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Skin tightening

Gabriele Miotto, Yan Ortiz-Pomales
Arm contour improvement is a desired goal of the massive weight loss and the aging population who want to maintain the arm aesthetics. Brachioplasty is a growing and safe procedure to improve the arm contour and different approaches and innovative treatment options have been described since the 1930s. This paper reviews the relevant literature in arm contouring including surgical and nonsurgical procedures used to aesthetically improve the arm. A comprehensive literature review was performed using the words "brachioplasty," "arm lift," "arm contouring," "arm liposuction," "noninvasive arm lift," "minimally invasive arm lift...
March 12, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
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April 2018: Anesthesiology
Ryuichi Azuma, Shimpo Aoki, Tetsushi Aizawa, Masahiro Kuwabara, Tomoharu Kiyosawa
Background: Static reconstruction surgery that tightens the tension of the inferior tarsus, thereby raising the lax lower eyelid, is a common treatment for paralytic ectropion of the lower eyelid. We present one such operative procedure, in which an orbicularis oculi muscle flap was used. Methods: The surgical technique involves partial resection of the tarsus and the skin, as well as a superior-based orbicularis oculi muscle flap that is sutured to the firm tissue present on the Whitnall tubercle...
March 5, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Antonio Albacete Neto, Luís Fernando Ungarelli, Pedro Soler Coltro, Gabriela Lustri Schwartzmann, Grazielle Souza Horácio, Vinícius Zolezi Silva, Jayme Adriano Farina
Numerous suture techniques and covering flaps have been described to minimize complications related to sutures in otoplasty. The split postauricular fascial flap is one of such techniques, and it has been used to pad otoplasty suture. The aim of this study was to evaluate complications related to nonabsorbable cartilage sutures in otoplasty, using a variation of the split postauricular fascial flap. In this retrospective case series, we analyzed otoplasty patients in whom simplified split postauricular fascial flap was utilized...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Hyuck Hoon Kwon, Won-Yong Lee, Sun Chul Choi, Jae Yoon Jung, Youin Bae, Gyeong-Hun Park
BACKGROUND: Although various minimal invasive approaches are available for aging skin laxity, they alone may not lead to notably satisfactory results. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of combination regimen with monopolar radiofrequency (MRF) and intense-focused ultrasound (IFUS) in facial lifting and tightening. METHODS: Twenty-two Korean participants with aging face received a sequential single session of MRF and IFUS treatment...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Jungtae Na, Dong-Ho Bak, Song I Im, Hyangtae Choi, Jung Hyun Hwang, Su Yeon Kong, Yeon A No, Yonghee Lee, Beom Joon Kim
It has been established that glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) serve an important role in protecting the skin against the effects of aging. A previous clinical trial by our group identified that a cream containing GAGs reduced wrinkles and increased skin elasticity, dermal density and skin tightening. However, the exact molecular mechanism underlying the anti‑aging effect of GAGs has not yet been fully elucidated. The present study assessed the influence of GAGs on cell viability, collagen synthesis and collagen synthesis‑associated signaling pathways in tumor necrosis factor‑α (TNF‑α)‑stimulated human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs); an in vitro model of aging...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Richard D Gentile
Treating patients with heavy or thick features comes with challenges not present in those patients lacking these physical characteristics. The authors report our experience with cool atmospheric plasma for facial contouring and skin rejuvenation of the heavy face and neck including rhinophyma. Cool atmospheric plasma is generated by running helium gas over radiofrequency energy. The resulting plasma is a fourth state of matter and has enhanced clinical effects for ablation and thinning of skin and soft tissues as well of contouring and tightening of deeper soft tissues and fascia...
February 2018: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
Jong-Hwan Kim, Eun-Young Cho, Euna Kwon, Woo-Ho Kim, Jin-Sung Park, Yong-Soon Lee, Jun-Won Yun, Byeong-Cheol Kang
Thread-embedding therapy has been widely applied for cosmetic purposes such as wrinkle reduction and skin tightening. Particularly, gold thread was reported to support connective tissue regeneration, but, its role in hair biology remains largely unknown due to lack of investigation. When we implanted gold thread and Happy Lift™ in human patient for facial lifting, we unexpectedly found an increase of hair regrowth in spite of no use of hair growth medications. When embedded into the depilated dorsal skin of mice, gold thread or polyglycolic acid (PGA) thread, similarly to 5% minoxidil, significantly increased the number of hair follicles on day 14 after implantation...
December 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
Patrick S Collins, Kurtis E Moyer
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study is to examine the existing peer reviewed literature comparing modern adjunctive techniques in liposuction including laser-assisted liposuction (LAL) and ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) to standard suction-assisted liposuction (SAL). We intend to interpret these findings into a literature-based clinical application to influence practice patterns. METHODS: A literature review was conducted using a keyword search in PubMed. Keyword search items included liposuction, lipoplasty, suction assisted liposuction, ultrasound assisted liposuction, laser assisted liposuction, tumescent, liposuction comparison, liposuction review, and combinations therein...
January 24, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
C Messaraa, A Metois, M Walsh, S Hurley, L Doyle, A Mansfield, C O'Connor, A Mavon
BACKGROUND: Skin topographic measurements are of paramount importance in the field of dermo-cosmetic evaluation. The aim of this study was to investigate how the Antera 3D, a multi-purpose handheld camera, correlates with other topographic techniques and changes in skin topography following the use of a cosmetic product. METHODS: Skin topographic measurements were collected on 26 female volunteers aged 45-70 years with the Antera 3D, the DermaTOP and image analysis on parallel-polarized pictures...
