Seborrheic Keratoses

These non-cancerous, waxy growths often start as small, rough bumps and then slowly thicken and can develop an uneven surface. They can be hard to distinguish from skin cancer, so it’s best to see a dermatologist to make sure.

They are often tan or brown, but can range in color from white to black. Seborrheic keratoses can appear on various parts of the body, except for palms of the hand or the soles of feet. They are not painful, but may itch.

Typically seborrheic keratoses appear in middle-aged and older adults, and can run in families. There are a variety of treatment options to remove seborrheic keratoses.

For more information, visit the American Academy of Dermatology at