What is Seborrheic Keratosis?
The abnormal growth in the skin cells of the body often bring about the development of seborrheic keratosis. This abnormal growth of skin cells are often brought about mostly by genetic factors. Many also believe that the growth of seborrheic keratosis are brought about by ageing skin while many also believe that the conditions is brought about basically by exposure to sunlight rays for a long period of time. The growth of seborrheic keratosis differ in shape, size , growth and colour, however the skin infection often appear as single growth on the skin or groups of outgrowths on the skin.
How can it be removed?
Seborrheic keratosis removal can be achieved through some formulated home remedies such as Glycolic acid solutions and Hydrogen peroxide. Glycolic acid solution is often prepared at a 30% concentration (any concentration higher than this can cause sever burn to the skin hence must be 30% or lower depending on recommendations). The solution of Glycolic acid is poured into a spray bottle, and the Glycolic acid spray is applied on the affected area and left for several hours. The treated area must not be washed while having your bath.
The application of Glycolic solution on your skin may cause some stinging sensation, however this sensation will naturally disappear after some moments of application. Some crusts will form on the treated area after some while and the skin’s colour will start to turn red. The crust should fall off after few hours of application, and the discolouration should improve afterwards. To achieve the best result with Glycolic acid solution, it will be ideal to leave the solution on the skin overnight, and if the infection is proven stubborn, you should start reapplying the glycolic acid solution after the keratoses have healed sufficiently from the first treatment.
Never apply glycolic solution to all the affected parts of your body at the same time, start with a little portion of your skin at a time and if the stinging sensation continues unabated, then you will need to discontinue using the glycolic acid solution.
Hydrogen peroxide solutions can also be used in dealing with seborrheic keratosis growths. The concentration should be around 20-80% according to guidelines from your dermatologist. When hydrogen peroxide solution is applied on the keratosis growths, they turn white and then pink after some minutes. Hydrogen peroxide is not applied daily but periodically until all the lesions disappear.