Dark Spots on Your Skin are So 2020

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Let’s face it, 2020 stunk. Every person on the planet was glad to turn the page on that terrible year, hopefully putting COVID-19 and so much more in the rear-view mirror.

Maybe you should add those unwanted brown, crusty spots on your skin to things you leave behind. They’re called seborrheic keratoses, and Dr. Musick has a great treatment for them called Eskata.

What is a seborrheic keratosis?

Seborrheic keratosis (SK) is one of the most common noncancerous skin growths in older adults. They are brown, black, or light tan and usually appear on the face, chest, shoulders, or back. SKs are slightly elevated and can look waxy or scaly. They can be very small or as big as an inch in diameter.

Where do seborrheic keratoses form?

SKs can show up anywhere on your body, except the palms, soles of the feet, and the mucous membranes. They are most common on the face, neck, and hairline, however.

What is Eskata?

Eskata is a high-concentration (40%) hydrogen peroxide-based topical solution that was developed specifically to remove raised seborrheic keratoses. Eskata includes an applicator for targeted treatment of SKs. The FDA approved Eskata to treat SKs on December 14, 2017. It is a prescription-strength product only available and applied by dermatologists and doctors.

How does Eskata work?

After Dr. Musick has determined your brown spot is not cancer or pre-cancerous, he carefully applies the highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide liquid to each targeted lesion with the included applicator. Then he waits one minute and reapplies Eskata. He repeats this four times to complete the treatment. Afterwards, the lesion will scab over and then peel off. You’ll see Dr. Musick again after around 3 weeks. If your treated raised SKs are not clear, he can apply one additional treatment. Some SKs are gone after one treatment, but others may require a second treatment. They may not completely clear but should dramatically be reduced in visibility.

Is there recovery time with Eskata?

There isn’t any recovery necessary. Treatments are completely topical. You simply wait for Eskata to cause the lesion to scab and then peel. You may opt to have a small bandage over the SK while it is being treated with Eskata for aesthetic reasons.

Let’s put your SKs in with COVID-19 and send them both down the road. Call Dr. Musick at (618) 628-2588 to make your appointment for Eskata treatment.

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