The Sebacia microparticles – or, with other words the core technology - with specific tissue applications were invented by Naomi Halas, Ph.D. from Rice University (Houston, Texas, USA) and Jennifer West, Ph.D.
The clinical application of the microparticles in dermatology was further studied by the important dermatologist & scientist in the field of laser-assisted procedures – Dr. Richard Rox Anderson, from the Wellman Center of Photomedicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Many basic concepts & products in laser medicine go back to his science, such as the concept of “selective photo-thermolysis”. Dr. Anderson was not satisfied with the available solutions to treat acne; especially, he was looking for an alternative for the drug-based therapy, which regulates the activity of the sebaceous gland.
His vision was a locally acting procedure with a minimum risk associated to it. Since laser systems became an essential tool for many therapies in dermatology, Dr. Anderson was researching for a light-based solution. Now, we have the Sebacia gold-coated microparticles, which represent a significant innovation in acne therapy.
To better understand what makes Sebacia so unique and why it works so well, we need to look at two areas: