The Microbiome & Implications in Aesthetics
March 10, 2020
While clinical data support certain oral and topical pre-, pro- and postbiotic products for some dermatologic conditions, Dr. Anna Chacon examines potential applications in the aesthetic specialty.
As physicians who specialize in treating the skin, we need to be mindful of beneficial bacteria in skincare.
The skin and microbiome are highly interconnected, particularly in the areas of pre-, pro- and postbiotics. We know that commensal bacteria are a major factor in human health and the pathogenesis of various medical conditions; however, interest has expanded beyond disease pathogenesis and the gastrointestinal microbiome to include that of the skin and impact in aesthetics.