JCDSA  Vol.6 No.4 , September 2016
Reviscometer Evaluation of the Skin Condition after Applying Retinol and Vitamin C Complex in Menopausal Women
Abstract: Background: Topical application of retinol connected with the improvement of various parameters of aging skin is often used in post- and menopausal women. Vitamin A - vitamin C complex treatments may influence skin surface lipids and boost the fibroblasts activity as well as increase their number, thus inducing the improvement of its elasticity. Objective: In the current paper, we demonstrate and evaluate the impact of retinol and vitamin C complex on the face and neck skin elasticity level in a group of women aged 50 - 69. Method: Reviscometer RVM 600 (Courage & Khazaka, Germany) was used to measure forehead, cheeks and neck skin elasticity in a group of 21 women. Each of the patients was subjected to four treatment sessions that included skin elasticity measurements before each of the three retinol peels at 3-week intervals and one 3-week after the completion of the therapy. Results: Significant increase in the cheeks and neck skin elasticity was observed in the study group. Conclusion: Treatments including retinol with vitamin C - vitamin A complex significantly influence the improvement of skin elasticity, thus reducing the signs of skin aging.
Cite this paper: Wójcik, A. , Bartnicka, E. and Rotsztejn, H. (2016) Reviscometer Evaluation of the Skin Condition after Applying Retinol and Vitamin C Complex in Menopausal Women. Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, 6, 148-155. doi: 10.4236/jcdsa.2016.64019.

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