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DONALD J. CAPUANO, M.D.
Plastic Surgeon

 

Prevage™

With Idebenone

Introduction

Idebenone

General Information

Availability

Antioxidants

Press Releases

A word of caution

Links

Allergan™

History of Idebenone and the brain

Intro
 

In the search for the 'fountain of youth' science and experimentation continues to progress to the goal of an ageless skin. In fact, of our many organ systems, it seems that the skin is one of the few body systems that actually can be 'turned around' age wise. But this may not be true. Please also refer to History of Idebenone


Idebenone

According to the manufacturer Allergan™, the 'newest' and most effective chemical to be added to creams is idebenone. According to the manufacturer of Prevage™, it is the only cream to contain 1% of the compound idebenone, Prevage™ not only rejuvenates, but it also protects.

While at the 2005 'South Beach Symposium', a 2004 study was presented. Using very sophisticated biological methods, it was shown that idebenone as an topical skin agent, is significantly more active in decreasing cell damage. idebenone was compared to agents such as kinetin, vitamin C, Vitamin E, Hydroxy acids, ALA, and so forth.


Availability

Prevage™ antioxidant cream is available through a select number of physicians offices. Our office has Prevage™ available by calling
585-225-0680

Cost of Prevage

Please call 585 225 0680 and mention web page number 326403. You will receive a web discount consideration.

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General information

Contains idebenone, claimed by the manufacturer in 2005 to be the most potent antioxidant available in a topical skin care product.(1) Idebenone has been proven, scientifically proven, to be more effective than other topical antioxidants (kinetin, coenzyme Q10, lipoic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin E) in protecting against environmental stressors known to cause skin aging. It has been clinically proven to reduce the signs of skin aging in usually 6 weeks.2


1 DiNardo Joseph C., Lewis Joseph A. II, Neudecker, Birgit A. MD, Bekyarov Dimitar MD, Wieland Eberhard MD, Maibach Howard I. MD. Antioxidants compared in a new protocol to measure protective capacity against oxidative stress – part II. Paper presented at: Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology; February 6-11, 2004; Washington, DC.
2 Data on File, Allergan™, Inc.

 

Press releases and information .

“It’s ability to protect cells and inhibit inflammation has been proven. It’s part of a new group of antioxidants likely to be one of the most helpful of the next decade.”
Neil Sadick, MD, Cornell University


“I’m trying not to get too excited, but I am convinced this [Prevage™] is the best antioxidant I have seen yet.”
Leslie Baumann, MD, University of Miami


“From what I’ve seen, I believe this will be the strongest antioxidant. I’ve found the data very convincing.”
Andrew Scheman, MD, Chicago, IL

“I’ve used it on my own skin and I found it was pretty terrific.”
Jeanine Downie, MD, Montclair NJ


“Ever since I was in a broadcast interview this past January, there’s hardly been a week that’s gone by without a call from someone asking about Prevage™.”
David McDaniel, MD, Virginia Beach, VA

also - January 2005 issue of InStyle Magazine and the February 2005 issue of Elle

Antioxidant properties and effects.

Prevage™ contains a 'new' ingredient called Idebenone (pronounced eedy b known). This newly discovered ingredient has been found to effectively combat the signs of aging brought on by factors such as age, sun damage, and smoking. Idebenone is an antioxidant. Antioxidants are known to protect cells from environmental damage, improve the appearance of fine lines, reduce dryness, and smooth the texture of the skin.

Studies have shown that Idebenone is even more powerful in preventing cell damage than 5 other popular antioxidants- Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Kinetin, and alpha lipoic acid.Synthetically produced, Prevage™ prevents free radicals (or oxygen molecules) from breaking down the collagen and elastin tissues in the skin.Prevage™ is now available, but we also recommend the following products for these specific conditions.

About Antioxidants:

Antioxidants are substances that protect the cells in your body. However, environmental stressors like UV light, smoke, air pollution, ozone, and even oxygen create damaging by-products - called free radicals - during normal cellular metabolism. Antioxidants (like idebenone, the active ingredient in Prevage™ scavenge these free radicals and bind to them before they cause damage. The result is effective protection from cellular damage in your skin.

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Allergan™ Web's Comments.

The next generation antioxidant your patients have been waiting for!

