Reexamination of Treatment of Seborrheic Keratosis Given Availability of New Prescription Therapy With Hydrogen Peroxide
Korina Gaishauser1, *, Craig G. Burkhart2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2018
First Page: 86
Last Page: 89
Publisher Id: TODJ-12-86
Article History:Received Date: 10/7/2018
Revision Received Date: 2/9/2018
Acceptance Date: 15/9/2018
Electronic publication date: 17/10/2018
Collection year: 2018
open-access license: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY 4.0), a copy of which is available at: (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode). This license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Seborrheic Keratoses (SKs) are one of the most common dermatologic lesions seen by dermatologists. They are biologically benign and do not usually require removal for medical reasons; however, many patients choose removal due to cosmetic preferences. Currently, cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen spray) is the most common mode of removal . Although patients often desire an effective topical treatment, few have been developed that rival the effects of cryotherapy. This article aims to review current available topical treatments, with a particular focus on both the benefits and potential pitfalls of a novel treatment, concentrated Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2).