The International Society for Biophysics and Imaging of the Skin (ISBS) is hosting their annual conference in San Diego May 1st to the 4th at the Kimpton Solamar Hotel. CRL has been selected to give a presentation entitled Characterization of Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-III for UV Tolerance and Extrinsic Aging Classical and Computer Generated Modalities on Thursday, May 3rd at 12pm. Mike Anthonavage, CRL’s Director of Advanced Clinical Studies and a contributing author on the submitted abstract, will be presenting.
In his presentation, Mike will be speaking on the utility of lighter skin types (Fitzpatrick skin type’s I-III) used for sunscreen testing relative to signs of skin aging using data collected from the Clarity Pro™. It is understood that these specific skin types are more prone to the adverse effects of extrinsic aging due to their low melanin content and propensity to burn upon exposure to UV light. The methodology behind this particular study was to examine Fitzpatrick skin type’s I-III from a database using calculated MED exposure times and comparing them to computer generated ITA scores from the Clarity Pro™. Data (wrinkles, ITA determination and smoothness scores) showing that skin types with less melanin competency disproportionately suffer the consequences of UV exposure more and thus, age as a result will be presented.