Resveratrol, a well-known antioxidant with several health-promoting qualities, possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cell-protective properties.
A systematic review of the biomedical literature was conducted by Hecker and colleagues at the Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical University of Graz, and the Cooperative Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Joanneum Research Institute Austria , to examined how resveratrol affected skin aging, scarring, and wound healing. Fourty0n2 studies that satisfied the inclusion criteria presented encouraging findings that resveratrol may be a viable therapeutic option to promote wound healing, reduce excessive scarring, and even stop photoaging of the skin.
Resveratrol is a fascinating and dynamic new therapeutic approach, but additional robust in vitro and in vivo investigations are required to establish its benefits.
RESEACH PAPER: Hecker A, Schellnegger M, Hofmann E, Luze H, Nischwitz SP, Kamolz LP, Kotzbeck P. The impact of resveratrol on skin wound healing, scarring, and aging. Int Wound J. 2022 Jan;19(1):9-28. doi: 10.1111/iwj.13601. Epub 2021 May 5. PMID: 33949795; PMCID: PMC8684849.