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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530052/-treatment-of-scars-in-the-21st-century
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REVIEW
Ofir Artzi
Abnormal scars are a common complication of the wound healing process, associated with aesthetic, functional and psychological morbidities. The constant development of our understanding of the pathophysiology of scars has led to the development of different treatment modalities and protocols. Treatment during the early stages of wound healing is considered scar prevention and is associated with better cosmetic results than older mature scars. Several studies have demonstrated optimal results with therapeutic protocols combining different treatment modalities, the most important of them being laser technology...
October 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527625/cosmetic-micromanipulation-of-vitrified-warmed-cleavage-stage-embryos-does-not-improve-art-outcomes-an-ultrastructural-study-of-fragments
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Somayyeh Safari, Mohammad Ali Khalili, Zeinab Barekati, Iman Halvaei, Morteza Anvari, Stefania A Nottola
The aim was to study the ultrastructure of cytoplasmic fragments along with the effect of cosmetic micromanipulation (CM) on the morphology and development of vitrified-warmed embryos as well as assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcomes. A total of 96 frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles were included in this prospective randomized study. They were divided into three groups of CM (n=32), sham (n=32) and control (n=32). In the CM group, the vitrified- warmed embryos were subjected to fragments and coarse granules removal (cosmetic micromanipulation) after laser assisted zona hatching (LAH); sham group subjected only to LAH and no intervention was taken for the control group...
May 17, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521677/molluscum-contagiosum-an-update
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Alexander Kc Leung, Benjamin Barankin, Kam Lun Hon
BACKGROUND: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral cutaneous infection in childhood that occurs worldwide. Physicians should familiarize themselves with this common condition. OBJECTIVE: To review in depth the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, complications and, in particular, treatment of molluscum contagiosum. METHODS: A PubMed search was completed in Clinical Queries using the key term "molluscum contagiosum". Patents were searched using the key term "molluscum contagiosum" from www...
May 17, 2017: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498204/asds-guidelines-task-force-consensus-recommendations-regarding-the-safety-of-lasers-dermabrasion-chemical-peels-energy-devices-and-skin-surgery-during-and-after-isotretinoin-use
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Abigail Waldman, Diana Bolotin, Kenneth A Arndt, Jeffrey S Dover, Roy G Geronemus, Anne Chapas, Sanjana Iyengar, Suzanne L Kilmer, Andrew C Krakowski, Naomi Lawrence, Heidi B Prather, Thomas E Rohrer, Bethanee J Schlosser, John Y S Kim, Peter R Shumaker, Leah K Spring, Murad Alam
BACKGROUND: Currently, the isotretinoin (13-cis-retinoic acid) package insert contains language advising the discontinuation of isotretinoin for 6 months before performing cosmetic procedures, including waxing, dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser procedures, or incisional and excisional cold-steel surgery. It is common practice to follow this standard because of concerns regarding reports of sporadic adverse events and increased risk of scarring. OBJECTIVE: To develop expert consensus regarding the safety of skin procedures, including resurfacing, energy device treatments, and incisional and excisional procedures, in the setting of concurrent or recent isotretinoin use...
May 10, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494055/modern-management-of-nasal-hemangiomas
#5
Robert G Keller, Shawn Stevens, Marcelo Hochman
Importance: Current treatment approaches for infantile hemangiomas of the nose include observation, pharmacologic agents, surgery, and/or laser therapy. Because of the known functional, social, and cosmetic effect of nasal deformities, obtaining the best possible result is critical. Optimal timing, type, duration, and extent of therapy remain unclear. Observations: Results of a review of 86 patients (64 females and 22 males; mean age, 4.8 months [range, 2 days-23 years]) with infantile hemangiomas of the nose treated from January 1, 1999, to December 31, 2015, and a review of the literature are presented to gain insight into the preferred approach to the treatment of these lesions...
May 11, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492048/a-review-of-the-safety-of-cosmetic-procedures-during-pregnancy-and-lactation
#6
REVIEW
M K Trivedi, G Kroumpouzos, J E Murase
The safety of cosmetic procedures in patients who are pregnant and/or lactating is a complex clinical question surrounded by uncertainty. Our objective is to consolidate data on the safety of commonly requested cosmetic procedures during pregnancy and lactation after a systematic review of the current literature to guide evidence-based care in the future. A systematic search of the PubMed database was conducted for articles on cosmetic procedures during pregnancy and lactation. Due to a lack of controlled trials, case reports and series were considered...
