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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606036/scleroderma-like-disorders
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Amit Sharma
Scleroderma is a term used to describe diseases that involve hardening and tightening of the skin and the underlying subcutaneous connective tissue. It could be localized to skin and subcutaneous tissue, or may involve the internal organs too in systemic sclerosis. There are disorders that can cause hardening and tightening of skin and mimic scleroderma but are rarely associated with Raynaud phenomenon, sclerodactyly, and autoantibodies in the serum, features specific to scleroderma/systemic sclerosis. These are termed as "scleroderma variants" or "scleroderma like disorders"...
June 11, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573098/axillary-reconstruction-for-hidradenitis-suppurativa-with-an-inner-arm-transposition-flap-creating-a-brachioplasty-effect
#2
Daniel L Ching, Maleeha Mughal, Athanasios Papas, Mark Soldin
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin condition that can affect any area with apocrine sweat glands and has the potential to involve multiple sites concurrently. Commonly affected sites include the axilla, groin, perineum and perianal areas. In this study we performed a literature review on the surgical methods for HS and describe an innovative technique for reconstructing axilla HS using an inner-arm transposition flap. METHODS: We reviewed all cases (5 cases from 4 patients) of transposition flap reconstruction performed by the senior author at a single London tertiary hospital from 2008-2013...
May 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557650/a-pilot-study-of-the-efficacy-of-the-polargen-%C3%A2-ultrahigh-frequency-electric-field-40-68-mhz-radiofrequency-device-in-the-treatment-of-facial-contouring
#3
Miri Kim, Jihong Lim, Jung Min Bae, Hyun Jeong Park
BACKGROUND: Various radiofrequency (RF) devices are used to treat skin laxity and for face contouring, but few studies have examined ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) electric field (40.68 MHz) RF devices. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a UHF electric field (40.68 MHz) RF device for skin tightening and face contouring. METHODS: Ten patients each underwent four sessions of UHF electric field RF device treatment at 2-week intervals...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543777/efficacy-and-safety-of-non-invasive-body-tightening-with-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu
#4
E J Ko, J Y Hong, T-R Kwon, E J Choi, Y-J Jang, S Y Choi, K H Yoo, S Y Kim, B J Kim
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive skin-tightening devices have become increasingly popular in response to increasing demand for improvements in skin laxity and tightening with minimal risk and recovery time. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the efficacy and safety of HIFU for skin tightening in the face and body. METHODS: A total of 32 Korean subjects enrolled in this prospective clinical trial. The subjects were treated with HIFU to both cheeks, lower abdomen, and thigh...
May 22, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479757/premature-ovarian-failure-an-unusual-manifestation-of-systemic-sclerosis
#5
Aruna Nigam, Anupam Prakash, Shikha Sharma, Narendra Kumar
A 31-year-old woman presented with secondary amenorrhoea and inability to conceive, which was of 3 years duration. She had Raynaud's phenomenon for 16 years, primary hypothyroidism for 5 years, digital ulcers for 4 years and skin tightening for 2 years. She had an expressionless face, with loss of wrinkles and restriction of the mouth opening along with flexion contractures of the hands and the terminal digit resorptions. Investigations showed Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) and anti-Scl 70 positivity confirming the presence of systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
January 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458771/body-contouring-and-skin-tightening-using-a-unique-novel-multisource-radiofrequency-energy-delivery-method
#6
Isabelle Rousseaux, Sam Robson
Objective: The objective of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of the latest multisource radiofrequency handpiece, specially designed for body area skin treatments. The new handpiece features six concentric electrodes, each connected to an independently controlled radiofrequency generator. Design and settings: This was an international multicenter study across two sites. Twenty-five patients were enrolled into the study. Patients underwent at least five sessions of body skin tightening and circumference reduction...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426847/safety-and-efficacy-of-bilateral-submental-cryolipolysis-with-quantified-3-dimensional-imaging-of-fat-reduction-and-skin-tightening
#7
Eric F Bernstein, Jason D Bloom
Importance: Cryolipolysis is a popular, well-tolerated nonsurgical procedure that uses controlled cooling to selectively destroy fat cells. Central submental cryolipolysis has been reported to be safe and effective, but many patients would benefit from extending this treatment over the entire submental region. Objective: To investigate the safety and efficacy of cryolipolysis for reduction of lateral and central submental fat. Design, Setting, and Participants: The study population consisted of 14 participants who were treated from January 22 to June 30, 2016, in the lateral and central submental area to reduce unwanted subcutaneous fat...
