C E Ferulic from Skinceuticals is a topical solution that improves results after laser treatments.

Cosmetic laser treatments are more popular than ever before. In 2011, 9.1 million laser procedures were performed worldwide – a nine per cent increase from the year before.

Most consumers are aware of the potential of laser treatments in correcting a wide range of common skin concerns – from acne scarring to wrinkles and photo damage. However, these results can be improved and extended with C E Ferulic from SkinCeuticals, distributed in Australia by Advanced Cosmeceuticals.

By taking a multi-pronged approach to clinical treatments and skin rejuvenation, SkinCeuticals has formulated their professional-grade topical actives to improve the quality and longevity of post-laser results, while building patient satisfaction, trust and commitment.

An Integrated strategy

An integrated approach for improved results is the philosophy behind SkinCeuticals. Their product C E Ferulic has been created specifically for post-laser care, to improve both the effectiveness and durability of results. It is a combination anti-oxidant treatment containing L-absorbic acid, alpha tocopherol and ferulic acid.

Post-laser, micro-wounds in the skin cause inflammation and the proliferation of reactive oxygen species that can result in free radical damage. According to SkinCeuticals, the skin is rapidly depleted of vitamin C at a time when it needs it the most. When used in conjunction with laser resurfacing, C E Ferulic has been shown to accelerate topical uptake of Vitamin C, reduce redness and downtime, complement laser results and increase the patient’s long-term overall satisfaction.

In a recent study1, eighteen subjects received a single forearm treatment, and forty subjects received a series of six facial treatments with a 1927nm wavelength laser at pulse energy 5mJ and 5-10% treatment coverage.

Facial subjects were randomly divided into two groups: laser alone and laser plus an aqueous antioxidant serum containing vitamin C, vitamin E, and ferulic acid.

Forearm samples were histologically evaluated up to 14 days post treatment, and facial clinical efficacy was evaluated at 1-week, 1-month, and 3-months after the final laser treatment.

The researchers found C E Ferulic reduced redness by up to 18 per cent as meansured at one day after fractional, low-energy laser. As well as this, the average duration of side effects, including erythema, edema and heat sensation, resolved two days earlier with C E Ferulic, compared to when laser was used alone. Efficacy testing of the same group showed C E Ferulic to deliver better and faster results, when measuring the indicators of skin texture, dyschromia and overall appearance.

Push-Pull effect

The approach uses a push-pull methodology. The benefits of laser are increased with the delivery of vitamin C through the C E Ferulic formulation. As well as this, the disruption to the skin caused by laser treatment affords greater absorption of C E Ferulic compared to when it is applied without laser – plus this helps stimulate collagen production and provides enhanced photo-protection.

The anti-oxidant packed formulation of C E Ferulic helps reduce inflammation and neutralise free radicals. It has also been shown to stimulate collagen synthesis and boost the skin’s natural photo- protection by at least eight times.

These benefits not only help improve recovery following laser, they also work to improve results and boost skin health due to the heightened delivery of active ingredients through the laser-disrupted skin. AMP

1 Elford, E. L., Anya Loncaric, L., Kalista, T., Oresajo, C., Struck, S. K., Bedi, V. P.,and Roy G. Geronemus, R. G. (2012). TREATMENT OF PHOTOAGED SKIN USING FRACTIONAL NONABLATIVE LASER IN COMBINATION WITH TOPICAL ANTIOXIDANTS. Solta Medical clinical publications.

For more information visit www.advancedcosmeceuticals.com.au or call 1800 242 011

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