AZELAIC+SALICYLIC

London, UK - July 16, 2013

THE POWER OF COMBINATION FOR ACNE TREATMENT.

Chemical peel procedure has become one of the most popular non-invasive aesthetic treatments on the market. Patients clamour for it, using its milder forms to help undo years of cellular damage, and its more stringent forms to alter dramatic imperfections.

Chemical peel is an attractive, lunch-time facial pick-me-up. A fully qualified physician who knows how to administer just the right peel to just the right areas of the face can bring in a large and profitable clientele.

Chemical exfoliation is a valuable asset in a stable of procedures. It is not only effective in smoothing out skin tone, removing skin imperfections; it is also a way for patients to improve their appearance without invasive surgery. And as formulas are adjusted, the variety of peels using combinations of different strengths and chemicals has evolved to include some very safe and very effective treatments.

The use of combined peels has added a twist to a traditional market, reaping the most benefits and enhancing results.

A peel combining Azelaic and Salicylic acids counteracts all the factors involved in acne disease, providing an effective solution to the treatment of all different types of acne (even acne scars).

Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated that Azelaic acid 15% can be an important part of an effective treatment program for acne vulgaris. A significant therapeutic improvement in mild to moderate acne is seen only after six weeks of treatment, with minimal side effects. It has a favourable safety profile, exhibiting excellent local tolerability.

Azelaic acid interferes with acne pathogenesis by virtue of its anti-keratinizing, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It normalizes the disturbed follicular keratinization that leads to the formation of comedones. With bacteriostatic and bactericide effect, it favours acne disappearance and reduce sebum production, rendering Propionibacterium acnes (responsible for inflammatory acne) and Staphylococcus epidermis inactive.

In controlled studies, topical azelaic acid demonstrated comparable anti-acne efficacy to topical tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin and oral tetracycline. Azelaic acid is a stand-alone acne treatment, leading to a flawless skin free of imperfections, but works better combined with Salicylic acid, producing a more powerful synergistic effect on the skin.

Thanks to its lipid solubility and lipophilic nature, Salicylic acid penetrates deeper into the sebum filled follicles and cleans clogged pores improving acne prone skin. With keratolytic, bactericidal, astringent and fungicidal properties, Salicylic acid effectively counteracts all acne critical factors (comedones, bacteria and inflammation) by targeting each stage individually.