*Corresponding author:Izabela Zaleska, The Section of Professional Cosmetology, The Faculty of Motor Rehabilitation, University of Physical Education in Krakow, Poland
Received: August 08, 2018; Published: August 13, 2018
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Introduction: Acne vulgaris as a skin disease does not only affect young people. It is extremely acute and more common problem among adults, that appears around the age of 25 or lasts continuously from the time of maturity. Unaesthetic appearance especially for women may be a reason of discomfort, depression and in serious cases it may lead to suicide attempts.
Purpose: the study aims at presenting the change in the number of inflammatory and non-inflammatory exanthema, before and after a series of treatments with the use of Ferulic acid applied manually and d’Arsonowal currents on adult women suffering from acne vulgaris continuously from puberty and after the age of 25.
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted on 60 women over the age of 25. The criterion of inclusion was existing number of inflammatory and non-inflammatory exanthema. They were randomly divided into two groups. The probands were asked to fill in the survey and were informed about the possible contraindications for conducted treatments. The first group probands were applied manually with Ferulic acid on cleansed skin over the period of 10 minutes. The second group probands were applied with d’Arsonowal currents’ emission on dry and cleansed skin for a period of 10 minutes. The procedure in both groups was applied in a series of 5 treatments with one week break. The number of exanthema was documented photographically for each proband before the first and after the last procedure.
Results: The results of research show statistically essential decrease in the number of inflammatory and non-inflammatory exanthema in both groups- treated with Ferulic acid and treated with d’Arsonowal currents. No differences concerning the number and kind of exanthema between tested groups before a series of treatments and after a series of treatments were noted. Researching the correlation of number of inflammatory and non-inflammatory exanthema to the moment of illness emergence and applied procedure does not show statistically essential differences either.
Conclusion: Regardless, the progress of an illness among the probands and what kind of exanthema was dominating, the support of treatments working externally on skin such as emission of d’Arsonowal currents and application of Ferulic acid effectively and successfully improve the condition of acne affected skin. Especially in situations when a patient cannot use pharmacological treatment for any reason, the external treatments might work as an alternative or a supplement.
Keywords: Acne Vulgaris; Acne Tarda; D`Arsonwal’s Currents; Ferulic acid