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Seborheic Keratoses (SKs) are a very pesky group of age spots. These spots are not moles but can resemble they. SKs have a variable appearance and can be whitish, grey, brown and even black. They can be flat or they can be raised. SKs are usually dusty or crumbly if you scratch at them. Sometimes SKs can become irritated and inflamed and can bleed. SKs never become dangerous. Most people have only a few SKs, but some people can be covered with them. There are many ways to remove SKs if they are unsightly or if they become painful and irritated.
There are several ways to remove SKs including cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen), electrocautery (for very small SKs), and Curretage.
Electrocautery is used to treat very small SKs like those pictured here on this page. These tiny SKs are also called DPN, or dermatosis papulosis nigra and are very common in darker skin types though Caucasians get them too.
Treatment of SKs is sometimes covered by insurance, but is usually considered cosmetic and requires cash payment.