Seborrheic keratosis is also known as senile wart. It is a skin disorder that generates from keratinocytes. It is a noncancerous skin growth that is wart like and has a greasy crust. The growth is normally scary looking but it is benign. As the second name for seborrheic keratosis states, it appears in the old age hence the name senile wart. The growths range in colour. They can be black or in shades of brown. They also vary in size with the standard one being so small up to 1 inch big with different shapes too. Seborrheic keratosis can be divided in different types. Some are; common seborrheic keratosis, stucco keratosis and melanoacanthoma. These growths can be irritated and itch especially when there is friction between them and cloths.
Seborrheic keratosis affects different body parts like the face, upper back, chest, neck and also the lip. This keratosis of the lip affects mainly the lower lip. The lip develops lesions that are greasy and ugly looking. These lesions can be so small but can also be as big as an inch. They are easily irritated when friction occurs making them itchy. Nevertheless, they are not harmful to your health but you can seek treatment.
There are a lot of treatments for seborrheic keratosis of the lip. Glycolic acid is a good remedy for seborrheic keratosis and it works. Just rub a small amount on the lesions on the lip and let it dry. If you keep using glycolic acid on the lesions, the lesions will heal and fall off with dry skin.
Another treatment for seborrheic keratosis on the lip is use of lasers. Laser treatment is very effective and fast. You should however note that this treatment is quite costly but it is really worth it.
Seborrheic keratosis of the lip can also be treated by the use of electrocautery. This works by making the lesions fall off and in no time you will have lost them. A sister to electrocautery is curettage. It also works the same way but if you want best results you should mix the two as they are more effective when combined.
In conclusion, seborrheic keratosis of the lip is not a cancerous skin disorder and therefore you should not panic. It is however important to note that it is a treatable condition and there are many options if you want to remove it for cosmetic reasons.