Eskata Specialist

All Island Dermatology -  - Dermatology and Cosmetic Center

All Island Dermatology

Dermatology and Cosmetic Center located in Garden City, NY & Glen Cove, NY

Having large, raised spots on your face and neck may not be harmful to your health, but the impact they have on your appearance can leave you feeling unsatisfied or unattractive. At All Island Dermatology in Garden City and Glen Cove, New York, the team of dermatologists and skin care experts offers Eskata®, an effective treatment that specializes in eliminating noncancerous raised moles from anywhere on your body. If you’re interested in clear, spot-free skin, call the clinic to speak with a provider or book your consultation online today.

Eskata Q & A

Why would I need Eskata?

Seborrheic keratoses are spots or growths that can be raised or flat against your skin. They’re often mistaken for skin cancer as they vary in color and may get bigger or more numerous over time. 

Eskata is a treatment specifically designed to treat raised skin growths, but your provider can guide you to other treatments if you’re concerned about spots that are flat against your skin. 

You can get these skin growths on almost any part of your body, but they’re most likely to appear on your:

  • Face
  • Scalp
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Chest

Eskata is an elective procedure to reduce the appearance of noncancerous growths that cause you to feel self-conscious. The skin growths are harmless and usually don’t cause any discomfort.

How does Eskata treat my seborrheic keratoses?

Eskata is a prescription medication provided by your dermatologist to treat your seborrheic keratoses. To administer Eskata, your provider at All Island Dermatology uses an applicator tool that looks like a pen to apply the medication to your specified skin growths. 

The active ingredient in Eskata is hydrogen peroxide. The product works by removing dead skin off the surface, essentially dissolving each growth to reveal clear and spotless skin. 

When will I see the results of my treatment with Eskata?

You won’t see the full results of your Eskata treatment immediately after your office visit. Rather, your seborrheic keratoses disappear over the course of several weeks. 

Three weeks after your first treatment, you’ll return to All Island Dermatology so your provider can assess the results and treat the growths again if they aren’t irritated. It shouldn’t take more than a couple of treatments to clear the condition entirely.

What are the side effects of Eskata?

Eskata comes with a few mild but tolerable side effects in the days following the treatment. Patients often describe:

  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Stinging
  • Crusting
  • Redness
  • Scales

Eskata can also be very harmful to your eyes, so your provider might recommend other treatments if your seborrheic keratoses are too close to them. If your treated skin is still irritated when you return for a follow-up appointment, your provider will not perform a second session.

Seborrheic keratoses are not harmful to your skin, but they can impact your appearance and self-image. To find out if you’re a good candidate for treatments with Eskata, call All Island Dermatology or book your skin assessment online today.