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The rosehip seed oil RHO, obtained from different plant species of thegenus Rosa, is one of the compounds used empirically for cosmetic improvementof skin scarring. Despite its widespread use in clinical practice, there arefew studies evaluating the activity of this compound on the clinical course ofcutaneous scars. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Repavar® rosehip oil on improvement of post-surgical skin scars. One comparative,single-center, prospective clinical trial was carried out in 108 patientsundergoing cutaneous surgery procedures in the Dermatology Service ofUniversity Hospital of Gran Canaria Dr. Negrín Spain. Subjective parameterserythema, discoloration, atrophy andhypertrophy were evaluated at 6 and 12 weeks on 76 adults who treatedscars with pure RHO twice a day test group, 32 patients with not treatmentcontrol group, and completed the study. Lesser degree of erythema wasobserved at 6 and 12 weeks in treated-patients compared with the control groupand decreased discoloration and atrophy at 12 weeks, with statisticallysignificant differences in all cases p < 0.05. This study demonstratesthat the RHO Repavar® is useful for cosmetic improvement onerythema, discoloration and atrophyof post-surgical skin scars, getting abetter overall evolution and appearance thereof.

KEYWORDS

Healing, Skin Scar, Rosa Mosqueta, Rosehip Seed Oil, Skin Surgery

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Valerón-Almazán, P. , Gómez-Duaso, A. , Santana-Molina, N. , García-Bello, M. and Carretero, G. 2015 Evolution of Post-Surgical Scars Treated with Pure Rosehip Seed Oil. Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, 5, 161-167. doi: 10.4236-jcdsa.2015.52019.





Autor: Pedro Valerón-Almazán1, Anselmo J. Gómez-Duaso1, Néstor Santana-Molina1, Miguel A. García-Bello2, Gregorio Carretero1

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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