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Seborrheic Keratoses

Exceptional Dermatology Care  Seborrheic Keratoses

Seborrheic Keratoses are benign growths of the upper layers of the skin. They are very common and are seen in patients in there 30’s or 40’s but may occur earlier. They are most commonly found on the face, scalp and trunk and often people have many of them. They may begin as a tan or light brown spot with a slightly rough, wart-like surface. They can grow larger and darker in time, and occasionally the surface will crumble off and then re-form. Seborrheic keratoses do not develop into skin cancers.* They may be darkly colored and sometimes look like a mole. They may itch and sometimes bleed when they are scratched. Having a skin check will help clarify which of the brown growths on your skin are worrisome and which ones are benign growths. Although seborrheic keratoses do not need to be treated, they can be symptomatically annoying, irritated, and itchy.

Treatment

If you have raised seborrheic keratoses, talk to our Fullerton dermatologist today, because ESKATA, the first and only FDA-approved topical treatment for raised seborrheic keratoses is finally here.

 

ESKATA is comprised of a high level of hydrogen peroxide. This new development is exciting as it is a non-invasive way to treat these lesions.* Previous options have been more invasive and offered a greater risk of scarring, which would result in replacing an unattractive growth with a scar. The ability to treat topically is a great relief to both providers and patients alike.

Before & After ESKATA

ESKATA is an in-office treatment performed by our dermatologist due to the strength of the medication and accuracy necessary to properly treat the affected areas. Once the initial treatment has taken place, our dermatologist will schedule a follow-up with you in order to re-examine the area. An additional treatment, if necessary, may be administered after 3 weeks time. Common side effects of this treatment include, but are not limited to, itching, redness, crusting, scaling, stinging and swelling.*

 

*Disclaimer, results may vary from person to person.