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Zhi Dou, Xueyi Zhang, Liqiang Yang, Wanqian Wang, Na Li, Zhicheng Liu, Jiaxiang Ni
We used resting-state fMRI to investigate regional homogeneity (ReHo) changes in patients with TN before and after PRT procedure, and to speculate about its possible mechanisms.Thirty-one TN patients underwent the PRT procedure had MRI scans just before and 6 months after surgery. The anatomical and resting-state functional images were all acquired. Patients' visual analog scales (VAS) scores, facial numbness, and disease duration were also recorded. Voxel-wise ReHo analysis was performed to detect the altered regional clusters after surgery...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Chikako Kaminaka, Fukumi Furukawa, Yuki Yamamoto
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective case series was designed to compare the long-term safety and efficacy of bipolar fractional radiofrequency (FRF) therapy as a treatment for atrophic acne scars (ASs) and acne vulgaris. BACKGROUND DATA: Few clinical and histological studies have examined the long-term utility of bipolar FRF therapy as a treatment for ASs and acne in people with darker skin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight Japanese patients with ASs and mild-to-severe acne on both cheeks were treated with a bipolar FRF system (eMatrix; Syneron)...
August 25, 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
Patrick W Hitchon, Marshall Holland, Jennifer Noeller, Mark C Smith, Toshio Moritani, Nivedita Jerath, Wenzhuan He
OBJECTIVE: For patients with medically unresponsive trigeminal neuralgia (TN), surgical options include microvascular decompression (MVD), radiofrequency rhizotomy (RF), and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). In an attempt to identify the risks and benefits and cost inherent with each of the three modalities, we performed a retrospective review of our experience with 195 cases of TN treated over the past 15 years. METHODS: Since 2001, 195 patients with previously untreated TN were managed: with MVD in 79, RF in 36, and SRS in 80...
October 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Sabrina Guillen Fabi, Ane B M Niwa Massaki, Mitchel P Goldman
The objective of this study was to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of a monopolar radiofrequency treatment for facial and neck laxity in men. Twelve men received one treatment of the face and upper portion of the neck using an RF system with comfort pulsed technology. Standardized photographs were taken at baseline and at 1, 3, and 6 months of follow-up. Study investigators evaluated facial and neck laxity at baseline and all follow-up visits using the Fasil Laxity Scale. Patents and investigators assessed skin texture and overall appearance using the Quartile Improvement Scale...
2016: Skinmed
Alan H Gold, Jason Pozner, Robert Weiss
BACKGROUND: A variety of techniques and energy-based technologies are currently utilized for the treatment of facial wrinkles. Fractional bipolar radiofrequency treatment and treatment with bipolar radiofrequency combined with infrared light have both been reported to be safe and effective for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and overall facial rejuvenation. OBJECTIVES: A multicenter, prospective clinical trial evaluated a protocol of treatment with a device incorporating bipolar radiofrequency and infrared light followed by treatment with a fractional bipolar radiofrequency device for facial wrinkle reduction and improvement in the overall appearance of aged facial skin...
October 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Miri Kim, Kyung-Eun Kim, Seo-Won Jeong, Se Won Hwang, Hyunmu Jo, Jahyung Lee, Daeho Cho, Hyun Jeong Park
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency technology is one of the most recently developed methods for noninvasive skin tightening and facial contouring, and works by generating thermal energy in the deep dermis. Although clinical improvements have been reported using radiofrequency devices, there are few histologic and molecular studies about the mechanisms of dermal collagen remodeling. The authors investigated the histologic effects of an ultra-high-frequency electrical field (40.68 MHz) radiofrequency device (Polargen) on collagen remodeling in hairless mouse skin and evaluated its relative molecular mechanism...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Benjamin Ascher, Jere Fellmann, Gary Monheit
INTRODUCTION: The shape and contour of the chin and neck play an important role in facial esthetics. As such, excess fat within the submental area (double chin) can negatively affect facial esthetics and body image. Common treatments for submental contouring include invasive procedures such as surgical rejuvenation and targeted liposuction. Energy devices (lasers, radiofrequency, and ultrasound) may be used to improve submental skin laxity while cryolipolysis was recently cleared in the United States for use in the submental area...
