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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528395/enhancing-hair-growth-in-male-androgenetic-alopecia-by-a-combination-of-fractional-co2-laser-therapy-and-hair-growth-factors
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Yue Huang, Fenglin Zhuo, Linfeng Li
Laser therapy and growth factors have been used as alternative treatments for male androgenetic alopecia (MAA). The aim of this study is to determine the efficacy and safety of hair growth factors alone or combined with ablative carbon dioxide (CO2) fractional laser therapy in MAA. Twenty-eight men were enrolled in this randomized half-split study based on a left-head to right-head pattern. Fractional CO2 laser treatment was unilaterally performed; hair growth factors were bilaterally applied. Six sessions with 2-week intervals were performed...
May 21, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523400/long-term-effect-of-thermoablative-fractional-co2-laser-treatment-as-a-novel-approach-to-urinary-incontinence-management-in-women-with-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause
#2
Pablo González Isaza, Kinga Jaguszewska, Jose Luis Cardona, Mariusz Lukaszuk
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term effect of thermoablative fractional CO2 laser (TACO2L) as an alternative treatment for early stages of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in postmenopausal women with genitourinary syndrome of menopause. METHODS: A total of 161 postmenopausal patients (age 53.38 ± 5.1 years, range 45-65 years) with a clinical diagnosis of mild SUI were prospectively enrolled in the study. Patients received one treatment with TACO2L every 30-45 days, each treatment comprising four sessions, followed in all patients by a yearly treatment session at 12, 24 and 36 months...
May 18, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503946/fractional-co2-laser-therapy-a-new-challenge-for-vulvovaginal-atrophy-in-postmenopausal-women
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G P Siliquini, V Tuninetti, V E Bounous, F Bert, N Biglia
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of CO2 laser in the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) in postmenopausal women. METHODS: VVA was assessed in 87 postmenopausal women (mean age 58.6 ± 6.9 years) before and after the treatment. The protocol consisted of three monthly treatments and included the treatment of vulva. Subjective measures included VAS (Visual Analog Scale) both for vaginal dryness and dyspareunia; DIVA (Day-by-day Impact of Vaginal Aging); a questionnaire on treatment satisfaction and one about the degree of pain during the procedure...
May 15, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489283/inflammatory-responses-matrix-remodeling-and-re-epithelialization-after-fractional-co2-laser-treatment-of-scars
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Danielle M DeBruler, Britani N Blackstone, Molly E Baumann, Kevin L McFarland, Brian C Wulff, Traci A Wilgus, J Kevin Bailey, Dorothy M Supp, Heather M Powell
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Fractional CO2 laser therapy has been used to improve scar pliability and appearance; however, a variety of treatment protocols have been utilized with varied outcomes. Understanding the relationship between laser power and extent of initial tissue ablation and time frame for remodeling could help determine an optimum power and frequency for laser treatment. The characteristics of initial injury caused by fractional CO2 laser treatment, the rates of dermal remodeling and re-epithelialization, and the extent of inflammation as a function of laser stacking were assessed in this study in a porcine scar model...
May 10, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485780/the-comparison-of-the-rejuvenation-effects-on-the-skin-of-wistar-rats-between-10600-nm-co2-fractional-laser-and-retinoic-acid
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Y Qu, W-Y Ma, Q Sun
OBJECTIVE: The fractional laser and topical retinoic acid treatment have been applied for skin rejuvenation; however, the possible molecular mechanism of promoting remodeling of dermis is not clearly. Here we aimed to compare the effects of 10600 nm CO2 fractional laser and topical retinoic acid formulation on the skin collagen proliferation of Wistar rats, and to further explore the possible molecular mechanism of promoting remodeling of dermis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The hair on the back of Wistar rats was removed, and the back was divided equally into four regions with the cross-streaking method: A (the control group), B (the retinoic acid group), C (retinoic acid and fractional laser combination treatment group), and D (the fractional laser group)...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426270/the-successful-treatment-of-primary-cutaneous-localized-amyloidosis-with-a-combined-therapy-of-ablative-fractionated-co2-laser%C3%AF-topical-retinoid-corticosteroids-and-levovitamin-c-five-cases-with-a-two-year-follow-up
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Yao-Jia Luo, Xing-Hua Gao, Hong-Duo Chen, Yuan-Hong Li
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April 20, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419911/safety-and-long-term-efficacy-of-fractional-co2-laser-treatment-in-women-suffering-from-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause
#7
Fariba Behnia-Willison, Sara Sarraf, Joseph Miller, Behrang Mohamadi, Alison S Care, Alan Lam, Nadia Willison, Leila Behnia, Stefano Salvatore
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and long-term efficacy of fractional CO2 laser treatment in reducing the severity of symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) in menopausal women. STUDY DESIGN: 102 women presenting with symptomatic GSM were treated with the fractional CO2 laser (MonaLisa Touch, DEKA) system across a series of treatments delivered at intervals of six or more weeks. The Australian Pelvic Floor Questionnaire was used to gather data on sexual function and side-effects at three time-points across the study period (prospective panel design study)...
