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Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160000/new-soft-tissue-filler-derived-from-autologous-keratin-and-fibroblast-for-neck-wrinkles
#1
Yue Wang, Bingqing Wang, Qingguo Zhang, Jiguang Ma
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of injection of autologous keratin gel and fibroblast for neck aging as soft tissue filler. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Totally 30 volunteers received treatment of autologous keratin and fibroblast for neck wrinkles and 5 of them received hyaluronic acid (HA) treatment as control. Clinical features of the volunteers were collected at 1st, 3rd, 6th, 12th, and 24th months after treatment. The volunteers were independently assessed using Lemperle's methods at different time points...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159884/serum-homocysteine-levels-in-acne-patients
#2
Hao Jiang, Changyi Li, Bin Wei, Qiang Wang, Jiang Zhong, Jianqi Lu
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to investigate serum homocysteine (HCY) levels in acne patients. METHODS: Acne patients (n = 124) and healthy volunteers (n = 70), matched in terms of both age and sex, were enrolled. Serum HCY levels for all subjects were measured by a clinical laboratory. RESULTS: Serum HCY levels in male and female patients with severe and moderate acne were significantly higher than in the healthy control group (P < ...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159865/delayed-allergic-hypersensitivity-to-hyaluronidase-during-the-treatment-of-granulomatous-hyaluronic-acid-reactions
#3
Lin Wu, Xiaoming Liu, Xingling Jian, Xia Wu, Ning Xu, Xia Dou, Bo Yu
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is now extensively employed for esthetic concerns. In the majority of cases, HA is considered to be safe, but mild-to-severe complications can occur in a few cases. Hyaluronidase is enzymes that degrade HA, also being suggested for the treatment of HA filler-induced complications. However, hyaluronidase has been reported to be a potential cause of allergic responses in some anesthetic and ophthalmic literature. However, there are few reports of allergic reactions to hyaluronidase in cosmetic medicine...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152918/cosmeceutical-effect-of-ethyl-acetate-fraction-of-kombucha-tea-by-intradermal-administration-in-the-skin-of-aged-mice
#4
Nafiseh Pakravan, Elaheh Mahmoudi, Seyed-Ali Hashemi, Jamal Kamali, Reza Hajiaghayi, Mitra Rahimzadeh, Vajiheh Mahmoodi
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Natural ingredients have been always an interesting approach to prolong youthful appearance of skin. One of the natural compounds is Kombucha tea (KT), which has been mainly used as an energy drink in Asian countries for a long time. Previous reports indicated that it has pharmaceutical and favorable wound repairing effects. The beneficial properties of KT are thought to be mainly due to the presence of fermentation products such as flavonoids and other polyphenols with inhibition of hydrolytic and oxidative enzymes and anti-inflammatory effects...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152848/skin-care-and-cosmeceuticals-attitudes-and-trends-among-trainees-and-educators
#5
H Jill Feetham, H Sam Jeong, Jacqueline McKesey, Heather Wickless, Heidi Jacobe
INTRODUCTION: Patients often seek skin care recommendations from their dermatologist. The objective of this study was to determine the degree of education dermatology residents receive on skin care and cosmeceutical products, the source of education, and the attitude of trainees and their educators toward skin care and cosmeceuticals. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of dermatology residents and faculty via an online survey administered June 2015 and August 2015, respectively...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144022/collagen-a-review-on-its-sources-and-potential-cosmetic-applications
#6
REVIEW
María Isabela Avila Rodríguez, Laura G Rodríguez Barroso, Mirna Lorena Sánchez
Collagen is a fibrillar protein that conforms the conjunctive and connective tissues in the human body, essentially skin, joints, and bones. This molecule is one of the most abundant in many of the living organisms due to its connective role in biological structures. Due to its abundance, strength and its directly proportional relation with skin aging, collagen has gained great interest in the cosmetic industry. It has been established that the collagen fibers are damaged with the pass of time, losing thickness and strength which has been strongly related with skin aging phenomena [Colágeno para todo...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134748/novel-topical-agent-containing-superoxide-dismutase-100%C3%A2-000%C3%A2-iu-and-4-of-plant-extracts-as-a-mono-therapy-for-atopic-dermatitis
#7
Dimitrios Sgouros, Alexander Katoulis, Dimitrios Rigopoulos
INTRODUCTION: Corticosteroids are the mainstay of treatment for the acute phase of atopic dermatitis (AD), whereas topical emollients are mainly used for maintenance of remission. A topical agent that combines emollient and anti-inflammatory properties would achieve control of all phases of AD, without the need for chronic corticosteroid use. AIM: To assess the efficacy of a novel topical agent containing superoxide dismutase (SOD) 100 000 IU and 4% of a combination of plant extracts (blackcurrant seed oil, sunflower oil concentrate, balloon vine extract)...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131489/evaluation-of-the-serum-zinc-level-in-adult-patients-with-melasma-is-there-a-relationship-with-serum-zinc-deficiency-and-melasma