 Prevage™ antioxidant cream is only available through a select number of physicians.

 Contains idebenone-the most potent antioxidant available in a topical skin care product.1

 Scientifically proven to be more effective than other topical antioxidants (kinetin, coenzyme Q10, lipoic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin E) in protecting against environmental stressors known to cause skin aging.1

 Clinically proven to reduce the signs of skin aging in only 6 weeks.2

 

1 DiNardo Joseph C., Lewis Joseph A. II, Neudecker, Birgit A. MD, Bekyarov Dimitar MD, Wieland Eberhard MD, Maibach Howard I. MD. Antioxidants compared in a new protocol to measure protective capacity against oxidative stress - part II. Paper presented at: Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology; February 6-11, 2004; Washington, DC.

2 Data on File, Allergan™,

 

 

 

Allergan™ LAUNCHES Prevage™ ANTIOXIDANT CREAM A CLINICALLY TESTED ANTIOXIDANT THAT CORRECTS AND PROTECTS THE SKIN

Prevage™ antioxidant cream, a clinically tested antioxidant that not only reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but also provides protection against environmental factors including sun damage, air pollution and cigarette smoke.

It represents the next generation of antioxidants. Prevage™ antioxidant cream is a novel cosmeceutical containing 1 percent idebenone - a revolutionary, potent and effective new antioxidant.the most potent antioxidant available in a skin care product today. Corrects the skin damage that you already have-and protects your skin from future damage.

With Prevage™, you can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and restore youthful looking skin. Experience the power of Prevage™ for yourself.

Prevage™cannot be sold over the Internet. However Prevage™ is available at our office in Rochester, New York.

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A unique cream

According to Allergan™, Prevage™TM Antioxidant Cream, is the first and to this point (2-2005) the only clinically tested antioxidant that both rejuvenates and also protects the skin.

 

Other Views

From a Dermatology Center in Montclair, New Jersey

Allergan™, Inc today announced the launch of Prevage™TM antioxidant cream, the first and only clinically tested antioxidant that not only reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but also provides protection against environmental factors including sun damage, air pollution and cigarette smoke. [1] Representing the next generation of antioxidants, Prevage™TM antioxidant cream is a novel cosmeceutical containing 1 percent idebenone - a revolutionary, potent and effective new antioxidant.

"We had sun block in the seventies and glycolic acids in the eighties, and now we have Prevage™TM antioxidant cream, the first advance we have seen in decades that is backed by scientific studies," said Jeanine B. Downie, M.D.,. "Prevage™TM antioxidant cream is a potent antioxidant that is clinically proven to not only protect the skin against sun damage and the environment, but also to correct fine lines and wrinkles."

Original information at http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=18602

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General information .

Clinically Tested Antioxidant That Corrects and Protects the Skin

Tuesday January 4, 8:15 am ET

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 2005--Allergan™, Inc. (NYSE:AGN - News) today announced the launch of Prevage™ antioxidant cream, the first and only clinically tested antioxidant that not only reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but also provides protection against environmental factors including sun damage, air pollution and cigarette smoke.(1)

Representing the next generation of antioxidants, Prevage™ antioxidant cream is a novel cosmeceutical containing 1 percent idebenone - a revolutionary, potent and effective new antioxidant.

"We had sun block in the seventies and glycolic acids in the eighties, and now we have Prevage™ antioxidant cream, the first advance we have seen in decades that is backed by scientific studies," said Jeanine B. Downie, M.D., Director of Image Dermatology, Montclair, New Jersey. "Prevage™ antioxidant cream is a potent antioxidant that is clinically proven to not only protect the skin against sun damage and the environment, but also to correct fine lines and wrinkles."

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Comment about the studies.

Scientific Evidence

Data that compare leading antioxidants show that idebenone is the most effective topical antioxidant product available.(1) A six-week clinical study evaluated the use of Prevage™ antioxidant cream containing a 1 percent concentration of idebenone in 21 women between the ages of 18 and 65 with moderate photoaging (dry facial skin and fine lines/wrinkles). The women in the study applied Prevage™ antioxidant cream twice a day to the facial area for six weeks. Study results included:

29 percent reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles;

26 percent reduction in skin roughness or dryness;

37 percent increase in skin hydration; and,

33 percent overall global improvement in the appearance of skin.(2)

"While other creams just sit on the skin's surface, the unique formulation of Prevage™ antioxidant cream allows it to penetrate the skin at the cellular level to help prevent free radicals from breaking down the collagen and elastin in the skin," added Dr. Downie.

