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The effectiveness of galactomyces ferment filtrate, dexpanthenol and Centella asiatica combination serum in the treatment of post-acne hyperpigmentation

We Sagara Dewi , Ivan Kurniadi, Anis Irawan Anwar

We Sagara Dewi
Hasanuddin University. Email: wesagaradewi@yahoo.com

Ivan Kurniadi
Hasanuddin University

Anis Irawan Anwar
Hasanuddin University
Online First: December 10, 2020 | Cite this Article
Dewi, W., Kurniadi, I., Anwar, A. 2020. The effectiveness of galactomyces ferment filtrate, dexpanthenol and Centella asiatica combination serum in the treatment of post-acne hyperpigmentation. Bali Dermatology and Venereology Journal 3(2). DOI:10.15562/bdv.v3i2.25


Background: Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammation of the pilosebaceous gland that may result in both non-inflammatory and inflammatory lesions. Post-acne hyperpigmentation (PAH) is caused by a hypermelanotic reaction to skin inflammation. It can occur secondary to the inflammation process and depending on the severity, may persist for a prolonged period.

Objective To determine the effectiveness of galactomyces ferment filtrate (GFF), dexpanthenol, and Centella asiatica combination serum in the treatment of PAH

Methods: This was a placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial. There are 68 subjects  that were divided into two groups: the experimental group received combination serum while the control group received placebo for 8 weeks. Three drops of serum were applied to the area with PAH twice daily in the morning and at night. The melanin, erythema, roughness, and L*, a*, and b* scores were assessed objectively using mexameter, chromameter and skin analyzer for every two weeks. Pearson’s correlation test and independent T-test were used to assess the trend of the parameters and compare the results of both groups.

Results: The results of statistical calculations using Pearson correlation test showed the treatment group showed a significant decreasing trend of the melanin and spots score. Both groups showed significant decreasing trend in erythema, L* score and roughness. However, no significant difference was found between both groups in all parameters.

Conclusion: The combination serum may decrease the melanin and spot scores suggesting that it affects the melanocyte activity. It has shown a good efficacy in treating PAH.

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