Seborrheic keratosis is non-cancerous skin growth that is very common. They are usually brown but can vary in color from light tan to black and are like barnacles attatched to the skin.
Since seborrheic keratoses are non-cancerous, they are not serious and do not indicate any serious health problem. One may consider treating this benign skin growth based on the fact that they are unsightly especially when they appear on the face or due to medical problems.
Generally, seborrheic keratosis does not require treatment because they are not damaging to your health. Treatment of this skin growth is therefore very simple as it is not deeply rooted to the skin. Even when in doubt, and a medical diagnosis of seborrheic keratosis is conducted, there is nothing to worry about since they are not harmful.
One can easily treat seborrheic keratosis at home by covering the affected part excluding the face with an adhesive bandage to prevent rubbing against clothings and bleeding. Hydrogen peroxide can also be applied to affected area, lots of vitamins and supplements are also very good for skin balance so can be taken to reduce them. Avocado oil will also help reduce or erase discoloration and a few other marks that appear as a result of exposure of the skin to the sun.
Leaving seborrheic keratosis to disappear without treatment is also not a bad idea. The only disadvantage is that they take several days to heal and aside that, one will have to follow the advice of a dermatologist closely to prevent infection and other problems.
If one prefers to treat seborrheic keratosis medically, its cost is not much to worry about as it is quite reasonable. The cost of treatment may vary in terms of size. In cases where skin growths are small tiny ones, lesser amount is paid as compared to a larger number of skin growths over several areas.Also, the cost of removing seborrheic keratosis is a tax-deductible medical expense, so it is simple and inexpensive to get rid of these skin growths.
Bear in mind that most insurance companies and medicare will not pay for the removal of seborrheic keratosis if done only for cosmetic reasons. To avoid too much worry over cost of treatment, one may consider some home remedies as best and nothing to worry about unless maybe, the skin growth itches, swells and turns red without apparent cause, grows over time, seldom go away on their own and changes color from dark brown to black.