A Recent Overview on Dermatological Applications of Liposomes

Author(s): Poonam Kushwaha*, Sumedha Saxena, Babita Shukla

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Nanotechnology

Volume 15 , Issue 4 , 2021

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Background: In dermatology, the topical application of liposomes has proven to be of therapeutic value. Many drugs encapsulated into liposomes have shown enhanced skin penetration.

Methods: Liposomes are lipid based spherical vesicles. In structure and composition, they resemble cell membrane. Because of their amphipathic nature, they can be used as carriers for hydrophilic as well as lipophilic therapeutic agents. These liposomal systems can easily get integrated with the skin lipids and maintain the desired hydration conditions to improve drug penetration and localization in the skin layers.

Results: Considering the need for topical delivery and the promising potential of liposomes, an attempt has been made to explore the recent advances of liposome-based formulations in dermatological applications.

Conclusion: This patent summarizes the recent findings of liposome-based formulations for dermal delivery of drugs.

Keywords: Liposome, dermatological applications, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, vitiligo, patents.

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Article Details

Year: 2021
Published on: 21 October, 2020
Page: [310 - 321]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/1872210514666201021145233
Price: $65

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