Seborrheic Keratosis (Brown Spot)


This patient in her later 40s developed the large, plaque like brown spot on her right cheek several years earlier.  It had continued to grow and darken and was bothering her given its focal point on her face.  Dr. Guy evaluated it and determined it was a benign brow spot called a seborrheic keratosis.  This is one of the most common brown spots to develop on the face.  As this is a raised up spot it is treated differently than other types of brown spots.  Using a surgical device Dr. Guy was able to remove the brown spot without any scarring as you can see in the after photo.  This result took two treatments spaced 4 weeks apart, although the second treatment only required a 1 millimeter area to be treated.  Even though the before and after angles are not exactly the same, you can look at the location of her ear and eye in the before and after photos and see the original brown spot is completely gone without any scarring or recurrence.  As to be expected, the patient was very pleased.