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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
December 29, 2016: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027251/evidence-based-medicine-a-graded-approach-to-lower-lid-blepharoplasty
#6
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001455/assessment-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-fractionated-bipolar-radiofrequency-device-for-the-treatment-of-lower-face-wrinkles-and-laxity
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Yueqi Jiang, Xuting Zhang, Zhong Lu, Michael H Gold
Skin aging, as a natural course, is a gradual process. It can be classified as either intrinsic or photo-aging. In recent years, as the attention to lower face wrinkles and laxity has raised significantly, the demands to facial rejuvenation also increased, along with a variety of technologies coming into being. Fractional bipolar RF as a novel means of rejuvenation has been used in clinical practice, but questions remain in terms of its efficacy and safety. Considering a large population in our country and huge demands for skin tightening, we did this research to evaluate the efficacy and safety of fractional bipolar radiofrequency...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965217/nonsurgical-facial-rejuvenation-procedures-in-patients-under-50-prior-to-undergoing-facelift-habits-costs-and-results
#8
Andrew A Jacono, Melanie H Malone, Thomas John Lavin
BACKGROUND: Facial rejuvenation in patients younger than 50 years of age has experienced an unprecedented growth with multimodality nonsurgical and less invasive rhytidectomy techniques. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the nonsurgical treatment habits of patients prior to undergoing rhytidectomy at <50 years of age. METHODS: Retrospective study to enlist patients who underwent primary rhytidectomy at age <50 years between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2013 by the senior author (AAJ) to complete a survey...
December 12, 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918772/energy-based-facial-rejuvenation-advances-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
#9
Christopher J Britt, Benjamin Marcus
Importance: The market for nonsurgical, energy-based facial rejuvenation techniques has increased exponentially since lasers were first used for skin rejuvenation in 1983. Advances in this area have led to a wide range of products that require the modern facial plastic surgeon to have a large repertoire of knowledge. Objective: To serve as a guide for current trends in the development of technology, applications, and outcomes of laser and laser-related technology over the past 5 years...
January 1, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914816/clinical-approach-used-in-medical-consultations-for-allergic-like-events-following-immunization-case-series-report-in-relation-to-practice-guidelines
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Joseline G Zafack, Gaston De Serres, Isabelle Rouleau, Marie-Claude Gariépy, Rémi Gagnon, Jean-Philippe Drolet, Danuta M Skowronski
BACKGROUND: The Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters (JTFPP) guidelines for the investigation and reimmunization of patients who experienced allergic-like events (ALEs) after immunization are predicated on the likelihood of anaphylaxis, assessed through the time to symptom onset (≤ or >4 hours) and number of systems involved. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to compare the management of a series of patients with ALE in actual practice relative to JTFPP guidelines and to discuss key concepts and considerations in their use...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911134/split-face-histological-and-biochemical-evaluation-of-tightening-efficacy-using-temperature-and-impedance-controlled-continuous-non-invasive-radiofrequency-energy
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Sylvie Boisnic, Marc Divaris, Marie-Christine Branchet, Andrew Anthony Nelson
BACKGROUND: Bi-polar radiofrequency (RF) is capable of heating dermal collagen fibers and inducing skin tightening by collagen remodelling. OBJECTIVE: To substantiate safety and improvement of skin laxity following skin heating with a novel temperature and impedance controlled non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) device by histological and biochemical evaluations. METHODS: A split-face study was performed on 4 subjects that underwent 8 weekly RF sessions on one side of their face, leaving the other side an untreated control and then underwent face-lift procedure...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910259/safety-efficacy-and-usage-compliance-of-home-use-device-utilizing-rf-and-light-energies-for-treating-periorbital-wrinkles
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Michael H Gold, Julie Biron, Liora Levi, Whitney Sensing
BACKGROUND: The aging process is often associated with undesirable effects on facial skin such as skin redundancy, reduction of elasticity, and increased wrinkling. Radiofrequency (RF) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are widely used, clinically proven technologies for skin rejuvenation. STUDY OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and usage compliance of the home-use device, utilizing RF and LED energies, for self-treatment of periorbital wrinkles and improvement of skin appearance...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868241/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-treatment-for-skin-ex-vivo-evaluation
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J-H Park, S-D Lim, S H Oh, J H Lee, U C Yeo
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been used for skin tightening. However, there is a rising concern of irreversible adverse effects. Our aim was to evaluate the depth of thermal injury zone after HIFU energy passes through different condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To analyze the consistency of the HIFU device, phantom tests were performed. Simulations were performed on ex vivo porcine tissues to estimate the area of the thermal coagulation point (TCP) according to the applied energy and skin condition...
