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:
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.
The best way to prevent age spots is to reduce your amount of unprotected sun exposure. Prevention techniques include:
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.
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.
Eskata is a nonsurgical intervention. Minor side effects can include:
These common side effects usually resolve within a few weeks. If you experience long-lasting or painful side effects, contact your dermatologist.
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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