Evaluation of the efficacy of SESHA SKIN THERAPY A.C.E. Cream with PET™ delivery system.
PROTOCOL AND STUDY PARAMETERS:
Double-blind, 180-day skin test on 15 subjects 50 years and older. For the first 60 days, subjects used either an active or placebo cream. From days 60 to 180 of the study, all subjects were given A.C.E. Cream. Each subject was instructed to use the given product every night on top of their right hand.
Changes in the skin’s epidermal density, thickness, color and wrinkles depth were monitored using ballistometry, ultrasound B-mode scans, photographs, clinical assessments, silastic castings, and skin sample biopsies.
- Histological examinations of skin biopsies taken on days 1, 60, 120, and 180 clearly showed that the epidermis becomes thicker with the use of A.C.E. Cream.
- Epidermal thickness (Masson Stain Slides) increased by 19% or greater over the course of the study with some subject samples showing a 50% increase in epidermal thickness.
- The stratum corneum (Masson Stain Slides) also shows increased signs of a basket weave pattern that is typical in younger skin.
- Most subjects showed increased cellular growth of the dermis. This finding is consistent with restructuring process of the dermis.
Ultrasound evaluation of A.C.E treated skin also showed a gradual increase in skin thickness and density for up to three or four months before reaching a steady state. This further supports the proposed proliferation of the epidermis followed by dermal restructuring effect caused by repeated application of A.C.E. Cream.
Study conducted by Peter T. Pugliese, M.D.