for Seborrhoeic Keratosis
From £175 I Session
At the Stafford Skincare - Lichfield Clinic, we use Cryotherapy (Freezing) to treat seborrhoeic keratosis (also known as seborrhoeic warts). Most seborrhoeic keratoses are rough, crusty, brown lesions found on the back, abdomen or along the hairline. In females, they often develop under the bust, where they may be flesh-coloured and very itchy. Seborrhoeic keratoses can develop at any age, but are much more common after the age of 40 years. They are harmless, but can be unsightly and may be itchy and catch on clothes or when brushing hair.
Seborrhoeic keratoses are also found on the face or on the back of the hands, where they often start off flat, pale brown in colour and smooth to touch. As time passes, they become rough and raised, and it becomes more difficult to cover the brown patches of skin with make-up.
Cryotherapy treatment is quick and simple, taking less than 30 seconds for each wart. It stings during the treatment, and afterwards, the wart may become red and inflamed for several days before drying up and crumbling off. Most seborrhoeic keratoses only need one treatment to reduce their size or to remove them completely. However, larger or more stubborn lesions may need to have repeated treatments to reach the desired effect.
The treated area usually heals without leaving a visible mark. However, there is a small risk of the treated area healing with a white mark, particularly if the seborrhoeic keratosis is thick and needs a lot of cryotherapy, or repeated treatments. Very rarely, people can develop a small area of brown pigmentation at the treated area. This is more common on the neck, or if you have darker skin or brown eyes.