There are a few different types of keratosis. At the Angel laser clinic, we treat Common Seborrheic Keratosis and Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra.
The cause of keratosis is not known. It is not contagious. It can appear at any age but it is more common in mature skin, sun-exposed area and someone with family history. Chances of developing keratosis are greater in middle age and above.
They may seem worrisome as they may resemble actinic keratosis or even cancer. Common Seborrheic Keratosis or Basal cell papillomas are a very common benign lesion of the head, face and body. They belong to the wart family, they can vary in colour and size.
They are not harmful but may be aesthetically not pleasing. They can sometimes get itchy or even infected if rubbing against clothing, catching on jewellery or being scratched/picked. They tend to start as small rough bumps on the skin, flat or slightly elevated and progress to larger and thicker lesions usually with scaly or waxy, stuck-on appearance.
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra generally presents itself on the face of dark skinned people although can be also found on the neck, upper back and chest. Their number and size can increase with age but is not associated with any systemic disease. There could be a connection to a defect in the hair follicle and family history.
Advanced Cosmetic procedures using electrolysis is a minimally invasive procedure to treat Skin Blemishes. For that, the tip of a probe is used. Small bursts of energy are expelled and there is some stinging sensation felt. Injury to the skin is kept to a minimum.
In order to have Keratosis treatment at The Angel Laser Clinic, a diagnosis from your doctor is necessary before electrolysis treatment. At the consultation, you would be explained the treatment process and advised on the aftercare to ensure quick healing. If suitable, treatment can commence straight after.