Studies show that 1 in 3 prescriptions written by dermatologists are never filled by the patient. One of the biggest reasons is the cost of these medications, which are not always covered by insurance.
Three PDT treatments are recommended for the treatment of precancerous lesions, and when used for these medical reasons, the treatments are usually covered by insurance. However, PDT treatment to improve sun damage, acne, pore size and brown spots is considered cosmetic, so each treatment will set you back about $600.
More than 16 million Americans are affected by rosacea, a common yet often misunderstood skin condition. Although not contagious, rosacea, which is characterized by red flushing of the skin, is highly visible and can be a blow to self-confidence.