Healing is slower and scarring is more common. Sometimes seborrheic keratoses are burnt off with an electric needle or laser, especially if they are small.Another treatment often done is scraping off with a curette. It is also used when one spot needs a biopsy, since the scrapings can be sent to a lab.The consistent feature of seborrheic keratoses is their waxy, pasted-on or stuck-on look.
The look is often compared to brown candle wax that was dropped onto the skin. They may be unsightly, especially if they begin to appear on the face. estimated to be between 21% and 36% Seborrheic keratoseson exposed areas were more often flat and more than 3 mm in diameter than those on the non-exposed areas.
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.