Asian J Beauty Cosmetol. 2009; 7(4): 15-23.
The Effects of Placental Extract Using Microneedle Therapy System on Acne Scars
Hye-Young Ko, Yong-Hwan Lee, and Hye-Sook Lee
Various drug therapies and laser techniques are being attempted to remove the scars from acne. The purpose of this study is to find out the effects of placental extract using Microneedle therapy system on acne scars. Total of 20 objects(healthy working women) with facial acne were recruited. They divided into two groups(10 experimental group and 10 control group). One group was treated with placental extract using microneedle system, and a second group was given placental extract using iontophoresis as a control. The procedure was carried out one time a week for a month. To study the effect of the placental extract on acne scars, we examined the number of facial pores, wrinkles and change of melanin amounts by Digital photography analysis system. The results were as follows: 1. The placental extract using Dermaroller showed significant decrease in the number of facial pores, wrinkles. 2. The placental extract using Dermaroller showed whitening effects by change of color from red to blue. 3. Microneedle therapy system using Dermaroller to infiltrate placenta extract may be more effective skin control method with improvement of skin status by reducing the number of skin wrinkles and pores. In conclusion, this study showed that the placental extract using Dermaroller might be a good treatment for improving the skin. Therefore further investigation is needed to identify using the various drugs and cosmetics according to skin type.
Keywords : Dermaroller, Acne scars, Placental extract, Iontophoresis, Digital photography analysis system