These are harmless, brown to black, skin lesions, which appear to be stuck on the surface of the skin. Although they are also called seborrhoeic warts, they are not infectious.
These are not cancerous and they have virtually no risk of progressing to skin cancers.
There is no medical necessity for these to be removed. However, seborrhoeic keratosis can be unsightly or get itchy or sore.
Professor Madan believes in providing most effective and cosmetically acceptable treatments for skin conditions. For seborrhoeic keratoses, we offer laser treatment which gives the best cosmetic outcome and is most effective.
Treatment such as curettage, cryotherapy etc produce unnecessary heat or cold injury resulting in pigmentation and higher risk of scarring. For this reason Professor Madan does not advocate use of these procedures for treatment of Seborrhoeic keratosis.