Dermatologist tests new skin cream
DerMend treats bruises, red patches, brown spots
The older people get, the more their skin color and texture changes. Brown spots, red patches, and bruising become more noticeable.
"Number one -- aging and sun damage thins out the skin and blood vessels," said Dr. Mark Nestor with Skin & Cancer Associates," and number two -- a lot of people are on blood thinners, aspirin, Plavix, Coumadin, and that doesn't allow the blood to clot properly."
Nestor is participating in a clinical trial for DerMend, a new over-the-counter skin cream designed to help users lose bruises on their skin.
"I see a difference in the brown spots. The brown spots are lighter," said 94-year-old Irving Billings.
DerMend has a number of ingredients, including Retinol, alpha hydroxy acid, and various flower extracts.
"That allows the skin to become tougher to become a lot more elastic and allows the blood vessels and clotting mechanisms to work better," said Nestor.
"It's not greasy," said Billings. "I think it's a very good product."
Local 10's Kristi Krueger said she saw a difference in her freckles within a few days.