Seborrheic Keratosis – Treatment for Age Spots

Seborrheic Keratosis

Seborrheic keratosis (plural seborrheic keratoses) are noncancerous skin growths that many people develop as they age.

These lesions look unusual and unhealthy, so the appearance can cause concern even though seborrheic keratosis are non cancerous and therefore harmless in medical terms.

They are usually a darker colour compared to the rest of the skin – brown, black or light tan – and have a raised, rough, scaly texture.

Seborrheic keratosis are very common and most people will develop at least one and some people may have a number. They tend to appear on older patients. It is thought that too much sun exposure may also play a role, but they also tend to run in families.

While seborrheic keratosis is not harmful or dangerous, the appearance of these lesions is not dissimilar to some skin cancers, so it is important to get a proper diagnosis.

If the doctor agrees that they are of concern, then he/she can refer to a specialist on the NHS.

If the diagnosis is confirmed as seborrheic keratosis, unfortunately NHS free treatment is not an option. However, patients can choose to have the lesions removed privately.

Dr Ross Perry recently removed seborrheic keratosis age spots using radiosurgery. The blemish was carefully removed from the patient’s hairline.

Seborrheic keratosis removal video


Dr Ross Perry, GP and founder of the London Mole Removal clinics, says:

“At Cosmedics Skin Clinics our doctors and surgeons can remove benign ‘age spots’ with simple radiosurgery to ensure complete removal with minimal scarring.

“Much better than freezing or cryotherapy, which can leave marks and loss of colour to the skin.

“Prices from £350.

Seborrheic Keratosis Treatment

After confirming correct diagnosis, doctors and surgeons can recommend the best means of removal.

Skin Blemish & Lesion Experts

The London Mole Removal Centre is a private company, offering private appointments checks and treatment for unwanted skin lesions, including moles, cysts, skin tags, warts, verruca, lipoma, xanthelasma, milia. The team are renowned for diagnosising adn treating the more unusual complaints and have a high level of exprtise. All consultations and treatments are carried out in person by doctors who are specially trained in the latest laser and skin surgery techniques and are highly experienced in the field.

Further advantages of private treatment at the London Mole Removal Centre include:

  • No waiting lists
  • Fully trained doctors, registered with GMC
  • Moles can often be removed in the same appointment as the consultation, saving the need for a repeat visit and allowing patients to get their skin lesions removed very quickly
  • Choice of 4 clinics in London and also Bristol
  • Removed moles tested with report provided

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7731 3791.