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Keratosis Removal in Manchester

Keratosis, also categorised as Seborrheic Keratosis or Actinic Keratosis (aka solar Keratosis), is a type of skin growth that can be unsightly and make people feel very self conscious depending on the location.

Keratosis Removal in Manchester

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Erika (6th June 2022)

Keratosis Removal

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mr shivram singh consultant cosmetic surgeon

Medically reviewed by Mr Shivram Singh MBBS, FRCSI, FRCS (Plast), Medical Director & Lead, 

Medical Advisory Committee for Manchester Private Hospital

Last Reviewed September 6th 2022

What Is Keratosis Removal?

Keratosis, also categorised as Seborrheic Keratosis or Actinic Keratosis (aka solar Keratosis), is a type of skin growth that can be unsightly and make people feel very self conscious depending on the location.

Although Keratosis is considered benign, it can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between Keratosis and melanoma.

If you suspect you have Keratosis, speaking with a medical professional should be the first step to take to confirm diagnosis. In most cases your doctor will be able to confirm by looking at it and identifying the type of skin growth you have.

Be sure not to pick, rub or scratch at the lesion as it can cause symptoms of bleeding, pain and itching.


Keratosis can appear at any location of the body and be an isolated case or part of multiple lesions. Common areas for Keratosis include; face, shoulder, stomach, chest, back and head.

These types of growth are typically oval or round in shape and may start small but grow larger over time. Keratosis feels rough to touch, is raised from the skin and have been described as a wart like growth with a waxy appearance that has been stuck on to the skin.

Keratosis can run in the family and can appear on either men or women who are middle-aged or older. The growths are typically brown in colour but can also be black or yellow.

Why Choose Keratosis Removal?

When a person discovers a new growth or lesion on their body, it is common to feel worried or anxious. The first port of call with any changes on the skins surface (such as growth changes) should be to seek the advice of a medical professional. It is always better to be over cautious than to potentially ignore a serious condition.

Both men and women opt for Keratosis removal for a number of reasons including;

– Reduce or eliminate anxiety connected to skin growths such as Keratosis
– Stop symptoms caused by Keratosis, including itching or bleeding
– Regain self confidence
– Boost self esteem following the removal of unsightly growths
– Stop Keratosis from catching on items of clothing or jewellery

Keratosis Removal Methods

Keratosis can be removed in a number of ways, including:

– Cryosurgery, whereby the growth is frozen with liquid nitrogen.
– Dermabrasion, using a handheld device to sand down the growth
– Surgical removal, to cut out or shave the growth
– Ablation, using laser treatment to burn away Keratosis

Following a consultation, your consultant or dermatologist will be able to advise on the best method of removal for you depending on the type and size of the growth. For example, some removal methods are better than others for large or raised Keratosis.

Keratosis Removal Aftercare

Removal procedures for Keratosis are generally considered minor and minimally invasive. Following the removal of a skin growth, the skin may appear lighter where the Keratosis used to be – this tends to fade over time and blends in with the surrounding skin tone.

Patients should avoid using tanning sunbeds and wear high factor sun-cream of SPF 30 or above.

Following your treatment, you will be able to go home straight away but you should proceed with caution for a few days. Avoid knocking the treated area and if you have had surgical removal; keep wounds clean and dry.

Depending on the size and location of your growth, you will receive a specific aftercare plan on how to care for your skin in the following weeks post treatment. In addition, you may be given a follow up appointment so that your surgeon can assess the healing process.

Side Effects of Keratosis Removal

As with most minor cosmetic procedures, Keratosis removal comes with some potential side effects that all patients should be aware of.

Common side effects include; swelling, pain and inflammation but may vary depending on the treated area and size of Keratosis.

Side effects are mostly temporary, but where surgical removal has been used, a small scar may be visible afterwards.

Other side effects can include; itching, burning, redness and mild pain, which can be controlled with pain relief medication.

Rare complications can include; bleeding, raised scars, skin sensation changes and hypo/hyper-pigmentation.

Side effects should subside within a few days post treatment, but if you have any concerns do not hesitate to get in touch with your cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist.

Why Patients Choose the Manchester Private Hospital

The Manchester Private Hospital has been removing skin growths like Keratosis for many years.

Our specialist cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists are experts when it comes to skin related conditions that cause distress and anxiety.

We provide a pressure-free environment at all times and aim to put to rest the minds of patients when undergoing Keratosis removal. We take on board patients’ concerns and can tailor a specific care plan that suits their condition, choices and lifestyle.

Book Your Keratosis Removal Procedure Today

If you have concerns about a skin growth, or have received a diagnosis for Keratosis, speak with our medical professionals today in a specialist consultation that will not only put your mind at rest, but allow you to make an informed decision about the type of removal procedure that suits you.

Our qualified cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists are able to remove unsightly skin growths quickly and effectively so you can get back to your daily life the same day. Most cases are treated as outpatients, meaning you can walk in to our clinic and walk out minus your skin growth.

Call today with confidence and speak to a friendly member of our team on 0161 507 8822 to arrange your consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  How long does the procedure take?

Depending on the size of your skin growth, the procedure can take between 15 minutes to one hour

  Does it hurt?

