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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304516/ablative-fractional-co2-laser-for-facial-atrophic-acne-scars
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Yaqin Xu, Yunhua Deng
Ablative fractional carbon dioxide laser resurfacing is a well-established treatment for acne scars. However, there are limited consensus and guidelines regarding the procedure, such as its treatment plan, efficacy, and safety. In this study, we performed a systematic review to assess the efficacy and safety of the fractional carbon dioxide laser treatment procedure, and to provide evidence-based recommendations concerning its practical use on atrophic acne scars. A comprehensive search was performed in, EMBASE, Ovid, Web of Science, and Cochrane databases, using the keywords "scar(s)," "acne vulgaris," "carbon dioxide," and "fraction* laser(s)" for the period from January 1987 to December 2016...
January 5, 2018: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286838/patients-self-esteem-before-and-after-chemical-peeling-procedure
#2
Kouris Anargyros, Platsidaki Eftychia, Christodoulou Christos, Efstathiou Vasiliki, Markantoni Vasiliki, Armyra Kaliopi, Potouridou Irene, Rigopoulos Dimitrios, Kontochristopoulos George
INTRODUCTION: Chemical peeling is a safe method, widely used to treat a variety of skin conditions and reduce the aging effects. This study aims to evaluate self-esteem among adolescents who undergo chemical peelings. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty six patients constituted the study group. Sixty seven individuals had undergone chemical peeling for therapeutic reasons and 59 individuals for cosmetic reasons. To assess patients' self-esteem, the Rosenberg's Self-esteem Scale (RSES) was used before and after treatment...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240822/acne-keloidalis-nuchae-in-asian-a-single-institutional-experience
#3
Kiyong Na, Sang Ho Oh, Sang Kyum Kim
Acne keloidalis nuchae, a type of folliculitis involving the back of the neck, is common in black men, although rare cases have been reported in patients of other ethnicities. We analyzed the clinicopathological features of acne keloidalis nuchae in 17 Asians. Patients' age at the time of presentation ranged from 20 to 69 years. Most patients experienced the disease over 2 years (range, 3 months-20 years); follow-up data were available for 11 (65%) patients (range, 2-95 months). Nine (53%) patients had comorbidities, but none had a history of other skin disease or a family history of acne keloidalis nuchae...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226630/microneedling-combined-with-platelet-rich-plasma-or-trichloroacetic-acid-peeling-for-management-of-acne-scarring-a-split-face-clinical-and-histologic-comparison
#4
Moetaz El-Domyati, Hossam Abdel-Wahab, Aliaa Hossam
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive procedures provide effective, safe, relatively long-lasting, and natural results without large damage to the skin. A combination treatment is considered an approach that includes at least 2 different and unrelated modalities. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to evaluate the use and effectiveness of some combined minimally invasive procedures for management of acne scarring. PATIENTS/METHODS: Twenty-four volunteers with postacne atrophic scars were randomly divided into 3 equal groups according to performed procedure on each side of the face (microneedling by dermaroller alone or combined with platelet-rich plasma [PRP] or trichloroacetic acid [TCA] 15% peeling) and received 6 bi-weekly sessions of treatment...
December 10, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194788/a-cross-sectional-study-of-clinical-factors-associated-with-acne-facial-scarring-in-patients-with-active-acne
#5
Clio Dessinioti, Chrisa Zisimou, Effie Platsidaki, Andreas Katsambas, Christina Antoniou
Scarring may occur in 45% to 55% of acne patients, it may produce significant psychopathology, and it is challenging to treat.1,2,3 Identifying factors associated with acne scars may assist in their prevention strategy. We conducted a cross-sectional study to investigate clinical factors associated with acne facial scarring at first visit, including age, sex, smoking, family history of acne, and the history of previous acne treatments. Active acne on the face was graded by the Global Evaluation of Acne (GEA) scale (0-5), as previously described...
December 1, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191346/neutrophilic-dermatoses-kids-are-not-just-little-people
#6
Grace L Lee, Amy Y-Y Chen
Neutrophilic dermatoses are a group of inflammatory skin disorders characterized by an overactive innate immune system with dysregulation of neutrophils without underlying infectious etiology. The major representative conditions discussed are Sweet syndrome; pyoderma gangrenosum; neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis; palmoplantar eccrine hidradenitis; subcorneal pustular dermatoses; bowel-associated dermatosis arthritis syndrome; and synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis. We will also discuss other neutrophilic conditions present almost exclusively in the pediatric population, including congenital erosive and vesicular dermatosis with reticulated supple scarring and the recently described group of autoinflammatory diseases...
