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Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792112/a-pilot-study-of-treatment-of-striae-distensae-with-variable-square-pulse-erbium-yag-laser-resurfacing
#1
Rungsima Wanitphakdeedecha, Walailak Meeprathom, Woraphong Manuskiatti
BACKGROUND: Striae distensae (SD) are a frequent skin condition for which treatment remains a challenge. Various laser treatments have been employed to remove the epidermis and cause dermal wound and heating with subsequent dermal collagen remodeling. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy and safety of a variable square pulse Erbium: YAG (VSP Er:YAG) laser for the treatment of striae in skin phototypes III-IV. METHODS: Twenty-one women with SD were treated monthly for 2 months with VSP Er:YAG laser resurfacing using a 7-mm spot size...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786550/oral-supplementation-with-specific-bioactive-collagen-peptides-improves-nail-growth-and-reduces-symptoms-of-brittle-nails
#2
Doris Hexsel, Vivian Zague, Michael Schunck, Carolina Siega, Fernanda O Camozzato, Steffen Oesser
BACKGROUND: Brittle nail syndrome is a common problem among women and refers to nails that exhibit surface roughness, raggedness, and peeling. AIM: The goal of this study was to investigate whether daily oral supplementation with collagen peptides alleviates the symptoms of brittle nails and improves nail growth rate. METHODS: In this open-label, single-center trial, 25 participants took 2.5 g of specific bioactive collagen peptides (BCP, VERISOL(®) ) once daily for 24 weeks followed by a 4-week off-therapy period...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786543/effect-analysis-of-intradermal-hyaluronic-acid-injection-to-treat-enlarged-facial-pores
#3
Wei Qian, Yan-Kun Zhang, Ying Hou, Wei Lyu, Qian Cao, Yan-Qi Li, Ju-Feng Fan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical application and efficacy of intradermal injection of low molecular weight hyaluronic acid (LMW-HA) for treating enlarged facial pores. METHODS: From January 2015 to May 2016, 42 subjects who sought aesthetic treatment underwent intradermal injection of LMW-HA to improve enlarged facial pores. For each treatment, 2.5 mL (25 mg) of LMW-HA was injected into the skin of the full face. The treatment was repeated 2-5 times with an interval of 1 to 1...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776925/patient-interest-in-and-familiarity-with-anti-aging-therapies-a%C3%A2-survey-of-the-general-dermatology-clinic-population
#4
Allison M Darland, Heather A Chubb, Dana L Sachs, Yolanda R Helfrich
BACKGROUND: The appearance of aging skin is a common complaint among dermatology patients. There is an expanding market for anti-aging therapies, but little information is available regarding which patients utilize these treatments and patient preferences regarding treatment. AIMS: To describe the patient population utilizing anti-aging therapies, assess patient familiarity with treatment options, and learn where treatment information is most often obtained. PATIENTS/METHODS: Three hundred patients were surveyed in the University of Michigan General Dermatology Clinic...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771982/original-article-platelet-rich-plasma-with-microneedling-in-androgenetic-alopecia-along-with-dermoscopic-pre-and-post-treatment-evaluation
#5
Abhijeet Kumar Jha, Uday Kumar Udayan, Prasoon Kumar Roy, Amar Kant Jha Amar, R K P Chaudhary
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma has shown beneficial effects in the treatment of androgenic alopecia with its growth factor properties in accelerating the dermal papilla. Dermoscopy is a noninvasive method that allows the in vivo evaluation of microstructures not visible to the naked eye. OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the role of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with microneedling, and to compare the pre- and post-treatment dermoscopic features in androgenetic alopecia. (AGA)...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762645/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-a-double-conjugated-retinoid-cream-vs-1-0-retinol-cream-or-0-025-tretinoin-cream-in-subjects-with-mild-to-severe-photoaging
#6
David H McDaniel, Christopher Mazur, Mitchell S Wortzman, Diane B Nelson
BACKGROUND: Topical retinoids are used to treat the visible signs of photoaging. While efficacious, they are irritating. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of a double-conjugate retinoid cream (AlphaRet Overnight Cream; AHA-Ret) in improving visible signs of photoaging vs 1.0% retinol or 0.025% tretinoin. METHODS: A 12-week, split-face, randomized trial was conducted in 48 female subjects, aged 30-65 years with mild to severe photodamage...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755402/combination-of-a-2940%C3%A2-nm-er-yag-laser-with-recombinant-bovine-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-rb-bfgf-and-light-emitting-diode-red-light-led-rl-for-the-treatment-of-striae-alba-a-pilot-study
#7
Jie Shen, Xin-Gang Lu, Jing-Jing Jin, Hong-Wei Wang