November 20, 2016: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800641/automatic-facial-pore-analysis-system-using-multi-scale-pore-detection
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J Y Sun, S W Kim, S H Lee, J E Choi, S J Ko
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: As facial pore widening and its treatments have become common concerns in the beauty care field, the necessity for an objective pore-analyzing system has been increased. Conventional apparatuses lack in usability requiring strong light sources and a cumbersome photographing process, and they often yield unsatisfactory analysis results. This study was conducted to develop an image processing technique for automatic facial pore analysis. METHODS: The proposed method detects facial pores using multi-scale detection and optimal scale selection scheme and then extracts pore-related features such as total area, average size, depth, and the number of pores...
November 1, 2016: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730034/a-rare-case-of-unilateral-eosinophilic-fasciitis-associated-with-ipsilateral-extragenital-lichen-sclerosus
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Aseem Sharma, Rahul Ray, Jandhyala Sridhar, Arti Trehan, Manish Khandare
Eosinophilic fasciitis, also known as Shulman's syndrome, is a fibrosing scleroderma-like syndrome, which is a distinct entity. A 55-year-old man, presented with progressive skin darkening, thickening, and tightening over the left lower limb since 6 months. Dermatological examination revealed a hyperpigmented indurated area on the left thigh, extending to the anterior aspect of the left leg. A well-defined hypopigmented indurated plaque was present over the left iliac region. Histopathology and imaging studies confirmed the diagnosis of eosinophilic fasciitis and lichen sclerosus...
September 2016: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627054/platysma-bands-is-a-change-needed-in-the-surgical-paradigm
#16
Patrick Trévidic, Gisella Criollo-Lamilla
BACKGROUND: Platysma bands are one of the first signs of aging of the neck. Current theories suggest that these bands develop because of skin sagging followed by loss of muscle tone. Treatment strategies therefore aim to tighten skin and muscle. The aim of the present study was to demonstrate that platysma bands are caused by muscular activity during the aging process and are not secondary to skin sagging. This suggests a new approach to managing platysma bands. METHODS: The authors conducted a descriptive, prospective clinical study of 25 patients who presented with definitive, unilateral, facial palsy following otoneurosurgical treatment...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622118/radiofrequency-assisted-liposuction-for-neck-and-lower-face-adipodermal-remodeling-and-contouring
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Evangelos Keramidas, Stavroula Rodopoulou
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to report our experience using radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) for neck and face contouring. This article details the operative technique, selection, complications, third-party surgeon appraisal, and patient satisfaction survey. METHODS: From November 2009 to November 2013, 55 patients who underwent RFAL treatment were enrolled in the study. Postoperative patient satisfaction surveys were conducted, and 2 independent plastic surgeons evaluated contour and skin quality with randomized preoperative and postoperative photographs at 6 months postoperatively...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598446/a-retrospective-evaluation-of-subsurface-monopolar-radiofrequency-for-lifting-of-the-face-neck-and-jawline
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Julia Dendle, Douglas C Wu, Sabrina G Fabi, Diana Melo, Mitchel P Goldman
BACKGROUND: Subsurface monopolar radiofrequency (SMRF) has emerged as a new method for reducing skin laxity via the controlled delivery of thermal energy below the skin using a radiofrequency probe. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the overall efficacy of the treatment and satisfaction ratings of subjects who underwent a single SMRF treatment to the face, neck, or jawline (or some combination). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective, single-center study was conducted in which data were obtained via subject follow-ups at 90 and 180 days posttreatment...
August 31, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594273/combination-of-microneedle-radiofrequency-rf-fractional-rf-skin-resurfacing-and-multi-source-non-ablative-skin-tightening-for-minimal-downtime-full-face-skin-rejuvenation
#19
Haim Kaplan, Lilach Kaplan
BACKGROUND: In the recent years, there is a growth in demand for radiofrequency (RF)-based procedures to improve skin texture, laxity and contour. The new generation of systems allow non-invasive and fractional resurfacing treatments on one platform. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new treatment protocol using a multisource RF, combining 3 different modalities in each patient: [1] non-ablative RF skin tightening, [2] fractional skin resurfacing, and [3] microneedling RF for non-ablative coagulation and collagen remodelling...
December 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593509/intense-focused-ultrasound-ifus-with-a-modified-parameter-on-facial-tightening-a-study-on-its-safety-and-efficacy
#20
Dong Hye Suh, Dae Hong Kim, Hee Kyung Lim, Sang Jun Lee, Kye Yong Song, Hei Sung Kim
BACKGROUND: Intense focused ultrasound (IFUS) is a novel treatment modality for skin laxity. The delivery of thermal energy to the deeper tissue layers effectively tightens the skin but can also cause significant fat atrophy, limiting its use in patients with a lean face. OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate the safety and efficacy of modified IFUS on facial rejuvenation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, single-center study of 28 subjects with age-related facial laxity who underwent 3 sessions of IFUS (Ultraskin(TM), WONTECH Co...
December 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
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