November 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186249/tretinoin-peel-a-critical-view
#7
Juliana Mayumi Sumita, Gislaine Ricci Leonardi, Ediléia Bagatin
The tretinoin peel, also known as retinoic acid peel, is a superficial peeling often performed in dermatological clinics in Brazil. The first study on this was published in 2001, by Cuce et al., as a treatment option for melasma. Since then, other studies have reported its applicability with reasonable methodology, although without a consistent scientific background and consensus. Topical tretinoin is used for the treatment of various dermatoses such as acne, melasma, scars, skin aging and non-melanoma skin cancer...
May 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178495/novel-device-based-acne-treatments-comparison-of-a-1450-nm-diode-laser-and-microneedling-radiofrequency-on-mild-to-moderate-acne-vulgaris-and-seborrhoea-in-korean-patients-through-a-20-week-prospective-randomized-split-face-study
#8
H H Kwon, H Y Park, S C Choi, Y Bae, J Y Jung, G-H Park
BACKGROUND: While device-based acne treatments are widely applied for patients not tolerating conventional medications, related controlled studies have been still limited. Recently, non-ablative 1450-nm diode laser (DL) and fractional microneedling radiofrequency (FMR) have been effectively used for acne, in addition to well-recognized dermal remodelling effects. OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical course of acne treatment between DL and FMR. METHODS: Twenty-five Korean patients with mild-to-moderate facial acne completed treatments with DL and FMR through a 20-week, randomized split-face study...
November 24, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166508/algorithm-for-acne-treatment-ibero-latin-american-consensus
#9
Ediléia Bagatin, Mercedes Florez-White, María Isabel Arias-Gomez, Ana Kaminsky
Acne is a chronic, immune-mediated, inflammatory disease with high prevalence among adolescents. By compromising face, thorax and back, with the risk of permanent scars, it has a negative impact on the quality of life. Effective, safe and early treatment is the key to remission, while decreasing the risk of physical and/or emotional sequelae. The Iberian-Latin American Group of Acne Studies joined professionals with expertise and developed a practical therapeutic algorithm, adapted to the reality of Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal...
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159469/-acne-inversa-hidradenitis-suppurativa-an-update
#10
REVIEW
R Sabat, A Tsaousi, J Rossbacher, H Kurzen, T Fadai, U Schwichtenberg, S Schneider-Burrus, G Kokolakis, K Wolk
Acne inversa (AI)/hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic, recurrent, immune-mediated dermatosis characterized by deep inflammatory nodules, abscesses, fistulas, and undermined scars in skin areas bearing apocrine glands. In addition to the cutaneous manifestation, numerous AI patients show metabolic changes, spondyloarthritis, and depression. AI leads to a strong reduction in the quality of life and an impairment of the sexual life of affected individuals and often culminates in social withdrawal, stigmatization, unemployment, and suicidal thoughts...
November 20, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141057/lasers-light-and-the-treatment-of-acne-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature
#11
Lana X Tong, Jeremy A Brauer
INTRODUCTION: Acne vulgaris is common dermatologic condition with an estimated prevalence of 70 to 87%. Acne has been shown to have a significant impact on patient quality of life and mental health, especially as inflammatory lesions typically occur on cosmetically sensitive areas with the potential for permanent scarring. There have been numerous advances in the treatment of inflammatory acne with light-based and laser devices. OBJECTIVE: To review the current evidence for light-based and laser treatments in the management of inflammatory acne...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140537/using-normal-and-high-pulse-coverage-with-picosecond-laser-treatment-of-wrinkles-and-acne-scarring-long-term-clinical-observations
#12
Christine Dierickx
OBJECTIVE: The picosecond 755 nm alexandrite laser using a diffractive lens array has demonstrated consistent clinical efficacy for improving the appearance of acne scarring and wrinkles amongst other benefits. This small pilot study is to assess the difference, if any, in clinical benefit if a higher than the standard protocol for number of pulses delivered to a tissue area is used compared to the standard protocol guidelines. METHOD: Seven subjects received treatment to one side of the face with a standard protocol number of laser pulses with the other side of the face receiving higher than standard number of pulses from the same 755 nm picosecond laser using an additional diffractive lens array...
November 15, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131127/pleiotropic-effects-of-white-willow-bark-and-1-2-decanediol-on-human-adult-keratinocytes
#13
Eleonora Bassino, Franco Gasparri, Luca Munaron
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a common skin defect, usually occurring during adolescence, but often it can persist in adults leaving permanent face scarring. Acne is usually treated with topical drugs, oral antibiotics, retinoids, and hormonal therapies, but medicinal plants are increasingly employed. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective role of white willow bark (WWB) and 1,2-decanediol (DD) on the damage caused by lipopolysaccharides (LPS) on human adult keratinocytes (HaCaT)...
