Dermatology (from the Greek “derma”, skin) is the branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the skin and skin appendages (hairs, hair, nails, sudoriferous glands).
In the case of wounds and burns, or other conditions involving the skin, topical medications containing hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural biopolymer that is also found in the skin, play a key role in the healing process.
In the dermatology area, IBSA has developed a portfolio of products containing hyaluronic acid obtained through a patented and certified biofermentation process.
The range of products containing hyaluronic acid also features cosmetic products (one spray and one gel formulation) indicated for the treatment of skin irritations of various origins (wind, sun, cold, sweat, shaving, cosmetic treatments and tattoos).
IBSA has also developed a technology for the production of transdermal patches, a useful form of administration for dermatology treatments requiring occlusion.
Of the various medical conditions that can affect the skin, psoriasis is one of the most common. This condition can evolve into a fully-blown disability for many people, influencing their daily life and causing severe psychological problems (24% of patients with severe psoriasis suffer from depression). The disease is also characterised by a frustrating sequence of remissions and relapses, in which stress plays a key role. Although there is no cure for the condition, treatment with medicinal products containing corticosteroids constitute an excellent remedy for its symptoms.