Seborrheic keratoses (SKs) can arise starting as early as your 30s or 40s as brown spots that are raised. Treating these SKs is not covered by insurance and freezing of these lesions can lead to pigmentation irregularities. Now we have Eskata, a patented and FDA approved 40% hydrogen peroxide solution for easy in-office treatment of these pesky raised SKs. If you think the brown bumps are taking over your skin, ask us about Eskata and whether it is right for you.
What are SKs?
Seborrheic keratoses are one of the most common noncancerous skin growths in older adults.
A seborrheic keratosis usually appears as a brown, black or light tan growth on the face, chest, shoulders or back. SKs are waxy, scaly, and may have a slightly elevated appearance. Seborrheic keratoses don’t become cancerous and aren’t thought to be related to sun exposure, but they can look like skin cancer to the untrained eye.
Seborrheic keratoses are normally painless and require no treatment. You may decide to have them removed if they become irritated by clothing or for cosmetic reasons.