Seborrheic keratosis is a type of keratosis that is commonly confused with actinic keratosis. Seborrheic keratosis is a skin disorder that results in a benign skin growth originating from keratinocytes. This type of skin disorder is common in people over the age of 60 and it is not cancerous. This is why its other name is senile warts to represent the aspect of age. Lesions of this type of keratosis are scary looking but are not harmful. Warts resulting from this skin disorder are usually black in color but they can also spot shades of brown. The warts are also so small but they can be as big as an inch. This skin lesions can be of many shapes. From oval, flat, bumpy or round.
Seborrheic keratosis has many signs and symptoms. Some of these symptoms resemble that of actinic keratosis. For perfect differentiation, a biopsy is usually done by a dermatologist. With this, you will be a 100 percent sure that you are suffering from seborrhoeic keratosis. A biopsy is not necessary though, if your dermatologist can know the difference at the appearance of the lesions.
There are lots of home treatments for seborrheic keratosis. These home treatments are mostly natural. Though they are effective, some take a lot of time to work and so you need to be dedicated and commited to achieve your desired results.
If the growth is protruding, the treatment is very simple. Tie a thread at the base of the growth. The knot will cut blood supply to the growth and in after some time, it will die off.
Seborrheic keratosis can be treated at home by the use of glycolic acid. Put a small amount on the growth and let it dry there. Leave it for some hours.
Vitamin D replenishes the skin and it also improves the immune system. Take meals that are rich in vitamin D. you could also take vitamin D supplements to help you with that. Vitamin D is also known to improve the skin’s complexion.
Finally as I conclude, seborrheic keratosis is not a skin disorder that requires much medical attention. Treatment is only necessary if you need to improve how your skin looks. Seborrheic keratosis on the face can be quite disturbing especially for women as they tend to care a lot more about image than men. Do not despair as there is effective treatment for this skin problem.