Does Your Skin Need Therapy?

Leading Expert Recommends a Twice Daily Appointment with AmLactin®

Mar 22, 2011, 08:22 ET from Upsher-Smith

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dry, dull skin can get you down in the dumps this time of year. Leading dermatologist, Dr. Alan Fleischer, professor and chair of the department of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, recommends making an appointment with AmLactin® twice a day, seven days a week to get your skin the alpha-hydroxy therapy it needs. AmLactin® contains a clinically proven alpha-hydroxy acid, 12% lactic acid, to gently exfoliate and intensely hydrate and help return rough, dry skin to its healthy, natural state. This year, commit to making your twice daily alpha-hydroxy therapy session with a moisturizer like AmLactin®. It's just what the doctor ordered.

"When my patients come to me complaining about their dry skin, I tell them it's time for therapy – alpha-hydroxy therapy, that is," said Dr. Alan Fleischer. "I recommend using AmLactin® Moisturizing Lotion twice a day. It contains lactic acid, a naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acid that exfoliates dead skin cells and attracts water molecules to the skin, leaving skin soft and smooth."

In addition to being affected by seasonal weather changes and environmental factors, dry skin can occur at any time in life due to aging, harsh soaps or detergents.  It may also be associated with a skin condition called Keratosis Pilaris (KP).  According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 40 percent of the population may be affected by KP. Sufferers may experience a higher incidence of outbreaks of dry skin associated with KP in cold weather due to harsh, dry conditions.

About Keratosis Pilaris (KP)

People with KP may experience flesh-colored or red bumps around hair follicles on the upper arms, thighs, buttocks and cheeks, along with extremely rough, dry skin. There is no cure for KP, and its cause remains unknown; however, it tends to run in families.  It is important to be aware that other medical conditions can mimic KP, so people with these symptoms should visit a doctor or dermatologist to confirm a diagnosis.

About the AmLactin® Family of Moisturizers

The AmLactin® family of moisturizers is ideal for managing a variety of dry skin conditions including dry skin associated with KP. Every AmLactin® product is formulated with emollient and humectant ingredients plus a potent alpha-hydroxy acid therapy to exfoliate and hydrate skin, leaving it soft and smooth. The line includes AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion, AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Cream, AmLactin XL® for severe, dry skin and AmLactin® Foot Cream Therapy.

AmLactin XL® Moisturizing Lotion contains the unique (patent-pending) ULTRAPLEX® formula, which is an extra-strength blend of three lactic acid alpha-hydroxy moisturizers. AmLactin XL® is a clinically proven, superior moisturizer to 40% urea cream and 12% ammonium lactate lotion for severe dry skin.

All AmLactin® products are available without a prescription at Costco, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, www.drugstore.com and other fine retailers nationwide. For more information, including directions for use and cautions, visit www.amlactin.com where you can also search the store locator to find a store where AmLactin® can be purchased and to download valuable coupons.   For tips on managing dry skin associated with Keratosis Pilaris and to watch a video on "How Lactic Acid Works," visit www.littleredbumps.com.

Littleredbumps.com and the AmLactin® family of moisturizers are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition.  Some skin conditions may be worsened by moisturizers, so people should always follow their doctors' skin care recommendations.

Upsher-Smith

Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. is a rapidly-growing pharmaceutical company that manufactures and markets both prescription and consumer products. Upsher-Smith prides itself on providing safe, effective and economical therapies to the ever-challenged healthcare environment. For more information, visit www.upsher-smith.com.

Sources:

American Academy of Dermatology. "Dry Skin & Keratosis Pilaris."


www.aad.org/public/publications/pamphlets/skin_dry.html. Accessed January 19, 2011.

Nili, A. "Keratosis Pilaris." http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1070651-overview. Accessed January 19, 2011.

Data on File.  Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.

www.littleredbumps.com. Accessed January 19, 2011.



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