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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
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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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231380/perioperative-medications-for-preventing-temporarily-increased-intraocular-pressure-after-laser-trabeculoplasty
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REVIEW
Linda Zhang, Jennifer S Weizer, David C Musch
BACKGROUND: Glaucoma is the international leading cause of irreversible blindness. Intraocular pressure (IOP) is the only currently known modifiable risk factor; it can be reduced by medications, incisional surgery, or laser trabeculoplasty (LTP). LTP reduces IOP by 25% to 30% from baseline, but early acute IOP elevation after LTP is a common adverse effect. Most of these IOP elevations are transient, but temporarily elevated IOP may cause further optic nerve damage, worsening of glaucoma requiring additional therapy, and permanent vision loss...
February 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224610/structural-changes-in-cartilage-and-collagen-studied-by-high-temperature-raman-spectroscopy
#7
Mark Fields, Nicholas Spencer, Jayesh Dudhia, Paul F McMillan
Understanding the high temperature behavior of collagen and collagenous tissue is important for surgical procedures and biomaterials processing for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. One primary event for proteins is thermal denaturation that involves unfolding the polypeptide chains while maintaining the primary structure intact. Collagen in the extracellular matrix of cartilage and other connective tissue is a hierarchical material containing bundles of triple-helical fibers associated with water and proteoglycan components...
February 22, 2017: Biopolymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210386/ionic-hydrogel-monotherapy-and-in-combination-with-antiviral-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-the-post-procedure-management-of-fractional-laser-treated-patients
#8
Francesca Romana Grippaudo
Objective: The pre- and postoperative care for fractionated laser resurfacing is still controversial, especially in regard to the use of antibiotics to prevent bacterial infection and potential consequences. Recently, an ionic hydrogel has shown to be useful in the postoperative treatment of minor burns. The aim of this study is to evaluate the use of this hydrogel after fractional laser treatments targeting photoaging and chronoaging damage to skin. Design: A randomized prospective study. Setting: one plastic surgeon private practice...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207466/the-subunit-principle-in-scar-face-revision
#9
Ahmed Elshahat, Riham Lashin
Facial scaring is considered one of the most difficult cosmetic problems for any plastic surgeon to solve. The condition is more difficult if the direction of the scar is not parallel to relaxed skin tension lines. Attempts to manage this difficult situation included revisions using geometric designs, Z plasties or W plasties to camouflage the straight line visible scaring. The use of long-lasting resorbable sutures was tried too. Recently, the use of botulinum toxin during revision improved the results. Fractional CO2 lasers, microfat grafts, and platelet-rich plasma were added to the armamentarium...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207010/advances-in-minimally-invasive-and-noninvasive-treatments-for-submental-fat
#10
Joanna Dong, Yasmin Amir, Gary Goldenberg
Submental fat (SMF) accumulation is a cosmetically distressing concern for which there have been recent advances in minimally invasive and noninvasive therapeutic options. In this article, we review the newest treatments available for SMF, including laser-assisted lipolysis (LAL), radiofrequency (RF)-assisted lipolysis, deoxycholic acid (DCA), and noninvasive devices. These treatments provide additional options for patients seeking nonsurgical approaches to treatment of SMF.
January 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199463/effect-of-methyl-aminolevulinate-photodynamic-therapy-with-and-without-ablative-fractional-laser-treatment-in-patients-with-microinvasive-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#11
Seung-Hwan Choi, Ki-Ho Kim, Ki-Hoon Song
Importance: Surgical excision is the standard treatment for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). However, microinvasive SCC (Clark level II) is limited to the papillary dermis, and it should be differentiated from invasive SCC. Ablative fractional laser-primed photodynamic therapy (AFL-PDT) may have enhanced efficacy. Objective: To compare 1 session of AFL-PDT with 2 sessions of conventional methyl aminolevulinate-PDT (MAL-PDT) for the treatment of microinvasive SCC...
March 1, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196456/toxicity-of-internalized-laser-generated-pure-silver-nanoparticles-to-the-isolated-rat-hippocampus-cells
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Canan Kursungoz, Sadık Taşkın Taş, Mustafa F Sargon, Yıldırım Sara, Bülend Ortaç
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are the most commonly used nanoparticles (NPs) in medicine, industry and cosmetics. They are generally considered as biocompatible. However, contradictory reports on their biosafety render them difficult to accept as 'safe'. In this study, we evaluated the neurotoxicity of direct AgNP treatment in rat hippocampal slices. We produced pure uncoated AgNPs by a pulsed laser ablation method. NP characterization was performed by Ultraviolet (UV) visible spectrophotometer, scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope (TEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181222/systematic-review-of-laser-therapy-in-xanthelasma-palpebrarum
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REVIEW
Austin H Nguyen, Adam M Vaudreuil, Christopher J Huerter
Xanthelasma palpebrarum is a benign periorbital xanthoma with substantial cosmetic and psychosocial burden for patients. Treatment modalities should be considered based on efficacy as well as cosmetic outcome. Laser modalities in the treatment of xanthelasma palpebrarum have not been comprehensively reviewed and discussed. Accordingly, this study seeks to systematically and critically review the available literature discussing laser treatment of xanthelasma palpebrarum. PubMed was systematically reviewed for reports on laser therapy in the treatment of xanthelasma palpebrarum...