September 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
Yuan-Zhang Tang, Li-Qiang Yang, Jian-Ning Yue, Xiao-Ping Wang, Liang-Liang He, Jia-Xiang Ni
OBJECTIVE: Our previous study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RFT) of trigeminal gasserian ganglion for idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (ITN). The aim of this study was to evaluate the optimal radiofrequency temperature of computed tomography (CT)-guided RFT for treatment of ITN. METHODS: A retrospective study of patients with ITN treated with a single CT-guided RFT procedure between January 2002 and December 2013. Patients were divided into ≤75 °C, 75 °C, and ≥80 °C groups according to the highest radiofrequency temperature used...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Martin Jakobs, Andreas Unterberg, Rolf-Detlef Treede, Sigrid Schuh-Hofer, Rezvan Ahmadi
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical pain management of drug-resistant trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is highly challenging. Microvascular decompression is a first-line neurosurgical approach for classical TN with neurovascular conflict, but can show clinical relapse despite proper decompression. Second-line destructive techniques like radiofrequency thermocoagulation have become reluctantly used due to their potential for irreversible side effects. Subcutaneous peripheral nerve field stimulation (sPNFS) is a minimally invasive neuromodulatory technique which has been shown to be effective for chronic localised pain conditions...
September 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Peng Yao, Yi-Yong Deng, Tao Hong, Zhi-Bin Wang, Jia-Ming Ma, Yong-Qiang Zhu, Hong-Xi Li, Yuan-Yuan Ding, Shi-Nong Pan
Radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RFT) is widely used to treat trigeminal neuralgia (TN); however, the optimal temperature at which RFT is most efficacious remains under much debate. Thus, the aim of the present study was to determine the lowest temperature at which morbidity could be minimized and patient outcomes maximized.A multivariate analysis was used to study 1354 patients who underwent computed tomography (CT)-guided RFT for V2/V3 idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (ITN) during from June 2006 to May 2015...
June 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Karol A Gutowski
Microfocused ultrasound (MFU) generates tissue heating, which can be used for facial skin tightening as well as other areas of skin laxity. Unlike radiofrequency energy, MFU can penetrate deep into tissue without heating the superficial skin structures, allowing for higher treatment temperatures. Depending on patient factors and treatment protocols, 60% to 90% of patients can expect to see facial improvement 6 months after treatment.
July 2016: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
Neil S Sadick, Yoram Harth
This study was performed in order to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new handheld home-use multisource radiofrequency device on facial rejuvenation. 47 male and female subjects were enrolled. All subjects received a NEWA® 3DEEP™ home use device (EndyMed Medical, Cesarea, Israel) to be used on facial skin three times per week for the first four weeks and then reduced to two times per week for the following eight weeks. Assessments included expert clinical grading for efficacy, instrumental evaluation, image analysis and photography...
June 28, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Klaus Fritz, Carmen Salavastru
For skin tightening, ablative and nonablative lasers have been used with various parameters full or fractionated. Currently, other energy-based technologies have been developed such as radiofrequency (RF) from mono- to multipolar, microneedling RF, and high-intensity focused ultrasound. They heat up the tissue to a clinical endpoint. Temperatures above 42°C stimulate fibroblasts to produce more collagen and some technologies produce small coagulation points that allow to shrink and to tighten the tissue with less downtime or side effects...
June 2016: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
Deepal V Wakade, Chitra S Nayak, Kalpana D Bhatt
BACKGROUND: Radio frequency (RF) and chemical peels have been used for nonablative skin rejuvenation. Both of these cause collagen remodeling in the dermis and neo-collagen formation resulting in facial rejuvenation. There is limited literature on the evaluation of collagen remodeling by objective methods. OBJECTIVE: To compare the benefits of monopolar radiofrequency and glycolic acid peels in facial rejuvenation with regards to histopathology and Ultrabiomicroscopic sonography (UBM)...
