Therapeutic and Diagnostic Applications of Nanotechnology in Dermatology and CosmeticsTasleem Arif*, Nuzhatun Nisa, Syed Suhail Amin, Sheikh Shoib, Raheel Mushtaq and Muzafar Rashid Shawl
Department of Dermatology, STDs and Leprosy, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Tasleem Arif
Postgraduate Department of Dermatology STDs and Leprosy
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC)
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh, India
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Received date: March 15, 2015; Accepted date: May 26, 2015; Published date: June 02, 2015
Citation: Arif T, Nisa N, Amin SS, Shoib S, Mushtaq R, et al. (2015) Therapeutic and Diagnostic Applications of Nanotechnology in Dermatology and Cosmetics. J Nanomedine Biotherapeutic Discov 5:134. doi: 10.4172/2155-983X.1000134
Copyright: © 2015 Arif T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Nanoscience is the branch of science pertaining to the study of minute particles on an atomic or molecular scale, whose size is measured in nanometers. A nanometer represents one billionth of a meter (i.e., 10-9 m). Nanotechnology is an emerging branch of engineering that involves the use of particles on a nanoscale (1-100 nm). Thus, the application of nanotechnology in the field of dermatology is the Nanodermatology. Nanodermatology represents one of the most emerging fields for which an increasing interest is rising among scientists as well as pharmaceutical companies. Nanotechnology has revolutionized the treatment of several skin diseases. It is effective in targeted delivery of active medicaments and cosmetic ingredients. The skin forms the first point of contact for a diverse number of nanomaterials. Nanomedicine in dermatology has opened a new era in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin disorders. Possible applications of nanotechnology in dermatology and cosmetics include sunscreens, moisturizers, anti-aging formulations, phototherapy, ani-sepsis, vaccines, skin cancers, hair and nail care, etc. In this review after an introduction of nanotechnology, author has described various types of nanoparticles followed by various possible indications of nanotechnology in dermatology and cosmetics. An account on safety of nanoparticles has also been added to the review.