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Topical Antioxidant Application Enhances the Effects of Facial Microdermabrasion

Topical Antioxidant Application Enhances the Effects of Facial Microdermabrasion Scientific Research by Bruce M. Freedman, MD, FACS

Signal Hill, CA – A new study is available from Edge Systems showing the results of HydraFacial treatments with antioxidants. Hydradermabrasion effectively and safely improves skin quality by increasing its thickness, repairing the dermal matrix and delivering beneficial antioxidants. Results from independent research by Bruce M. Freedman, M.D., F.A.C.S. include:

? Skin antioxidant levels retention was 30% two weeks after a 6-week series ? Epidermal thickness increased from 50 to 80 microns ? Papillary dermal thickness from 300 microns to 425 microns ? Increased fibroblast population ? Collagen hyalinization in the dermis

Study results were documented using digital photographs, full thickness skin biopsies, Raman Scattering Spectroscopy and patient surveys. Dr. Freedman utilized the HydraFacial MD® hydradermabrasion system and HydroPeel™ tips (Edge Systems), to exfoliate the skin and apply the antioxidant serum. HydraFacial™ treatments are non-invasive procedures that improve skin tone, color and texture, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sunspots and sun damage.

Clinical improvements include better facial tone and texture, less dyschromia and fewer fine lines. “The procedure is ideally suited for those desiring non-ablative facial rejuvenation with minimal recovery” said Dr. Freedman. “Hydradermabrasion represents the next generation in non-ablative facial skin resurfacing, taking the place of traditional microdermabrasion”.

Dr. Freedman will present “Topical Antioxidant Application Enhances The Effects of Facial Microdermabrasion” at IMCAS, Paris, January 11, 2008. Contact Edge Systems for a copy of Dr. Freedman’s presentation.

Disclosure: This is an independent non-sponsored study.

About Bruce M. Freedman, M.D., F.A.C.S. Dr. Freedman is the medical director at Plastic Surgery Associates of Northern Virginia, McLean Virginia. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine, completed his Plastic Surgery residency at St. Louis University and aesthetic surgery fellowship at New York University. Dr. Freedman is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Freedman has practiced in Northern Virginia since 1989, served as Chief of the Plastic Surgery Division at Reston Hospital Center for five years, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University. Dr. Freedman has over 30 publications in medical journals and textbooks and continues to perform research and lecture nationally on the latest developments in cosmetic surgery. He is also an FDA approved investigator in the areas of silicone gel breast augmentation and wound healing.

About Edge Systems Edge Systems, developer and manufacturer of the HydraFacial systems, is a worldwide leader in aesthetic medical devices designed to improve the appearance of all skin types and a variety of skin conditions. Edge products include HydraFacial serum-based skin resurfacing systems, Delphia™ line of crystal and crystal-free microdermabrasion systems, LED Light Therapy systems, UltraCam™ Color UV Camera, UltraMax™ 2 ultrasonic skincare system and SAFE ™ System surgical smoke evacuator. For more information call 800-603-4996, e-mail contact@edgesystem.net, or visit www.edgesystem.net or www.HydraFacial.com.

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