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The treatment of pigmentation: Nanosomes Effectively Deliver Azelac RU serum To Deepest Layers Of Skin.
Gabriel Serrano, M.D., Ph.D.
Founder and President
Maribel Pedrozo, M.D.
Biobell Oriental Medspa
“The importance of Azelac RU for pigmentation lies in its ability to be used long-term. First-line prescription treatments, such as hydroquinone, are not conventionally prescribed for extended periods of time due to concerns about their longterm safety and efficacy.”
Freckles, age spots, uneven skin tone and acne scars are among the most common complaints that patients present in dermatologists’ offices and skin centers. Of course, any number of options – from laser treatments and glycolic peels, to bleaching solutions – are among the treatments that adequately address these issues. However, there are drawbacks to all of these choices, including expense, contraindication to long-term use and skin irritation, among other issues.
A more user-friendly skin lightening approach that practitioners are increasingly introducing to patients is Azelac RU from Sesderma. Physicians who include it in their skincare armamentarium, say this serum is an ideal product because it works quickly, can be used long-term, is cost-effective and can be combined with other products, or following other treatment modalities with no reported side effects or irritability.
Azelac RU is effective, fast acting and safe in the treatment of melasma, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, sun spots, freckles, acne marks, uneven skin and dark spots on elbows, knees, underarms and knuckles, explained Gabriel Serrano, M.D., Ph.D., a dermatologist, founder and president of Sesderma.“The importance of Azelac RU for pigmentation lies in its ability to be used long-term,” he pointed out. “First-line prescription treatments, such as hydroquinone, are not conventionally prescribed for extended periods of time due to concerns about their long-term safety and efficacy. Azelac RU serum is ideal not only as a first choice, but also as a long-term maintenance treatment for use with, or after, other therapies such as hydroquinone or light-based treatments.”
Dr. Serrano explained that Azelac RU is a concentrated serum without fragrances or parabens. “It goes further than simply treating hyperpigmentation problems; it actually improves the signs of sun damage, including wrinkles and dryness or roughness. It also helps to regulate sebum production and reduces irritation.”
By: Jennifer Linder, MD
Posted: January 31, 2013, from the February 2013 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
With millions of people seeking treatment for skin discolorations annually, it is no surprise that the professional skin care industry is overflowing with products that boast skin lightening and brightening benefits.
Hyperpigmentation is the result of melanin overproduction, either UV-induced, due to sun exposure and tanning beds; hormonally induced, due to melasma; or through post-inflammatory cutaneous trauma. Hyperpigmentation also can be a side effect of Addison’s and Cushing’s diseases, linea nigra, celiac disease and more.
Fortunately, there are many ingredients that are proven to be not only safe, but also quite effective at suppressing the production and deposition of unwanted melanin. Because age, lifestyle choices, genetics and the environment all play roles in the development of hyperpigmentation, choosing products that contain blends of several pigment-inhibiting ingredients instead of single-ingredient formulations will provide the versatility necessary to treat a wide variety of clients and types of hyperpigmentation.
Very rarely are conditions treated one at a time; for example, a client with rosacea may also have hyperpigmentation; an aging client may suffer from melasma; and higher Fitzpatrick skin types with acne typically also have residual post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Therefore, when choosing skin brighteners, the ancillary benefits of certain skin-brightening ingredients should also be considered.
Cost may be a factor, too, because not everyone can afford—or may be reluctant—to purchase multiple products initially. Skin care professionals must be able to help those who can afford to purchase only one product. Again, choosing products containing blends of ingredients with multiple benefits provides a better opportunity to improve the health of the client’s skin with as few as one product.