March 2017: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468167/successful-treatment-of-infantile-hemangiomas-with-propranolol-in-low-birth-weight-infants
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Makiko Kado, Azusa Shimizu, Takashi Matsumura, Mariko Mochizuki, Hiroshi Mizuno, Ayato Hayashi
BACKGROUND: Infantile hemangioma (IH) is a benign neoplasm that causes scarring and cosmetic problems after spontaneous regression. Therefore, aggressive treatments such as laser irradiation and corticosteroid have been used; however, recently, the effect of propranolol has been widely noticed. In this study, the authors applied propranolol to low-birth-weight infants with IHs and evaluated its effect. METHODS: Four low-birth-weight infants having IH were selected, with birth weights ranging from 582 to 814 g (average 703 g)...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466193/efficacy-of-nd-yag-laser-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-verrucae-a-literature-review
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Vincent M Hsu, Adam S Aldahan, John P Tsatalis, Marina Perper, Keyvan Nouri
Verrucae are benign epithelial proliferations, characteristically 1-20 mm in diameter, caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) infection occurring on the skin and mucosa (Photomed Laser Surg 33(6):338-42, 2015; Lasers Med Sci 29(3):1111-6, 2014). Prevalence of verrucae is 5-20% in children and young adults with peak incidence reported during teenage years (Lasers Med Sci 29(3):1111-6, 2014; J Am Acad Dermatol 22(4):547-66, 1990; J Korean Med Sci 24(5):889-93, 2009). Patients often express significant displeasure with quality of life due to this cosmetic insecurity, as well as functional problems and physical discomfort when they occur on palms of hands and soles of feet...
May 2, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465773/treatment-patterns-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-varicose-veins
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Rajiv Mallick, Aditya Raju, Chelsey Campbell, Rashad Carlton, David Wright, Kimberly Boswell, Michael Eaddy
BACKGROUND: Approximately 24% of adults in the United States have visible varicose veins, and an estimated 6% have evidence of advanced chronic venous disease. The majority of individuals with varicose veins seek treatment because of symptoms, such as aching, throbbing, fatigue, pruritus, ankle swelling, and tenderness, rather than cosmetic reasons. Furthermore, varicose veins are a manifestation of chronic venous insufficiency, which can progress to leg pain, leg edema, chronic skin changes, and nonhealing ulcers...
November 2016: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425593/medium-sized-nevus-spilus-of-the-neck-treated-with-pulsed-dye-laser
#10
Vito Abrusci, Valentina Benzecry
Patients with large benign melanocytic lesions located on the neck represent a therapeutic challenge since the neck is a high-risk area for hypertrophic scarring and/or retraction. When treating a benign, extensive and visible melanocytic lesion, the choice of therapy mainly depends on the likelihood of improved cosmesis. We report a case of a 33-year-old woman with a medium-sized Nevus Spilus located on the neck, successfully treated with four sessions of pulsed dye laser. We achieved an excellent clinical and cosmetic result in such a challenging area...
April 20, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409574/-watching-dance-of-the-molecules-cars-microscopy
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Jaroslaw Korczyński, Katarzyna Kubiak, Edyta Węgłowska
CARS (Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering) microscopy is an imaging method for living cells visualization as well as for food or cosmetics material analysis without the need for staining. The near infrared laser source generates the CARS signal - the characteristic intrinsic vibrational contrast of the molecules in a sample which is no longer caused by staining, but by the molecules themselves. It provides the benefit of a non-toxic, non-destructive and almost noninvasive method for sample imaging. CARS can easily be combined with fluorescence confocal microscopy so it is an excellent complementary imaging method...
2017: Postepy Biochemii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397660/-dermatologic-laser-surgery
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Lene Hedelund, Berit C Carlsen, Hans Bredsted Lomholt, Susanne Vissing, Merete Hædersdal
In this article we give an overview of which skin conditions that are currently treated with laser and explains the basic principles of treatment. In addition, we summarize recommendations of the Danish Dermatological Society for demarcation of medical treatments which can be provided free of charge from cosmetic self-payment treatments.
February 20, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363663/enzymatic-debridement-of-deeply-burned-faces-healing-and-early-scarring-based-on-tissue-preservation-compared-to-traditional-surgical-debridement
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Alexandra Schulz, Paul Christian Fuchs, Irene Rothermundt, Alexandra Hoffmann, Lior Rosenberg, Yaron Shoham, Henrik Oberländer, Jennifer Schiefer
INTRODUCTION: Facial burns occur frequently and depending on the injured skin layers often heal with scars which may cause permanent functional and cosmetic sequelae. Preservation of the sensitive facial skin layers, especially of the dermis is essential for scarless epithelialisation. Enzymatic debridement of deep thermal burns has already been shown to assist with preserving viable dermis. However, up to date, there are no published reports on wound healing and in the long term aesthetic outcome after enzymatic debridement of facial burns...
