Video: Seborrhoeic Keratosis Removal Demo

seborrhoeic keratosis removalby Dr Ross Perry

Cosmedics Skin Clinics have released a new video to demonstrate removal of Seborrhoeic Keratosis, a common skin condition which is quite worrying for patients due to its discoloured and scaly appearance. 

In fact it is due to the appearance that some patients have concerns that the skin lesion is cancerous (i.e. melanoma).

Fortunately Seborrhoeic Keratosis (also spelled as seborrheic keratoses) is quite harmless, but it is important to get it checked out to rule out any concerns, as melanoma requires urgent referral for treatment. Patients are advised to see a GP in case of any concerns.

Seborrhoeic Keratosis are benign growths due to a build-up of skin cells. They are also also known as seborrhoeic warts or basal cell papillomas.

Although they are deemed to be medically harmless, patients are often concerned about the rough or bumpy texture of the lesion and the brown discolouration. Seborrhoeic Keratosis can be quite large and noticeable, so patients are often keen to get rid of them.

Seborrhoeic Keratosis is just one of the many kinds of non-cancerous skin lesions or ‘lumps and bumps’ that are removed by Cosmedics Skin Clinics’ doctors in the London and Bristol clinics.

The video shows in detail what is involved in removing a seborrheic keratosis on the patient’s head, inside the hairline.

  1. Firstly a local anaesthetic is administered to ensure that the procedure is entirely comfortable throughout.
  2. Then Dr Ross Perry uses a sterile microcautery ‘laser’ tool to ease the lumpy Seborrhoeic Keratosis skin lesion away from the healthy surrounding skin
  3. Finally, the wound is sealed to stop bleeding and start the healing process.

This technique requires no stitches and is designed to leave minimal scarring after healing.

doctor ross perry


Dr Ross Perry is known for his particular expertise in removing troublesome skin lesions, including cysts, warts, skin tags and mole removal. He has removed thousands of various skin blemishes in his career, both within the NHS and privately through Cosmedics Skin Clinics.


Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email to book an appointment.

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