Barnacles of Aging
The medical name for it is Seborrheic keratoses.
Seborrheic keratoses are benign plaques, beige to brown or even
black, 3-20 mm in diameter, with a velvety or warty surface. It
appears as if they have been pasted or stuck into the skin. They
look like brown wax on the skin. They are common-especially in the
may be mistaken for melanomas or other types of cutaneous
neoplasms. Although they may be frozen with liquid nitrogen or
curetted if they itch or are inflamed, no
treatment is needed. Seborrheic keratoses are non-cancerous
growths of the outer layer of skin. They may be single or appear in
clusters. Seborrheic keratoses are usually brown in color, but can
vary in color from light tan to black. They vary in size from a
fraction of an inch in diameter to larger than a half-dollar. A main
feature of seborrheic keratoses is their waxy, "pasted-on" or
"stuck-on" look. They sometimes look like a dab of warm brown candle
wax that has dropped onto the skin.
Most women hate the appearance of these skin
and may be concerned. Different degrees of Pigmentation have
Barnacles of Aging. Epidermal growth factors play a role in the
development of these skin growths, which develop from the
proliferation of epidermal cells. They begin as light brown points,
which become darker with a wart appearance. Some become almost black
when sun tan lotions is used but have no relation to skin cancer.
They appear frequent on the box
and have a kind of wax feeling
and to look. They are not contagious
and will not spread. Some may have little black or white
circles in the middle
and the surface appear irregular.