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Who gets seborrheic keratosis?

Seborrheic keratosis are waxy growths that are seen most often in people above the age of 50. There may be a genetic factor in determining who gets seborrheic keratosis, so it's possible you may be more at risk if someone in your family has dealt with this condition.

What are the causes of seborrheic keratosis?

While the cause of seborrheic keratosis isn't exactly known yet, there are a few factors that can contribute. Age seems to play the biggest role. As you get older, mostly above the age of 50, your risk of developing seborrheic keratosis increases. Genetics can contribute as well, so if someone in your family has or had it, you may be more at risk. Finally, there's some evidence that sun exposure can put you more at risk for developing seborrheic keratosis.

What are common treatments for seborrheic keratosis?

In the vast majority of cases, seborrheic keratosis is treated by removing the growth or growths. This can be done in a number of ways. Curettage is the use of a scoop-like instrument to remove the growth. Electrosurgery uses an electrical current to destroy the tissue of the growth. With cryosurgery, liquid nitrogen is applied to freeze off the growth.

The best treatment for you will depend on many factors. At Elias Dermatology, we're here to come alongside you, answer your questions, and help find the treatment plan that will help you achieve your goals.

How long does it take to treat seborrheic keratosis?

When removing a growth caused by seborrheic keratosis, the results are instant. The growth can be removed right in our offices, meaning you can enjoy clearer, smoother skin almost immediately.

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Dr. Matthew Elias and Dr. Merrick Elias, and the entire staff at Elias Dermatology® are experienced in medical and cosmetic treatments for both men and women, utilizing a pain-free approach to ensure that patients receive the best results with the highest level of comfort. Elias Dermatology® is at the forefront in the treatment and prevention of diseases of the skin, hair, and nails, providing the highest quality care for patients throughout South Florida in the areas of Ft. Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, and Davie. Elias Dermatology® specializes in a variety of skincare treatments from skin cancer and acne, to the state of the art cosmetic treatments.

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