April 20, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422002/treatment-of-psoriasis-with-ustekinumab-improved-skin-tightening-in-systemic-sclerosis
#8
Asako Ichihara, Masatoshi Jinnin, Hironobu Ihn
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterised by fibrosis, inflammation and vasculopathy in the skin and internal organs. Recently, several articles described that Th17 cells, IL-23 and IL-17 levels were significantly elevated in the peripheral blood or fibrotic sites of SSc. We report a case of SSc and psoriasis administered ustekinumab, IL-12/IL-23 inhibitor. In this case, the skin tightening was successfully improved and ustekinumab was more effective, even though oral prednisolone (9-12 mg/day) had some effect on skin tightening and arthralgia...
April 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420258/lace-up-for-healthy-feet-the-impact-of-shoe-closure-on-plantar-stress-response
#9
Hadi Rahemi, David G Armstrong, Ana Enriquez, Joshua Owl, Talal K Talal, Bijan Najafi
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the impact of shoe closure on plantar thermal stress response (TSR), which is known to be a surrogate of shear stress and skin perfusion. It is aimed to explore potential impact of shoe closure on increasing risk factors associated with plantar ulcers in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). METHODS: Fifteen eligible subjects were enrolled. The left foot was used as a reference and fitted to a self-adjusted and habitual lace-tightening method by each subject...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398471/a-split-face-study-to-determine-the-significance-of-adding-increased-energy-and-treatment-levels-at-the-marionette-folds
#10
Gordon H Sasaki, Natalie Abelev, Liza Papadopoulos
Background: Microfocused ultrasound with visualization (MFU-V) has become a safe and effective means to tighten skin and subdermal structures by optimizing the amount of joule energy and treatment tissue planes for improved customization for the individual patient. To date, there have been an absence of split treatments to verify algorithms. Objectives: The aims of this institutional review board-approved investigation and clinical experience were to clarify the safety and efficacy of current treatment guidelines...
April 7, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367261/long-term-nasal-and-peri-oral-tightening-by-a-single-fractional-noninsulated-microneedle-radiofrequency-treatment
#11
Yohei Tanaka
Background: The skin tightening effects induced by non-insulated microneedle radiofrequency have proved long-lasting. Our previous three-dimensional volumetric assessment showed significant facial tightening for up to six months. However, nasal and peri-oral tightening effects lasted longer. The objective of this study was to investigate the distribution of the long-term volumetric reduction in facial area induced by a single fractional non-insulated microneedle radiofrequency treatment. Methods: Fifteen Asian patients underwent full facial skin tightening using a sharply tapered non-insulated microneedle radiofrequency applicator with a novel fractionated pulse mode...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281840/use-of-a-novel-combined-radiofrequency-and-ultrasound-device-for-lipolysis-skin-tightening-and-cellulite-treatment
#12
Rinky Kapoor, Debraj Shome, Anima Ranjan
INTRODUCTION: Skin laxity and excessive subcutaneous fat are growing cosmetic concerns. The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a novel radiofrequency and ultrasound workstation for lipolysis, circumference reduction, treatment of skin laxity and cellulite. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred seventy-five (235 women and 40 men) patients were enrolled into the study. Each patient received 3 treatment sessions, each session comprising Ultrasound and Radiofrequency treatments, at two-week intervals...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268157/orbicularis-oculi-muscle-tightening-for-involutional-entropion
#13
Hitoshi Nemoto, Tomoichiro Togo, Naoki Maruyama, Kenta Miyabe, Seiko Nakae, Noriyoshi Sumiya
AIMS: To describe a novel technique for involutional entropion (IE) correction and present a retrospective case study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The entropion eyelid was corrected by repairing the thin preseptal orbicularis oculi muscle (OOM) of the lower eyelid. Patients underwent correction with this method from 2005 to 2014 and were followed up for 2 years postoperatively. They were evaluated retrospectively with chart review (operation time, recurrence rate, operator years of experience as a plastic surgeon, etc...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191716/clinical-efficacy-and-safety-evaluation-of-a-novel-fractional-unipolar-radiofrequency-device-on-facial-tightening-a-preliminary-report
#14
Dong Hye Suh, Eun Jung Byun, Sang Jun Lee, Kye Yong Song, Hei Sung Kim
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that radiofrequency (RF) energy is safe and effective for improving skin laxity. Unlike monopolar and bipolar devices, little has been studied with the unipolar hand piece. OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel fractional unipolar RF device on facial tightening. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, single-center study of 14 subjects with age-related facial laxity who underwent five sessions of fractional unipolar RF at an interval of 2 weeks, and then followed-up for 3 months...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095552/a-prospective-split-face-study-of-the-picosecond-alexandrite-laser-with-specialized-lens-array-for-facial-photoaging-in-chinese
