Age wart ( Seborrhoic keratosis)
A seborrhoeic keratosis is a harmless warty spot that appears during adult life as a common sign of skin ageing. Some people have hundreds of them.
Seborrhoeic keratoses are extremely common. It has been estimated that over 90% of adults over the age of 60 years have one or more of them. They occur in males and females of all races, typically beginning to erupt in the 30s or 40s. They are uncommon under the age of 20 years.
What causes seborrhoeic keratoses?
The precise cause of seborrhoeic keratoses is not known.
What is the treatment for seborrhoeic keratoses?
An individual seborrhoeic keratosis can easily be removed if desired. Reasons for removal may be that it is unsightly, itchy, or catches on clothing.
We use Hyfrecation, which is a form of electro surgery, to treat warts on the skin. The hyfrecator used is a low-powered medical device which destroys tissue directly.
How do I care for my skin after having the treatment?
Treated areas will scab for three to five days. Avoid picking, peeling, rubbing, scrubbing or irritating your skin in any way while it is healing as this may cause scarring and risk infection Dry areas should be kept hydrated with a moisturising cream Avoid heat, saunas, hot tubs and sweaty activity for one to two days; this includes exercise of any kind You may resume your regular skin care routine five days after treatment, once the area is healed If you have ongoing irritation after five days or anything you are concerned about at any other time, please seek medical advice from the clinic or your GP.
How much does it cost?
Treatment start from £79 for one.
Depending on the size and site of the lesion, accurate cost will be given after the free initial consultation.