Video Demonstrates Seborrhoeic Keratosis Removal

by Dr Ross Perry

Dr Ross Perry shows the removal of a Seborrhoeic Keratosis in this surgical demo video.

Seborrhoeic Keratosis is a common skin growth which can look unpleasant with brownish discolouration, scaliness and a raised bumpy texture. Patients can worry as the skin lesion can resemble melanoma in appearance, looking quite unusual. Seborrhoeic Keratosis is actually harmless, but it is important to get it checked out and properly diagnosed just in case, as melanoma requires urgent referral and attention.

Thankfully Seborrhoeic Keratosis is not of medical concern, but patients are often keen to get it removed due to the appearance. This is just one of the many skin lesions or ‘lumps and bumps’ which doctors at the Skin Surgery & Laser Clinic are able to remove using minimal scarring techniques.

Seborrhoeic Keratosis Process

In this demonstration, Dr Ross Perry uses a sterile microcautery ‘laser’ tool to ease the lumpy Seborrhoeic Keratosis skin lesion away from the healthy surrounding skin. He then seals the wound to stop bleeding and start the healing process.

This technique requires no stitches and is designed to leave minimal scarring after healing.

Seborrhoeic Keratosis Removal

Treatment of Seborrhoeic Keratosis is a minor surgery procedure which is commonly carried out at Cosmedics’ Skin Surgery Laser Clinics in London and Bristol.

The procedure is undertaken in clinic and done same day (often during the same appointment as the consultation if both patient and doctor are happy to proceed). It can be carried out using local anaesthetic and Cosmedics’ doctors and surgeons use minimal-scarring techniques.

This is an excellent option for patients who are refused cyst removal on the NHS, as sebaceous cysts of no medical concern are classed as a cosmetic issue.

Private cyst removal is available with organisations such as Skin Surgery Laser Clinic who have a selection of clinics based in London and Bristol. Skin lesions are removed using the latest surgical techniques for minimal scarring; with trained doctors and surgeons. The lack of waiting lists is a real advantage and if the doctor and patient agree, many cysts can be removed in the consultation without need for booking a separate appointment for treatment.

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