What are age spots or seborrheic keratoses? Our providers can perform cosmetic treatments on seborrheic keratoses, which can often be identified as a type of age spots. Seborrheic keratoses are noncancerous growths on the skin. They can vary in size, shape and color, but often times they are brown. Most are raised and appear 'stuck' onto the skin. They are common in people over the age of 50, but younger adults can get them as well. They are very common and not contagious. Treatment areas: face, body, arms and legs. Top reasons for considering treatment of seborrheic keratoses: Patients should consider the removal of seborrheic keratoses if the spots are symptomatic, such as causing irritation, pain or bleeding. Many also choose to have them removed if they are bothersome, large or unsightly. What are the benefits of treating seborrheic keratoses? Your provider will treat the spot using cryotherapy- a treatment that freezes the skin growth, causing it to fall off within 1-2 weeks. The spot(s) will be removed, no longer being bothersome- physically or visually. Recovery process after treatment of seborrheic keratoses: It is a very minimal recovery process. Treated area may crust up and the spot should fall off within 1-2 weeks. Your dermatologist may suggest applying Vaseline to the treatment area as needed. Talk to your provider about important safety information prior to your treatment, as well as any post-treatment instructions.