Known as "barnacles of wisdom" or age spots, seborrheic keratoses are brown spots that typically begin appearing on a person's face, neck, or body during aging. These lesions may be raised or flat. Eskata® from the Philadelphia area office of Dr. Timothy Greco works to reduce the visibility of these benign raised lesions. As a topical solution, it can be accurately applied from a pen-like device in just a few minutes.
The active ingredient is 40 percent prescription-strength hydrogen peroxide, greater than typical 3 percent pharmacy-grade hydrogen peroxide. This may cause the treated skin to redden and grow crusty or scaly. After these side effects heal, the seborrheic keratosis will frequently flake off. Ideal results may require more than one treatment.
Seborrheic keratoses are not cancerous, but it is a good idea to have any suspicious lesion checked by a medical professional before deciding on a treatment.