Background: Retinol is used to reduce symptoms of skin aging. It affects surface lipids and increases skin regeneration ability.
Aim: The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of retinol peel on the face and neck skin lipids in women, aged 50-69.
Material and methods: The level of secreted sebum was measured using Sebumeter SM15 (Courage & Khazaka, Germany) on the forehead, cheeks, nose, chin, and neck. The measurements were carried out before each of the 3 retinol peel treatments applied at 3-week interval and 3 weeks after the last treatment.
Results: A statistically significant increase of lipid film in both U-zone and T-zone and on the neck was observed in the study group.
Conclusion: Retinol peel treatments can help to increase the amount of skin surface lipids in women during menopause.
Keywords: l-ascorbic acid; menopause; retinol; sebumeter.
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