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PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoStrata today released new clinical data that demonstrates significant benefits in combining microdermabrasion procedures with free acid glycolic acid peels plus bionic/poly-hydroxy acid (PHA) at-home products in improving the appearance and texture of facial skin. The data were highlighted in the Poster Session at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in San Antonio.
"Microdermabrasion and glycolic acid peels are popular aesthetic procedures for the treatment of photo-damaged skin and acne because they act to exfoliate the epidermis and stimulate cell renewal," said Barbara Green, Vice President for Technology and Clinical Affairs at NeoStrata. "Our research shows there is significant benefit in skin tone, texture and appearance when microdermabrasion is supplemented with glycolic acid peels in a bi-weekly protocol supported by appropriate at-home daily use of bionic and PHA products."
A group of 10 patients applied a 10 percent alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) cream each evening for two weeks prior to in-office procedures. This conditioning phase served to acclimate the skin to AHAs. Free acid glycolic peels and microdermabrasion treatments were performed alternately every two weeks for a total of four glycolic acid peels and four microdermabrasions over 16 weeks. Patients were given anti-oxidant-rich Bionic/PHA creams post-procedurally, when skin may be sensitive, to calm irritation, hydrate skin and help repair skin barrier function. Patients were also given a collection of bionic/PHA products for at-home use in between procedures, including a cleanser, moisturizer/sunscreen and night cream. The products provided anti-oxidant effects, redness reduction and barrier strengthening.
According to Ms. Green, 100 percent of subjects perceived early
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