#15
Yiping Ge, Lifang Guo, Qiuju Wu, Mengli Zhang, Rong Zeng, Tong Lin
BACKGROUND: A 755nm picosecond alexandrite laser with a diffractive lens array has been reported for the treatment of acne scar and photoaging with clinical ef cacy. In this study, we evaluated the application of the 755nm picosecond alexandrite laser with a diffractive lens array for facial photoaging in Chinese. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten subjects with moderate facial photoaging were enrolled in a prospective, evaluator-blinded, open-label, and split-face trial to assess the ef cacy and safety of the 755nm picosecond alexandrite laser with a diffractive lens array for facial photoaging...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095547/prospective-internally-controlled-blind-reviewed-clinical-evaluation-of-cryolipolysis-combined-with-multipolar-radiofrequency-andvaripulsetechnology-for-enhanced-subject-results-in-circumferential-fat-reduction-and-skin-laxity-of-the-flanks
#16
Julius Few, Michael Gold, Neil Sadick
BACKGROUND: Increasing demand for non-invasive skin tightening and body contouring procedures has led to several technological in- novations in energy-based devices such as ultrasound, radiofrequency and cryolipolysis. An emerging trend in the eld is to evaluate whether combination therapies for skin laxity/body contouring using energy-based devices can deliver superior clinical results and patient satisfaction. As such, the objective of this prospective, internal-controlled, blind clinical study was to assess the safety and efficacy of cryolipolysis followed by multipolar radiofrequency with pulsed electromagnetic elds (PEMF) and adjustable pulsed suction for the treatment of skin laxity in the flanks...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095536/improved-neocollagenesis-and-skin-mechanical-properties-after-injection-of-diluted-calcium-hydroxylapatite-in-the-neck-and-de%C3%AC-colletage-a-pilot-study
#17
Yana Alexandrovna Yutskovskaya, Evgeniya Alexandrovna Kogan
BACKGROUND: Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA; Radiesse (R)) provides safe and effective correction of moderate-to-deep lines, volume replacement, lift and contour, and induction of neocollagenesis and neoelastogenesis for improved skin quality. CaHA hyperdilution takes advantage of its skin-tightening properties without a volumizing effect. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the collagen- and elastin-stimulating effects of diluted CaHA in subjects with skin laxity in the neck and décolletage...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095534/an-anatomical-approach-to-evaluating-and-treating-cellulite
#18
REVIEW
Mitalee P Christman, Daniel Belkin, Roy G Geronemus, Jeremy A Brauer
Cellulite is the common rippling or dimpling of skin of the thighs and buttocks of women, formed from a confluence of skin laxity, tethering fibrous septa, and fat herniation. We describe an anatomical approach to evaluating the cellulite patient and selecting the best treatment from among available non-invasive, minimally invasive, and invasive therapies. It is crucial to consider the anatomy of the patient and the morphology of cellulite while choosing a treatment. Diffuse rippling represents increased adiposity and/or increased skin laxity which may stand to benefit from lipolytic and skin tightening modalities...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032675/retinoic-acid-for-treatment-of-systemic-sclerosis-and-morphea-a-literature-review
#19
REVIEW
Renee M Thomas, Scott Worswick, Maria Aleshin
Systemic sclerosis and morphea are connective tissue diseases characterized by tightening, thickening, and hardening of the skin, leading to significant morbidity. Unfortunately, current treatment options have limited efficacy for many patients. Cutaneous manifestations of these diseases arise from excess collagen deposition and fibrosis in the skin, through pathogenic mechanisms which have yet to be extensively detailed at the causal immune and cellular levels. Research elucidating the mechanism of action of retinoic acid on collagen production in the skin and case series highlighting the success of retinoic acid on the skin manifestations of systemic sclerosis and on morphea demonstrate its promise as a treatment...
March 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027251/evidence-based-medicine-a-graded-approach-to-lower-lid-blepharoplasty
#20
REVIEW
Ahmed M Hashem, Rafael A Couto, Joshua T Waltzman, Richard L Drake, James E Zins
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Define the anatomy of the lower eyelid tarsoligamentous framework and the related periorbital retaining ligaments, and cite their surgical relevance. 2. Perform a systematic functional and aesthetic evaluation of the lower eyelid focusing on the lid-cheek junction, and clinical tests that predict the need for lateral canthal tightening. 3. Enumerate the different approaches to lower eyelid rejuvenation and discuss their merits/limitations...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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