Seborrheic keratoses are very common benign growth that occurs on the skin as people age. The exact cause of these are unknown, but they are often hereditary. Most frequently, they occur on the face, chest and back. They can have various shades of tan, brown or even black, so they can be mistaken as moles. These lesions can grow to be large and thick, or cause irritation.
Since these are benign lesions, removal is done for cosmetic purposes or to alleviate bothersome symptoms. The method of removal depends on the size, location and thickness of the seborrheic keratoses. If thin, they can be treated with cryotherapy, which does not require local anesthesia. Thicker ones are better removed with cauterizing or surgical cutting, which is done after a small amount of local anesthesia. Healing usually occurs quickly within days to 1 week.
The cost varies based on the number of spots being treated, the method used and the location. It starts at $100 per lesion.
Cysts are generally defined as fluid filled sacs. They are very common. They must commonly occur on the scalp (Pilar Cysts) or on the face and body (sebaceous or epidermoid cysts)...