This benign skin condition begin as slightly raised, light brown spots -most often on the trunk. Gradually they thicken and take on a rough, bumpy surface. Seborrheic Keratoses look like they were attached to the skin instead of being part of it.
The people who are most likely to get these growths have family members with seborrheic keratoses. Less frequently these growths appear during pregnancy or after estrogen replacement therapy.
Although the cause of these growths is unknown, Seborrheic Keratoses seem to run in families and be hereditary.
Since these growths are harmless, treatment is usually not necessary. If a patient does not like the appearance of the growths, a dermatologist can freeze the growth to remove it.
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