic keratosis can be difficult to distinguish from melanoma, a very serious type of skin cancer.
There is some evidence that skin exposed to the sun is more likely to develop a seborrheic keratosis.growths also appear on skin that is usually covered up when people go outdoors approximately 18% and 26% exposed areas were more often flat and more than 3 mm in diameter than those on the non-exposed areas.
Electrosurgery uses an electrical current to scrape the growth off. The area is numbed before the procedure. Curettage is a scoop-like surgical instrument that is used to scrape the growth. Curettage is sometimes used with electrosurgery.