“With ESKATA, dermatologists may now offer their patients a topical treatment option for raised SKs,” said
ESKATA is a proprietary, high-concentration stabilized hydrogen peroxide topical solution designed for in-office application by a healthcare provider. It is a targeted treatment applied directly to the raised SK using a pen-like applicator. Typically, two treatments are required and scheduled approximately three weeks apart.
“Though not life threatening, raised SKs can make patients feel self-conscious, yet the majority of these lesions go untreated,” said
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It is important to see a healthcare provider with expertise in diagnosing skin conditions to confirm the diagnosis of raised SKs and determine whether ESKATA is an appropriate treatment.
Important Safety Information and Approved Use
ESKATA can cause serious side effects, including:
- Eye problems. Eye problems can happen if ESKATATM (hydrogen peroxide) topical solution, 40% (w/w) gets into your eyes, including: ulcers or small holes in your eyes, scarring, redness, irritation, eyelid swelling, severe eye pain, and permanent eye injury, including blindness.
- If ESKATA accidentally gets into your eyes, your healthcare provider will tell you to flush them well with water for 15 to 30 minutes. Your healthcare provider may send you to another healthcare provider if needed.
- Local skin reactions. Skin reactions have happened in and around the treatment area after application of ESKATA. Severe skin reactions can include: breakdown of the outer layer of the skin (erosion), ulcers, blisters and scarring. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any skin reactions during treatment with ESKATA.
The most common side effects of ESKATA include: itching, stinging, crusting, swelling, redness and scaling.
Your healthcare provider will not apply another treatment of ESKATA if your treated area is still irritated from the previous treatment.
Tell your healthcare provider right away if ESKATA gets into your eyes, mouth or nose during application. ESKATA is for topical use on the skin only, and is not for use in your eyes, mouth or vagina.
These are not all the possible side effects of ESKATA.
Approved Use for ESKATA
ESKATA is a prescription medicine used to treat seborrheic keratoses that are raised.
ESKATA is for use as an in-office treatment. ESKATA is applied by your healthcare provider and is not for use at home.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the
About Seborrheic Keratoses
Seborrheic keratoses (SKs) are non-cancerous skin growths that are most commonly seen in middle-aged and older adults. SKs vary in color from flesh-colored to pink, yellow, gray, tan, brown, or black; can range in size from a millimeter to a few centimeters wide; and typically have a slightly elevated, waxy or scaly appearance. The number and size of SKs tends to increase with advancing age. SKs frequently appear in highly visible locations, such as the face or neck, but can also appear anywhere on the body, except the palms, soles and mucous membranes.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by words such as “believe”, “expect”, “may”, “plan,” “potential,” “will,” and similar expressions, and are based on Aclaris’ current beliefs and expectations. These forward-looking statements include expectations regarding Aclaris’ commercialization of ESKATA and its ability to clear raised SKs. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in such statements. Risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially include Aclaris’ reliance on third parties over which it may not always have full control, and other risks and uncertainties that are described in Aclaris’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
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