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Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759289/treatment-of-pseudoxanthoma-elasticum-like-papillary-dermal-elastolysis-with-non-ablative-fractional-resurfacing-laser-resulting-in-clinical-and-histologic-improvement-in-elastin-and-collagen
#1
Kristen Foering, Richard Lawrence Torbeck, Michael P Frank, Nazanin Saedi
OBJECTIVE: Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum-Like Papillary Dermal Elastolysis (PXE-PDE) is a rare skin condition seen predominantly in elderly females. These asymptomatic lesions are brought to the dermatologist's attention due to patient's displeasure in their appearance. We report a case of a 28-year old female with PXE-PDE on the right neck treated with Non-Ablative Fractional Resurfacing (NAFR). CASE: The patient on examination had yellow to skin-colored papules that coalesced into a cobblestone-appearing plaque on her lateral neck...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759274/fractional-carbon-dioxide-laser-for-facial-rejuvenation-a-prospective-study-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-and-the-safety
#2
Basak Yalici-Armagan, Gonca Elcin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the fractional ablative carbon dioxide laser for facial rejuvenation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-nine female who have the complaint of facial aging were recruited for the study. Participants received a maximum of 3 laser treatment sessions with one-month intervals and were scored using a 5-point scale on 7 categories for facial aging before and after the treatment by the physicians. Self assessments by participants were done at the last month of follow up period and 3 years after the last session...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753088/histologic-analyses-on-the-response-of-the-skin-to-1-927-nm-fractional-thulium-fiber-laser-treatment
#3
In Ho Kwon, Youin Bae, Un-Cheol Yeo, Young Hee Choi, Gyeong-Hun Park
BACKGROUND: The histologic responses to varied parameters of 1,927-nm fractional thulium fiber laser treatment have not yet been sufficiently elucidated. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to evaluate histologic changes immediately after 1,927-nm fractional thulium fiber laser session at various parameters. METHODS: The dorsal skin of Yucatan mini pig was treated with 1,927-nm fractional thulium fiber laser at varied parameters, with or without skin drying...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753078/which-is-more-effective-for-pain-relief-during-fractionated-carbon-dioxide-laser-treatment-emla-cream-or-forced-cold-air-anesthesia
#4
Elif Sari, Bulent Bakar
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of a eutectic mixture of local anesthetic (EMLA) cream and forced cold air anesthesia (FCAA) on pain control during ablative fractionated carbon dioxide (CO2) laser treatment. METHODS: Fifteen volunteers participated in this prospective, controlled, split-face clinical study. EMLA cream was applied 60 minutes before the laser procedure on half of the face, and FCAA was performed on each subunit of the other half of the face...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753057/vesicles-potential-nano-carriers-for-the-delivery-of-skin-cosmetics
#5
Alka Lohani, Anurag Verma
In the present scenario consumers are searching for personal care products that supply multiple benefits with minimal efforts. The outcome has been the introduction of nanotechnology based cosmetic products that are safe to use and results driven. Some topical cosmetics can act efficaciously when they reach their target sites present in the deeper layers of the skin. The main problem with delivering active ingredients across the skin is the barrier function of the skin. Therefore to get the maximum benefit from cosmetic products and to overcome the problems associated with their skin penetration, scientists are investigating various strategies to overcome these barrier properties...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753051/a-review-of-hydrolifting-a-new-modality-for-skin-rejuvenation
#6
Choon Shik Youn, Ji Yeon Hong, Kui Young Park, Beom Joon Kim, Myeung Nam Kim
BACKGROUND: Hydrolifting is a newly developed modality of skin rejuvenation which enhances overall facial volume augmentation and recovers skin thickness through multi-pass HA injection. Although it is commonly performed, only a few articles have reported on the rejuvenating effects of hydrolifting. Moreover, clear protocols and possible mechanisms of the procedure have not been elucidated. OBJECTIVE: To define a novel technique for injecting HA and to clarify how to choose an appropriate HA filler based on the procedural purpose...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692353/fractional-carbon-dioxide-co2-laser-combined-with-topical-tretinoin-for-the-treatment-of-different-forms-of-cystic-acne
#7
Carmela Pestoni Porvén, Vanessa Vieira Dos Santos, Jesus Del Pozo Losada
Nodulocystic acne is prone to scarring and difficult to treat with treatments other than oral isotretinoin. The aim of this article is to discuss the role of a single session of a fractional CO2 laser combined with a topical treatment with a tretinoin and antibiotic gel for a month as a successful treatment to improve nodulocystic acne and chronic microcystic acne. Two cases were involved: the first with nodulocystic acne lesions that persisted after oral retinoids and the second with chronic microcystic acne resistant to topical treatments...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692322/the-use-of-lasers-in-the-treatment-of-skin-cancer-a-review
#8
Fatima N Mirza, Khalil A Khatri
BACKGROUND: In considering skin cancer, a number of factors - including effectiveness, simplicity of treatment, cost, and aesthetic outcomes - are important to ensure patient satisfaction. There are several existing interventions, such as electrodessication and curettage, excision, Mohs surgery, radiation therapy, cryotherapy, and topical/oral treatments. Laser therapy has emerged as a new promising alternative that should be explored. OBJECTIVE: To review the dermatologic literature on the use of laser therapy in the treatment of skin cancer...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682151/esotropia-following-botulinum-toxin-type-a-injection-for-facial-wrinkles
#9
Soo-Keun Lee, Hee Jin Jun
We report a rare case of eye complication following botulinum toxin type A (BTA) injection. A 36-year-old healthy woman received BTA injections on the glabella, forehead and periocular area to improve her wrinkles. Four days after BTA injection, diplopia and esotropia developed on her right eye.
