Course Description

Positive and Negative Effects of Visible Light on Skin and Elsewhere

April 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (ET)
Online Live

Course Offering 1904901OL2835L
Course ID 2835

In-Person Course

Who Should Attend?
This course is intended for professionals in the cosmetics and personal care industry, sunscreens, topical pharmaceuticals and for dermatologists. It will be especially beneficial to those that specialize in:
  • Research and development
  • Formulations
  • Regulatory
  • Clinical assessment
  • Marketing

Course Description
Visible light is the main component of solar radiation and is the primary cause of the greenhouse effect. Recent evidence suggests that High Energy Visible (HEV) light is harmful to skin and other evidences seem to point out a beneficial effect of longer wavelengths. With natural endogenous photosensitizers HEV light can generate comparable amounts of reactive oxygen species (ROS’s) when interacting with skin as those produced by UVA and UVB. Visible light is also used as a therapeutic wavelength in the clinic to alleviate skin conditions either directly or via photo-dynamic therapy treatments.

This 90-minute accredited training course will discuss a multidisciplinary overview involving biochemistry and photobiology. The role of visible light in modulating the inflammatory response and other phenomena such as healing, barrier recovery and melanogenesis will be discussed.

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On Demand available approximately 3 business days after the live offering

Course Director
Paolo Giacomoni, Ph.D., Consultant to the Skin Care Industry

Dr. Paolo Giacomoni is an independent consultant to the Skin Care industry. He is a quality-focused leader with extensive experience in product research and development for cosmetic product providers. In recent years, he served as Chief Scientific Officer of Elan Rose International and as VP of Skin Care R&D with Herbalife, where he prepared new Skin Care lines. Previously, Dr. Giacomoni was with Estée Lauder as their Executive Director of Research. During that time he was in charge of research and communications for Clinique. He contributed to preparing new products and communicated with beauty editors for the best-selling products of the brand. During his tenure at L’Oreal as Head of the Department of Biology and then as scientific attaché to the Director of Applied Research, he built a distinguished record of achievement through his work in research, testing and integrating new technologies as part of the product development processes of best selling products. In his academic years, he was Maître de Conférences at the University of Paris, France, and Visiting Professor at the University of Milano, Italy.

Dr. Giacomoni is fluent in French, Italian, German, Spanish and English. He is the author of 100+ publications and patents representing breakthrough industry concepts and is the editor of two monographs on the effects of solar radiation (“Sun Protection in Man”, 2001, and “Biophysical and Physiological Effects of Solar Radiation on Human Skin”, 2007) . He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UNIVERSITÉ PARIS VI, Paris France; his Masters Degree, (Laurea) in Atomic Physics from UNIVERSITÁ DI MILANO, Milano, Italy and has had Post-Doctoral Training at Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum at Heidelberg-Germany, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison-WI and at the University of California, San Diego-CA.

Venue Information
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