Age Spots

Jeffrey S. Fromowitz, MD, FAAD -  - Dermatologist

Dermatology of Boca

Jeffrey S. Fromowitz, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist located in Boca Raton, FL

Age Spots Specialist
Do you have unsightly age spots, but don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure to remove them? Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz, an expert dermatologist in Boca Raton, Florida, offers Eskata, an FDA-approved procedure that removes age spots in just one visit. Eskata treats age spots and restores your skin to its natural, healthy state. Don’t wait - call, or book an appointment online for your first consultation.

Age Spots

by Jeffrey S. Fromowitz, MD, FAAD

What are age spots?

Raised age spots, or seborrheic keratosis, often occur in older adults. Raised age spots aren’t dangerous, cancerous, or contagious. They often have the following characteristics:

  • Tan or brown (also can be black or white)
  • Thick and raised from the skin
  • Found on the chest, back, head, or neck
  • Not painful or itchy

It isn’t necessary to remove age spots unless a doctor is concerned they might be precancerous. However, many people prefer to have unsightly age spots removed for cosmetic reasons.

How can I prevent age spots?

The best way to prevent age spots is to reduce your amount of unprotected sun exposure. Prevention techniques include:

  • Using a broad-spectrum protection, SPF 30 or above sunscreen
  • Protecting your skin from the sun by covering your skin
  • Avoiding tanning beds
  • Abstaining from smoking

Some causes of age spots, like family history or age, aren’t changeable. Luckily, there are some great treatments available that help fade age spots.

How can Eskata treat my age spots?

There are multiple treatments for age spots, both surgical and nonsurgical. However, Eskata is the only noninvasive, FDA-approved treatment currently available. Eskata is an in-office treatment that only requires one visit to a dermatologist.

The procedure takes less than an hour. During the procedure, your doctor first cleans the area with an alcohol wipe. Then, he applies a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide solution to your age spot. The solution is applied with a soft applicator four times, about one minute apart, during the procedure.

 

What are the side effects of Eskata?

Eskata is a nonsurgical intervention. Minor side effects can include:

  • Itching
  • Stinging
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Scaling

These common side effects usually resolve within a few weeks. If you experience long-lasting or painful side effects, contact your dermatologist.

How soon can I expect results from Eskata?

You can expect results within a month after treatment. If you don’t see a difference within three weeks, visit your dermatologist for another treatment.

If you’re looking for a nonsurgical treatment to relieve the appearance of age spots, consider trying Eskata today. Call Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz, or book an appointment online for your first consultation.

 

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