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Jyoti Gupta, Kavish Chouhan, Amrendra Kumar, C Ariganesh
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July 2016: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
Anaïs L Carniciu, Jonathan Chou, Ilya Leskov, Suzanne K Freitag
PURPOSE: This study retrospectively reviews preseptal cellulitis and abscesses involving the eyebrow to elucidate the bacteriology and potential causative factors. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted to identify patients who had been diagnosed with preseptal cellulitis or abscess involving the eyebrow at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary between 2008 and 2015. Demographic, clinical, and microbiological data were collected. RESULTS: Eighty patients with eyebrow infections were identified, of whom 49 (61...
October 5, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Todd J Kowalski, Shanu N Kothari, Michelle A Mathiason, Andrew J Borgert
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial prevention efforts, surgical site infections (SSIs) remain the most common health care-associated infection. It is unclear whether the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation to leave hair intact preoperatively reduces SSIs. STUDY DESIGN: A single-center, prospective, randomized, clinical trial was conducted from October 2009 to February 2015 in a 325-bed multispecialty, tertiary care teaching hospital to test the noninferiority of clipping hair to no hair removal in the prevention of SSIs...
April 23, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Nathanial R Miletta, Sang Kim, Amanda Lezanski-Gujda, Anthony M Rossi, Jason D Marquart
BACKGROUND: Wounded warriors with lower limb amputations using prosthetics commonly develop dermatologic complaints at the residual limb-prosthetic interface, which impact their health-related quality of life (HRQOL). To optimize this interface, military dermatologists routinely treat the subset of issues related to the pilosebaceous unit with laser hair removal (LHR). OBJECTIVE: To characterize the impact of residual limb skin conditions on HRQOL in wounded warriors using lower limb prosthetics before and after treatment with LHR...
October 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Connie Harris, R Gary Sibbald, Asfandyar Mufti, Ranjani Somayaji
PURPOSE: To present a 10-step approach to the assessment and treatment of pilonidal sinus disease (PSD) and related wounds based on the Harris protocol, expert opinion, and a current literature review. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. OBJECTIVES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to: ABSTRACT: Pilonidal sinus disease (PSD) is a common problem in young adults and particularly in males with a deep natal or intergluteal cleft and coarse body hair...
October 2016: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Robabeh Alijanpour, Fatemeh Aliakbarpour
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Hirsutism or excess hair growth is a common dermatological problem in females, affecting up to 10% of females worldwide. We aimed this study to compare the two hair-shortening methods shaving vs. snipping among hirsute women regarding the outcome of the therapy and also the paradoxical hypertrichosis phenomenon (terminal hair regrowth) 6 months after the final therapy session. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 129 premenopausal women affected by hirsutism were randomly divided into two study groups according to hair-shortening method: shaving as group A (66 patients) and hair shortening by scissor as group B (63 patients)...
September 11, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Thomas A Swain, Albert Scott Tully, Travis Redford, Gerald McGwin
BACKGROUND: Hair removal practices have changed in frequency and location on the body. Previous research on hair removal injuries has focused on a specific body region, age, or gender. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to take a broader perspective of hair removal-associated injuries in the United States which sought treatment at emergency departments. METHODS: Data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) from 1991 to 2014 were used to identify hair removal-related injuries...
September 5, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Hyoseung Shin, Ji-Seon Yoon, Wooseok Koh, Jin Yong Kim, Chang-Hyun Kim, Kang Min Han, Eo Jin Kim, Ohsang Kwon
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Lasers have been successfully used for decades to remove dark hair. However, laser removal of nonpigmented hair is challenging due to the lack of chromophores. The aim of this study was to use photodynamic therapy (PDT) to remove nonpigmented hair. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIAL AND METHODS: We compared the efficacy of permanent hair reduction in white BALB/c and black C57BL/6 mice treated with PDT or an 800-nm diode laser. We collected skin biopsy specimens and investigated post-PDT histologic changes and molecular changes...
October 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Danya Traboulsi, Habib Kurwa
BACKGROUND: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common cutaneous malignancy. Terminal hair is not routinely removed for assessment of BCCs on the scalp and yet may obscure the true size of scalp BCCs. This can compromise effective management. OBJECTIVE: To underscore the importance of removing terminal hair on the scalp for an accurate assessment of clinical margins of BCC on the scalp. METHODS: We report 2 cases of cutaneous BCC arising on the scalp...
August 8, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Hannah John, Nikolaos Manoloudakis, J Stephen Sinclair
AIM: To conduct a systematic review of the effectiveness of various types of lasers (and light based therapies) for the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and to establish recommendations based on our findings. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, Cochrane and PubMed databases. STUDY SELECTION: English language studies describing the use of laser for the treatment of HS. DATA EXTRACTION: Multiple reviewers performed independent extraction and identified 22 studies that met the inclusion and exclusion criteria...
October 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Daniel Thaysen-Petersen, Andres M Erlendsson, J F Nash, Frank Beerwerth, Peter A Philipsen, Hans C Wulf, Uwe Paasch, Merete Haedersdal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a mainstream treatment for hair removal. Side effects after IPL are known, but risk factors remain to be investigated. The objective of this study was to assess the contribution of skin pigmentation, fluence level, and ultraviolet radiation (UVR) on IPL-induced side effects. METHODS: The study was a blinded, randomized intra-individual controlled trial including 16 healthy subjects with Fitzpatrick Skin Types (FST) II-V...
