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J Cosmet Dermatol. 2024 Jan 29. doi: 10.1111/jocd.16190. Online ahead of print.


BACKGROUND: Rosacea is a prevalent chronic dermatological condition marked by facial inflammation and erythema, significantly compromising the quality of life for affected individuals. Current treatment methods for rosacea are not considered ideal because of the complex etiology of the disease. Mussel adhesive protein (MAP) is a glycoprotein derived from the foot gland of mussels. The protein exhibits anti-inflammatory properties, relieves skin itching, and promotes wound healing.

AIMS: We aimed to explore the feasibility of using MAP administered via microneedle delivery for treating rosacea and the potential molecular mechanism involved.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: The therapeutic effect and mechanism of MAP microneedle delivery in an LL-37-induced rosacea-like mouse model were observed using morphological and histological methods. Twenty-seven patients with erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR) underwent treatment once every 1 month, with three treatments constituting one treatment course. The therapeutic effect was evaluated by comparing the clinical images taken at baseline, after the first treatment course, and after the second treatment course. The red value, CEA, and GFSS score were also calculated.

RESULTS: In response to the microneedle delivery of MAP, innate immunity, inflammatory infiltration, and abnormal neurovascular regulation improved significantly in rosacea-like mice. In the clinical experiments, the microneedle delivery of MAP significantly improved the symptoms of erythema, flushing, and telangiectasia in patients with ETR, and no obvious adverse reactions were observed.

CONCLUSIONS: MAP delivered by microneedling is effective and safe for treating ETR.

PMID:38284129 | DOI:10.1111/jocd.16190

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