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Skin rejuvenation

Yan Qu, Ying Wang, Yan Zhang, Chunyu Han, Dong Gao, Waishu Jin, Jinning Liang, Xiujuan Xia
BACKGROUND: Because of long-term exposure of skin, skin aging is an unavoidable natural law with age. Traditional Vitamin A and novel ablative fractional laser technique both have the effects of skin rejuvenation, and studies have demonstrated both of them have apparent clinical efficacy and histology-improving effects on photo-aging skin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 45 female healthy Wistar rats were selected and the depilation areas of every rat were divided into four regions: control region(Region A), Vitamin A acid region(Region B), combination treatment region(Region C), and fractional laser region(Region D)...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Hai-Yan Cheng, Yu-Xin Chen, Mei-Fang Wang, Jun-Ying Zhao, Lin-Feng Li
BACKGROUND: Pneumatic injections of non-cross-linked hyaluronic acid are effective in skin rejuvenation, however, the associated biophysical parameters and appearance have not been evaluated. OBJECTIVES: To determine the changes in skin biophysical parameters after facial pneumatic injections of non-cross-linked hyaluronic acid. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight healthy female volunteers received pneumatic injections of non-cross-linked hyaluronic acid into the face for consecutive 5 weeks...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Ozcan Cakmak, Berke Özücer, Mustafa Aktekin, Fazil Emre Özkurt, Rami Al-Salman, Ismet Emrah Emre
Background: Inadequate release of retaining ligaments during facelift surgery may lead to an unnatural appearance. However, most facelift surgeons are hesitant in transecting these ligaments to avoid possible injury to facial subbranches. Objectives: In our surgical practice for modified composite flap rhytidectomy we use the finger-assisted malar elevation (FAME) technique in order to enable safe release of the zygomatic cutaneous ligaments through the prezygomatic space under direct vision...
March 2, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Iliana E Sweis, Lisa Hwang, Mimis Cohen
Background: Upper eyelid dermatochalasis often triggers frontalis hyperactivity in an effort to elevate the upper lids away from the visual axis. Similarly, prior neuromodulator treatment of the brow depressors may cause false elevation of the brows, diminishing the extent of preoperative brow ptosis or dermatochalasis. Studies have quantified postoperative brow ptosis and recurrent dermatochalasis following upper blepharoplasty, but a methodology to predict the postoperative brow position remains to be elucidated...
February 21, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Claude Le Louarn
BACKGROUND: Lower eyelid rejuvenation can, unfortunately, induce scleral show even if the lower eyelid procedure is limited. This study was designed to assess the effectiveness and reliability of the concentric malar lift technique in two scenarios: the first, in rejuvenation of the mid-face and, the second, in reconstructive surgery for correction of congenital or acquired eyelids malposition. METHODS: The concentric malar lift technique was first published by Le Louarn (Aesthet Plast Surg 28(6):359-372, 2004)...
February 20, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Rubina Alves, Ramon Grimalt
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is currently used in different medical fields. The interest in the application of PRP in dermatology has recently increased. It is being used in several different applications as in tissue regeneration, wound healing, scar revision, skin rejuvenating effects, and alopecia. PRP is a biological product defined as a portion of the plasma fraction of autologous blood with a platelet concentration above the baseline. It is obtained from the blood of patients collected before centrifugation...
January 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
Fuhe Zhang, Lei Shi, Pei Liu, Linglin Zhang, Qianqian Wu, Bo Wang, Guolong Zhang, Peiru Wang, Feifang Zhou, Wei R Chen, Xiuli Wang
BACKGROUND: There is no alternative method to remove facial verruca plana and achieve better cosmetic effects. The present study is the first study to use intense pulsed light (IPL) as photothermal therapy (PTT) combined with intra-gluteal injection of bacillus calmette-guerin polysaccharide nucleic acid (BCG-PSN), which function as immunotherapy, contracting a new type of clinically available laser immunotherapy(LIT)for the treatment of facial verruca plana. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy, cosmetic outcome, and adverse reactions of IPL combined with BCG-PSN for facial verruca plana...
February 4, 2018: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
Nesreen Nabil Omar, Rasha R Rashed, Rania M El-Hazek, Walaa A El-Sabbagh, Engy R Rashed, Mona A El-Ghazaly
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a source of natural growth factors and is emerging as a treatment modality to mitigate radiotherapy- induced adverse effects. Activin A (ACTA) is a member of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily, which has been shown to modulate the inflammatory response and macrophages polarization between different phenotypes. The aim of this study is to determine the value of PRP in preventing radiation-induced malignancies in light of the cross-talk between PRP and activin A type II receptors (ActR-IIA)/follistatin (FST) signaling pathways where the inflammatory responses at 2 different time points were evaluated...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Richard D Gentile
Treating patients with heavy or thick features comes with challenges not present in those patients lacking these physical characteristics. The authors report our experience with cool atmospheric plasma for facial contouring and skin rejuvenation of the heavy face and neck including rhinophyma. Cool atmospheric plasma is generated by running helium gas over radiofrequency energy. The resulting plasma is a fourth state of matter and has enhanced clinical effects for ablation and thinning of skin and soft tissues as well of contouring and tightening of deeper soft tissues and fascia...
