Seborrheic Keratosis: How Large Will They Grow?
Many people have had Seborrheic Keratosis at some point in their lives. It is a popular skin disorder involving growth of skin cells on the top layer of the skin. The skin condition usually affects both children and adults. These skin cells either appear in clusters or as single spots.
Medical professionals suggest SKs appear above the skin in different sizes. They range from very small to more than two and half centimeters in diameter. Sometimes they appear like very small white or black circles within the skin growth itself. When large they appear dark or brown in color.
To sum up, the waxy growths appear raised on the skin or grow in a flat manner on the face, back and the chest. They can accumulate on other parts of the body but these are the common ones.
Seborrheic Keratosis outgrowths are known to mostly occur on individuals around their thirties and increase growth numbers and size with age. Having large, irregular or spherical shaped growths brings about a lot of embarrassment to the beholders and lowers their self esteem.
At first the Seborrheic Keratosis begins as a single spot then grows from small rough bumps and gradually thickens as well as spreading broadly on the skin and eventually growing on extended part of your body if not treated. Apart from aged individuals, the occurrence of lesions among the pregnant mothers and clients under medication is common. They mostly grow on the facial area and under the breast. .
Unlike small oval spots at the beginning, well matured growth of about an inch across appear- like warm brown candle wax or dirt stuck on the skin. It has no association with the inner skin making it appear like it can be easily be detached from the skin by plucking from the top layer of the skin.
Please note that not all SKs grow with large rough surfaces. Some are smooth and have tiny bumps that look like pawpaw seeds. They are well known as horny pearls due to their circular pattern. They are easily visible because of their difference of appearances with the surrounding.
SKs may also grow larger looking like warts. With time they develop course textures which comprise of deep pits and long deep cracks and at the same time growing 8 to 10 millimeters than it should be.
Therefore, Seborrheic keratosis usually appear first as small, white hard bumps and gradually develop into large concentrated clusters of outgrowths. This is however, not the case in all people, since there are some instances where SKs disappear almost immediately after appearing. It is also not advisable to let them fully develop, but rather to have them removed as soon as possible.