Cosmetic Skin Surgery - Keratosis

Cosmetic Skin Surgery | Keratosis

Keratosis usually occurs in older adults, and it is manifested as a yellow-brown skin lesion, rough to the touch.


They usually appear on the face, back, abdomen or chest, but can also be seen in other parts of the body.

They are not aesthetically pleasing phenomena, especially when they are located on a visible part of the face. Most commonly they cause itching in the affected regions and create discomfort.

Consultations with dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons at Atlas Hospital will help you get a better insight regarding your situation and provide you with all necessary information about keratosis treatment options.

Seborrheic keratosis

Seborrheic (seb-o-REE-ik ker-uh-TOE-sis) is one of the most common noncancerous skin growths in older adults.

A seborrheic usually appears as a brown, black or light tan growth on the face, chest, shoulders or back. The growth has a waxy, scaly, slightly elevated appearance. Seborrheic keratoses don’t become cancerous and aren’t thought to be related to sun exposure, but they can look like skin cancer.

Seborrheic are normally painless and require no treatment. You may decide to have them removed if they become irritated by clothing or for cosmetic reasons.


An actinic keratosis (ak-TIN-ik ker-uh-TOE-sis) is a rough, scaly patch on your skin that develops from years of exposure to the sun. It’s most commonly found on your face, lips, ears, back of your hands, forearms, scalp or neck.

Also known as a solar keratosis, it enlarges slowly and usually causes no signs or symptoms other than a patch or small spot on your skin. These patches take years to develop, usually first appearing in people over 40. A small percentage of actinic lesions can eventually become skin cancer. You can reduce your risk of actinic by minimizing your sun exposure and protecting your skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays.

The team of aesthetic surgery specialists at Atlas General Hospital successfully solves this aesthetic problem.