February 2018: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
Ozcan Cakmak, Ismet Emrah Emre, Berke Özücer
Patients with thick skin typically present with a redundant, baggy, lax skin envelope together with prominent nasolabial folds, jowls, and a heavy neck. Durable and natural-appearing rejuvenation is not possible unless the deformities are addressed adequately and harmoniously in these patients. Traditional superficial musculoaponeurotic system techniques do not include surgical release of the zygomatic cutaneous ligaments and repositioning of descendent malar fat pad, and may lead to an unbalanced, unnatural appearance and the lateral sweep phenomenon...
February 2018: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
Norman Pastorek, Benjamin Bradford
While many of the basic tenants of upper lid blepharoplasty remain constant regardless of skin type, the thick-skinned eyelid patient requires special consideration. The brow may be naturally lower in the thick-skinned patient. These patients are more prone to having the brow pulled downward while attempting to remove redundant skin. There may also be more fat in the medial and central compartments. There may be fat in a lateral compartment overlying the lacrimal gland. Patient's expectations for a deep lid sulcus and complete excision of redundant skin may not be possible...
February 2018: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
Sabrina G Fabi, Lisa Zaleski-Larsen, Joanna Bolton, Rahul C Mehta, Elizabeth T Makino
BACKGROUND: Neuromodulator injection procedures are an effective treatment for moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles, but do not address the superficial fine lines and wrinkles caused by age-related loss of intrinsic hyaluronic acid levels in the epidermis. OBJECTIVE: In this study, the authors assess overall facial skin quality and patient satisfaction when combining topical treatment with the a topical cosmetic serum (HA5 ) and applying to the entire face following a pre-elected neuromodulator injection treatment to the lateral canthal areas...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
Deanna Diaz, Metavee Boonsiri, Joyce Okawa, Denise Dekranes, Chérie M Ditre
Background: Oxygenation of the skin has been shown to improve cell growth and cell biosynthesis, which can subsequently improve the skin's appearance.1,2 However, the majority of skin oxygenation techniques are invasive.3,4 A noninvasive skin oxygenation treatment, also known as a carboxytherapy facial, with TriPollar® radiofrequency device has emerged called OxyGeneo™, which is provided by the geneO+™ skin care platform (Pollogen Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel). Objective: This study addresses the clinical effectiveness of the aforementioned noninvasive skin oxygenation treatment on skin texture, fine lines/wrinkles, and skin pigmentation over an eight-week time period...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
Farshad Zarei, Babak Negahdari
Stem cell-based therapies have been widely used for their abilities to repair and regenerate different types of tissues and organs in cosmetic and plastic surgeries. It involves the clinical application of different types of stem cells. Different stem cells have been reported to be applicable in different areas of cosmetic surgeries like face lipoatrophy, skin rejuvenation, breast enhancement and body contouring. However adipose-derived stem cells (ADSC) remains the most widely used by cosmetic surgeons as they have the potential and capability to differentiate into mesenchymal, ectodermal and endodermal lineages and are easily accessible to harvest...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Sun Young Choi, Ji Yeon Hong, Eun Jung Ko, Beom Joon Kim, Sung-Woon Hong, Mi Hyoung Lim, Sung Hum Yeon, Rak Ho Son
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress and photodamage resulting from ultraviolet radiation exposure play key roles in skin aging. Fermented Cyclopia intermedia, which is used to brew honeybush tea, exerts antioxidant and anti-wrinkle effects by inhibiting reactive oxygen species production and downregulating matrix metalloproteinase activity. OBJECTIVES: This randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of fermented honeybush (Cyclopia intermedia) extract (HU-018) for skin rejuvenation...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Ozlem Karabudak Abuaf, Hamza Yildiz, Hüseyin Baloglu, Memet Ersan Bilgili, Hasan Aktug Simsek, Bilal Dogan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Annals of Dermatology
Levent Tekin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Annals of Dermatology
Fereshteh Ansari, Fatemeh Sadeghi-Ghyassi, Barmak Yaaghoobian
INTRODUCTION: Fractional CO2 has many indications in medicine including in treatment of acne scars and rejuvenation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of Fractional CO2 Laser in comparison with other methods of rejuvenation and acne scar treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Several databases including Medline, OVID, EMBASE, CINHAL, SCOPUS, Web of science, CRD, and Cochrane were searched. After conducting the search and evaluation of selected publications, critical appraisal was done and eligible studies were accepted for inclusion in the systematic review...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Isabela T Jones, Monique J Vanaman Wilson, Joanna Bolton, Lisa Zaleski-Larsen, Douglas C Wu, Mitchel P Goldman
BACKGROUND: "Skin boosting" with injections of hyaluronic acid has been demonstrated to improve aged skin. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of small-particle hyaluronic acid with lidocaine (SP-HAL) microaliquots for the correction of fine lines of the cheeks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty subjects with mild to moderate static mid to lower cheek rhytides were enrolled. The right or left cheek was randomized to receive 1 mL of SP-HAL using a microdroplet technique, with the contralateral cheek treated with sham injection of sterile normal saline...
January 29, 2018: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Patrick J Buchanan, Danielle C Mihora, Bruce A Mast
BACKGROUND: Facial rejuvenation is an elective procedure commonly performed to combat the consequences of normal aging. The senior author's practice initially consisted of traditional facelifts with superficial muscular apopneurotic system plication and/or superficial muscular apopneurotic system flap. After the development of the minimal access cranial suspension (MACS) technique by Tonnard et al., the senior author transitioned to an almost exclusive MACS facelift practice. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of the MACS technique versus the traditional facelift approach and objectively incorporate these results into practice...
January 24, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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