ESKATA® Treatment for Seborrheic Keratoses

Seborrheic keratoses are non-cancerous common growths. They typically look like rough brown warty patches or bumps. They often lead to a visit to the dermatologist due to their appearance for reasons of unsightliness, concerns about cancer, itching or bleeding. Fortunately, these are benign growths that occur most commonly on the trunk. However, they can also grow on the face, scalp, arms and legs. Traditional treatment includes cryotherapy (application of liquid nitrogen) or electrosurgery and curettage (applying an electric current to the lesion) to destroy the growth.

Before (left) and After (right) ESKATA® Treatment. Photos Courtesy of ESKATA®. Results may vary.

Recently, an FDA-approved topical solution for treating seborrheic keratosis has become available. ESKATA® is a prescription-strength hydrogen peroxide solution that is applied to each lesion at the dermatologist’s office. The solution is applied with a soft-tipped applicator to each individual by a trained healthcare provider. The most common side effects include stinging, swelling, redness and crusting. The solution is applied multiple times to each lesion a few minutes apart. Many patients require a second treatment for complete resolution of these lesions.


Before (left) and After (right) ESKATA® Treatment. Photos Courtesy of ESKATA®. Result may vary.




Another application can take place 3-4 weeks after the first treatment if lesions have not resolved. In clinical trials, most subjects required a second treatment. ESKATA® is not covered by insurance, it is a self-pay therapy. Because this treatment does not affect the dermis (the deeper layer of the skin that sits below the epidermis), scarring and hyperpigmentation is minimized with this therapy. Please call Advanced Dermatology for more information regarding ESKATA® treatment.