The San Antonio-based Keraplast Technologies have partnered with Axia Medical in an attempt to bring the Keras skincare system to medical professionals such as dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and physician directed spas and clinics.
The intent of this partnership is not money or even aiding in vanity. The Keras line of skin care products provides treatment for genuine medical conditions such as acne and hyperpigmentation. They also reduce the healing time for those that undergo medical procedures such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser treatments.
The reason that Keras is so effective in treating these conditions is thanks in a large part to the Replicine™ Functional Keratin® that is used by Keras in their products. This is an Axia product that significantly improves skin’s natural healing ability by helping to create more collagen 4 and collagen 7, proteins that are necessary for rebuilding healthy skin after injury or trauma.
“Axia consistently offers the latest in skin innovation to the professional skin care market,” said Chief Executive Officer of Axia Medical, Jim Krulisky. “Our Dermesse products provide trusted solutions for existing skin conditions. The exciting healing innovation of Replicine Functional Keratin incorporated in the Keras skin care system significantly improves post treatment care, and our customers will have increased confidence that Axia addresses the complete needs of their patients using well proven innovations.”
The University of Miami performed an extensive peer review of the efficacy of Axia products and the Keras line of skin care products.
Vice Chairman & Stiefel Laboratories Chair Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery and Chief of Dermatology University of Miami School of Medicine, Robert Kirsner, MD, said this about the science that fuels Keras and quality skin care: “The understanding of the role that keratin proteins play in skin biology and wound care is emerging science and expanding at a rapid rate. The use of keratin is real innovation and can be seen as a new paradigm in wound healing.”
If these products do begin to proliferate in the United States, they will help anyone that undergoes reconstructive surgery to heal more quickly and thoroughly. There will also be some application toward anti-ageing materials, but the primary focus will be on helping those that have true medical need of the products and not merely a desire to look younger or repair the minor damages of ageing.