January 24, 2018: Skin Research and Technology
Min Yan, Yange Hu, Min Yao, Shisan Bao, Yong Fang
BACKGROUND: Skin wound healing involves complex coordinated interactions of cells, tissues and mediators. Maintaining microvascular barrier integrity is one of the key events for endothelial homeostasis during wound healing. Vasodilation is observed after vasoconstriction, which causes blood vessels to become porous, facilitates leukocyte infiltration and aids angiogenesis at the wound-area, post-injury. Eventually, vessel integrity has to be re-established for vascular maturation. Numerous studies have found that granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) accelerates wound healing by inducing recruitment of repair cells into the injury area and releases of cytokines...
January 12, 2018: Wound Repair and Regeneration
Alexis Lyons, Jillian Roy, Jennifer Herrmann, Lisa Chipps
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of a novel fractional microneedling radiofrequency device to improve the appearance of rhytides and skin laxity of the décolletage. METHODS: Twelve subjects received a total of three fractional microneedling radiofrequency treatments with Endymed Intensif (EndyMed Ltd., Cesarea, Israel) at least three weeks apart. Primary outcome measure was clinical efficacy quantified by a patient survey to assess treatment satisfaction as well as a physician Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Suneel Chilukuri, Jason Lupton
<p>Non-surgical aesthetic devices intended for treatment of lax and loose skin have gained popularity due to their ability to non-invasively improve patient's aesthetic condition and its low side effect profle. This study is intended to review available peer reviewed literature about Ultherapy, ThermaCool, and Exilis Ultra 360 non-invasive skin tightening devices to compare their treatment effcacy and patient subjective satisfaction.</p> <p><em>J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(12):1262-1266...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Christopher Zachary
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December 14, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
J J Hidalgo Díaz, L Muresan, S Touchal, N Bahlouli, P Liverneaux, S Facca
BACKGROUND: Digit tourniquets are widely used in the operating room and even more often in the emergency department to allow the exploration of injuries. A rolled surgical glove finger or silicone catheter placed at the base of the digit is a common method. However, rolled glove tourniquets are easily forgotten under the dressing and may then cause ischaemia, which may require amputation. Silicone catheters are expensive single-use devices that may fail to provide effective exsanguination and must be removed by cutting, which may result in skin lesions...
December 9, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Monica Boen, Monique J Vanaman Wilson, Sabrina Fabi
Skin tightening is one of the cornerstones of skin rejuvenation and is defined as the improvement of skin laxity and crepiness of the skin. There are several energy-based devices that can produce significant skin tightening without surgery, both on and off the face. The mechanisms of skin tightening involve collagen denaturation resulting in collagen shrinkage and tissue tightening, and the wound healing response that generates new collagen and elastin. These hypothesized mechanisms of skin contraction leading to clinical skin tightening have been derived from histological, immunohistochemical, and electron microscope analysis, as well as in vitro and in vivo experiments...
December 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Deirdre Connolly, Laura Schilling, Nazanin Saedi
The development of fractional photothermolysis has revolutionized the treatment of skin scarring, rejuvenation, and tightening. By creating targeted microthermal zones and leaving surrounding tissue intact, this concept has provided the field with efficacious results, with less downtime and a better safety profile. This has started to change the paradigm of what is considered first-line treatment for scarring and rejuvenation. While originally applied to nonablative lasers, fractionation has now been employed in ablative, quality-switched, picosecond, and novel hybrid fractional lasers...
December 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Rachana Chaturvedi, Ashvini Kolhe, Kirti Pardeshi, Leena Naik, Shashir Wanjare
Aspergillus species are ubiquitous opportunistic molds that cause both allergic and invasive syndromes. A 65-year-old female, farmer by occupation, presented with left upper limb and trunk swelling for one year, associated with pain, tightening of skin, and vesicles with watery discharge. Local examination showed a diffuse swelling extending from left arm to forearm and lateral chest wall associated with edema, induration, and raised temperature. The swelling was firm to hard with superficial skin ulcers and black eschar...
November 30, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Yu-Fan Chang, Chieh-Chih Tsai, Hui-Chuan Kau, Catherine Jui-Ling Liu
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and complications of a novel surgical technique for cicatricial lower lid ectropion that uses a vertical-to-horizontal (V-to-H) rotational myocutaneous flap procedure (Tsai procedure). Methods: We performed the V-to-H rotational myocutaneous flap procedure on 20 eyelids in 20 patients with mild to moderate cicatricial lower lid ectropion. A vertical myocutaneous flap was created from the anterior lamella of the vertical pedicle in the lateral third of the lower eyelid...
2017: BioMed Research International
Aurora Garre, Gemma Martinez-Masana, Jaime Piquero-Casals, Corinne Granger
Background: Skin aging is accelerated by multiple extrinsic factors: ultraviolet radiation, smoking and pollution increase oxidative activity, damaging cellular and extracellular components such as DNA, proteins, and lipids. With age, collagen and hyaluronic acid levels decline, resulting in loss of elasticity and moisture of the skin. Over time this damage leads to characteristic signs that make the skin look older: altered facial contour, sagging skin, wrinkles, and an uneven complexion...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
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