April 2, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403523/autologous-cell-suspension-grafting-in-segmental-vitiligo-and-piebaldism-a-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-full-surface-and-fractional-co2-laser-recipient-site-preparations
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J E Lommerts, A A Meesters, L Komen, M W Bekkenk, M A de Rie, R M Luiten, A Wolkerstorfer
BACKGROUND: Autologous non-cultured cell suspension transplantation is an effective treatment for repigmentation in segmental vitiligo and piebaldism. Full surface laser ablation is frequently used to prepare the recipient site before cell suspension transplantation, even though optimal laser settings and ablation depth are unknown. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of less invasive recipient site preparations. METHODS: In a randomised, observer-blinded, controlled trial we compared different recipient site preparations before cell suspension transplantation in segmental vitiligo and piebaldism...
April 12, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401348/ultrapulsed-fractional-ablative-carbon-dioxide-laser-treatment-of-hypertrophic-burn-scars-evaluation-of-an-in-patient-controlled-standardized-treatment-approach
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Julian Poetschke, Ulf Dornseifer, Matteo Tretti Clementoni, Markus Reinholz, Hannah Schwaiger, Stephanie Steckmeier, Thomas Ruzicka, Gerd G Gauglitz
In this study, we aimed to quantify the effects of fractional ablative carbon dioxide laser therapy in the treatment of widespread hypertrophic burn scars. While many different pilot studies have described the potential of the technology and expert groups and current guidelines, alike, recommend its use, the level of evidence for the efficacy of fractional CO2-laser treatment for burn scars is currently very low. Ten patients (three male, seven female) with hypertrophic burn scars were treated with a single course of fractional CO2-laser therapy in an in-patient controlled setup, using a standardized treatment paradigm...
April 12, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394858/randomized-controlled-trial-of-fractional-carbon-dioxide-laser-resurfacing-followed-by-ultrashort-incubation-aminolevulinic-acid-blue-light-photodynamic-therapy-for-actinic-keratosis
#10
Macrene Alexiades
BACKGROUND: Aminolevulinic acid (ALA) photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an established treatment option for actinic keratosis (AK), and recently fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser was shown to improve outcomes; but studies of short incubation photosensitizer are lacking. OBJECTIVE: Assess the efficacy of short incubation ALA followed by blue light PDT with and without previous fractional CO2 treatment for the treatment of AK. METHODS: Randomized, paired split-design, controlled trial of fractional CO2 followed by ultrashort 15-minute versus 30-minute incubation ALA and blue light PDT for the treatment of AK on the face...
April 6, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378156/a-randomized-open-label-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-the-antimicrobial-and-surgical-effect-of-co2-laser-treatment-in-diabetic-infected-foot-ulcers-dulcis-diabetic-ulcer-co2-laser-and-infections-study
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M Monami, A Scatena, S Zannoni, S Aleffi, C Mirabella, L Giannoni, E Mannucci
AIM: Debridement of fibrin and necrotic tissue from the ulcer surface is an important component of the treatment of diabetic ulcers. A possible alternative to standard lancets is represented by CO2 laser, which vaporizes necrotic tissues together with any pathogen. The present trial is aimed at verifying the effect of a CO2 laser on bacterial load in the debridement of infected diabetic foot ulcers. METHODS: In this open-label randomized controlled trial (NCT02677779), patients with diabetes and an infected foot ulcers were randomized to either CO2 laser or traditional debridement...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374298/peri-procedure-laser-scar-therapy-protocol-a-pilot-survey-of-plastic-surgeons-practices
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Michael Mirmanesh, Zachary Borab, Madeleine Gantz, Pirko Maguina
BACKGROUND: Scar management using laser phototherapy continues to evolve as it gains wide acceptance among patients and providers. Despite widespread use of laser therapy, there are no guidelines or consensus published regarding optimal pre- and post-procedure patient management. Our objective is to gain insight into the best laser practices; we decided to poll colleagues nationwide. METHODS: An online survey was distributed to members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons...
