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Mi Yu, Jun Young Lee
BACKGROUND: Polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN) is an active compound that can promote wound healing. PDRN stimulates wound healing by enhancing angiogenesis and increasing fibroblast growth rates. Laser skin resurfacing is a popular cosmetic procedure for skin rejuvenation. Despite excellent improvement of photo-damaged skin and acne scarring, it is accompanied with drawbacks, such as prolonged erythema and crusting. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to assess the effect of PDRN on wounds induced by fractional laser resurfacing...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Yasmeen Jabeen Bhat, Iffat Hassan, Peerzada Sajad, Atiya Yaseen, Syed Mubashir, Saniya Akhter, Roohi Wani
BACKGROUND: Epidermal naevi are benign hamartomatous growths of the skin which are generally asymptomatic with a benign course but are cosmetically disagreeable. Topical treatments such as steroids, calcipotriol, 5 fluorouracil, podophyllin, retinoids and cryotherapy are ineffective and surgical excision results in scar formation. Therapy is often challenging. AIM OF THE STUDY: To study the response of carbon dioxide (CO2) laser in the management of epidermal naevi...
July 2016: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
Dilraj S Grewal, Tamer H Mahmoud
A 54-year-old male developed symptomatic scleral buckle exposure 16 years after placement and presented with large conjunctival defects with fibrosed edges. Following surgical removal of the buckle elements, primary conjunctival closure could not be achieved due to significant wound tension despite undermining the conjunctival edges to mobilize the conjunctiva. A dehydrated amniotic membrane graft (Ambio5; IOP Ophthalmics, Costa Mesa, CA) was placed on the scleral bed and secured in place with fibrin sealant (TISSEEL; Baxter International, Westlake Village, CA)...
October 1, 2016: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
Steven T Lanier, Jing Liu, Claudia Chavez-Munoz, Thomas A Mustoe, Robert D Galiano
There is a growing interest in the development and evaluation of therapeutic agents that improve the cosmetic appearance of scars. Existing nonhuman animal models to study scarring, while valuable, have well-acknowledged limitations, as it is accepted that the biology of human scarring differs significantly from scarring in other species. Moreover, human clinical trials of scarring require large numbers of subjects to achieve statistical power and are plagued by inherent intersubject variability because of the complex nature of wound healing in human beings...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Birendra Kumar Singh, Seok Hoon Park, Hyang-Bok Lee, Young-Aae Goo, Hyoung Shik Kim, Seung Hee Cho, Jeong Hun Lee, Ghe Whan Ahn, Jin Pyo Kim, Su Myoung Kang, Eun-Ki Kim
BACKGROUND: Kojic acid was used for decades in the cosmetic industry as an antimelanogenic agent. However, there are two major drawbacks of Kojic acid, one is cytotoxicity and second are instability on storage. These limitations led the scientist to synthesize the active Kojic acid peptides. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we synthesize and investigate the effect of five Kojic acid peptides to overcome the limitation of Kojic acid. METHODS: The peptide was analyzed and purified by high-performance liquid chromatography and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectroscopy...
October 2016: Annals of Dermatology
Andrew M Read-Fuller, David M Yates, David D Vu, John E Hoopman, Richard A Finn
OBJECTIVE: Facial resurfacing with a CO2 laser has been used for treatment of pathologic lesions and for cosmetic purposes. Postoperative complications and problems after laser resurfacing include infections, acneiform lesions, and pigment changes. This retrospective study describes the most common problems and complications in 105 patients and assesses postoperative pain in 38 patients. STUDY DESIGN: All patients received CO2 laser resurfacing for treatment of malignant/premalignant lesions and had postoperative follow-up to assess problems and complications...
August 23, 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Lina I Naga, Tina S Alster
Tattoo art has been around for thousands of years in every culture and is currently flourishing in all age groups, social classes, and occupations. Despite the rising popularity of tattoos, demand for their removal has also increased. While various treatments, including surgical excision, dermabrasion, and chemical destruction have historically been applied, over the past 2 decades, lasers have revolutionized the way tattoos are treated and have become the gold standard of treatment. To achieve optimal cosmetic outcome of treatment, lasers emitting high energies and short pulses are required to adequately destroy tattoo ink...
October 8, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
C Gaillard, Y Wang, R Covis, T Vives, Maud Benoît, T Benvegnu
The interaction between glycine betaine-based cationic surfactant and algal polysaccharide κ-carrageenan was studied by investigating the dilution effect of the surfactant/polymer assemblies driven by electrostatic interactions. Two aqueous solutions of cationic surfactant and κ-carrageenan at two molar ratios (3.5 and 0.8) diluted with factors of 5 and 10 times, were tested by various analytical methods including a multiscale observation by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy (LSCM) to understand the solution behavior of surfactant and oppositely charged polymer at both nano- and micrometer scale...
January 2, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
Shimpei Shibuta, Tomoko Imasaka, Totaro Imasaka
The allergenic compounds listed in the Cosmetics Directive by the Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety were analyzed by gas chromatography combined with multiphoton ionization mass spectrometry using a femtosecond laser emitting at 200 and 267 nm as the ionization source. The limits of detection were less than 100 pg/μL for all of the compounds, permitting them to be measured in actual samples that were simply prepared by a 100-fold dilution of the original sample. The ionization process was investigated for the 26 allergens, some of which had no absorption band, even in the far-ultraviolet region...