#8
Majid Rostami Mogaddam, Nastaran Safavi Ardabili, Manouchehr Iranparvar Alamdari, Nasrollah Maleki, Maryam Aghabalaei Danesh
BACKGROUND: Melasma is a common acquired hypermelanosis of sun-exposed skin, particularly on the face, which presents as symmetric, light- to gray-brown-colored macules and patches. There are several studies of serum zinc levels in cutaneous disorders. So far, no studies have been carried out to assess the serum zinc level in patients with melasma. The aim of this study is to determine the serum zinc level in patients with melasma compared to healthy subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 118 patients with melasma and 118 healthy controls were enrolled in this prospective cross-sectional study...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130636/efficacy-of-subcutaneous-injection-of-platelet-rich-plasma-in-alopecia-a-clinical-and-histological-pilot-study-on-a-rat-model-with-a-six-month-long-term-follow-up-experience
#9
Sophie Orliac, Jean-Michel Serfaty, Anne Perozziello, Olivier Zurlinden, Liliane Louedec, Benjamin Dallaudière
PURPOSE: To assess the potential of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) subcutaneous injection of to treat alopecia and to evaluate local toxicity. MATERIALS-METHODS: Twelve Hairless rats were used. At D0, we performed systematic clinical examination and divided the rat back into four quadrants (Q). We initiated subcutaneous injection using either PRP in PRPQ+, platelet-poor plasma (PPP) in PPPQ+, physiological serum (PS) in PSQ+, or no treatment (Q4). At D7, D14, D21, and D28 but also second month (M2), M3, M4, M5, rats had exactly the same injection procedure...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130598/filling-the-periorbital-hollows-with-hyaluronic-acid-gel-long-term-review-of-outcomes-and-complications
#10
Hamzah Mustak, Danica Fiaschetti, Robert Alan Goldberg
INTRODUCTION: Hyaluronic acid gel has been used for rejuvenation of the periorbital tissues since 2004. The in-office, nonsurgical procedural nature has resulted in the growing popularity of the use of fillers. The periorbital region poses unique challenges to the cosmetic surgeon. Malar edema, blue-gray dyschromia, and contour irregularities are well reported short-term complications. We present a long-term follow-up review of complications associated with periocular injection of hyaluronic acid gel fillers...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125214/treating-multiple-body-parts-for-skin-laxity-and-fat-deposits-using-a-novel-focused-radiofrequency-device-with-an-ultrasound-component-safety-and-efficacy-study
#11
Suneel Chilukuri, Dominique Denjean, Linda Fouque
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Growing demand for noninvasive skin tightening and reduction in fat results in an increasing pressure for devices with good clinical efficacy, consistency of results, and high patient comfort. The objective was to validate clinical efficacy and versatility of a novel device, which combines radiofrequency (RF) and ultrasound for treating skin laxity and fat deposits. METHODS: We treated 34 subjects with facial skin laxity and/or abundant body or arm fat deposits...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119683/poly-l-lactic-acid-for-the-improvement-of-photodamage-and-rhytids-of-the-d%C3%A3-colletage
#12
Eric C Wilkerson, David J Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is a biostimulatory filler approved for use in HIV lipoatrophy as well as cosmetic improvement in facial folds and wrinkles in immunocompetent patients. Similar to the face and hands, the décolletage is commonly subject to photodamage and the resulting appearance of rhytids and crepiness, which could benefit from PLLA treatment. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to assess the safety and efficacy of injected PLLA for the improvement in rhytids and crepiness of the décolletage...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115012/3-o-glyceryl-2-o-hexyl-ascorbate-suppresses-melanogenesis-by-interfering-with-intracellular-melanosome-transport-and-suppressing-tyrosinase-protein-synthesis
#13
Norihisa Taira, Yushi Katsuyama, Masato Yoshioka, Yuri Okano, Hitoshi Masaki
BACKGROUND: Ascorbic acid (AsA) has multifunctional benefits on skin beauty, such as the reduction in oxidative stress and the induction of collagen production. Among them, the prevention and improvement of skin pigmentation by AsA is a most important benefit for people. However, it is well known that AsA not only is quite unstable in formulations but it also has a low capability of skin penetration due to its hydrophilic property. In addition, existing water-soluble AsA derivatives that were developed to improve its stability also have low skin penetration...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105985/do-body-build-and-composition-influence-striae-distensae-occurrence-and-visibility-in-women
#14
Anna Kasielska-Trojan, Bogusław Antoszewski