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682146/treatment-of-caf%C3%A3-au-lait-macules-with-a-high-fluenced-1-064-nm-q-switched-neodymium-yttrium-aluminum-garnet-laser
#10
Jiehoon Kim, Hoon Hur, Yu Ri Kim, Sung Bin Cho
Café-au-lait macules (CALMs) are light to dark brown macules or patches of increased melanin concentration found along the dermoepidermal junction. Although many attempts to treat CALMs using various kinds of laser/light-based devices have been reported, CALMs remain refractory thereto with high recurrence rates. In this case series, we describe four patients with idiopathic CALMs that were effectively and safely treated with a non-ablative, high-fluenced, Q-switched (QS), 1,064-nm neodymium:yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678582/efficacy-of-monopolar-dielectric-transmission-radiofrequency-in-panniculus-adiposus-and-cellulite-reduction
#11
Manuel Albornoz-Cabello, Alfonso Javier Ibáñez Vera, Blanca De la Cruz-Torres
INTRODUCTION: Despite its high incidence rate, there are few studies regarding cellulite treatment. Most of them present non-validated evaluation tools. Radio frequency is a focused treatment very used in aesthetics to reduce it. OBJECTIVES: To know the efficacy of Monopolar Dielectric Radiofrequency (MDR) treatment in dynamic application to reduce cellulite, panniculus adiposus and gluteal and posterior thigh regions. METHODS: Experimental study consisting of inferior members of nine women...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665237/genital-angiokeratomas-of-fordyce-595-nm-variable-pulse-pulsed-dye-laser-treatment
#12
Ján Baumgartner, Mária Šimaljaková
BACKGROUND: Angiokeratoma of Fordyce (AF) are dark red or blue-black papules with scaly surface located on scrotum, labia majora and penis. Though usually asymptomatic, bleeding after mechanical trauma and sexual intercourse may occure. AF should be differentiated from malignant melanoma, angiosarcoma and other pigmented lesions. The treatment, usually asked from patients as the result of anxiety and social embarrassment should be performed in an non-aggresive manner. OBJECTIVES: To determine the safety and effectiveness of 595-nm variable-pulse pulsed dye laser (VPPDL) with Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) in treatment of AF...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665165/use-of-a-controlled-subdermal-radiofrequency-thermistor-for-treating-the-aging-neck-consensus-recommendations
#13
Anneke Andriessen, Brian M Kinney, Barry E DiBernardo, Jason Bloom, Dennis F Branson, Richard D Gentile, David J Goldberg, Paul Z Lorenc, Mark Nestor, Douglas Wu
INTRODUCTION: A new temperature-controlled device has been used as a percutaneous radiofrequency probe to treat lax submental and other facial areas. It has significant advantages over other aesthetic devices as it provides the dual benefit of fat lipolysis and skin tightening. Our goal here is to present consensus recommendations for treating the aging neck. METHODS: A panel of 11 expert physicians convened in Dallas, Texas on October 15, 2016 to arrive at a consensus on the best current practice for submental skin tightening and contour improvement...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665162/the-effect-of-pulsed-dye-laser-on-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-and-its-impact-on-the-dermatology-life-quality-index
#14
Mohamed L Elsaie, Shady M Ibrahim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a skin condition of prevalence especially in the Middle Eastern region. The Pulsed dye laser (PDL) has not been thoroughly evaluated for treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). We assessed primarily the efficacy of 595nm PDL in the treatment of CL lesions and interpreted its impact on the quality of life of affected patients as measured by the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 25 lesions from 12 patients were treated with a single pass of PDL over the whole lesions to develop a purpuric end point...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665161/long-term-results-of-the-treatment-of-pregnancy-induced-striae-distensae-using-a-1550-nm-non-ablative-fractional-laser
#15
Hilal Gokalp
