Doctor Oz said that as we grow older, many people will develop skin barnacles or Seborrheic Keratosis, which look like little black or brown spots that can form on our face, necks, and chests. They almost look like small moles that show up out of nowhere. Dr. Jeanine Downie, author of Beautiful Skin of Color: A Comprehensive Guide to Asian, Olive, And Dark Skin, said that skin barnacles or Seborrheic Keratosis is totally benign, and can easily be removed. Two volunteers from Dr. Oz’s audience put on some numbing cream to numb the area before trying the following two methods for removing their skin barnacles.
How To Remove Skin Barnacles or Seborrheic Keratosis
The Hyfrecator was used on a smaller skin barnacle. Dr. Jeanine Downie used the device on the skin barnacle and some smoke came off of the skin as the skin barnacle was removed. Then she rubbed the area with a cloth. The volunteer said it was painless.
A scalpel was used on a larger skin barnacle. Dr. Jeanine Downie, after numbing the area well, scraped the skin barnacle off. It was amazing how easily it came off! There was a tiny bit of blood, but the volunteer said she could not feel a thing.
Dr. Oz did warn us that if you get a sudden explosion of skin barnacles, then you should have yourself checked for gastric cancer, because skin barnacles could be a sign for gastric cancer.