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Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

Emel Bulbul Baskan, Asli Akin Belli
BACKGROUND: Scarring is an undesirable and severe complication of acne resulting in loss of self-esteem in young people. Although microneedle fractional radiofrequency (MFR) system has emerged as a good option to treat acne scars in recent years, it was examined in a few studies which were commonly from Asian countries. AIMS: We sought to evaluate the efficacy of MFR in Turkish patients with facial acne scars. METHODS: Nine patients with atrophic facial acne scars treated with MFR device were included in the study...
November 11, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Songül Kılıç, Sinem Öktem Okullu, Özgür Kurt, Hakan Sevinç, Cihat Dündar, Fahim Altınordu, Murat Türkoğlu
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a common skin disease characterized by increased sebum production, inflammation, and colonization of Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) on pilosebaceous follicles. AIMS: To determine the efficacy of two different plant extracts against P. acnes and to analyze the gene expression levels of IL-1α, SRD5A1, and TNFα in HaCaT cells treated with these plant extracts. METHODS: Anti-acne extract 1 (AE1) consisted of Juglans regia (walnut husk), Myrtus communis (myrtle leaves), Matricaria chamomilla (chamomilla flowers), Urtica dioica (stinging nettle leaves), and Rosa damascena (rose flowers)...
November 9, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Myeongryeol Lee, Jiyeon Han, Eunjoo Kim
BACKGROUND: Makeup has been shown to increase women's attractiveness, perceived femininity, and self-confidence and reduce their perceived age. Some of these results were caused by facial contrast and visible skin color. However, they did not investigate makeup benefit by focusing skin color change. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the benefit of makeup in reducing perceived age by focusing on only skin color, based on the age-related changes in several skin color parameters (mean, standard deviation, skewness, and kurtosis), and attempted to discover the indications for youthful-looking skin color...
November 8, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Hiroyuki Yoshida, Kohei Yamazaki, Aya Komiya, Mika Aoki, Tomomi Nakamura, Shinya Kasamatsu, Takeshi Murata, Tetsuya Sayo, Yasunori Okada, Yoshito Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Hyaluronan (HA) is an essential constituent of extracellular matrix in the skin. HA reduction in the dermis and overexpression of HYBID (KIAA1199), a key molecule for HA degradation in skin fibroblasts, are implicated in facial skin wrinkling. AIMS: We aimed to obtain anti-wrinkle agent(s) by screening for inhibition of HYBID-mediated HA degradation. METHODS: Various plant extracts were screened for inhibition of HA degradation in HYBID-stable transfectants in HEK293 (HYBID/HEK293)...
November 4, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Ghazala Butt, Ijaz Hussain, Fridoon Jawad Ahmed, Mahmood S Choudhery
BACKGROUND: Androgenetic alopecia (AGA), a patterned hair loss in both males and females, is a commonly occurring disease worldwide. Conventionally, no curative or satisfactory treatment is available for this condition. Therefore, in the current study, we aim to use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as an alternative treatment option for the AGA patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 30 patients (20 men and 10 women) with AGA were included in the study between February 2017 and November 2017...
November 4, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Li Lin, Ran Huo, Jianhai Bi, Zhen Meng, Yongqian Cao
BACKGROUND: Axillary osmidrosis is a distressing condition that can reduce quality of life and lead to personal and social problems. Fractional microneedling radiofrequency (FMR) treatment is a new minimally invasive procedure. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess retrospectively the efficacy and safety of FMR treatment for axillary osmidrosis compared with subcutaneous surgery in a Chinese population. METHODS: In total, 48 and 42 patients receiving FMR treatment and subcutaneous surgery, respectively, were recruited...
November 4, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Ke-Xin Song, You-Bin Wang, Ming-Zi Zhang, Xiao-Jun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To report on the outcome of 35 patients with chest keloids who were treated with intercostal perforator flap surgery plus local radiotherapy at our hospital. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data of patients with chest keloid who under surgical resection at the Department of Plastic Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China between March 2014 and July 2017. We retrieved patient demographic data, donor site position, the perforator pedicle, flap size, angle of flap rotation, complications, and recurrences from the medical records...
