A seborrheic keratosis is a type of skin growth. They can be unsightly, but the growths aren’t harmful. Multiple lesions can be present, although at the beginning there may be just one. Growths can be found on many areas of the body.
Why do they appear?
Growths often start out as small, oval, rough, pigmented areas. Over time, they tend to develop a thick, wart-like surface. They’re often described as having a “stuck-on” appearance. They may also look waxy and have slightly raised surfaces. The condition often develops in those who are middle-aged. The exact cause of seborrheic keratosis is unknown. These causes may be genetic, environmental, or a combination of both. It’s believed that most cases of seborrheic keratosis are caused by chronic exposure to the sun or extreme temperatures & often middle aged females.
Areas they are commonly found
Growths can be found anywhere on the body except on the soles of the feet or the palms.