What You Need to Know About Skin and Transdermal Drug Delivery

4 Reasons Skin Shouldn’t be Ignored in Medicine

  • Acts as the first line of defense between us and the outside world
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Acts as a barrier and absorber
  • Recognizes and reacts to pain or irritation to alert us of danger


4 Health Truths About Skin

  • What you put on your skin is just as important as what you eat
  • Cutting the carbs helps your skin
  • Staying moisturized is key to healthy skin
  • Drinking alcohol and smoking less helps keep the skin healthy

 

4 Things You Didn’t Know About the Power of Skin

  • Maintains fluid balance
  • Controls moisture loss
  • Protects us from pollution and chemicals
  • Protects us from bacteria, viruses, and other harmful toxins.

4 Reasons Skin is the Ideal Delivery Method for Modern Medicine

  • Skin is the body’s largest organ
  • A large surface area of skin and ease of access allows many placement options on the skin for transdermal absorption
  • Transdermal drug delivery is a painless method of delivering drugs by applying directly to the skin
  • By improving skin health it can help maintain its protective role

4 Reasons Topical and Transdermal Should Transform Modern Medicine  

  • Once rubs are absorbed in the dermal layer, their ingredients become available for microcirculation (seep into your bloodstream via sweat glands and hair follicles)
  • Can provide a non-invasive alternative to intravenous routes - avoiding needle phobia
  • More uniform with fewer peaks, minimizing the risk of toxic side effects
  • Suitable for patients who are unconscious or vomiting, or those who rely on self-administration



Sources:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320071.php

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4695828/

 

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4695828/#B8-pharmaceutics-07-00438

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