Seborrheic Keratoses Treatment
Eskata is the first and only FDA-approved topical treatment for raised Seborrheic Keratoses (SKs). Eskata is applied with a soft-tip, pen-like applicator in the office. Eskata is a proprietary solution based on a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide that is applied directly each growth. Eskata is not painful, when applied it will give the patient a mere tingling or itchy sensation on the area being treated.
Seborrheic keratoses (SK) are very common skin growths. They may seem worrisome as they can look like a wart or a skin cancer, but they are completely harmless and can easily be removed. SK’s tend to develop in middle age or older and increase in number over time. SK’s typically start as small rough bumps, and slowly thicken to take on a warty surface. Classically, they have a waxy “stuck-on-the-skin” appearance. The color can range from white to black, but most are tan or brown.
With Eskata, patients can have 10-15 lesions treated at once, depending on the size of the lesions. Most patients will need 1-2 treatments of Eskata, spaced 4 weeks apart.
One final piece of advice: While seborrheic keratoses are neither cancerous nor harmless, see your dermatologist if you have any doubt about a skin growth. Because Eskata requires a Seborrheic Keratosis diagnosis, a diagnosis only a Board-Certified Dermatologist can make, you will need to make an appointment with your dermatologist first. As stated before, SKs can have a darker color to them, so we want to make sure we are treating benign, non-cancerous lesions and not melanomas or any other suspicious lesions.