Raised brown age spots called Seborrheic Keratoses, also known as “raised SK’s”, on your face and body can be embarrassing and concerning. Eskata is the first and only FDA approved topical treatment for raised SK’s.
What are these spots on my face?
If they are, in fact, SK’s, they are harmless non-cancerous growths. The spots can be flat or raised with a color that is normal skin tone or darker. SK’s can have a velvety, shiny, or a wart-like texture and can grow thicker. Over time, they may get bigger and more may show up
Why did I get them?
Some risk factors include age and genetics.
How are they treated with Eskata?
Eskata provides the only FDA approved topical treatment that can treat raised SK’s. Eskata is a proprietary solution based on a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide that your healthcare provider applies directly to raised SK’s using a soft-tip pen-like applicator. Eskata is a topical treatment of raised SK’s with a low risk of scaring (3% of patients in clinical studies).
What is the Eskata treatment like?
Eskata is applied with the set-tip pen like applicator at your health care provider’s office. Your healthcare provider will treat each raised SK 4 times, approximately one month apart.
The most common side effects of Eskata include itching, stinging, crusting, swelling redness and scaling. Eskata is not covered by insurance. It a is a self-pay treatment. Eskata should not be used on open infect lesions.
When will I see results?
Your healthcare provider will evaluate your results approximately 3 weeks after treatment with Eskata. If your treated raised SKs are not cleared up, your healthcare provider 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 treatments.