CLINICAL STUDY 2011
Clinical and Instrumental Evaluation of a Cosmetic Product for the Treatment and Prevention of the Stretch Mark
Scientific Supervisor: Prof. Fulvio Marazatico, Universita’ Delgi Studi di Pavia
Experimenter: Dr. Enza Cestone, Dermatologist & Venereologist
Concluded: 2011 by Farcoderm (San Martino Siccomario, Italy)
Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of a cosmetic product in reducing the visibility of skin imperfections caused by stretch marks.
Methods: A clinical-instrumental study performed on 20 healthy female Caucasian subjects at least 18 years old showing a clinical picture characterized by skin stretch on breast, hips, abdomen or thighs.
Treatment efficacy was evaluated after 60 and 90 days of product use by means of non-invasive bioengineering technique that allow to quantify: skin moisturisation, skin elasticity and the cross section of the stretch mark.
Subjects were asked to apply the cream twice a day (morning and evening) on two areas: on normal skin surface (area A) and on stretch marks area (area B)
Clinical evaluation: 0, 60 and 90 day evaluation by dermatologist.
Self assessment: subjects completed questionnaires after day 90.