Southeastern Skin Cancer & Dermatology is proud to offer ESKATA cosmetic treatment for seborrheic keratoses (SKs). ESKATA is the first and only FDA-approved topical treatment that can treat raised SKs.
You may ask: what is an SK? They are the rough, crusty spots that people tend to develop with age but genetic factors also play a role. They can be various shapes, colors and sizes. Sometimes they can be confused with skin cancer or other growths of the skin so that is why it is important that a board-certified dermatologist evaluates the lesions if there is uncertainty.
Are seborrheic keratoses harmful?
SKs are harmless spots that pop up as we age. While they may appear concerning, you shouldn’t worry if you have them. SKs are non-cancerous and generally don’t cause any pain or discomfort. SKs are the most common type of bumps seen in a doctor’s office; if you have any concerns, consult a board-certified dermatologist to see if your spots are SKs or something more serious.
How long does it take to see results with ESKATA?
Our office will evaluate your results several 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.
What are the most common side effects?
ESKATA is likely to cause a stinging sensation at the time of application. The most common side effects include itching, stinging, crusting, swelling, redness, and scaling.
Is ESKATA right for you?
First things first. If the raised spots on your face or neck are concerning you, the first step is going to your dermatologist to see if they are SKs. A skin condition like raised SKs doesn’t have to be “serious” to make you seek treatment. Dermatologists can help with many non-medical skin issues that have a big impact on the way you view yourself.
Is ESKATA covered by insurance?
ESKATA is not covered by insurance since it is considered a cosmetic treatment.