Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Stucco Keratosis Treatment

Treatment for seborrheic keratosis includes cryotherapy, electrocautery, or minor surgery to remove the skin lesions.

Treatment options for seborrheic keratosis include:

  • Surgery for seborrheic keratosis
  • Cryosurgery for seborrheic keratosis:
    • Freezing the skin to remove the lesions
  • Electrocautery for seborrheic keratosis:
    • Electric current is used to remove the lesion
  • Keratolytic agents:
    • May be an alternative to surgery
    • Topical medications that cause the skin to swell, soften, and peel
    • Ammonium lactate lotion (AmLactin, Lac Hydrin)

Stucco Keratosis Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat seborrheic keratosis:

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Stucco Keratosis References
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