BACKGROUND: Striae distensae (SD) are a common dermatologic problem that plagues many people. Although there are many therapeutic modalities have been used to treat SD, effective method has been disappointing for striae Alba. AIMS: To evaluate the clinical and histopathologic efficacy and safety of the 2940-nm erbium yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) ablative fractional laser (AFL) with recombinant bovine basic fibroblast growth factor (rb-bFGF) and light-emitting diode-red light (LED-RL) for the treatment of striae alba...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752575/ipl-vs-pdl-in-treatment-of-facial-erythema-a-split-face-study
#8
Marc Z Handler, Bradley S Bloom, David J Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Lasers and noncoherent intense pulse light sources effectively treat vascular lesions. Intense pulsed light (IPL), a nonablative treatment for photorejuvenation, uses a flashlamp which emits noncoherent light between 400 and 1400 nm. The light may be filtered to target a specific chromophore. The pulsed dye laser (PDL), at 595 nm, has been the historical standard of care in the treatment of facial erythema. We sought to determine whether IPL may be used in lieu of PDL in reducing facial erythema...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741866/a-review-of-available-laser-and-intense-light-source-home-devices-a-dermatologist-s-perspective
#9
REVIEW
Margit Lw Juhász, Melissa K Levin, Ellen S Marmur
BACKGROUND: Home optical devices are becoming an increasingly popular treatment modality sought out by patients for dermatologic pathologies such as acne, hair removal and anti-aging, as these devices are a low-cost and convenient therapy choice. METHODS: An Internet search using PubMed.gov was completed with search terms, "home device dermatology," "home device acne," "home device hair" or "hair removal," and "home device aging." RESULTS: Currently, there are multiple home optical devices available on the market...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736885/cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-scalp-extending-to-the-skull-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Marc Z Handler, David J Goldberg
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the scalp has increased prevalence in older patients and often presents later in life. Mohs micrographic surgery remains the most effective treatment in most cases. Delayed presentation may result in localized bony invasion or distant metastases. We present a case of an elderly woman presenting with extension of SCC into the parietal bone of the skull.
July 23, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727235/thermal-imaging-and-dermoscopy-for-detecting-inflammation-in-frontal-fibrosing-alopecia
#11
Anna Lis-Święty, Bartosz Miziołek, Irmina Ranosz-Janicka, Grażyna Bierzyńska-Macyszyn, Ligia Brzezińska-Wcisło
BACKGROUND: Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is an inflammatory condition of the scalp, which leads to scarring and slowly progressive recession of frontotemporal and/or frontoparietal hairline. Choice of FFA treatment is highly dependent on accurate assessment of disease phase, as medical treatments are effective only during the initial inflammatory stage. METHODS: To objectively quantify the activity of the inflammatory process in FFA, 22 female patients were examined by both infrared thermography and optical dermoscopy before tissue sampling...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726351/correction-of-horizontal-neck-lines-our-preliminary-experience-with-hyaluronic-acid-fillers
#12
Soo-Keun Lee, Hei Sung Kim
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing trend shifting the esthetic focus downward from the face with a significant number of new treatments aimed at the aging neck. Hyaluronic acid (HA) filler injection is widely performed into the horizontal neck lines in Korea, but there are few reports assessing its effectiveness. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of HA filler injection in the treatment of horizontal neck lines. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on cases of horizontal neck lines treated with HA fillers...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722334/potential-emerging-treatment-in-vitiligo-using-er-yag-in-combination-with-5fu-and-clobetasol
#13
Fatemeh Mokhtari, Anis Bostakian, Zabihollah Shahmoradi, Tohid Jafari-Koshki, Fariba Iraji, Gita Faghihi, Sayed Mohsen Hosseini, Behzad Bafandeh
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is a pigmentary disorder of skin affecting at least 1% of the world population of all races in both sexes. Its importance is mainly due to subsequent social and psychological problems rather than clinical complications. Various treatment choices are available for vitiligo; however, laser-based courses have shown to give more acceptable results. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this trial was to evaluate the efficacy of Er:YAG laser as a supplementary medicine to topical 5FU and clobetasol in vitiligo patients...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722258/in-vitro-evaluation-of-chitosan-coated-liposome-containing-both-coenzyme-q10-and-alpha-lipoic-acid-cytotoxicity-antioxidant-activity-and-antimicrobial-activity
#14
Guodong Zhao, Caibiao Hu, Ying Xue