BACKGROUND: Striae have been reported to be one of the most common skin changes and a commonly encountered esthetic problem. OBJECTIVES: To analyze risk factors of striae not associated with pregnancy and verify if body build and composition influence striae distensae (SD) occurrence and visibility. METHODS: Eighty female students (40 with striae (the mean age 23.9 years, SD 2.05 years) and 40 without these lesions (24.7 years, SD 6.2 years)) were included in the study...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094461/specific-dermatological-benefits-associated-with-quantities-of-lotion-transferred-to-the-skin
#15
Miranda A Farage, Juan Esquerra, Richard Cheng, Stacey Carpenter, Kathryn Bunasky, Denise Gutshall, Ann Lawrence, Andre Messerschmidt
BACKGROUND: A growing number of manufacturers are taking advantage of the ability of absorbent consumer products to deliver lotion to the skin. The lotion is included on these products to help protect the skin from adverse skin effects that can occur, including: 1) irritation, 2) over hydration of the stratum corneum, 3) dryness that can occur from extended exposure to highly absorbent consumer products and 4) changes in pH. OBJECTIVE: This manuscript presents results of a quantitative lotion transfer study of adult incontinence products...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090501/prospective-pilot-evaluation-of-the-performance-of-nanofractional-radiofrequency-for-improvement-of-skin-texture-via-skin-resurfacing
#16
Krista Bohnert, Andrew Dorizas, Neil Sadick
BACKGROUND: The latest generation of radiofrequency, nanofractional radiofrequency, allows the heat energy to be delivered through the use of pins or needles as electrodes, facilitating increased efficacy and reduced pain, downtime, and side effects. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this prospective pilot clinical study was to evaluate the efficacy of nanofractional radiofrequency in skin resurfacing. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Seventeen subjects were enrolled in the study, and each received three nanofractional radiofrequency (160-pin tip) treatments in the facial area at 3-week intervals...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29086472/dermatological-and-environmental-toxicological-impact-of-the-sunscreen-ingredient-oxybenzone-benzophenone-3
#17
REVIEW
Joseph C DiNardo, Craig A Downs
Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3) is an emerging human and environmental contaminant used in sunscreens and personal care products to help minimize the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation. The Center for Disease Control fourth national report on human exposure to environmental chemicals demonstrated that approximately 97% of the people tested have oxybenzone present in their urine, and independent scientists have reported various concentrations in waterways and fish worldwide. Oxybenzone can also react with chlorine, producing hazardous by-products that can concentrate in swimming pools and wastewater treatment plants...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076290/the-effect-of-plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-combined-with-follicular-unit-extraction-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-hair-loss-a-pilot-study
#18
Roge M Navarro, Ander Pino, Asunción Martinez-Andres, Consuelo Molina, Ana María Martinez, Nahikari Martinez, Gorka Orive, Eduardo Anitua
BACKGROUND: Hair transplant surgery using follicular unit extraction technique (FUE) is a common surgical procedure for the treatment of severe hair loss. Blood-derived autologous growth factors have also proved to promote hair regeneration in patients with different types of alopecia. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and clinical efficacy of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) technology as an adjuvant therapy for FUE surgery in hair loss affected patients...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072375/efficacy-of-microneedling-with-70-glycolic-acid-peel-vs-microneedling-alone-in-treatment-of-atrophic-acne-scars-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Shiwangi Rana, Vibhu Mendiratta, Ram Chander
BACKGROUND: Microneedling with dermaroller and glycolic acid peels is commonly used for treatment of acne scars. OBJECTIVE: To compare efficacy of microneedling alone versus combination of microneedling with serial 70% glycolic acid peel in management of atrophic acne scars. METHODS & MATERIALS: Sixty patients with atrophic acne scars were randomized into group 1 receiving microneedling at 0, 6, and 12 weeks and group 2 receiving microneedling at 0, 6, and 12 weeks along with 70% glycolic acid peel at 3, 9, and 15 weeks...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057567/q-switched-nd-yag-laser-alone-or-with-modified-jessner-chemical-peeling-for-treatment-of-mixed-melasma-in-dark-skin-types-a-comparative-clinical-histopathological-and-immunohistochemical-study
#20
Fatma Saleh, Noha H Moftah, Eman Abdel-Azim, Marwa G Gharieb
BACKGROUNDS: Treatment of mixed melasma remains challenging. Promising results have been achieved with low-fluence 1064-nm Q-switched Nd-YAG laser; however, multiple sessions are necessary with occurrence of complications especially in dark skin types. So, combination methods may be recommended. AIMS: To compare efficacy of Q-switched Nd-YAG laser alone or with modified Jessner's peel in mixed melasma in dark skin. PATIENTS/METHODS: Nineteen patients with mixed melasma received 6 sessions of laser on left side of face and alternating laser and modified Jessner on right side...
October 22, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
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