Immediate clearance of lesions
We use Hyfrecation to burn the lesions off so there is no waiting for the treatment to work.
We offer medical treatment of Pearly Penile Papules using sophisticated technology.
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How does the process work?
We will begin by assessing and confirming your Seborhoeic keratosis. We will discuss any questions you have and treatments available.
Should you wish to proceed with treatment, we will be able to offer you our Hyfrecation procedure for the same day removal of your Seborhoeic keratosis.
We may ask you to book a follow up call to ensure that your genital skin has healed nicely and to answer any further questions that you may have.
Can Seborrhoeic keratosis be cured?
Seborrhoeic keratosis is a harmless condition, and although the lesions can be removed for cosmetic reasons, new lesions are likely to arise. There is no known way of stopping new lesions from appearing.
Does Seborrhoeic keratosis have to be treated?
Seborrhoeic keratosis is a benign (non-cancerous) condition that does not medically require treatment. However many people choose to have these lesions removed for cosmetic reasons, or if the lesions become irritated or inflamed.
Why have Seborrhoeic keratosis treated?
Seborrhoeic keratosis can be perceived as unsightly, particularly if on the face, neck or genitalia, and cause significant psychological distress. Some people choose to have their SK removed for cosmetic reasons or to improve self-esteem.
However, if these lesions do not concern you, then there is no need for treatment.
What are the treatment options for Seborrhoeic keratosis?
While treatment is not usually required, there are several options available for those who opt for removal of Seborrhoeic keratosis. The right treatment choice will depend on the size, number, thickness and distribution of the lesions, and the expertise of the clinician.
At Clarewell Clinics, we utilise Hyfrecation (or electro-cautery) for the treatment of Seborrhoeic keratosis.
How effective is the treatment for Seborrhoeic keratosis?
Treatment with Hyfrecation iss almost 100% effective at producing immediate removal of the lesions. Results with cryotherapy are less consistent and often require multiple treatment sessions. The lesions which do not respond to cryotherapy can be treated with other treatment modalities.
How long does the treatment take to work?
Hyfrecation, Laser and Excision result in immediate removal of the lesions, and it takes a few days for the treated area to heal completely.
Are there any side effects?
Most patients do not experience any side effects apart from slight discomfort for a day or so. Pain, soreness and swelling of the treated area, change in skin colour and scarring are rare side effects.
Can I get Seborrhoeic keratosis again?
The number of Keratoses a person has typically increases with age, so it is likely that you will develop further lesions following the removal of a lesion. This is a normal part of ageing, and you may or may not choose to have new lesions removed.
What happens if I don’t get treated?
Seborrhoeic keratosis is not harmful and does not usually cause any adverse effects if not treated, and in fact, treatment is not medically advised unless the lesions are particularly irritated or causing significant psychological distress.
Is there anything I can do at home if I have Seborrhoeic keratosis?
There are no known effective home remedies to remove Seborrhoeic keratosis. If you find a keratosis is itchy or irritated, a simple emollient may be useful to relieve irritation.
Page reviewed by Dr. Manoj Malu (Clinical Director)
Last reviewed date: 6 June 2021
Next review due: 6 June 2024
Whilst this content is written and reviewed by sexual health specialists, it is for general guidance only. It is not intended to replace the advice of your clinician.
Reference & Further Reading
- StatPearls (2021): Seborrheic keratosis
- Healthline (2017): Seborrheic keratosis
- The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (2019): Benign pigmented skin lesion
- Patient.info (2021): Seborrhoeic Warts
- British Association of Dermatologists (2018): Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
- British Association of Dermatologists (2017): Seborrhoeic keratosis
- Primary Care Dermatology Society (2021): Seborrhoeic keratosis
- Dermnet NZ (2016): Seborrhoeic keratosis
- Dermnet NZ (2011): Seborrhoeic keratosis images
- Medscape (2020): Seborrheic keratosis
- Mayo Clinic (2019): Seborrheic keratosis
- NHS University Hospitals Birmingham (2020): Seborrhoeic keratosis
- British Association of Dermatologists (2008): Cryotherapy
- Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (2015): Current Understanding of Seborrheic keratosis: Prevalence, Etiology, Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, and Management
- BMJ Best Practice (2018): Seborrhoeic keratosis