Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Could a chemotherapy drug be used cosmetically?

FoxNews reported today on an Archives of Dermatology article on a small study conducted by Dr. Dana Sachs at the University of Michigan.

"The study involved volunteers between the ages of 56 and 85 who applied cream made from the drug to their skin twice a day for two weeks.

After the two weeks were up, dermatologists reviewed before and after pictures of the patients and found the cream had reduced both fine and course wrinkles, as well as age spots.

Fluorouracil is already used as a prescription skin treatment for actinic keratosis, which is a precancerous skin lesion that is caused by frequent and intense exposure to the sun."

We are in the middle of our own study of this topic and will post some more information soon.

Dr. David J. Goldberg
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, Boca Raton
Skin Laser Surgery Specialists of NY/NJ

Dr. Jason Pozner
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, Boca Raton
Sanctuary Plastic Surgery, Boca Raton

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