Background: Photoaging is a complex biologic process that affects various layers of the skin with the major damage seen in the connective tissue of the dermis. Although rarely fatal, photoaging can significantly contribute to a loss of quality of life; therefore, it deserves attention. Researchers are continually searching for new compounds to develop rejuvenation therapies. Nowadays, the stem cell population has been discovered, and it shows capability to rejuvenate the skin. Material and methods: This was an analytic experimental research conducted on a total of 48 women who were randomized into two groups: 24 women received amniotic membrane stem cell-conditioned medium (AMSC-CM) and the other 24 women received normal saline (NS). We applied the drug for three times with an interval of 2 weeks. Microneedling was used to enhance epidermal penetration. We evaluated the progression of photoaging on Weeks 0, 4, and 8, as well as the side effects. Results: The improvement in photoaging after treatment showed significant better effects with the AMSC-CM than with NS (p <.05). There were minimal transient side effects in either of the study groups. Conclusion: AMSC-CM has the capability to improve clinical photoaging and is a promising option for rejuvenation therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-482
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Dermatological Treatment
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2019


  • Microneedling
  • epidermal penetration
  • rejuvenation therapy
  • transient side effects


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