Compositions comprising retinal and derivatives thereof for treatment of cosmetic or dermatologic skin disorders

  • US 5,492,935 A
  • Filed: 10/05/1994
  • Issued: 02/20/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/07/1989
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of alleviating warts, comprising administering topically or by intralesion injection to involved areas of the body a retinal compound having the formula:

  • ##STR1## wherein R1 and R2 represent alkyl, cycloalkyl, aralkyl, aryl or alkoxy group of saturated or unsaturated, isomeric or non-isomeric form, having 1 to 25 carbon atoms, provided, however, when R1 and R2 represent aralkyl or aryl the number of carbon atoms shall be at least 6 and without fused aromatic rings,R3 represents O or (OR4) (OR5), wherein R4 and R5 represent H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aralkyl or aryl group of saturated or unsaturated, isomeric or non-isomeric form, having 1 to 25 carbon atoms;

    provided, however, when R4 and R5 represent aralkyl or aryl the number of carbon atoms shall be at least 6 and without fused aromatic rings, and the hydrogen atom attached to the carbon atom in the main chain as well as in R1, R2, R4 and R5 may be substituted by a halogen atom or a lower alkyl or alkoxy radical having 1 to 9 carbon atoms;

    or stereoisomers thereof in a cosmetically acceptable vehicle.

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