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Dermatological procedures: influence on the skin care industry (Part 2)

SpecialChem / Isabelle Afriat – May 5, 2010

Innovative skin care formulation is currently driven by dermatological procedures such as chemical peels, botulinum toxin, intradermal fillers, lasers and light sources addressing the main aspects of facial ageing, namely dynamic lines, photodamage, and volume loss. Hydroxy acids are present in numerous skin care products and at home kits purporting to mimic an in-office chemical peel for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, for improving skin tone and texture . "Botox-like" products are also on the market targeting dynamic wrinkles via peptides such as argireline. The use of hyaluronic acid has been re-visited either with the growing trend of intradermal fillers and numerous brands advertise hyaluronic acid as a key anti-aging ingredient. Alternative to dermatological procedure or products offering higher efficacy in minimal time and at minimal cost are available to the consumer through dermatologist recommended skin care. Through dermatologist skin care sites, customers are offered specialist skin care products. The influence of dermatology goes beyond skin care and it is impacting makeup as well...

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