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Seborrheic Keratosis

Called SK’s for short, they are often “stuck-on” raised wart-like growths on the skin. There may just be one or clusters of dozens.   They usually start off small and tan in colour and slowly over time get bigger and turn dark brown or black. 

  • They are not contagious, have NO relationship to skin cancer and can NEVER turn into melanoma (unlike moles), and they do not pose any risk to health.

  • They are often genetic and can be traced to other family members.  We tend to  develop more as we age and they are extremely common, with over 90% of patients over 60 having at least one.

  • Some people find them unsightly and choose to have them removed.


  1. Cryotherapy

  2. Electrocautery

  3. Laser Ablation

To schedule a consultation with one of our Dermatologists regarding Seborrheic Keratosis, a doctor's referral is required.

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