Facebook Twitter Pinterest
Youtube Instagram Blog
Select Page

Stucco Keratosis

What Is Stucco Keratosis?
When Should I Consult a Dermatologist?

What Is Stucco Keratosis?

Stucco keratosis is a condition characterized by multiple benign wart-like lesions that are typically small and white or gray in color. The lesions are so named because of their “stuck on” appearance.

Stucco keratosis usually appear on the legs, ankles, and feet, although they may sometimes appear on the arms and hands. The lesions are similar to those of seborrheic keratosis.

Most people who have stucco keratosis are over the age of 45, and men are affected four times more often than females. It is most common in elderly men. In the United States, approximately 10% of the senior population have stucco keratosis. All races are affected.

Most patients have multiple growths, with some having hundreds of lesions. Stucco keratoses do not become cancerous. Lesions are asymptomatic, and patients usually do not complain of having the lesions.

Stucco keratosis appears to be produced by thickening of the epidermis. Surface friction may contribute to the development of lesions.

Back to top

When Should I Consult a Dermatologist?

If you have a skin growth that you cannot identify or that concerns you, make an appointment with a Water’s Edge dermatologist right away. Although stucco keratosis are not dangerous, in some cases they have been mistaken for melanoma.

If a particular lesion is bothersome, it can be removed with cryotherapy (freezing it off) or curettage (scraping it off). It is not practical to remove all stucco keratosis lesions in patients who have many lesions. Applying moisturizer to the skin after a bath or shower may minimize the appearance of the lesions.

Back to top

Water's Edge Dermatology Request an Appointment - Dermatologist in Sebastian, FL - Cosmetic Special Offers

No matter what time of day or night a skin problem or skincare need should appear, please use this form to request an appointment.

Request Now

Water's Edge Spotlight Read our Blog & Latest News

Keep up with the new WEderm Blog, a blend of insider info and latest news on medical & cosmetic dermatology, aesthetic skincare, plastic surgery, skin cancer diagnosis & treatment, vein health, and more.

Get the News

Water's Edge Dermatology Patient Education Library

From acne and alopecia to venous disease and vitiligo; get the definitions, explanations and facts you need about virtually any and all dermatologic conditions and skin diseases, in easy alphabetic order!

 Water's Edge Dermatology - Florida Dermatology - Dermatologist - Skin Diseases - Pediatric Dermatologist - Windermere Dermatology - types of warts - Venous Ulcers - Chronic Venous Insufficiency - Hives - Dermatologist in Sebastian, FL
Dermatologist in Sebastian, FL - Water's Edge Dermatology - Florida Dermatology - Dermatologist - Skin Diseases - Pediatric Dermatologist - Windermere Dermatology - Venous Ulcers - Chronic Venous Insufficiency - Hives - Sunscreens

WEderm Original Videos

Many of our dermatology providers are featured in the collection, and most leading skin disorders are covered. Learn more about prevention, diagnosis and treatment options for your condition, and hear what other patients have to say about us!

Translate »