Professor Vasilios Stavros from the University of Warwick, Department of Chemistry, said in a press release: “A really good sunscreen absorbs light and converts it to harmless heat. A bad sunscreen is one that absorbs light and then, for example, breaks down potentially inducing other chemistry that you do not want. Diethyl sinapate generates lots of heat, and that is really crucial.”
“During normal wound healing, collagen acts as a scaffold for cellular entry and growth in the wound bed and encourages the deposition of new collagen,” said senior author Dr.Adam Friedman, in a press release. “While collagen has been used as a wound healing adjuvant, a good comparison to the standard of wound care has been lacking.”
The rationale behind the investigation was that ESWT—using an acoustic system to stimulate
tissue regeneration—has been previously shown to speed wound healing. This led researchers to wonder if it might also reduce scarring.
Results showed the carotenoid-rich tomato nutrient complex helps boost skins resilience to UV-induced erythema formation, and plays a role in reducing the local inflammatory process in the skin by weakening mRNA levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines.
The Chronicle of Skin & Allergy and Derm.city are opening a call for nominations for a showcase of Dermatology Leaders of Tomorrow--individuals whose influence in practice, research, or academia will be acknowledged during the coming five years.
“Until recently, the scientific community didn’t believe that skin could contribute to systemic inflammation and disease. But in the last five years, studies of psoriasis and dermatitis have shown that skin inflammation from these diseases likely increases the risk of heart disease,” said study lead author Dr. Theodora Mauro