ZUG, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Strengthening its commitment to advancing dermatology for every skin story, Galderma today announced the creation of a global sensitive skincare faculty, which will focus its efforts on helping people with sensitive skin to live a better life focusing on three key pillars of research, innovation and commitment that play a key role in improving the understanding and management of sensitive skin. Comprised of 13 experts from around the world, the group will be represented in various geographies, including China, Brazil, the Philippines, Germany, France, Australia, Italy and the United States (U.S. ).
“We want people to feel in control of their skin, and this is especially important for those with often misunderstood skin conditions, such as sensitive skin.
Sensitive skin is a complex and often interconnected condition, requiring personalized care and products specifically designed for it. More than seventy percent of people worldwide diagnose themselves as having sensitive skin, which can negatively impact quality of life and leave them frustrated and looking for better solutions.I Scientific guidance and advice on how to identify and care for sensitive skin of all kinds is needed to improve the overall quality of sensitive skin.
The Faculty of Sensitive Skin Care will focus on three main pillars of activity:
- To research – broaden the understanding of sensitive skin by closing evidence gaps and making progress in emerging areas
- Innovation – inspire the development of new solutions to improve diagnosis and care
- Commitment – improve the knowledge of healthcare professionals to shape the future of best practices
In partnership with the Department of Dermatology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, two grants were awarded to accelerate the Faculty’s mission of sensitive skin care. The first will establish a five-year Galderma Sensitive Skin Translational Research Fellowship program to support medical students interested in extending their research skills in sensitive skin. The second project, the Galderma Skin Research Acceleration Fund, will span two years and will specifically aim to establish a standard definition of sensitive skin.
“Our goal is to turn the science of sensitive skin into actionable insights and practical advice.
PROFESSOR ADAM FRIEDMAN
Faculty members include Adam Friedman (co-chair, USA), Giovanni Pellacani (Italy), Martina Kerscher (Germany), Aaron Farberg (USA), Flávia Alvim Sant’Anna Addor (Brazil), Belinda Welsh (Australia ), Yan Wu (China), Flordeliz Abad-Casintahan (Philippines), Adelaide Hebert (United States), Xiang Leihong (China), Laurent Misery (France), Joachim Fluhr (Germany) and Leona Yip (Australia).
The inaugural faculty meeting took place at the congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology in Milan, where members also participated in a Galderma-sponsored symposium on knowledge and approaches to managing sensitive skin.
Galderma is the leader in pure-play dermatology, present in approximately 90 countries. We offer an innovative and science-based portfolio of flagship brands and premium services that cover the full spectrum of the rapidly growing dermatology market across injectable aesthetics, dermo-cosmetics and therapeutic dermatology. Since our founding in 1981, we have dedicated our focus and passion to the largest organ of the human body – the skin – meeting the individual needs of consumers and patients with superior results in partnership with healthcare professionals. Because we understand that the skin we stand in shapes our lives, we advance dermatology for every skin story. For more information: www.galderma.com.
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