Title : Effects of cosmetological treatment-Sonophoresis with green tea, bamboo extract and lacticacid on acne skin condition
Acne vulgaris is a prevalent dermatological disease characterized by skin eruptions, which may decrease the sufferer’s quality of life. The patients were divided into two groups. Group A underwent a sonophoresis procedure using ultrasound and ultrasound gel combined with a green tea and bamboo extract ampule. Group B was the placebo group, where sonophoresis was performed using only the ultrasound gel (no ampules). The members of the placebo group were convinced that they were undergoing sonophoresis with a green tea and bamboo extract ampule. Before and after the series of procedures, sebum levels were measured in the skin. Each patient underwent a series of 5 procedures using sonophoresis equipment at a one-week interval. Sonophoresis with the green tea and bamboo extract contributed to the reduction of skin eruptions and sebum levels in the participants of the study (group A).
Conclusions: The study results demonstrate that the combined use of plant preparations and ultrasound has a positive effect on the skin of people suffering from acne vulgaris, including reduction of skin eruptions and sebum levels on the surface of the skin.