March 28, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356116/occupational-exposures-and-determinants-of-ultrafine-particle-concentrations-during-laser-hair-removal-procedures
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Emily J Eshleman, Mallory LeBlanc, Lisa B Rokoff, Yinyin Xu, Rui Hu, Kachiu Lee, Gary S Chuang, Gary Adamkiewicz, Jaime E Hart
BACKGROUND: Occupational exposures to ultrafine particles in the plume generated during laser hair removal procedures, the most commonly performed light based cosmetic procedure, have not been thoroughly characterized. Acute and chronic exposures to ambient ultrafine particles have been associated with a number of negative respiratory and cardiovascular health effects. Thus, the aim of this study was to measure airborne concentrations of particles in a diameter size range of 10 nm to 1 μm in procedure rooms during laser hair removal procedures...
March 29, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329568/localized-cutaneous-argyria-report-of-two-patients-and-literature-review
#15
Bryce David Beutler, Robert A Lee, Philip R Cohen
BackgroundLocalized cutaneous argyria is a rare skin condition caused by direct contact with silver or silver particles. It presents as asymptomatic gray or blue-gray macules that appear similar to blue nevi. Histologic features include brown-colored or black-colored silver granules in the basement membrane and dermis, most commonly surrounding eccrine glands, elastic fibers, and collagen fibrils. The condition is most frequently observed in individuals who are regularly exposed to small silver particles, such as silversmiths and welders...
November 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296519/congenital-melanocytic-nevus-on-the-lower-eyelid-treated-with-continuous-wave-and-superpulsed-co2-laser-followed-by-erbium-laser
#16
Vito Abrusci, Valentina Benzecry
There are several therapeutic options to treat congenital melanocytic nevi. The motivations for the treatment of small- to medium-sized congenital nevi located on the face or other sensitive areas are frequently cosmetic. The choice of therapy depends on the operator's expertise and on the likelihood of improved cosmesis. We report a case of a medium-sized congenital nevi located on the lower eyelid, successfully treated with a combination of ablative lasers with a single surgical procedure. We achieved an excellent clinical and cosmetic result...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291062/pulsed-co2-laser-ablation-of-superficial-basal-cell-of-limbs-and-trunk-a-comparative-randomized-clinical-trial-with-cryotherapy-and-surgical-ablation
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Cristina Zane, Elena Facchinetti, Mariachiara Arisi, Bernhard Ortel, Piergiacomo Calzavara-Pinton
BACKGROUND: Pulsed CO2 laser is a treatment of superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC) although robust clinical evidence has not been reported so far. OBJECTIVE: The authors investigated efficacy, safety, time to wound healing, cosmetic outcome, patient satisfaction, and cost-effectiveness ratio of pulsed CO2 laser in comparison to cryotherapy and surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: BCCs of the trunk and extremities were randomized to one of the treatments...
March 13, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288459/new-and-advanced-picosecond-lasers-for-tattoo-removal
#18
Maurice A Adatto, Ruthie Amir, Jayant Bhawalkar, Rafael Sierra, Richard Bankowski, Doran Rozen, Christine Dierickx, Moshe Lapidoth
Early methods of tattoo removal ultimately resulted in unacceptable cosmetic outcomes. While the introduction of laser technology was an improvement over the existing chemical, mechanical, and surgical procedures, the use of nonselective tattoo removal with carbon dioxide and argon lasers led to scarring. Q-switched lasers with nanosecond (10-9) pulse domains were considered to have revolutionized tattoo treatment, by selectively heating the tattoo particles, while reducing the adverse sequelae to adjacent normal skin...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267111/blind-sided-by-cosmetic-vein-sclerotherapy-a-case-of-ophthalmic-arterial-occlusion
#19
Meena Arunakirinathan, Robbie J E Walker, Noor Hassan, Sally Ameen, Saad Younis
PURPOSE: Cosmetic vein sclerotherapy is increasingly used to treat varicose veins because of its effectiveness and adherence with British Pharmacopoeia specifications. We present the first documented case of ophthalmic artery occlusion resulting in panocular ischemia secondary to intravascular injection of sodium tetradecyl sulfate sclerosant in a young healthy women seeking treatment for prominent facial veins in her forehead. METHODS: The patient presented with unilateral sudden loss of vision...
March 6, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255346/precise-spatially-selective-photothermolysis-using-modulated-femtosecond-lasers-and-real-time-multimodal-microscopy-monitoring
#20
Yimei Huang, Harvey Lui, Jianhua Zhao, Zhenguo Wu, Haishan Zeng
The successful application of lasers in the treatment of skin diseases and cosmetic surgery is largely based on the principle of conventional selective photothermolysis which relies strongly on the difference in the absorption between the therapeutic target and its surroundings. However, when the differentiation in absorption is not sufficient, collateral damage would occur due to indiscriminate and nonspecific tissue heating. To deal with such cases, we introduce a novel spatially selective photothermolysis method based on multiphoton absorption in which the radiant energy of a tightly focused near-infrared femtosecond laser beam can be directed spatially by aiming the laser focal point to the target of interest...
2017: Theranostics
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