Seborrheic Keratoses (SKs) are commonly referred to as “age spots“, “wisdom spots”, or the least favorite, “barnacles.” SKs can be raised or flat with a color that is normal skin tone or darker, with a velvety, shiny or even wart-like texture. Overtime, these growths can become thicker, larger, and more can appear with age. Seborrheic keratoses are harmless despite their (sometimes) unsightly appearance and they are one of the most common lesion diagnosed by dermatologist today. For something this common, no Seborrheic Keratosis treatment has truly been effective- until now.
Eskata is the first and only FDA-approved topical treatment for raised 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.
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.
Eskata is a prescription, therefore it is only applied in-office by a licensed healthcare provider. 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.
If you are interested in learning more about seborrheic keratoses and Eskata, call the office at 985-400-2756 for a consultation.