My Dr has prescribed picato for my seborrheic keratosis. Although it is not made for this problem is usually used on actinic keratosis. She said it may not help but it will not cause harm. My keratosis do not seem to leave with any treatment that I have tried in the past, ex laser, freezing etc. has anyone had any luck with picato on seb keratosis??? Thanks
I am a redhead and have also tried it all: Curac, Cryo, laser, and Flourouracil. I spent many days with my entire face looking like hamburger while taking pain meds. I wasn't even able to finish another round of curac because of the pain. Nothing really cleared it up. Even a small surgery site continued to produce the lesions.
I switched dermatologists and was put on the picato before trying yet another laser treatment. There were a few days of redness and being uncomfortable, but not like with the other methods! I just spot treated any precancerous or keratotic areas. I did not apply it to my whole face and I used it sparingly.
I can happily report that nearly all lesions are gone and there is beautiful skin there in place of them. I have gone back to the dermatologist and he said because this was working so well, I would no longer need any other treatment.
My insurance covered nearly all of it, and with a coupon the pharmacy filled the prescription for $25.00. I used the higher strength on my face, 0.05% dose instead of the recommended 0.015%, but I was very careful to follow ALL other directions.
I am very happy with the results!
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