Seborrheic Keratosis are common skin growths that develop genetically and with age. They may look worrisome, but these are benign growths that often appear in middle-aged and older adults. Although some people may develop only one lesion, it is more common to have many of these lesions.
Most often Seborrheic Keratoses start as small, rough bumps. Then slowly they thicken and get a rough surface, almost resembling a cornflake in appearance. They range in color from white to black, although most are tan or brown.
Seborrheic Keratoses can look like warts, moles, Actinic Keratoses and skin cancer. They differ, though, from these other lesions by their a waxy, “stuck on-the-skin” look. Some look like a dab of warm, brown candle wax on the skin. Others may resemble a barnacle sticking to a ship.