A pilot study of the use of nitric oxide on people with aging skin was published recently in the Annals of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

In the study, Gregory Chernoff, MD, FRCS(C) of Chernoff Plastic Surgery used a topical serum by Pneuma Nitric Oxide on 25 patients (20 females and 5 males, ages 32 to 81 years) to demonstrate its benefits over 4-week follow up visits for 12 weeks.

This novel “patent pending” nitric oxide generating dual chamber mixing serum by Pneuma Nitric Oxide was examined for preliminary efficacy and proof of concept. After each application, nitric oxide could still be detected 30 minutes after the initial application.

Nitric oxide is necessary for optimal cellular health. A topical nitric oxide serum enhances the tone, quality and texture of skin, yielding a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, static rhytids, enlarged pores, and unwanted pigment. When used prior to any other product, the vasodilatory property primes the skin to enhance their absorption, according to a media release from Dr Chernoff.

The pilot study suggests that nitric oxide’s improved circulation and pro-fibroblastic enhancing capabilities provide for aesthetic improvement when used alone and improved absorption dynamics when combined with other products as an “absorption priming” product.

[Source(s): Gregory Chernoff, MD, FRCS(C), PR Newswire]