Very commonly, raised brown spots are seborrheic keratoses (SKs). These harmless lesions can appear anywhere on the body, except the palms and soles. Traditional methods of removing SKs include burning, cutting, and freezing. Since they occur on visible areas of the skin such as the face, backs of hands, and neck, these traditional methods are not always desirable due to the high risk of scarring.
Premier is proud to offer a cosmetic alternative for removing SKs called ESKATA, the first and only FDA-approved topical treatment for raised SKs. The pen-like applicator contains a proprietary solution of prescription-strength hydrogen peroxide that non-invasively removes the lesion.
Q: Is ESKATA covered by insurance?
A: ESKATA is considered a cosmetic treatment for SKs and is not covered by insurance.
Q: How much does ESKATA cost?
A: Premier Dermatology offers ESKATA at $260 per treatment pen. Treatment plans will vary per patient. Some patients should expect to re-treatment with a second pen 3 to 4 weeks after the initial treatment.
Q: How long does it take to see results with ESKATA?
A: Your provider will evaluate your results approximately 3 weeks after treatment with ESKATA. If your treated raised SKs are not clear, your provider may apply ESKATA once more, as long as the treatment area is not irritated. In clinical studies, results were evaluated at Day 106 after initial treatment.
Q: What are the most common side effects?
A: ESKATA is likely to cause a stinging sensation at the time of application. The most common side effects include itching, stinging, crusting, swelling, redness, and scaling.
Q: Can I apply ESKATA myself?
A: No, only a dermatologist, nurse, or other trained healthcare provider can apply ESKATA.