March 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167201/efficacy-of-iontophoresis-assisted-ablative-fractional-laser-photodynamic-therapy-with-short-incubation-time-for-the-treatment-of-actinic-keratosis-12-month-follow-up-results-of-a-prospective-randomised-comparative-trial
#14
Seung-Hwan Choi, Tae-Hoon Kim, Ki-Hoon Song
BACKGROUND: Iontophoresis is a transdermal drug-delivery technique that enhances the transport of ionic species across membranes and may have significant benefit for the treatment of actinic keratosis (AK) by ablative fractional laser-primed photodynamic therapy (AFL-PDT). The aim of this study were to compare the efficacy, recurrence rate, cosmetic outcome and safety of iontophoresis-assisted AFL-PDT with 2hours of incubation vs. those of conventional AFL-PDT with 2- and 3-hour incubation in patients with facial and scalp AK...
February 3, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166444/carbon-dioxide-laser-ablation-for-trichoepitheliomas-the-largest-reported-series
#15
Khushboo Sinha, Raj Mallipeddi, Nisith Sheth, F Al-Niaimi
Trichoepitheliomas are benign cutaneous tumours often occurring on the face and can lead to considerable psychological distress to its sufferers. Treatment is often difficult and surgery is limited by the obvious scars and multiple number of lesions. Carbon dioxide laser ablation can be used safely with good cosmetic outcome and low recurrence rate and in this article we describe our experience in the treatment of these tumours with the carbon dioxide laser. This is the largest reported series in the literature...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163456/outcome-of-dermal-grafting-in-the-management-of-atrophic-facial-scars
#16
Kanathur Shilpa, S Sacchidanand, Budamakuntla Leelavathy, Padmanabha Shilpashree, Gorur Divya, Rammurthy Ranjitha, D V Lakshmi
BACKGROUND: Scars over the face are cosmetically and psychologically disturbing. Various techniques have been described and are being practiced in the management of these scars. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to study the safety, effectiveness of using dermal grafts as fillers in the management of facial scars due to acne, chickenpox, trauma or any others. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients with atrophic facial scars of varied aetiology and willing for surgery were considered for dermal graft technique...
October 2016: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147333/treatment-of-oral-hyperpigmentation-and-gummy-smile-using-lasers-and-role-of-plasma-as-a-novel-treatment-technique-in-dentistry-an-introductory-review
#17
Nayansi Jha, Jae Jun Ryu, Rizwan Wahab, Abdulaziz A Al-Khedhairy, Eun Ha Choi, Nagendra Kumar Kaushik
Gingival hyperpigmentation and the condition known as gummy smile are very common dental cosmetic problems. Gingival hyperpigmentation arises due to the excess presence of melanin in certain regions of the gums. In the case of gummy smile, more than the required amount of gingival tissue is exposed upon smiling. An aesthetically pleasing smile should expose only a negligible amount of gingival tissue. Gummy smile and gingival hyperpigmentation can have detrimental effects on the aesthetic quality of a smile, and thereby a wide variety of treatment options must be taken into consideration depending patient outcome objectives...
January 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141640/successful-treatment-of-infantile-hemangiomas-with-propranolol-in-low-birth-weight-infants
#18
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)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101465/nanostructured-lipid-carrier-for-topical-application-of-n-acetyl-glucosamine
#19
Lavin Aliasgharlou, Saeed Ghanbarzadeh, Hamideh Azimi, Mohammad Hossein Zarrintan, Hamed Hamishehkar
Purpose: Hyperpigmentation occurs when melanin is overproduced in certain spots on the skin and is one of the most challenging skin conditions to treat. Although it is usually harmless, for cosmetic reasons, it is dreadfully bothersome to those who undergo it. It was reported that N-acetyl-glucosamine (NAGA) prevents melanin synthesis and alters the expression of numerous genes related to pigmentation. In spite of these advantages, NAGA cannot be employed in topical formulations due to its extremely polar characteristics...
December 2016: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097306/universal-trichloroacetic-acid-peel-technique-for-light-and-dark-skin
#20
Nabil Fanous, Shadi Zari
Importance: Despite their great potential, medium and deep trichloroacetic acid peels are underused in light-skinned patients and are rarely used in darker-skinned patients because of the widespread fear of pigmentary complications and scarring. This concern has led many physicians to opt for the use of lighter types of peels (glycolic acid peel, Jessner peel, etc) and different lasers and intense light technologies. Trichloroacetic acid peels have been described in numerous publications...
January 12, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
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