Seborrheic keratoses are brown, crusty and sometimes mildly itchy growths usually on the trunk that affect aging skin. They are benign lesions that can sometimes fall off on their own. They are removed easily usually with one and sometimes two laser treatments.
Compared to traditional liquid nitrogen treatment, laser treatment requires fewer sessions (often only a single session) and is more effective, leaving less of a residual lesion.
Is it uncomfortable?
Our certified laser technician Renee Burdon will first apply liquid nitrogen to freeze the area, and then use the laser which has a mild heating sensation. It is a very brief discomfort and most of it is felt during the liquid nitrogen application.
What is the recovery time?
Mild soreness lasts for several days to the area in most cases, but normal activities can be pursued the day after the procedure.
Is there a charge for sebhorreic keratosis treatment?
Yes, the treatment is not covered by provincial healthcare coverage, please call our clinic for pricing.
Is a referral required for sebhorreic keratosis treatment?
No, you can book the appointment for an assessment yourself.