BACKGROUND: Striae distensae (SD) are a type of dermal scarring that is quite common and difficult to treat. Two forms are known: striae rubrae (SR) and striae albae (SA). OBJECTIVE: We evaluated and compared the long-term clinical effectiveness of SR and SA treatment using a 1550-nm non-ablative fractional laser (NAFL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 16 female patients (8 with SR and 8 with SA) who had developed abdominal SD during pregnancy...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665155/effects-of-high-power-pulsed-nd-yag-laser-irradiation-on-the-release-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-tgf-%C3%AE-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-from-human-gingival-fibroblasts
#16
Mehmet Sağlam, Serhat Köseoğlu, Tuğba Pekbağrıyanık, Levent Savran, Şükrü Enhoş
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of different high power energy settings of a Nd:YAG laser (1064-nm) on cell viability of human gingival fibroblasts and release of transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) on these cells. Gingival fibroblasts (GF) were isolated from human gingival connective tissue during crown lengthening procedure. GF were irradiated with different laser parameters as follows; group 1: 1 W (100 mj, 10 Hz) 10 s, group 2: 1,5 W (150 mj, 10 Hz) 10 s, group 3: 2 W (200mj, 10 Hz) 10 s, group 4: 1 W (100 mj, 10 Hz) 20 s, group 5: 1,5 W (150 mj, 10 Hz) 20 s, group 6: 2 W (200mj, 10 Hz) 20 s...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665146/pressure-and-dose-controlled-transcutaneous-pneumatic-injection-of-hypertonic-glucose-solution-for-the-treatment-of-atrophic-skin-disorders
#17
Heesu Kim, Kwang Ho Yoo, Zhenlong Zheng, Sung Bin Cho
Background Needleless transcutaneous pneumatic injections (TPI) are a minimally invasive way to deliver solution into the skin for therapeutic purposes. The suggested action mechanisms of TPI therapy include mechanical stimulation, immediate tissue shrinkage, and late wound healing. Methods Thirteen Korean patients were treated with TPI for atrophic skin disorders, including acne scars, striae albae, post-furuncle or carbuncle scars, and horizontal wrinkles with lipoatrophy. At each TPI treatment session, a single pass was made along on the atrophic skin lesions without overlapping...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657430/tumescent-anesthesia-for-reducing-pain-swelling-and-ecchymosis-during-polycaprolactone-filler-injections-in-the-face
#18
JongSeo Kim
PCL filler can be injected in two major ways to control pain. One is such method involves mixing 0.3cc of PCL filler with lidocaine, and the other is the method introduced in this report, which involves pre-injection with a tumescent solution . It is hard to reduce pain effectively with pre-mixing PCL filler with lidocaine because there may be not enough time to act lidocaine solution effect immediately for pain control. Pre-mixing method change properties of original filler especially the property of CMC portion...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657379/a-new-imaging-technique-for-assessment-of-the-effectiveness-of-long-pulse-nd-yag-532-nm-laser-in-treatment-of-facial-port-wine-stain
#19
Murtadha Hashim Al-Janabi, Noor Taha Ismaeel Ali, Karrar Dheiaa Mohammed, Muhsin A Al-Dhalimi, Sahib Neamh Abdul Wahid
BACKGROUND: PWS is a vascular malformation presented at birth and associated with a psychological problem to the patients. Many types the laser systems were used to solve this problem. AIM OF THE STUDY: to assess the efficacy of long-pulsed Nd:YAG 532 nm for the treatment of port wine stain both clinically and by imaging technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is an Interventional therapeutic clinical study for the treatment of facial port-twine stain with long-pulsed, 532nm, Nd:YAG laser...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657378/a-split-face-investigator-blinded-comparative-study-on-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-q-switched-nd-yag-laser-plus-microneedling-with-vitamin-c-versus-q-switched-nd-yag-laser-for-the-treatment-of-recalcitrant-melasma
#20
Pelin Ustuner, Ali Balevi, Mustafa Ozdemir
BACKGROUND: High recurrence has previously been reported in the treatment of melasma with low-fluence 1,064-nm QS-Nd:YAG laser. However, the efficacy and safety of QS-Nd:YAG laser plus microneedling with vitamin C has not been evaluated in patients with mixed-type melasma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixteen patients with recalcitrant dermal- or mixed-type melasma were included in the study. One side of patients' face was treated with QS-Nd:YAG plus microneedling with vitamin C (Group A) and the other side with QS-Nd:YAG alone (Group B) for four sessions at four-week intervals...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
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