Numbing creams and local anaesthetic can be used to ease pain and discomfort depending on the size of your lesion.

  Are Keratosis cancerous?

Keratosis are considered benign growths and rarely become malignant. They sometimes go away on their own but if you notice it growing quickly, bleeding or hurting seek medical advice immediately.

  What areas are covered?

The Manchester Private Hospital is situated in Salford and covers all areas of Manchester and surrounding regions.

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Meet Our Surgeons

Mr Shivram Singh

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgeon​ Mr Singh is a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Birmingham. His NHS practice includes major reconstruction following Skin and Breast cancer surgeries and trauma. He is a well established microsurgeon and regularly performs microvascular reconstruction.
Mr Shivram Singh

Ms Nabila Nasir

Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon Ms Nabila Nasir is an experienced Consultant Oncoplastic Breast surgeon at Manchester Foundation Trust. She was appointed as an NHS consultant in 2011 after completing higher surgical training in London. Ms Nasir trained in many reputable Oncoplastic Breast Units in London and South of England including the Royal Marsden. During her training, she has done MSc in evidenced based health and is a principal investigator for research trials at her trust.
Ms Nabila Nasir Breast Surgeon

Dr Kam Singh

Bsc(Hons), MRCGP, MBCAM Specialising in Cosmetic Dermatology and Lipo Sculpture Dr Kam Singh qualified at Leeds Medical school in 1990 and has been a GP for 24+ years. He developed a specialist interest in cosmetic dermatology 15 years ago. Over the past 15 years he has attended numerous training courses throughout the world and continues to work as a GP and private cosmetic practice. He is a full member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM).
Dr Kam Singh

Mr Peter Yiannoullou

Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon MBBS BSc FRCS Mr. Yiannoullou is a specialist breast surgeon. He is a Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon at St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust, a specialist centre for reconstructive breast surgery. His practice focuses on all aspects of breast care ranging from diagnosis to surgical treatment of breast problems.
Mr Petros Yiannoullou

Mr Adeyinka (Ade) Molajo

Consultant Plastic Surgeon MBChB, BSc(Medical Science), MRCS, MBA, FRCS(Plast) Mr Adeyinka (Ade) Molajo is a UK Trained Consultant Plastic Surgeon. He is a substantive NHS Consultant specialising in breast reconstruction. He studied medicine at St Andrews (BSc Medical Science) and Manchester University (MBChB) Medical Schools.He undertook specialist plastic surgery training in Liverpool,Manchester and London. After completing the FRCS(Plast) examination he gained entry to the GMC specialist register (Plastic Surgery).
Mr Adeyinka Molajo

Mr Syed Haroon Ali Shah

Consultant Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Shah qualified as a doctor in 1991 and was trained in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Pakistan in surgery. He is also trained in laser treatment for aesthetic. Since 2009 he is working as a surgeon in Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery department of Royal Preston Hospital Preston, Lancashire UK. Previously he has worked for more than 10 years in several positions in Ireland and another 7 years in Pakistan.
Mr Syed Haroon Ali Shah

Mr Ashok Rokade

Consultant ENT & Facial Plastic Surgeon MBBS, MS (ENT), DLO, FRCS (Oto), FRCS (ORL-HNS) Mr Rokade is a Consultant Rhinologist and Facial Plastic surgeon at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Winchester and Skull Base Surgeon at the University Hospital of Southampton NHS Trust. Mr Rokade obtained his higher surgical training in ear, nose and throat surgery in the West Midlands. He then undertook advanced clinical fellowships in Sinus, skull base and facial plastic surgery with further shadowing in internationally acclaimed centres.
Mr Ashok Rokade

Dr Shashi Bassi

MBChB DCH DRCOG MRCGP BABS Assc MBCAM FP cert Vaser / Tickle Lipo practitioner Dr Shashi Bassi qualified at the University of Leicester in 1984 and has gained more than 30 years’ of experience in the medical field. He has developed a specialist interest in aesthetics from the last 15 years and has more than 12 years’ experience in Vaser Liposuction and Tickle Liposuction. Over the past 15 years he has attended numerous training courses throughout the world and continues to work as a GP and a Vaser & Tickle Lipo practitioner.
Dr Shashi Bassi

Mr Syed Yawar

MBBS, FRCS Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon After graduation in Medicine, completed Surgical Fellowship from Royal College of Surgeon Ireland in 1995. Trained in all aspects of Plastic & Reconstructive surgery, working in reputable hospitals of Ireland till 1999. In 2000 joined a UK University Hospital as Associate Specialist in Plastic Surgery, running clinics and operating independently on aesthetic cases eg. breast reduction / mastopexy, otoplasty & various uplift procedures post bariatric surgery.
Mr Syed Yawar Mehdi

Mr Giuseppe Fiore

Surgeon with a Master in Aesthetic Surgery Mr Fiore qualified as a doctor in 1999 and has been practicing surgery for many years in different countries including Italy, United States, Mexico and UK. He is experienced Surgeon with a master in Aesthetic Surgery in Milan (Italy) and also an extensive experience in all areas of aesthetic medicine treatmentscreating a name for himself for non-surgical fluid face specialist.
Mr Giuseppe Fiore

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