These lesions appear on many parts of the body including the face, head, neck, chest, or back. While seborrheic keratoses do not typically require treatment, it is always prudent to consult your dermatologist at Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology if you notice an abnormal skin condition.

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What is Keratosis?

One of the most common skin conditions in adults, seborrheic keratosis is a type of noncancerous growth that appears on the skin. While these lesions are harmless, they can be troubling. Seborrheic keratosis lesions are characterized by:

  • A round or oval shape
  • Variations in color from black to tan to brown
  • Can either be flat or raised with a scaly appearance
  • Thick, wart-like appearance
  • Size can be very small to more than one inch in diameter

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What Causes Keratosis?

It isn’t entirely clear what the root cause of seborrheic keratosis is, but genetics appear to play a role. If one of your parents had brown skin spots, there is a greater likelihood that you may develop them as your skin ages. When the spots begin to form, they originally appear as a rough patch on the skin. They will take on a waxy, wart-like appearance as they continue to mature.

How is Keratosis Treated?

In most cases, seborrheic keratosis does not need treatment. If they become irritated due to contact with clothing or if you would like to have them removed for cosmetic reasons, there are several methods that can be employed to restore an even skin tone. Our board-certified dermatologist at Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology can advise you as to the method of removal that will be most effective for you.

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Belmont NC 28012

Phone: 704-755-8020

Fax: 704-755-8021


5815 Blakeney Park Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28277

Phone: 704-542-2220

Fax: 704-542-3304


309 S. Sharon Amity Road, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28211

Phone: 704-344-8846

Fax: 704-344-9844


7476 Waterside Loop Road #600
Denver, NC 28037

Phone: 704-601-4381

Fax: 704-822-5997

Forest City

651 Withrow Road
Forest City, NC 28043

Phone: 828-288-1204

Fax: 828-288-1205

Gastonia/937 Cox Road

937 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC 28054

Phone: 704-898-8014

Fax: 704-898-8018

Gastonia/959 Cox Road

959 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC 28054

Phone: 704-866-7576

Fax: 704-866-0106

Hickory/Tate Blvd. Building 100

315 19th St. SE, Building 100
Hickory, NC 28602

Phone: 828-325-9849

Fax: 828-325-9879

Hickory/Tate Blvd. Building 200

315 19th St. SE, Building 200
Hickory, NC 28602

Phone: 828-328-3500

Fax: 828-328-8777


13539 Reese Blvd W.
Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone: 704-892-4878

Fax: 704-892-7453


105 Delta Park Drive
Shelby, NC 28150

Phone: 704-484-0464

Fax: 704-482-0308

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