A few decades ago, avana plastics were seen as a cheaper alternative to plastic surgery.
But in recent years, the medical field has become increasingly interested in the benefits of plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons, with a number of studies suggesting that avana-coloured surgery is as effective as conventional plastic surgery as a way to treat skin cancer and other skin conditions.
Now, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that a combination of natural substances that are naturally present in plants, and chemicals derived from the natural process of algae, can increase the effectiveness of ava-colouring surgery.
“We have shown that plants can produce natural compounds that can activate certain cells, like those involved in skin cancer growth, which is important for treating the skin problem,” said lead author Dr Andrew Kosser.
“In this study, we found that these plants are the source of the plant-derived substances that we found in the human breast tissue.”
The study was published in the journal PLOS ONE.
The researchers used a new technique to grow plants that were able to produce chemicals similar to those found in algae to boost the effects of natural ingredients found in plants.
These natural compounds are called lipids.
“Lipids are made from sugars and fatty acids, and the process of making them is similar to the process for making plant lipids,” said co-author Dr Anna Rochlin.
“When the plant lipid gets into the cells of the skin, it stimulates the cells to make a chemical called prostaglandins.
These prostaglands are then released into the bloodstream and are then transported to the skin.
These chemicals activate a variety of different cells, including skin cells, which can help treat skin cancers.”
The researchers also found that plant lipoproteins can be activated by plant-based chemicals that are commonly found in cosmetics and are commonly used as natural exfoliants.
The chemicals produced by the plants were also used in skin treatments that reduced or completely eliminated wrinkles.
“One of the benefits we see in this study is that the lipids from the plant matter are also produced by these plants and that is a natural way of increasing the potency of the lipoprotein.”
In the study, the researchers found that lipoproters from plants could increase the efficacy of avanaccolouring in the skin by about five times, but the effect on the skin’s natural compounds was not yet clear.
In addition to the benefits to skin, the findings also suggest that plants could be used to boost production of more natural chemicals that might be used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.
“I think the more we can get a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of these compounds, the better we can make pharmaceuticals from them,” Dr Kossar said.
“For example, lipoproducts are used in some kinds of skin care, but they also have other applications, like treating the aging process.
For that reason, we think that these natural compounds might be very useful in that context.”
The research was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, the National Science Foundation, and Penn State.