Sun Spots known as Seborrheic Keratoses

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Sun Spots known as Seborrheic Keratoses

“Sun Spots”, occur on aging skin.  Officially they are referred to as Seborrheic Keratoses (Pl).  They can be flat, elevated, or crusty.  Some itch more when they are growing.  Some appear in areas of “friction”, such as under the bra line and/or waistband.  If they are inflamed or irritated from friction, partially scabbed, painful or bleeding, medical insurance will often cover the cost of treatment or removal.  Some can be lightly treated with liquid nitrogen; some can be anesthetized and removed from the skin with a small instrument.  There are numerous options for cosmetic treatments as well depending on the body location and extent of sun damage.


Catherine Del Secco
In the medical profession since 1992, Ms. Del Secco completed her degree in physician assistant studies at the University of Washington in 2003. Catherine was the lead physician assistant in the emergency room at Virginia Mason for several years before entering the field of Dermatology. Catherine joined Island Dermatology in January 2009 where she did intensive training under the leadership of Dr. Baron. Catherine performs the full range of cosmetic dermatology services including lasers for skin rejuvenation and red/brown spot removal, botox and fillers as well as medical dermatology services including skin checks, moles, rashes, warts and acne. She is also an active member of the National Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.