Targeted Delivery

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Monday, April 1, 2019

Laser-assisted drug delivery is being used in multiple specialties to improve outcomes and enhance the efficacy of topical medications. In aesthetics, practitioners are delivering topicals, such as platelet-rich plasma, active skincare ingredients and prescriptions, including minoxidil and bleaching agents, through the microchannels created by fractional ablative laser and microneedling. “You can use vitamin C, retinoids, bleaching agents for melasma, stimulatory agents like PRP for both facial rejuvenation and hair growth, and also delivery of minoxidil after creating laser holes,” says Neil Sadick, MD, of Sadick Dermatology in Manhattan. “It’s a more direct, targeted delivery of the actives so they should have greater biological activity, theoretically.”
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