November 4, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Jung-Won Shin, Hye-Ryung Choi, Seung-Hye Yang, Ji-Young Choi, Jung-Im Na, Chang-Hun Huh, Kyoung-Chan Park
BACKGROUNDS: Hydroporation is a procedure that involves a subsonic flow of air and microdroplets into the skin. We previously reported that hydroporation treatment with a cocktail solution containing copper-glycyl-L-histidyl-L-lysyl, oligo hyaluronic acid, rhodiola extract, tranexamic acid, and β-glucan yielded positive effects on skin aging. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of hydroporation with anti-aging cocktail on interfollicular epidermal stem cells (IFESCs) and expression of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR)/AhR repressor (AhRR) in the skin...
October 31, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Remo Campiche, Solène Trevisan, Pierre Séroul, Anthony V Rawlings, Cyprien Adnet, Dominik Imfeld, Rainer Voegeli
BACKGROUND: Facial wrinkles, pores, and uneven skin tone are major beauty concerns. There is differential manifestation of aging signs in different ethnic groups. In this regard, studies on Black Africans from the African continent are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To investigate facial wrinkles, pores, and skin tone in Black African women from Mauritius Island and elucidate the differences to Caucasian women from France. METHODS: Facial images were taken using the imaging system ColorFace® ...
October 31, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Geonwoo Kang, Suyong Kim, Huisuk Yang, Mingyu Jang, Liching Chiang, Ji Hwoon Baek, Ja Hyun Ryu, Go Woon Choi, Hyungil Jung
BACKGROUND: Dissolving microneedles (DMNs), microscale needles with a biodegradable polymer matrix, have been widely investigated for transdermal drug delivery. However, the restricted drug loading space of DMNs limited the delivery of the desired quantity of active compounds. In this study, we developed novel combinatorial therapies involving sequential application of adenosine-loaded DMN (Ad-DMN) patches and a topical adenosine-loaded cream (Ad-cream). The application of DMNs created skin channels, which delivered encapsulated drugs from both the DMNs and cream...
October 29, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Blair Harris, Benjamin Bitner, Logan Thomas
BACKGROUND: Retinoid products are becoming increasingly popular due to their efficacy and mild side effect profile. A few cases of epidermal stripping with wax depilation have been reported, but all have been associated with oral retinoid use. AIMS: We aim to increase awareness of this adverse effect. METHODS: N/A Results: N/A Conclusion: While retinoid products are effective and have a low side effect profile, they may still cause adverse effects including the possibility of epidermal stripping with wax depilation...
October 29, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Bakr Mohamed El-Zawahry, Maha Fathy Elmasry, Amira Ragab
INTRODUCTION: Acral vitiligo is a resistant subtype of vitiligo that does not respond easily to any treatment modality. Ultraviolet A1 (UVA1) (340-400 nm) therapy can penetrate the deep dermis of the skin and is relatively free of adverse effects associated with different phototherapeutic modalities. This study's objective was to evaluate the effect of medium-dose long-wavelength UVA1 (40-70 J) in acral vitiligo treatment and compare it with topical psoralen plus ultraviolet A (topical PUVA)...
October 29, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Jani A J Van Loghem
Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) is a commonly used soft tissue filler for aesthetic facial improvement, in particular for the lower and mid-face. The golden standard for upper facial filler indications is hyaluronic acid (HA) injection. In this report we investigate the safety, efficacy and complication rates after injections of CaHA to the upper third of the face using a variety of different techniques. This was a retrospective analysis performed on patients who had received CaHA in 2016 and 2017 at various dilutions in the upper third of the face (frontal area, eyebrows and temporal hollows) using a number of injection techniques and both blunt-tipped cannulas as well as sharp needles...
