As early as your 40s, 50s, or even your 30s, you may begin to notice raised, discolored bumps appearing on your face, neck or other body areas. These unsightly colored bumps can be a source of unhappiness, affecting self-esteem. You are not alone in facing this aesthetic problem, as it is estimated that about 83 million Americans develop discolored lesions on the face and neck. Dr. Richard Westreich is proud to be among the first in the United States to have access to a recently released, FDA-approved topical treatment for raised seborrheic keratoses (SK's): Eskata.
What is Eskata?
Eskata is the only FDA-approved topical treatment available to treat raised SK's. Eskata allows Dr. Westreich the ability to resolve these unsightly SK's with precision within the comfort of our Manhattan clinic without the pain and downtime associated with earlier treatments.
What are Seborrheic Keratoses?
Seborrheic keratoses are raised lesions that may appear shiny, have a velvet-like texture, be waxy, or look similar to a wart. They are often brown, tan, grey, or black in color. SK's most frequently appear on:
SK's usually do not cause pain but may itch – the biggest impact is how these lesions make you feel about your appearance. These flaws can develop either as a single lesion or in clumps of lesions. If you live with them, you now have the best option for treatment.
Are Seborrheic Keratoses Harmful?
While they may be unsightly, SK's are not harmful. These are non-cancerous growths that appear as part of the natural aging process. The exact cause of SK's is unknown, but they are often passed from one generation to the next, so genetics is a likely cause. They are among the most common bumps that skincare experts evaluate in patients seeking treatment.
How Does Eskata Treat Seborrheic Keratoses?
Eskata’s proprietary solution contains 40 percent hydrogen peroxide and is designed specifically to remove SK's. Previous treatments for raised SK's involved surgical or laser removal, which could be painful and required longer healing time. With Eskata, treatment is applied by Dr. Westreich in our Manhattan clinic, after which you are free to go about your busy day.
What is Treatment with Eskata Like?
Before treatment with Eskata, each SK will be cleaned with alcohol to ensure the area is free from bacteria. Then Eskata will be applied using its pen-like applicator. This applicator gives Dr. Westreich the ability to work a high level of precision in treating the flaw. Each lesion to be treated will have the solution applied four times, allowing one minute in between each application for the solution to dry.
Will I Experience any Discomfort During Treatment with Eskata?
Many patients notice a stinging or itching sensation when Eskata is applied, but the treatment is generally pain-free. As there is no discomfort, there is no need for anesthesia of any kind.
What Can I Expect Following Treatment with Eskata?
You may experience mild to moderate swelling, redness, or stinging following treatment with Eskata. Some patients reported a mild crusting of their SK's after treatment. These symptoms are temporary and should resolve within a week. Some patients prefer to keep the treated area covered with a bandage following treatment.
When Should I Expect to See Results?
Dr. Westreich will want to see you three weeks following your initial treatment to evaluate your progress. At this time, he may determine that a second treatment with Eskata will be required in order to remove the SK's thoroughly.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Richard Westreich?
Our practice is among the first facilities in the United States to offer Eskata, a groundbreaking treatment for seborrheic keratoses. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, you can be confident that Dr. Westreich is among the most respected medical professionals in his field. He focuses on providing his patients with the most effective surgical and non-surgical treatments. He has chosen Eskata to help his patients resolve the appearance of SK's, as it is the first and only FDA-approved topical treatment. If you have SK's on face or neck and want a fast, effective, non-surgical solution, visit with us at clinic located in New York and discover Eskata – the modern way to completely resolve raised seborrheic keratoses.
When you’re seeking a plastic surgeon for a skin condition, it is important to find a medical professional you can thoroughly trust. Dr. Westreich is a highly-skilled plastic surgeon who stays ahead of the curve on the most recent innovations in aesthetic medicine – find out more about Eskata for SK removal.
Skincare Consultation with Dr. Westreich, NYC
Patients will meet our aesthetician for an initial consultation in Dr. Richard Westreich’s welcoming office space in New York City, where she will conduct a detailed skin analysis. Topics such as your diet, medications and current skincare regimen will be discussed, along with your general self-care rituals such as wearing sunblock and abstaining from smoking. During this time, patients can express their specific skin issues and leave with a comprehensive strategy developed to uniquely address your specific goals, lifestyle, and budget while targeting your skin’s strengths and weaknesses.