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  • 2020, January

    original research

    Nutrient-Dense, Functional Foods Enhance Hair, Skin, and Nail AppearanceOpen Access

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    Objective

    The American diet is nutrient-poor and rich in unhealthy compounds like sodium, sugar, and saturated fats. Whether food has an effect on appearance has not been fully elucidated. The purpose of this prospective, single-armed study was to evaluate the impact of consuming two nutrient-dense functional foods, which are low in salt, sugar, and saturated fats, on hair, skin, and fingernail health.

    Methods

    Both subjective (self-reported questionnaires and photographs) and objective (i.e., salivary pH and skin hydration) tests were used to evaluate appearance. Weekly compliance with nutrient-dense foods, body weight, and quality of life assessment were also recorded.

    Results

    Participants(n=28) consumed most of the nutrient-dense foods and remained weight stable, which was the goal of the study to exclude the effect of changes in body weight on appearance. Neither objective measurement of appearance showed significant improvements. Subjective measurements using questionnaires specific to hair, skin, and fingernails improved significantly over the 8-week study. Rating of photographs that the participants took of themselves improved significantly over the 8-weeks. These included reduced redness, decreased pore size, and better skin color. Using an acne-rating scale, a significant improvement was observed at week 8 compared to baseline. The quality of life parameters improved significantly including feeling of well-being, feeling full, having more energy, sleeping better, having less stress, and being more focused.

    Conclusion

    Inclusion of two nutrient-rich, functional foods in the diet improved the appearance of hair, skin, and fingernails. These foods were well-received and easy-to-prepare, leading to excellent compliance with the dietary protocol.

    Keywords

    Appearance; Diet; Functional foods; Nutrient-dense foods; Hair; Skin; Nails.


  • 2019, December

    observational study

    Single-Blind Comparative Study of the Aesthetic Outcome of Armouring Procedures with PLLA/PCL- and HA-Enriched Absorbable ThreadsOpen Access

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    Background

    Absorbable threads represent one of the most exciting breakthroughs in aesthetic medicine. The innovative composition of absorbable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)/caprolactone (PCL) threads enriched with hyaluronic acid (HA) has triggered the interest of aesthetic practitioners.

    Objective

    To compare the aesthetic outcomes of armouring procedures with absorbable PLLA/PCL threads versus the same procedure performed with PLLA/PCL/HA threads (APTOS, Tbilisi, Georgia threads).

    Materials and Methods

    Eight patients underwent thread insertion in the face (PLLA/PCL threads on one side and PLLA/PCL/HA threads on the other). Aesthetic outcome was determined subjectively by the patient after 7 days using a 5-point rating questionnaire. Wrinkles were evaluated objectively using 3D photosystem software after 7, 30, and 90 days.

    Results

    Seven days after treatment there was significantly less pain, less swelling, less burning and a faster reduction of skin irregularities on the side treated with HA-enriched threads (all p<0.05). The side of the face treated with HA-enriched threads also demonstrated faster and more obvious improvement of wrinkles.

    Conclusion

    Absorbable PLLA/PCL threads have a reliable reputation for oval correction of the face and long-lasting biostimulation. The new HA-enriched threads shorten the post-procedure downtime, accelerate rejuvenation and provide more significant patient satisfaction.

    Keywords

    Absorbable thread; Thread lifting; HA-enriched threads; Aesthetics.


About the Journal

Trichology and Cosmetology – Open Journal (TCOJ) is an online open access portal that aims to propagate the advancement and development of the latest technologies in the field of cosmetology and Trichology.

Cosmetology is the study and application of beauty treatments including skin care, cosmetics, hairstyling, manicures and pedicures, cosmetic surgeries, enhancements, etc., whereas, trichology is that branch of dermatology that deals with the scientific study of the health of the hair and scalp.

Openventio is dedicated to burst the myths surrounding various cosmetic procedures and help create awareness amongst the people regarding the pros and cons of these techniques through this open access medium.

Aims and Scope

Trichology and Cosmetology – Open Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to be a complete and reliable source of discoveries and publications in the form of original articles, review articles, case reports, new cosmetology and trichology products and procedures available in the field.

TCOJ covers a wide array of subjects as given below:

  • Advances in hair and scalp diseases and treatment
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Laser treatment
  • Nanoencapsulation in cosmetics
  • Breast surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Rhytidectomy
  • Plastic surgery
  • Skin care treatments
  • Genetics of skin disorders
  • Natural products research and treatment
  • Cosmetic and aesthetic dermatology (botox and
    Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) filling )

Topics discussed under cosmetology are aesthetics, hair removal, nail care, facials as well as even salon management.

Openventio aims to encourage documentation among the ever-growing medical community to ensure that the data gets recorded for the betterment and future use of practitioners and experts.

Submissions for this journal are accepted from all practitioners and students of trichology and cosmetology, from experts in the field to novices wanting to explore the field.

The audience of TCOJ includes doctors, nurses, research assistants, local community practitioners, cosmetologists, manufacturers, salon owners and students of various universities and general communities from different parts of the world.

The journal welcomes all types of articles such as original research, review, case-report, mini-review, editorial, short-communication, book review, opinion, commentary, letter to the editor, conference proceedings, technical report, errata, illustrations, etc.

We are open to receive comments or corrections from experts to improve the quality of our journal.