Seborrhoeic Keratosis (Senile Warts)
These warts are a flat thick build up of epidermal cells with a rough texture and are also known as seborrhoeic keratoses. Sometimes, they are called senile warts as are often associated with age. They usually look like greasy or crusty spots which seem to be stuck on to the skin. The colour varies but usually they are darkish brown or black and sometimes can be confused as to being molles. Though referred to as a wart, seborrhoeic warts are not caused by the HPV virus, they are viral within the skin but not contagious to other people.
Often the warts are circular although they can also be oval in shape, some have an irregular shape and their size can vary from around one centimetre to several centimetres in diameter.
Seborrhoeic warts tend first to appear around the age of 40. They can sometimes run in families. The actual cause of these warts is unknown. It can be common to develop several seborrhoeic warts as you become older. Also, as time goes by, each wart tends to grow slightly and become darker. They can occur anywhere on your body, other than on your palms or soles.
The longer they are left untreated the more established they become, as they set down fibrous attachments into the skin. Once removed though, new fresh skin will emerge. These are 1 of 3 blemishes which we recommend are treated sooner rather than later. The others being blood spots and age spots.
The treatment to remove them is by diathermy cauterisation whereas the wart is gently eased off the skin by cauterising the fibrous tissue attaching them to the skin. A scab will form and when fully healed the scab will drop off to reveal new clean skin undderneath
- 15 minute treatment £70
- 30 minute treatment £120
- 45 minute treatment £170
- 60 minute treatment £220