Seborrheic keratoses removal

Edinburgh Waterfront Hospital

Welcome to our Seborrheic Keratoses Removal service, where we specialise in the treatment of one of the most common non-cancerous skin growths. Seborrheic keratoses are typically brown, black, or light tan growths that appear on the face, chest, shoulders, or back. They have a waxy, scaly, slightly elevated appearance and can vary in size. While these growths are harmless and not contagious, they can sometimes be unsightly or cause discomfort if irritated by clothing or jewellery.

Our dedicated team of dermatologists and plastic surgeons at Waterfront Private Hospital are expertly trained in the latest techniques for the safe and effective removal of seborrheic keratoses. We understand the importance of both medical treatment and cosmetic results and offer personalized care tailored to each patient’s needs.

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    30-45 minutes
    Walk in walkout
    0-1 week off work
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Keratoses removal service

Our Seborrheic Keratoses Removal Services Include:

  • Expert Diagnosis: Accurate assessment to ensure the growth is a seborrheic keratosis and to rule out any other skin conditions.
  • Multiple Treatment Options: We utilize various methods, such as cryotherapy (freezing), electrosurgery (burning), or curettage (scraping), depending on the size, location, and characteristics of the growth.
  • Minimal Discomfort: Our procedures are designed to be as painless as possible, with local anaesthesia used when necessary.
  • Cosmetic Excellence: We focus on achieving the best aesthetic outcome with minimal scarring and optimal skin healing.
  • Comprehensive Aftercare: Detailed instructions and follow-up care to ensure a smooth recovery and the best possible results.
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Private seborrheic keratoses removal options

At Waterfront Private Hospital, we offer a variety of safe and effective removal options for seborrheic keratoses tailored to suit the individual needs of our patients. Our experienced dermatologists and plastic surgeons use state-of-the-art techniques to ensure both medical efficacy and aesthetic satisfaction. The treatment options include:

  • Cryotherapy: This method involves freezing the seborrheic keratoses with liquid nitrogen. It’s a quick and effective treatment, particularly suitable for thinner keratoses. The frozen tissue eventually falls off, leaving healthy skin behind.
  • Electrosurgery and Curettage: Electrosurgery (burning) is often combined with curettage (scraping) to remove the growth. This method is effective for thicker keratoses and typically requires local anaesthesia.
  • Topical Treatments: In some cases, topical creams containing hydrogen peroxide or other compounds can be used to peel away the keratoses gradually.
  • Surgical Excision: Surgical removal may be necessary for larger or more deeply rooted keratoses. This method involves cutting out the growth, usually under local anaesthesia, and may require stitches.

At Waterfront Private Hospital, we prioritise your comfort and cosmetic outcomes. Our specialists will help you choose the most appropriate method based on the size, location, and characteristics of your seborrheic keratoses. We aim to provide treatments that not only effectively remove the growths but also leave the skin looking as natural and unblemished as possible.

Following the removal, we offer comprehensive aftercare advice and support to ensure a smooth healing process and the best possible aesthetic results.

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