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J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2017 Dec;10(12):27-35. Epub 2017 Dec 1.

Efficacy and Safety of an Anti-aging Technology for the Treatment of Facial Wrinkles and Skin Moisturization.

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Dr. Pinsky is the founder and a plastic surgeon at Plastic Surgery Innovations, LLC in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of five topical test products intended to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, increase skin moisturization, and reduce transepidermal water loss. DESIGN: Two studies-a controlled clinical trial for each individual test product and an experience trial involving more than 200 patients using a strategic combination of products-were done. Test products included a day facial cream, a night facial cream, an eye cream, a day lip cream, and a night lip cream. SETTING: The setting for the first study was AMA Laboratories (New York, New York)and 19 physician practices for the second. PARTICIPANTS: For the first study, participants were recruited via advertisements, phone solicitation, or electronic media. Patients of the second study (N=222) were from 19 physician practices. MEASUREMENTS: For the first study, efficacies of the facial and eye creams were determined by measuring the surface evaluation of living skin, transepidermal water loss, and electroconductivity. Efficacy of the lip creams was evaluated by measuring surface evaluation of living skin and electroconductivity. These evaluation parameters were measured at the test sites prior to initial application of test product,15 minutes after the initial application, and at seven, 14, 28, and 56 days of test product use. For the second study, each subject completed an assessment of the topical product(s) effects after four weeks of use. RESULTS: With each of the five topical test products, an improvement in surface evaluation of living skin became apparent within 15 minutes of initial application of test products and continued for at least 56 days of regular use. Electroconductivity data showed that each product dramatically increased the moisture content in the skin almost immediately after application and for at least 56 days. Improvement in transepidermal water loss was nearly immediate and continued over time with the day and night facial creams and eye cream. For the experience trial, a significant majority of subjects achieved one or more endpoints within 30 days or less. CONCLUSION: The facial, eye, and lip creams are effective anti-aging products that reduce the appearance of both fine and coarse lines and wrinkles, dramatically increase the moisturization of the skin, and, in the case of the face and eye products, reduces transepidermal water loss. These changes last for at least 56 days without significant adverse effects.

KEYWORDS:

Electroconductivity; fine lines; hydration; lip cream; transepidermal water loss; wrinkles

PMID:
29399264
PMCID:
PMC5774901

Conflict of interest statement

FUNDING:No funding was received for this study. DISCLOSURES:Dr. Pinsky is a minority stock holder in Alphaeon Corporation.

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