Seborrheic Keratosis Removal with Cryotherapy
We generally cringe at the blisteringly cold weather we have here in Ottawa, but in the case of treating benign or malignant skin lesions like seborrheic keratoses, cold temperatures just might be the solution you need. While cryotherapy is not a typical topic of conversation, it has become an increasingly popular treatment option over the years.
Cryotherapy is the local or general use of freezing temperatures in medical therapy. We offer localized treatments for unwanted skin lesions like seborrheic keratoses, so you can say goodbye to unwanted and unsightly skin growths.*
WHAT IS A SEBORRHEIC KERATOSIS?
Seborrheic keratoses (also called a “seborrheic verruca” or “senile wart,”) are common benign (meaning non-cancerous) skin growths. They may resemble warts, moles, actinic keratoses, or skin cancer lesions, however they differ because they are non-cancerous and have no viral origins. Seborrheic keratoses start as small rough bumps and will slowly thicken and grow over time. These growths are usually brown or tan in colour, and are more common in middle-aged and older adults. It is more common for patients to develop multiple growths, however some only develop one. They are most commonly found on the face, neck, back, and arms – the parts of your body most frequently exposed to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.