Effects of Topical Hydrogen Purification on Skin Parameters and Acne Vulgaris in Adult Women

Aleksandra M. Rogowska, Karlona Chilicka, Renata Szygula

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Background: Acne vulgaris is a prevalent dermatological disease characterized by skin eruptions, which may decrease the sufferer's quality of life. Hydrogen purification treatment is a new procedure used in cosmetology to improve the skin parameters of the face. This study examined the effectiveness of hydrogen purification treatment to improve women's skin conditions with regard to acne vulgaris.

Methods: In this study, 30 women participated who suffered from a high level of sebum and acne. The control group was comprised of 30 healthy women with a low level of sebum. The Hellgren-Vincent Scale and Derma Unit SSC 3 device were used to assess acne vulgaris severity and skin properties, respectively. Four hydrogen purification sessions were carried out at 7-day intervals, using the Hebe Hydrogenium+ generating alkaline water.

Results: At baseline and 7 and 14 days after finishing the series of treatments, the levels of oiliness, moisture, and skin pH were tested. The main effects of treatment were significant in the following parameters: pH around the bottom lip, moisture between the eyebrows and around the nose, and oily skin in all three face sites. Conclusions: The level of sebum decreased and moisture levels increased during hydrogen purification. Topical hydrogen purification is an effective and safe treatment for acne vulgaris.

Publish Year 2021
Country Poland
Rank Positive
Journal Healthcare
Primary Topic Skin
Secondary TopicCosmetic Skin Issues
Model Human
Tertiary TopicAcne
Vehicle Water (Electrolysis)
pH Alkaline
Application Bath