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Gold for Facial Skin Care: Fact or Fiction?

Gold for Facial Skin Care: Fact or Fiction? Aesth Plast Surg (2011) 35:1184–1188 DOI 10.1007/s00266-011-9710-3 LETTE R T O T HE EDI T OR • • Poramate Pitak-Arnnop Alexander Hemprich Kittipong Dhanuthai Niels Christian Pausch Published online: 13 April 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2011 Keywords Cosmeceutical ingredients  Face mask  blood flow, warmth, substance P release, and an anxiolytic Facial skin care  Gold  Systematic review effect [3]. However, no long-term effect has been found, and erythema, edema, dermatitis, and acneiform eruptions may occur after the treatment [3]. To the Editor, Recently, gold for facial skin care has received an It is believed that anti-aging preparations or cosmeceu- interest worldwide and is applied in many cosmetic centers, ticals, as less-invasive, nonsurgical alternatives, can retard spas, and salons. It is used in two forms: as an ingredient of the aging effect of the skin [1]. Table 1 presents some topical skin care (mask or cream) and as gold foil or gold common ingredients in cosmeceuticals. However, the leaf for direct application to skin (combined with massage therapeutic benefits of most products remain unsubstanti- therapy and use of cosmeceuticals with or without ated [1]. A recent randomized controlled trial http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery; Otorhinolaryngology
ISSN
0364-216X
eISSN
1432-5241
DOI
10.1007/s00266-011-9710-3
pmid
21487915
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Abstract

Aesth Plast Surg (2011) 35:1184–1188 DOI 10.1007/s00266-011-9710-3 LETTE R T O T HE EDI T OR • • Poramate Pitak-Arnnop Alexander Hemprich Kittipong Dhanuthai Niels Christian Pausch Published online: 13 April 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2011 Keywords Cosmeceutical ingredients  Face mask  blood flow, warmth, substance P release, and an anxiolytic Facial skin care  Gold  Systematic review effect [3]. However, no long-term effect has been found, and erythema, edema, dermatitis, and acneiform eruptions may occur after the treatment [3]. To the Editor, Recently, gold for facial skin care has received an It is believed that anti-aging preparations or cosmeceu- interest worldwide and is applied in many cosmetic centers, ticals, as less-invasive, nonsurgical alternatives, can retard spas, and salons. It is used in two forms: as an ingredient of the aging effect of the skin [1]. Table 1 presents some topical skin care (mask or cream) and as gold foil or gold common ingredients in cosmeceuticals. However, the leaf for direct application to skin (combined with massage therapeutic benefits of most products remain unsubstanti- therapy and use of cosmeceuticals with or without ated [1]. A recent randomized controlled trial

Journal

Aesthetic Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Apr 13, 2011

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