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Douglas A. Taranow, DO, FACOS

New York, NY


Posted July 23, 2012 in Skin Care

NIA24® is an award-winning line of skin care products that naturally protects and rejuvenates your skin on a molecular level. Pro-Niacin™, the active ingredient in NIA24, is a patented molecule that stimulates the skin’s natural repair processes in order to visibly reduce brown spots, lines, and other damage caused by prolonged sun exposure. NIA24 products have also been recognized by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and The Skin Cancer Foundation (SCI) for its skin cancer prevention potential.

How Pro-Niacin Works


Pro-Niacin produces a continuous dermal-delivery of niacin that penetrates the skin and increases the amount of active niacin (called NAD) within the skin cells. This promotes the generation of healthier skin cells from the inside out in four ways:

  1. Stimulates the natural DNA repair process of skin cells
  2. Enhances skin cell turnover and energy metabolism
  3. Promotes the release of a natural repair hormone called lepitin
  4. Decreases hyperpigmentation by inhibiting melanin transfer

Not only does Pro-Niacin have an immediate rejuvenating effect, but it also strengthens your skin so it is more resilient and resistant to subsequent damage from the sun.

NIA24 Side Effects and Risks


Depending on your sensitivities, you may experience some mild side effects when you first start using NIA24. This includes a warming sensation that may lead to irritation or redness, temporary breakout of acne, and increased dryness. These side effects will typically diminish within seven to 10 days of use.


NIA24 and Cosmetic Procedures


You may benefit from combining chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatment, and/or other skin rejuvenation solutions with a NIA24 regimen. Pro-Niacin is often used pre- and post-treatment as an adjunctive therapy that facilitates better results and faster recoveries.

Getting Started with NIA24


Because NIA24 is all natural and allergy-tested, it’s safe to use every day. In fact, that’s how NIA24 is intended to be used. NIA24 products are everyday skin care products, such as facial cleansers, sun screens, moisturizers, skin-strengthening compounds, and exfoliating serums that contain the Pro-Niacin active ingredient as well as other natural ingredients and antioxidants. These NIA24 products can be used on the face, chest, back, arms, and legs. NIA24 has also developed products for intensive skin repair and rapid depigmentation that can be recommended by a doctor and used at home.

To learn how NIA24 products may suit your aesthetic goals, feel free to call Dr. Taranow at (212) 772-2100 to schedule a skin care consultation.