April 3, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371204/a-randomized-single-blinded-trial-of-a-tripeptide-hexapeptide-healing-regimen-following-laser-resurfacing-of-the-face
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Monique J Vanaman Wilson, Joanna Bolton, Sabrina Guillen Fabi
BACKGROUND: A topical healing system containing a combination of active ingredients including a tripeptide and hexapeptide (TriHex Technology™) has been found to stimulate neoelastogenesis and neocollagenesis. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the use of the tripeptide/hexapeptide topical system following fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing compared to a bland ointment and cream. PATIENTS/METHODS: In this single-blinded, randomized study, 15 female subjects aged 45-70 years underwent laser resurfacing of the face...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364861/laser-therapy-for-the-restoration-of-vaginal-function
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REVIEW
Marco Gambacciani, Santiago Palacios
Laser therapy has a therapeutic role in various medical conditions and most recently has gained interest as a non-hormonal treatment for genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) and as a non-invasive option for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Several therapies are available to alleviate GSM symptoms, including hormonal and non-hormonal products. Both microablative fractional CO2 laser and the non-ablative vaginal Er:YAG laser (VEL) induce morphological changes in the vaginal tissues, and data from non-randomized clinical trials suggest that laser therapy can alleviate vaginal dryness and dyspareunia...
May 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349023/fractional-carbon-dioxide-laser-and-its-combination-with-subcision-in-improving-atrophic-acne-scars
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Mohammad Ali Nilforoushzadeh, Gita Faghihi, Fariba Jaffary, Elaheh Haftbaradaran, Sayed Mohsen Hoseini, Nafiseh Mazaheri
BACKGROUND: Acne is a very common skin disease in which scars are seen in 95% of the patients. Although numerous treatments have been recommended, researchers are still searching for a single modality to treat the complication due to its variety in shape and depth. We compared the effects of fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser alone and in combination with subcision in the treatment of atrophic acne scars. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This clinical trial study was performed in Skin Diseases and Leishmaniasis Research Center (Isfahan, Iran) during 2011-2012...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277004/fractional-laser-assisted-percutaneous-drug-delivery-via-temperature-responsive-liposomes
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Takahiro Fujimoto, Masayuki Ito, Shinobu Ito, Hideko Kanazawa
Liposomes are used for transdermal delivery of drugs and vaccines. Our objective was to develop temperature-responsive (TR) liposomes to achieve temperature-dependent, controlled release of an encapsulated drug, and use fractional laser irradiation to enhance transdermal permeability of these liposomes. TR-liposomes prepared using a thermosensitive polymer derived from poly-N-isopropylacrylamide, N,N-dimethylacrylamide, egg phosphatidylcholine, and dioleoylphosphatidylethanolamine, delivered fluorescein isothiocyanate-conjugated ovalbumin (OVA-FITC) as a model drug...
May 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239750/light-and-laser-treatment-modalities-for-disseminated-superficial-actinic-porokeratosis-a-systematic-review
#17
Gregory A Aird, Jenna L Sitenga, Austin Huy Nguyen, Adam Vaudreuil, Christopher J Huerter
Treatment of disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP) is poorly standardized. The present review seeks to comprehensively discuss the potential for laser and light modalities in the treatment of DSAP. A systematic review of light and laser treatment modalities was conducted to include 26 cases of patients with DSAP. Systematic review resulted in 14 articles to be included. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) overall was the least successful treatment modality, with clinical improvement seen in a minority of patients (MAL-PDT: N = 9 patients, 33...
February 27, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213875/vehicle-type-affects-filling-of-fractional-laser-ablated-channels-imaged-by-optical-coherence-tomography
#18
Uffe Høgh Olesen, Mette Mogensen, Merete Haedersdal
Ablative fractional laser (AFXL) is an emerging method that enhances topical drug delivery. Penetrating the skin in microscopic, vertical channels, termed microscopic treatment zones (MTZs), the fractional technique circumvents the skin barrier and allows increased uptake of topically applied drugs. This study aims to elucidate the impact of vehicle type on the filling of MTZs from application of liquid, gel, and cream vehicles. Ex vivo pig skin was exposed to 10,600 nm fractional CO2 laser at 5% density, 120 μm beam diameter, and fluences of 40 and 80 mJ/microbeam (mJ/mb)...
April 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207466/the-subunit-principle-in-scar-face-revision
#19
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/28169913/use-of-a-novel-fractional-co2-laser-for-the-treatment-of-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-1-year-outcomes
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Eric R Sokol, Mickey M Karram
OBJECTIVES: To assess safety and efficacy of a fractional CO2 laser therapy for the treatment of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) with follow-up to 1 year posttreatment. METHODS: Women presenting with GSM and meeting inclusion criterion were enrolled. Visual Analog Scales were used to grade vaginal pain, burning, itching, dryness, dyspareunia, and dysuria. Dilators were used to rate vaginal elasticity at baseline and at each follow-up visit. Before each treatment and at follow-up, Vaginal Health Index scoring and Female Sexual Function Index questionnaires were completed...
February 6, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
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