Eskata is the first and only FDA approved topical treatment for flat or raised seborrheic keratoses (SK). SK is a noncancerous skin condition that appears as a black, brown, or tan growth, somewhat similar to a mole. These growths are very common and appear as the skin begins to age. They are commonly found on the face, hairline, chest, neck, shoulder, and back. Flat SKs have a velvety or shiny texture. Over time, they may become larger and more visible, and more spots may appear. They may also become thicker and raised and take on a waxy or rough texture. Risk factors for getting SK include age and genetic predisposition. While they are completely benign and do not require medical attention, patients may find them unpleasant and unsightly.
It is first important to talk to your doctor about any new or concerning growths on your body. Once it is certain that your growth is SK and not something more serious, Eskata is a quick, easy, non-invasive option for treating SK growths. The process is incredibly simple. Your provider will use a small, soft-tip applicator to administer a solution, which contains prescription strength (40%) hydrogen peroxide, directly to the affected area. They will carefully remove any excess solution and let the area dry completely, and you are done.
Your provider will evaluate your result 3 weeks after the initial application of Eskata, at which time they may choose to apply another round of treatment if they do not see sufficient progress. Many patients experience partial or total clearance of their raised SKs when treated with Eskata.