"Prevage™ antioxidant cream is the newest addition to our dermatology franchise," said Bob Rhatigan, Vice President, Allergan™'s U.S. Dermatology business unit. "With a rich heritage in skincare, we are excited to continue providing dermatologists and plastic surgeons with products supported by science and proven results."

Prevage™ antioxidant cream is available exclusively through dermatologists' and plastic surgeons' offices

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Idebenone information .

About Idebenone

When compared to other commonly known topical antioxidants available in skincare products, idebenone is the most potent and effective antioxidant compound. Idebenone has been found to be effective in protecting the skin against key environmental stressors known to cause fine lines and wrinkles including: ultraviolet radiation, ozone, air pollution and cigarette smoke. It also was ranked the most effective compound tested in a series of biochemical and cell-biological methods used to determine the effectiveness of antioxidant compounds at preventing biological damage as a result of oxidative stress.(1)

A close relative of the compound Co-Enzyme Q10, idebenone has far greater skin penetration potential and a much higher oxidative stress protection capacity.(1) Its lower molecular weight allows for greater skin penetration and extended shelf life stability.

 

A History of Idebenone - the brain

For idebenone, the active ingredient in the skin cream Prevage™, the fountain of youth began with the treatment of the brain and not the skin. Idebenone is an analog of CoQ10. Takeda Chemical Industries of Japan has been marketing Idebenone in Japan, under the trade name Avan since 1986. The compound was expensive and available only in Japan for some time. Prior to 1990, the majority of the world literature on Idebenone had been published in Japanese-largely unavailable to scientists in the West. Zs.-Nagy, through his contacts in the Japanese research community, encouraged the translation of many of these studies, and was an active participant in much of the research. He published three special issues of his journal, each of which focused entirely on Idebenone.
The first two-May, 1989 and November/December, 1990-contained articles on the in vivo and in vitro effects of Idebenone on experimental animals.9,10 Zs.-Nagy himself authored or co-authored twelve of the articles.
While in Italy at the Laboratory for Experimental Gerontology, Zs.-Nagy encouraged his colleagues there to investigate the clinical effects of Idebenone. These studies resulted in his third special issue, which was devoted exclusively to human clinical trials.11
Idebenone's numerous benefits were attributed to its antioxidant properties and protective effect against damage to mitochondrial membranes. This results in enhanced formation of ATP (the body's principal energy molecule), increased glucose metabolism, and reduced tissue oxygen requirements. These properties are the basis for Idebenone's powerful effects on cellular energy metabolism and utilization.

A Word of Caution

There are many examples in our societity where newer agents are used for 'new applications'. No one knows of the absolute benefits and risks of what can happen with the application of skin care products. This site presents to you what is thought to be today (2005), reasonable products for skin care use. There may be a small chance that in your particular case, a 'problem' could occur. The most common problem might be local irritation from the product or one of its components. A more remote possibility might be that there is something that in your particular case is harmful to your 'system'. While the chances are small that this would be of significance, please be aware of same. To my knowledge as of this time there have been no problems associated with the use of idebenone for skin care, except for local irritations and reactions to the topical agents.

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Links of Interest

Prevage™ Official Website

Background information re idebenone .

Fascinating information about idebenone

- highly recommended - some references are published in well recognized journals.

Other information references

 

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References from Allergan™.

(1) 2004 AAD Poster Exhibit: Antioxidants Compared in a New Protocol to Measure Protective Capacity Against Oxidative Stress - Part II; DiNardo, J., Lewis, J., Neudecker, B., Dimitar, B., Wieland, E., Maibach, H. (2) Six Week Clinical Evaluation of Prevage™ for the Treatment of Photoaging; DiNardo, J.

Contact: Allergan™, Inc., Irvine California

 

Prevage™ (Allergan™ Site). For more information re Prevage™,

The Official Prevage™ site

The Allergan™ Corporation producers of Prevage™

 

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