BACKGROUND: Chitosan-coated liposome containing both coenzyme Q10 and alpha-lipoic acid (CCAL) was a novel multifunctional nano delivery system exhibited long-term stability at room temperature and high encapsulation efficiency. Which containing two kinds of antioxidants (coenzyme Q10 and alpha-lipoic acid) and two antibacterial agents (chitosan and alpha-lipoic acid). However, the further biocompatibility, such as cytotoxicity and antioxidant activity, and antimicrobial activity of CCAL, has not been systematically evaluated...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718201/granulomatous-reaction-to-hyaluronic-acid-filler-material-in-oral-and-perioral-region-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#15
REVIEW
Carlos Eduardo P Alcântara, Mariana S Noronha, Joanna F Cunha, Isadora L Flores, Ricardo A Mesquita
The use of cosmetic fillers agents in orofacial region has become more often used for esthetic concern. Although adverse effects are rare, some patients may develop foreign body reaction to such fillers. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a biomaterial in the spotlight, because it is normally present in several tissues of human body. The aim of this study was to report a case of a 54-year-old white woman with granulomatous reaction to the HA located in the lips. In addition, a review of the English-language literature of all previously described cases of this condition in oral and perioral region was performed...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681570/the-effect-of-cutaneous-prostaglandin-application-on-nail-growth-nail-brittleness-and-intraocular-pressure
#16
David J Palmer, Andrew Scheman, Angelo P Tanna, Alex Bueno
BACKGROUND: Bimatoprost has known adnexal activity and was observed to increase nail growth at two clinical centers. OBJECTIVES: In this randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled pilot study, we examine the effect of bimatoprost (Lumigan 0.01%), applied bid to the proximal nail fold on nail growth, nail brittleness, and intraocular pressure. METHODS: Bimatoprost drops were placed on the proximal nail folds of 45 subjects on one hand (medication group) and vehicle drops to the other hand (control group)...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675618/restoring-jawline-contour-with-calcium-hydroxylapatite-a%C3%A2-prospective-observational-study
#17
Martine Baspeyras, Jean-Marie Dallara, Hugues Cartier, Marie-Hélène Charavel, Laurent Dumas
BACKGROUND: Jawline reshaping by replacing volume has become an indispensable component of modern facial rejuvenation. AIM: To evaluate calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) for the treatment of an aging jawline in a routine setting. METHODS: Five investigators enrolled 35 subjects requesting jawline rejuvenation with CaHA. Injections were performed according to investigators usual practice. Baseline and post-treatment scores were evaluated using Merz Aesthetics Scales®...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670794/brassica-rapa-hairy-root-extracts-promote-skin-depigmentation-by-modulating-melanin-production-and-distribution
#18
Luigi Michele Sena, Claudia Zappelli, Fabio Apone, Ani Barbulova, Annalisa Tito, Antonella Leone, Teresa Oliviero, Rosalia Ferracane, Vincenzo Fogliano, Gabriella Colucci
BACKGROUND: Skin whitening products, used for ages by Asian people for cultural and esthetic purposes, are very popular nowadays in Western countries as well, where the need to inhibit skin spots after sun exposure has become not only a cosmetic but also a health-related issue. Thus, the development of effective and safe depigmenting agents derived from natural products gets continuous attention by cosmetic brands and consumers. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of two preparations, obtained from the hairy root cultures of the species Brassica rapa, on melanogenesis and the expression of the extracellular matrix proteins involved in a correct pigment distribution...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639749/evaluation-of-the-in%C3%A2-vivo-cosmetic-efficacy-of-the-mfiii-blue-cell-serum-gel-one-and-two-month-test-results
#19
Dina Tukhvatullina, Alain Béguin, Henry Pong, Maria Del Mar Cabarbas, Dmitry Klokol, Mike Ks Chan, Michelle B F Wong
INTRODUCTION: Skin is changing over time showing signs of aging: dryness, increase in visual and tactile roughness, decrease in collagen content and stiffness, and eventually formation of deep and surface wrinkles, and fine lines. METHODS: Eight-week open experimental study was conducted to test efficacy of MFIII Blue Cell Serum Gel. Main criteria to determine product efficacy by following skin biophysical techniques were as follows: skin moisturization, firmness, epidermal and dermal density, skin surface properties and sebum level, reduction in fine lines and wrinkles...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631890/oxidative-stress-and-psychiatric-morbidity-in-patients-with-facial-acne
#20
Sara M Awad, Hanan Morsy, Ayat A Sayed, Nahed A Mohamed, Ghada M Ezzat, Mostafa M Noaman
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a common cosmetic problem that is frequently associated with psychosocial disturbances as well as increased oxidative stress. However, oxidative stress and psychological aspects have been studied separately in acne. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationships between oxidative stress, anxiety, depression, and quality of life in acne patients. METHODS: Sixty patients with facial acne and 40 age- and sex-matched healthy individuals were included in the study...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
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