What is Seborrheic Keratosis and how is it treated?
Seborrheic keratosis: A benign skin disorder due to excessive growth of the top layer of skin cells, usually found in persons over 30 years old. They may appear as just one growth or in clusters. They are most often brown but can differ in color and range anywhere from light tan to black.
This non-invasive treatment uses a soft-tipped pen-like applicator. Applied directly to the SK, the hydrogen peroxide creates a localized reaction that smooths texture and reduces pigmentation of the treatment area. After just two treatments (on average) and an average of 106 days, SK age spots fade or disappear.
How do I know if my age spots are Seborrheic Keratosis?
A dermatologist must diagnose your spots as seborrheic keratosis. Most SKs look like waxy or wart-like spots on the skin with darker pigment than your regular skin tone. They can be raised or flat. If you have any spots on your skin, have them evaluated by a dermatologist.
What causes SKs? Can I prevent them?
SK age spots are often genetic and a normal part of aging. There is no known way to prevent SKs from forming.
What is ESKATA treatment like?
ESKATA is applied with the soft-tip, pen-like applicator at your dermatologist’s office
Your dermatologist will treat each raised SK 4 times, approximately 1 minute apart
The most common side effects of ESKATA include itching, stinging, crusting, swelling, redness, and scaling
It is not covered by insurance; it is a self-pay treatment
ESKATA should not be used on open or infected lesions
When will I see results?
We will evaluate your results approximately 3 weeks after treatment with ESKATA. If your treated raised SKs are not clear, we may apply ESKATA once more, as long as the treatment area is not irritated. In clinical studies, results were evaluated at Day 106 after initial treatment.
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