Below The Surface by Madalene Heng MD

Dr Madalene Heng Research

About Our Founder

Madalene Heng, MD, FRACP, FACD, FAAD, is currently Clinical Professor of Medicine/Dermatology at UCLA School of Medicine. She was in full-time academia for 25 years, including many years as Chief, Division of Dermatology, UCLA-San Fernando Valley Medicine Program, where she advanced to Professor of Medicine/Dermatology at UCLA. Currently in private practice in Camarillo, California, she continues to teach trainees in UCLA system, and physicians within the country and abroad. She is also a reviewer for many national and international journals, including Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, International Journal of Dermatology and Lancet, among others.  With close to 150 scientific publications, including over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts on topics that include recent papers on the effects of curcumin and phosphorylase kinase activity in skin diseases, Dr. Heng’s special interest is to attempt to link the pathophysiology and treatment of many dermatologic diseases to their precipitating factors at the basic science level.

Dr. Heng believes that skin health can be achieved by not only making important product choices, but lifestyle choices as well. As the owner of the curcumin gel patent, Dr. Madalene Heng has done decades of research on curcumin gel as a redness solution in the publications below. 


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  1. "Elevated phosphorylase kinase activity in psoriatic epidermis: correlation with increased phosphorylation and psoriatic activity" British Journal of Dermatology (1994) 130, 298-306. MCY Heng, MK Song, MK Heng.
  2. "Drug induced suppression of phosphorylase kinase activity correlates with resolution of psoriasis as assessed by clinical, histological, and immunohistochemical parameters" British Journal of Dermatology (2000) 143, 937-949. MCY Heng, MK Song, J Harker, MK Heng. 
  3. "Signaling pathways targeted by curcumin: Basis for anti-photoaging and anti-carginogenic therapy; Protocols for work-up and anti-aging treatment for photodamaged skin"Antiaging Therapeutics, Vol X, 151-160 and 319-320. American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine 2008.
  4. Review: "Curcumin targeted signaling pathways: Basis for anti-photoaging & anti-carcinogenic therapy" International Journal of Dermatology (2010) 49, 608-622. MCY Heng.
  5. "Results of Combining Phosphorylase Kinase Inhibition with Removal of Precipitating Factors in Large Cohort of Psoriatic Patients: A Proof of Concept Study" Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, 2011, 1, 79-94. MCY Heng, Judith Harker, MK Heng.
  6. "Wound Healing in Adult Skin: Aiming for Perfect Regeneration" International Journal of Dermatology (2011) 50, 1058–1066. MCY Heng.
  7. "Signaling pathways targeted by Curcumin in acute and chronic injury: Burns and Photodamaged skin" International Journal of Dermatology (2013) 52, 541-543. MCY Heng.


Below the Surface: A Guide to Better Understanding Acne and Rosacea​​, 2014, ISBN-10: 1490469583

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Part 2: Rosacea

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