Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.
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Patient Post-Operative Instructions:
Post-Op Wound Care Instructions.pdf
Post-Op Instructions for Wound Seal Powder.pdf
After a Shave Biopsy Instructions.pdf
After a Punch Biopsy Instructions.pdf
Patient Instructions following Blu Light for Actinic Keratoses.pdf
Patient Instructions following Blue Peel.pdf
Post-Injection Filler Instructions.pdf
Microneedling After Care Instructions.pdf
Post-Op Sclerotherapy Instructions.pdf
Post Procedure Care Instructions for Intense Pulse Light.pdf
V-Beam Post-Op Instructions.pdf
Also known as seborrheic verruca, most people will develop at least one seborrheic keratosis during a lifetime. Fortunately, these lesions are benign and don't become cancerous. They are characterized as brown, black or yellow growths that grow singly or in groups and are flat or slightly elevated. Often they are mistaken for warts. Generally, no treatment is required unless the growth becomes irritated from chafing against clothing. However, because it look similar in appearance to precancerous growths (actinic keratosis), your dermatologist will likely biopsy the tissue to confirm the diagnosis.
If a seborrheic keratosis becomes irritated or unsightly, removal is conducted using one of these three methods:
Cryosurgery, which freezes off the growth using liquid nitrogen.
Curettage, in which the doctor scrapes the growth off the surface of the skin.
Electrocautery, used alone or in conjunction with curettage to burn off the tissue and stop the bleeding.