Also called sunspots or age spots. We specialize in the removal of skin lesions.
Keratosis Removal Results
Our Approach to Treating Keratosis
Consultation and analysis of the keratosis
Determine if the keratosis is benign and if a biopsy is necessary
What Is Keratosis?
Keratosis is a skin condition characterized by the growth of the stratum corneum. In other words, it is the result of the excessive development of the most superficial part of the epidermis, the main component of which is keratin. Generally, it appears in the form of small rough patches on the skin whose texture resembles sandpaper. Its size and color vary from one lesion to another. However, it can increase in volume and change color (red or brown) over time. It is found especially on areas exposed frequently and for a long time to the sun such as the face, the neck, the ears, the arms, the top of the hands and the back. People with fair skin are the most affected. There are different forms of keratosis. The most common are actinic keratosis and seborrheic keratosis.
Actinic keratosis, also called solar keratosis, is mainly present in people who have been exposed to UV rays. It is easily distinguished by its appearance; either small, flat, scaly or slightly raised patches. Its size varies between 3mm and 10mm. Its color also fluctuates; it may be the color of your skin or of reddish color.
Seborrheic keratosis, also called seborrheic wart, appears mainly with age. It my look like a wart; its pigmentation is darker than actinic keratosis. More “fatty or oily” in appearance, it is palpable in the skin. Although it is harmless, it can sometimes cause itching. It can be found alone, but it is often accompanied by other keratoses.
Photos of Keratosis
- Clinical exam
- Biopsy if necessary
- Removal of the Keratosis