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Seborrheic Keratoses (Age Spots) and Sun Damage

Seborrheic keratoses or age spots are very common harmless skin growths which progressively appear during adulthood. These skin growths are usually raised, brown or black and can be mistaken as skin cancer.
They tend to grow on the face, scalp, torso and even sensitive areas near the eyes or genitalia, and may cause skin irritation or significant cosmetic concerns.

How can Seborrheic Keratoses be removed?

Cryosurgery using liquid nitrogen freezing may be used for thinner age spots.
Electrosurgery or laser ablation is a better option. After the skin is numbed with local anesthesia cream or injection, these ages spots can be removed by simple electrocautery.
Even removal of multiple lesions is generally well tolerated, with some scabbing for 1-2 weeks and with good wound care, the wounds usually heal well with very minimal or no scarring. Some may experience post-treatment pigmentation which usually improves and clear with time.
The information written and published on this website is not intended to substitute the recommendations of a trained professional and does not replace a professional consultation.
It is advisable to undergo a formal consultation to help establish a relationship between the doctor and yourself, accurately determine your concerns/problems, and get the appropriate treatments for them.
It is also imperative to note that the contents of the website with respect to treatments, results and pricing can vary from individual to individual, and can only be accurately determined by the doctor upon diagnosis.
Do note that all medical treatments will only be administered upon proper consultation, with the requirement that patients be above 21 years of age to provide legal consent.

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Dr Tay Liang Kiat

Dr Tay Liang Kiat is a fully accredited Dermatologist who specialises in skin cancers, Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic and nail surgery, aesthetic dermatology and laser procedures. With more than 20 years of clinical experience, he also manages other aspects of general ambulatory and inpatient dermatology, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, urticaria, hair loss, children skin issues and other complex medical dermatology. In addition, he has expertise in the use of the latest immunotherapy (biologics) treatment for severe eczema, psoriasis and urticaria.