November 8, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108540/cosmetic-concerns-among-ethnic-men
#14
REVIEW
Michelle Henry
Men of all races are currently more open to requesting and undergoing treatments for a plethora of cosmetic concerns. Among the most common goals are procedures that combat the signs of aging, rejuvenate the skin, even out the color tone, address textural issues such as acne scarring, and improve hair disorders. Given the differences in cultural ideals and anatomic/physiologic differences in ethnic skin, it is important for physicians to be aware and sensitive to the nuances required when providing consultation and treating non-Caucasian men...
January 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072375/efficacy-of-microneedling-with-70-glycolic-acid-peel-vs-microneedling-alone-in-treatment-of-atrophic-acne-scars-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Shiwangi Rana, Vibhu Mendiratta, Ram Chander
BACKGROUND: Microneedling with dermaroller and glycolic acid peels is commonly used for treatment of acne scars. OBJECTIVE: To compare efficacy of microneedling alone versus combination of microneedling with serial 70% glycolic acid peel in management of atrophic acne scars. METHODS & MATERIALS: Sixty patients with atrophic acne scars were randomized into group 1 receiving microneedling at 0, 6, and 12 weeks and group 2 receiving microneedling at 0, 6, and 12 weeks along with 70% glycolic acid peel at 3, 9, and 15 weeks...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064982/lasers-and-energy-based-devices-in-men
#16
REVIEW
Milène K Crispin, George J Hruza, Suzanne L Kilmer
BACKGROUND: The demand for cosmetic treatments with lasers and energy-based devices has increased among men, but there is a dearth of literature that addresses the approach and treatment of cosmetic male patients. OBJECTIVE: To summarize common cosmetic concerns for which male patients seek cosmetic treatments and to provide sex-specific recommendations for the lasers and energy-based devices that can be used for treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors conducted a literature search using the PubMed/MEDLINE and Google Scholar databases using the search terms male, men, gender, and cosmetic dermatology...
November 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055383/use-of-polymethylmethacrylate-pmma-microspheres-collagen-to-treat-atrophic-acne-scars
#17
Qin Xiang Ng, Shawn Shao Hong Koh, Dongju Shin, Michelle Lee Zhi Qing De Deyn, Collin Yih Xian Ho
Acne scarring is a common and persistent sequela affecting many individuals worldwide, with significant physical and long-lasting psychological effects. Currently, the treatment options available for acne scars are mostly invasive and have several side effects. This paper explores the possibility of using polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) collagen microspheres, a relatively underexplored technique hitherto, to treat common atrophic scars. PMMA-collagen is more popularly used in injectable wrinkle fillers. Preliminary research has shown that PMMA-collagen has a beneficial effect on atrophic scars while having the added advantage of being safe, tolerable and minimally invasive as well...
October 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034138/testosterone-pellet-associated-dermatitis-report-and-review-of-testopel-related-cutaneous-adverse-effects
#18
Lucas A Heldt Manica, Philip R Cohen
Testosterone replacement therapy is a treatment utilized for male hypogonadism. A subcutaneous testosterone pellet is a long-acting, slow-release delivery system that can be utilized as androgen replacement therapy. A 77-year-old man who was treated with testosterone pellets developed dermatitis consisting of erythematous plaques and patches on both buttocks and thighs within 28 days following the subcutaneous insertion of testosterone pellets. The skin lesions rapidly resolved with high-potency topical corticosteroid application...
August 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020479/silicone-gel-enhances-the-efficacy-of-er-yag-laser-treatment-for-atrophic-acne-scars-a-randomized-split-face-evaluator-blinded-placebo-controlled-comparative-trial
#19
Jenvajee Khamthara, Chanat Kumtornrut, Korbkarn Pongpairoj, Pravit Asawanonda
BACKGROUND: The effect of topical silicone gel has been studied to prevent scars from burn, post operative wound and to treat hypertrophic scars. No previous studies have been done to evaluate the efficacy of topical silicone gel on atrophic acne scars. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Nineteen patients were treated with 3 sessions of ablative Er:YAG laser with 1-month intervals. Following each laser treatment, the randomly-assigned silicone gel or placebo were applied in split-face manner...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016541/a-novel-treatment-of-acne-keloidalis-nuchae-by-long-pulsed-alexandrite-laser
#20
Abeer Tawfik, Mai Abdelraouf Osman, Iman Rashwan
BACKGROUND: Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) is a dermatological condition characterized by follicular-based papules and pustules that later form hypertrophic or keloid-like scars. Laser-assisted hair reduction such as 810-nm diode laser and 1,064-nm Nd:YAG laser have been used for treating AKN with promising results. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic effect and safety of alexandrite laser in the treatment of different lesions of AKN. METHODS: Seventeen male patients with AKN received 6 sessions of 755-nm alexandrite laser...
October 6, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
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