Seborrheic keratoses tend to:
- Start as small, rough bumps, then slowly thicken and develop a warty surface
- Have a waxy, stuck-on-the-skin look
- Be brown, though they range in color from white to black
- Range in size from a fraction of an inch to larger than a half-dollar
- Form on the chest, back, stomach, scalp, face, neck, or other parts of the body (but not on the palms and soles)
- Cause no pain — some itch
Seborrheic keratoses. Some seborrheic keratoses look like stucco splattered on the skin. Seborrheic keratoses. Like his father, this man saw many of these growths appear on his skin.
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Images used with permission of the American Academy of Dermatology National Library of Dermatologic Teaching Slides.