Scientists have still not identified a specific cause for keratosis. However, there are various risk factors involved in their development. These growths are often attributed to extensive exposure to sunlight. Extensive exposure to UV light can potentially result in the formation of potential patches of rough or hardened clusters of skin.
Genetics can play a role in the formation of keratosis. Genetic mutation is a theory held by various scientists regarding the development of these growth.
Additionally, the likelihood of developing these growths increases with age.
Keratosis starts off so small that they are recognised by touch before sight. If you are unsure of any lesions on your skin, please speak to our laser specialists and medical doctor at Cosmetic Medical Clinic.