2016: Acta Medica (Hradec Králové)
Nicole Langelier, Katie Beleznay, Julie Woodward
BACKGROUND: The upper face and periocular region is a complex and dynamic part of the face. Successful rejuvenation requires a combination of minimally invasive modalities to fill dents and hollows, resurface rhytides, improve pigmentation, and smooth the mimetic muscles of the face without masking facial expression. METHODS: Using review of the literature and clinical experience, the authors discuss our strategy for combining botulinum toxin, facial filler, ablative laser, intense pulsed light, microfocused ultrasound, and microneedle fractional radiofrequency to treat aesthetic problems of the upper face including brow ptosis, temple volume loss, A-frame deformity of the superior sulcus, and superficial and deep rhytides...
May 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Lisa A Zaleski-Larsen, Sabrina G Fabi, Timothy McGraw, Mark Taylor
BACKGROUND: Acne scarring can be classified into atrophic icepick, boxcar, and rolling scars in addition to keloidal and hypertrophic scars. Additionally, these scars can be erythematous, hyperpigmented, and/or hypopigmented. Each scar type has a different structural cause warranting a customized approach. Many cosmetic options exist to address these changes individually, but little literature exists about the safety and efficacy of combining such procedures and devices. METHODS: A Medline search was performed on combination treatments because it relates to facial acne scarring, and results are summarized...
May 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Yves Yamgoue, Etienne Pralong, Marc Levivier, Jocelyne Bloch
We report the successful treatment of recurrent facial pain by deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the ventroposteromedial thalamic nucleus (VPM-DBS), 10 years after VPM thalamotomy. A 62-year-old woman who suffered from an atypical right-sided trigeminal neuralgia of the V1 and V2 branches was successfully treated a decade ago with a radiofrequency VPM thermocoagulation. Ten years later, the same burning right-sided trigeminal pain progressively recurred and was resistant to medical treatments. A DBS procedure was proposed to the patient aiming to stimulate the vicinity of the preexisting stereotactic lesion...
2016: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
H J Koo, J H Lee, G Y Kim, Y J Choi, J H Baek, S-H Choi, S Y Nam, S Y Kim, D C Suh
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of ultrasound (US)-guided ethanol ablation (EA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for treating venolymphatic malformations (VLM) of the head and neck. MATERIALS AND METHODS: US-guided EA and/or RFA were performed on 17 patients with VLM of the head and neck. Computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to locate the cranial nerves and salivary gland ducts that were close to targets, and these were avoided during the procedures...
October 2016: Clinical Radiology
Rania Abdel Hay, Khalid Shalaby, Hesham Zaher, Vanessa Hafez, Ching-Chi Chi, Sandra Dimitri, Ashraf F Nabhan, Alison M Layton
BACKGROUND: Acne scarring is a frequent complication of acne and resulting scars may negatively impact on an affected person's psychosocial and physical well-being. Although a wide range of interventions have been proposed, there is a lack of high-quality evidence on treatments for acne scars to better inform patients and their healthcare providers about the most effective and safe methods of managing this condition. This review aimed to examine treatments for atrophic and hypertrophic acne scars, but we have concentrated on facial atrophic scarring...
April 3, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Osman Köse
OBJECTIVES: Freckles are melanocytic lesions frequently seen on the face with red or blond hair. We aim to determine the effectiveness of combined bipolar radiofrequency (RF) and optical energy. METHODS: Thirty patients with facial freckles received four treatment at 3-week intervals with RF and optical energy, combination of broadband light (580-980 nm) + bipolar RF energy 100 J/cm(3). The improvement of the freckles was evaluated using the Freckles Area and Severity Index (FASI), and physician and patient assessment at the end of the sessions, at Months 3 and 12 after the treatment...
August 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
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