Patricia K. Farris

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The use of topical antioxidants is gaining favor among dermatologists because of their broad biologic activity. Many are not only antioxidants but also have antiinflammatory and anticarcinogenic activities. Thus for dermatologists these cosmeceuticals have many potential applications. In general, topical antioxidants exert their effects by down-regulating(More)
Resveratrol is a botanical antioxidant with diverse biologic effects. In this paper we will review the unique antioxidant activity of resveratrol including its effects on mitochondrial function. The molecular signaling of resveratrol and cellular mechanisms that make this botanical active an important anti-aging ingredient for topical application will be(More)
BACKGROUND This investigation was initiated because of a growing concern by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery about the proliferation of nonphysicians practicing medicine and its impact on public health, safety, and welfare. OBJECTIVE Prompted by an alarming rise in anecdotal reports among dermatologic surgeons, the study sought to determine(More)
BACKGROUND Cosmeceuticals containing antioxidants are among the most popular antiaging remedies. Topically applied antioxidants exert their benefits by offering protection from damaging free radicals produced when skin is exposed to ultraviolet light or allowed to age naturally. Vitamin C is a naturally occurring potent water-soluble antioxidant.(More)
  • P K Farris
  • Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery
  • 2000
Office dispensing is a value added service in the dermatologist's office. As dermatologists we can recommend products with known scientific validity that will enhance patient care and provide reliable therapeutic results. Patients enjoy the convenience of being able to purchase products in the office and appreciate the dermatologist who spends time(More)
BACKGROUND Microdermabrasion is widely performed in a number of clinical settings, including medical offices, salons, and spas. This procedure is generally regarded as safe and easy to perform. OBJECTIVE To determine if latex exposure caused an acute urticarial response following microdermabrasion in a latex-allergic patient. METHODS The patient was(More)
Skin aging is a combination of natural aging with superimposed photoaging. Naturally aged skin is thin, fragile and finely wrinkled whereas photoaged skin is rough and thickened with deep coarse wrinkles. In addition photoaging is characterized by mottled pigmentation, solar lentigines, telangectasias and a loss of elasticity. The science behind skin aging(More)
Resveratrol is an effective anti-aging molecule with diverse biologic activity. It functions as a dual antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals and increase intrinsic antioxidant capacity. Additionally resveratrol increases mitochondrial biogenesis and has anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and anti-cancer activity. In this paper we will focus on the(More)