Expert recommends La Roche Posay Lipikar Products in the management of Atopic Dermatitis
By Yemisi Suleiman
A Medical Doctor, Dr. Adaora Onyilimba has recommended La Roche Posay baby-friendly products. This range of products has been proven to be very beneficial in the management of Atopic Dermatitis.
Dr. Adaora Onyilimba revealed this at the 55th Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Paediatric Association of Nigeria, where she presented a paper on Atopic Dermatitis.
She said that Atopic Dermatitis is a common non-communicable disease that is often genetically associated.
She noted that in Atopic dermatitis there’s a mutation of a protein called Filaggrin which plays an important role in the formation of the skin barrier so the loss of this filaggrin function leads to increased trans epidermal water loss and increasing skin dryness, penetration of external aggressors. Certain antigens and allergens have also been found to be implicated in Atopic dermatitis.
She also stated that in Atopic dermatitis, the skin barrier function is weakened leaving it vulnerable and open to attack from allergens and irritants.
“This weakened skin barrier causes a cycle of microbiome dysbiosis, penetration of irritating agents and allergens, inflammation, itching & pain. This often occurs on the cheeks, neck, arms, and legs. Mostly starts at Infancy and can persist into adulthood in some cases.”
Dr. Adaora Onyilimba stated that La Roche Posay’s range of products for children and babies is the number 1 dermatologist recommended skincare product and was developed in partnership with dermatologists and doctors all over the world to ensure last longing solutions through science-based formulas.
Kids with atopic dermatitis are recommended to bathe with non-irritating, non-allergenic, and soap-free products such as La Roche Posay Lipikar Syndet body wash and daily compulsory use of emollients. This is because skin care products used in children play a key role in the effectiveness of drug-based treatments and should also improve skin dryness.
She advised parents and healthcare providers to also identify their child’s triggers and try their best to avoid these aggravating factors.
“La Roche Posay Lipikar AP + M formula contains key ingredients, that help rebalance the skin microbiome, preventing over proliferation of staph aureus, strengthening the skin barrier, decrease inflammation while also reducing flare-ups.
Leading to less pain, less discomfort, less itching, and improved quality of sleep nights for the patient and the caregiver”, she noted.
However, our major goal in conferences like this is to create awareness and give sample products to pediatricians practicing in all over the country even in rural communities to distribute to their patients for initial tryouts and feedback.
Stressing on Atopic Dermatitis treatment, she said the La Roche-Posay Baby Lipikar range is a dermo-cosmetic product that has been clinically proven on it’s effective in relieving atopic symptoms, rebalancing the skin microbiome, reducing flare-ups as well. The Lipikar moisturizing Balm Ap+M is a gentle, soothing, and moisturizing balm for babies with dry, very dry, or eczema-prone skin. La Roche-Posay Baby Lipikar Baume AP+M helps lock in moisture to your baby’s skin and should be an essential product for your baby’s bathtime routine.
Dr. Adaora Onyilimba reeled out the key features and ingredients of these products and how each of them was carefully curated to ensure its effectiveness. La Roche Posay Posay Lipikar AP+ M Provides 24-hour hydration and is gentle enough to use on newborn babies.
Moreso, she also added the La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 balm is another excellent skincare product for babies. It has key ingredients that have been clinically proven to aid faster wound healing, has soothing properties, and also helps in rebalancing skin microbiome. it is suitable for use on even the most sensitive skin – including newborn babies. It also reduces inflammation and accelerates wound healing.