121 East 60th Street, Suite 8AB New York, NY 10022

Ph. (212) 285-1110

Long Island

901 Stewart Ave, Suite 240 Long Island, NY 11530

Ph. (516) 512-7616

New York City (212) 285-1110

Long Island (516) 512-7616

Seborrheic Keratosis Treatment in New York

Seborrheic keratoses are common, benign skin growths. They usually occur after age 30. They can arise in any location. They do not commonly occur on the lips, palms, or soles. There can be one or multiple growths. They have a very varied appearance: they can be flat or raised, and may feel smooth, velvety, or greasy. They are classically described as looking “stuck on” the skin. The color of the growths is very diverse; they can be white, pink, brown, or black. There may be different colors within the same growth. They may look similar to melanoma, but they are not cancerous.

Some seborrheic keratoses are located in areas where they become irritated by clothing or friction, and can become irritated and painful. Other seborrheic keratoses are located in areas of cosmetic concern, such as the face or neck. For these reasons, many patients desire removal in order to increase comfort and improve appearance.

Seborrheic keratoses do not come back in the area where they were removed. After removal, the area of skin may be lighter than the surrounding skin. This color change may be permanent, or it may lighten after time.

Seborrheic Keratoses can be quickly removed by different methods:

  • Cryotherapy: This treatment is used to remove superficial lesions such as warts or seborrheic keratoses. Liquid nitrogen is applied or sprayed onto the growth. The temperature causes the abnormal cells to die. The treated area will crust, scab, and fall off after a few days, leaving normal healthy skin in its place.
  • Curettage & Electrosurgery: First, the growth is scooped out with a small tool. Next, a small electrical current is applied to the area to ensure removal of any remaining cells from the growth.

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121 East 60th Street, Suite 8AB New York, NY 10022
(212) 285-1110
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Long Island Office
901 Stewart Ave, Suite 240, Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 512-7616
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About author - Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is the founder and owner of New York Cosmetic Skin & Laser Surgery Center. With degrees from Harvard University and NYU, along with multiple publications and media features, the double board-certified dermatologist and laser surgeon proudly shares his expertise with patients in Garden City, Manhattan, and those who fly in to receive treatments at his offices. Dr. Rokhsar has worked extensively with Vbeam laser, Thermitight, Coolsculpting, and Fraxel laser technology, as well as Allergan and other injectable brands. He pioneered the Non-Surgical Nose Job and continues to be a leader in his field.

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