July 30, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Wenhai Li, Chengyi Liu, Zhou Chen, Lin Cai, Cheng Zhou, Qianxi Xu, Houmin Li, Jianzhong Zhang
BACKGROUND: High-fluence diode lasers with contact cooling have emerged as the gold standard to remove unwanted hair. Lowering the energy should result in less pain and could theoretically affect the efficacy of the therapy. OBJECTIVE: To compare the safety and efficacy of a low fluence high repetition rate 810-nm diode laser to those of a high fluence, low repetition rate diode laser for permanent axillary hair removal in Chinese women. METHODS: Ninety-two Chinese women received four axillae laser hair removal treatments at 4-week intervals using the low fluence, high repetition rate 810-nm diode laser in super hair removal (SHR) mode on one side and the high fluence, low repetition rate diode laser in hair removal (HR) mode on the other side...
July 19, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Anjana Ray, Breanne Mordorski, Angelo Landriscina, Jamie Rosen, Joshua Nosanchuk, Adam Friedman
Shaving is an ubiquitous practice, and cutaneous irritation and inflammation are common sequelae, which may be worsened by underlying skin conditions or poor hair removal techniques. Moisturizing shaving creams and aftershaves are available to help maintain or restore the epidermal barrier; however, many continue to suffer from post-shave redness, itching, and pain. To reduce post-shave inflammation, some products have included botanical and other natural ingredients, which are often favored by consumers. We evaluated Bensal HP, an ointment containing 3% oak bark extract, 3% salicylic acid, and 6% benzoic acid, which has documented anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, in a murine model of shave irritation to determine whether it would be useful in this clinical setting...
July 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Gary S Chuang, William Farinelli, David C Christiani, Robert F Herrick, Norman C Y Lee, Mathew M Avram
Importance: Potentially harmful chemicals are released when tissues are vaporized. Laser hair removal (LHR) causes heating and often vaporization of hairs, producing both a signature malodorous plume and visible particulates. Objective: To characterize the chemical composition and quantify the ultrafine particle content of the plume generated during LHR. Design, Setting, and Participants: In the laser center of a large academic hospital, discarded terminal hairs from the trunk and extremities were collected from 2 adult volunteers...
July 6, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
Charles E Edmiston, Russell K Griggs, Judith Tanner, Maureen Spencer, Gary R Seabrook, David Leaper
BACKGROUND: Perioperative hair removal using clippers requires lengthy cleanup to remove loose hairs contaminating the operative field. We compared the amount of hair debris and associated microbiologic contamination produced during clipping of surgical sites using standard surgical clippers (SSC) or clippers fitted with a vacuum-assisted hair collection device (SCVAD). METHODS: Trained nurses conducted bilateral hair clipping of the chest and groin of 18 male subjects using SSC or SCVAD...
June 30, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
P Bjerring, H Egekvist, T Blake
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Three methods of electrical energy-based depilation were compared for safety and efficacy. METHODS: Ten volunteers had one treatment with each device followed by weekly observations up to 9 weeks. The protocol used was basically that of the International Guild of Professional Electrologists, which is used to define "permanent" hair removal. RESULTS: Radio frequency tweezers, direct current tweezers and needle based electrolysis all demonstrated statistically significant reductions in hair counts after 9 weeks of 60...
November 1998: Skin Research and Technology
E H Braue, C R Nails, R A Way, J E Zallnick, R G Rieder, R B Lee, L W Mitcheltree
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Sulfur mustard (2,2'-dichlorodiethyl sulfide, HD) is a potent vesicating (blistering) agent. In this report, we describe the time-course and the dose-dependent response following cutaneous exposure to sulfur mustard (HD) in the haired guinea pig model. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the haired guinea pig as a vesicant research model. METHODS: Seventy-two animals were divided into nine groups of eight animals each. Hair on the dorsal side of each animal was removed by clipping with an electric clipper followed by application of a chemical depilating agent (MAGIC Shaving Powder)...
May 1998: Skin Research and Technology
Elif Kilicli, Gokhan Aksel, Betul Akbuga Ozel, Cemil Kavalci, Dilek Suveren Artuk
Prilocaine induced methemoglobinemia is a rare entity. In the present paper, the authors aim to draw attention to the importance of this rare condition by reporting this case. A 30-year-old female presented to Emergency Department with headache, dispnea and cyanosis. The patient has a history of 1000-1200 mg of prilocaine subcutaneous injection for hair removal at a beauty center, 5 hours ago. Tension arterial: 130/73 mmHg, pulse: 103/minute, body temperature: 37 °C and respiratory rate: 20/minute. The patient had acral and perioral cyanosis...
December 2014: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
William R Zhang, Giorgia L Garrett, Sarah T Arron, Maurice M Garcia
Genital gender affirming surgery (GAS) involves reconstruction of the genitals to match a patient's identified sex. The use of hair-bearing flaps in this procedure may result in postoperative intra-vaginal and intra-urethral hair growth and associated complications, including lower satisfaction with genital GAS. Despite the significant increase in genital GAS within the past 50 years, there is limited data regarding hair removal practices in preparation for genital GAS and notable variation in hair removal techniques among dermatologists and other practitioners...
June 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
Muhammed Nurullah Bulut, Ümit Çallı, Eren Göktaş, Kezban Bulut, Baran Kandemir, Yusuf Özertürk
Alexandrite laser is one of the most common methods of hair removal. Its utilization is gradually increasing due to easy accessibility and high effectiveness. However, the disuse of protective goggles during the application of this laser is a serious problem. In this case report, we presented a 35-year-old male patient who had foveal injury by alexandrite laser. The inflammatory process secondary to the foveal injury and subsequent macular edema were treated with Ozurdex because of its potent antiedematous effect...
January 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
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