October 25, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Azza Mahfouz Abdel Meguid, Amira Ali Abdel Motaleb, Amany Mohamed Ibrahim Abdel Sadek
INTRODUCTION: Common warts are hyperkeratotic, benign cutaneous growths caused by types 1, 2, and 7 Human papilloma viruses. Different modalities are available to treat warts. Cryotherapy is one of the most common and effective treatments for common warts. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), in high concentrations, can be used as a therapeutic modality. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy and safety of cryotherapy using liquid nitrogen (spray method) versus trichloroacetic acid 90% in treatment of common warts...
October 24, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Patrick Micheels, Stéphanie Besse, Didier Sarazin, Martinien Obamba
BACKGROUND: In 2011, a cohesive polydensified matrix (CPM® ) hyaluronic acid (HA) gel filler was approved by the USA Food and Drug Administration. In 2014, lidocaine was added to the gel during its manufacturing process. OBJECTIVES: To compare the behavior and rheological properties of a CPM® HA gel with and without lidocaine. METHODS: In our office, we performed simple tests to document the cohesiveness and resistance to traction force of both gels...
October 23, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Peter A Everts, Pedro Contreiras Pinto, Leonor Girão
BACKGROUND: During skin aging, a degeneration of connective tissue and decrease in hyaluronic acid polymers occur. Since platelet-rich plasma (PRP) contains growth factors and various cytokines, it was hypothesized that it could play a role in fibroblast activation and type I collagen expression in human fibroblasts. OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to assess the efficacy of autologous PRP injections for facial skin rejuvenation, measured by biometric instrumental evaluations and patient-reported outcomes...
October 23, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Zeynep Gizem Kaya İslamoğlu, Hilmi Cevdet Altınyazar
BACKGROUND/ OBJECTIVES: Isotretinoin is a synthetic vitamin A agent that affects all of the pathogenic factors that suppress sebum production and play a role in the formation of acne. It is frequently used in the treatment of moderate-severe acne vulgaris. However, there are some mucocutaneous and systemic side effects that limit the use of isotretinoin. In this study, we aimed to determine the effect of isotretinoin on hair growth parameters. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Isotretinoin treatment at 0...
October 23, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Zhongyi Xu, Xiaoxue Xing, Chengfeng Zhang, Li Chen, Leihong Flora Xiang
BACKGROUND: Up till now, there is no standardized and satisfactory treatment strategy for Riehl's melanosis. OBJECTIVE: In this pilot study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of a novel combination therapy with oral administration of tranexamic acid (TA) and Glycyrrhizin compound for recalcitrant Riehl's melanosis. METHODS: Ten patients with Riehl's melanosis were recruited in this study. After elimination of potential contraindication, all patients were treated with 500 mg TA together with 150 mg Glycyrrhizin compound per day orally for 3 months, followed by 500 mg TA per day orally alone for another 3 months...
October 19, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Abdel-Aziz Ibrahim El-Taweel, Essam Mohamed Akl
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata (AA) is a common non-scarring autoimmune disease that affects hair-bearing areas. A variety of therapeutic options has been used for treating this disease such as corticosteroids, minoxidil, methotrexate, cyclosporine, and azathioprine. Intralesional triamcinolone acetonide (TRA) injection is considered the first-line treatment in localized alopecia areata involving <50% of the scalp; however, intralesional steroid injections are associated with a variety of side effects...
October 9, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Dalia Abdel Halim, Ola M Abu Zeid, Laila Rashed, Marwah Adly Saleh
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata (AA) is a multifactorial disease in which tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) plays an important role. OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of oral pulse steroids on both serum and tissue levels of TNF-α in AA patients. METHODS: Skin biopsies and serum samples were collected from 20 patients with patchy AA before and after treatment (oral prednisolone for two consecutive days every week for 3 months) for determination of the levels of TNF-α levels using ELISA technique...
October 7, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
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