October 4, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
Dan Li, Shi-Bin Lin, Biao Cheng
BACKGROUND: For 20 years, intense pulsed light (IPL) technology has been used to treat various medical problems. IPL has since developed rapidly, becoming popular among patients worldwide. Recently, IPL has been used mainly for cosmetic purposes. Researchers are constantly seeking new applications of IPL to meet the increasing needs of patients. OBJECTIVE: This review summarizes the development of IPL devices, discusses the current literature on the clinical application of IPL to increase our understanding of IPL, and provides guidance for broadening its clinical applications...
October 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
Ali Balevi, Pelin Üstüner, Mustafa Özdemir
BACKGROUND: Recalcitrant facial verruca plana (FVP) may persist for years and full remission is not always achieved with conventional therapies. The clinical success rates reported for different lasers are highly variable and only one study evaluated the Er:YAG laser for the treatment of FVP. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether Er:YAG is safe and effective for the treatment of recalcitrant FVP. METHODS: Forty-six patients with recalcitrant FVP were treated by Er:YAG at four-week intervals...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Aditya K Gupta, Kelly A Foley, Deanne Daigle
BACKGROUND: Despite the fact that lasers are presently indicated for the cosmetic outcome "temporary increase in clear nail", these devices are increasingly used to treat onychomycosis and particularly in patients who are unwilling or unable to take oral antifungal medication. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued draft guidance for medical device trials for onychomycosis. OBJECTIVE: This review evaluates the quality of laser trials for onychomycosis and compares the design guidelines for medical devices and antifungal drugs...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Megan Brown
Part 1 of this series highlighted some of the potential complications that have been associated with soft tissue augmentation and botulinum toxin injections. In part 2, tips for how dermatology residents may prevent, identify, and manage complications from lasers and chemical peels for optimal patient outcomes are provided.
August 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Sonoa Au, Whitney Fancher, Jane Scribner
There has been increasing interest in minimally invasive approaches to treat pyogenic granulomas. We report successful treatment of a pyogenic granuloma in a pediatric patient on a functionally and cosmetically sensitive area using the 1064nm Nd:YAG laser.
2016: Dermatology Online Journal
Carol Erin Cheng, Sheila Fallon Friedlander
Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are the most common vascular tumors of infancy. While the majority regress without the need for intervention, approximately 10%, often site dependent, can cause serious complications and require treatment. IH complications can be categorized as life threatening, obstructive, ulcerative or disfiguring. Life threatening complications include airway and hepatic IHs. Functional complications obstructing vital structures or impairing function include periocular, nasal, labial, parotid, auricular, and breast IHs...
September 2016: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Muhammad Sohail, Muhammad Mustehsan Bashir, Hamid Hussain Ansari, Farid Ahmad Khan, Noreen Assumame, Nukhbat Ullah Awan, Asad Aizaz Chatha
OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics and outcome of management of vascular malformations of lip. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: The Department of Plastic Surgery and Burn Unit, King Edward Medical University, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, from January 2009 to December 2013. METHODS: A prospective case series of 38 patients with vascular malformation of lip was performed. Demographic information and clinical features were noted. Treatment employed, complications, functional, and cosmetic outcome were recorded...
September 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Heidi Wat, Douglas C Wu, Henry Hin Lee Chan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Fractionated photothermolysis (FP) has revolutionized modern laser technology. By creating selective columns of microthermal damage, fractionated devices allows for greater treatment depths to be achieved without the prolonged downtime and risk of complications seen in traditional fully ablative laser resurfacing. Fractional resurfacing is a proven method to treat a variety of cutaneous conditions. In the Caucasian patient, a wide range of devices and treatment settings can be utilized safely and effectively...
September 8, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
E Forbat, F Al-Niaimi
Fractional radiofrequency (FRF) is renowned for its use in cosmetic dermatology, with regard to the treatment of rhytides, striae, scarring and cellulite. We have systemically analysed its evidence for the use of FRF in acne scars. Our search identified 15 articles, one single-blinded randomised controlled trial, two split-face trials and thirteen prospective clinical studies, mostly single-centred. Case reports were excluded. In total 362 patients were treated. The longest follow-up was for 210 days, and on average the follow-up was for three months, varying between one and seven months...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Eric L Maranda, Lisa Akintilo, Kelsey Hundley, Austin H Nguyen, Kevin J Moore, Joseph Zullo, Joaquin J Jimenez
Pearly penile papules (PPP) present as dome-shaped papules of no more than 3 mm in diameter that line the base of the glans of the penis. These benign lesions affect between 14.3 and 48 % of men. While often asymptomatic, PPP can cause a great deal of psychological distress that may warrant treatment. Current treatment options include cryotherapy, electrodessication, and curettage (ED&C). However, these modalities may have considerable adverse cosmetic effects, including scarring, pain, and pigmentary changes...
September 2, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
Jon A Wolfshohl, Elizabeth R C Geddes, Ashlyn B Stout, Paul M Friedman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Erythema dyschromicum perstans (EDP) is a cosmetically distressing, acquired pigmentary disorder of unknown etiology for which few successful therapies exist. Herein, we present the successful use of non-ablative fractional photothermolysis in combination with topical tacrolimus ointment. STUDY DESIGN/PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 35-year-old female with biopsy-confirmed EDP underwent a series of fractionated non-ablative treatment sessions utilizing the 1,550 nm erbium-doped fiber laser in combination with topical tacrolimus ointment over a period of 5 months...
August 23, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
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