Seborrheic keratosis

A noncancerous skin condition that appears as a waxy brown, black, or tan growth.


A seborrheic keratosis is one of the most common noncancerous skin growths in older adults. It may appear singly, but multiple growths are more common.


It often appears on the face, chest, shoulders, or back. It has a waxy, scaly, slightly elevated appearance.


No treatment is necessary. However, a doctor can remove one if it's bothersome.

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