Good news for adults with Raised Seborrheic Keratoses: Eskata is the first FDA-approved topical treatment for Raised Seborrheic Keratoses and it is available at Southeastern Dermatology.
While not a painful condition, Raised Seborrheic Keratoses can make those with the growths feel self conscious. Learn more about Raised Seborrheic Keratoses and how Eskata can help.
What is Raised Seborrheic Keratoses?
Raised Seborrheic Keratosis is a skin condition common among adults. It consists of benign growths on the skin. It generally appears on the back, shoulders or chest. The growths can be brown, black or tan in color. Seborrheic Keratoses growths are raised above the skin and can have a scaly or waxy appearance. While the growths aren’t painful, they can make people with them feel self conscious.
The exact cause of Raised Seborrheic Keratoses isn’t known. You’re more likely to get them if you’re over 50 and have a family history of the condition.
Raised Seborrheic Keratoses are often:
- Brown, black or tan in color
- Oval shaped
- Flat or raised above the skin with a scaly appearance
- Varying in size from 1 to 2.5 centimeters
- Might be itchy
It is a good idea to see a dermatologist if you think you have Raised Seborrheic Keratoses. While benign, the growths can be bothersome. You should see Dr. Doppelt when:
- The growths make you feel self conscious.
- The growths are irritated from clothing rubbing against them.
- Many growths appear at a time.
- You notice changes in your skin like growths like bleed, grow rapidly or don’t heal properly. These could be signs of skin cancer.
Before Eskata, growths were removed surgically or by laser. Cryosurgery, curettage and electrocautery are all common removal methods for Raised Seborrheic Keratoses.
What is Eskata?
Eskata is the latest FDA-approved treatment for Raised Seborrheic Keratoses. It is made from a version of a product you likely have in your medicine cabinet. Eskata is a high concentration solution of hydrogen peroxide. It is a topical treatment option for Raised Seborrheic Keratoses.
Eskata is an easy treatment option for patients. The solution is applied by a dermatologist in office. You only need a single office visit for treatment, according to manufacturer information. Eskata is applied to the growth 4 times, 1 minute apart. Lesions should clear within 3 weeks of treatment.
Eskata has minimal side effects for patients. Though side effects are rare, they might include erythema, stinging, edema, scaling, crusting and pruritus.
Are you ready to let Eskata treat your Seborrheic Keratoses? Call Dr. Doppelt at (865) 474-8800 or contact Southeastern Dermatology today to schedule an appointment.