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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918772/energy-based-facial-rejuvenation-advances-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
#1
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...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918004/what-devices-to-use-or-not-use-in-skin-of-color
#2
Murad Alam
Lasers and light sources, as well as other energy devices, including radiofrequency, ultrasound, and cold-based therapies, can be used for treatment of aging, dyschromic, or texturally uneven skin. In patients with ethnic skin (ie, skin of color), energy devices are used more cautiously to avoid adverse events. The most common and concerning adverse event is postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Lower fluence, longer pulse durations, and careful device selection can mitigate the risk of scarring and pigmentary abnormality...
December 2016: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
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
#4
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/27878794/varicosities-of-the-lower-extremity-new-approaches-cosmetic-or-therapeutic-needs
#5
Luca Spinedi, Heiko Uthoff, Sasan Partovi, Daniel Staub
Varicose veins of the lower extremity (VVLE) are a frequently encountered vascular disorder in the general population. The general view that VVLE are a non-serious disease with primarily aesthetic impact is a common misconception, as the disease can have a significant negative impact on generic and disease-specific quality of life. Further, VVLE may be associated with potentially threatening clinical conditions, such as chronic venous ulceration, venous thromboembolism and haemorrhage from ruptured varicose veins...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849406/curative-effects-of-microneedle-fractional-radiofrequency-system-on-skin-laxity-in-asian-patients-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-controlled-face-split-study
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Wenli Lu, Pinru Wu, Zhen Zhang, Jinan Chen, Xiangdong Chen, Biskup Ewelina
BACKGROUND: To date, no studies compared curative effects of thermal lesions in deep and superficial dermal layers in the same patient (face-split study). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate skin laxity effects of microneedle fractional radiofrequency induced thermal lesions in different dermal layers. METHODS AND MATERIALS: 13 patients underwent three sessions of a randomized face-split microneedle fractional radiofrequency system (MFRS) treatment of deep dermal and superficial dermal layer...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806597/influence-of-standard-rf-coil-materials-on-surface-and-buildup-dose-from-a-6-mv-photon-beam-in-magnetic-field
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A Ghila, B G Fallone, S Rathee
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance guided teletherapy systems aspire to image the patient concurrently with the radiation delivery. Thus, the radiofrequency (RF) coils used for magnetic resonance imaging, placed on or close to patient skin and in close proximity to the treatment volume, would be irradiated leading to modifications of radiation dose to the skin and in the buildup region. The purpose of this work is to measure and assess these dose modifications due to standard off-the-shelf RF coil materials...
November 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805273/comparison-between-er-yag-laser-and-bipolar-radiofrequency-combined-with-infrared-diode-laser-for-the-treatment-of-acne-scars-differential-expression-of-fibrogenetic-biomolecules-may-be-associated-with-differences-in-efficacy-between-ablative-and-non-ablative
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Seonguk Min, Seon Yong Park, Jungyoon Moon, Hyuck Hoon Kwon, Ji Young Yoon, Dae Hun Suh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Fractional Er:YAG minimizes the risk associated with skin ablation. Infrared diode laser and radiofrequency have suggested comparable improvements in acne scar. We compared the clinical efficacy of Er:YAG laser and bipolar radiofrequency combined with diode laser (BRDL) for the treatment of acne scars. Moreover, acute molecular changes of cytokine profile associated with wound healing have been evaluated to suggest mechanisms of improvement of acne scar. STUDY DESIGN: Twenty-four subjects with mild-to-moderate acne scars were treated in a split-face manner with Er:YAG and BRDL, with two treatment sessions, 4 weeks apart...
November 2, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729363/a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-conditional-external-cardiac-defibrillator-for-resuscitation-within-the-magnetic-resonance-imaging-scanner-bore
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Ehud J Schmidt, Ronald D Watkins, Menekhem M Zviman, Michael A Guttman, Wei Wang, Henry A Halperin
BACKGROUND: Subjects undergoing cardiac arrest within a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner are currently removed from the bore and then from the MRI suite, before the delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation, potentially increasing the risk of mortality. This precludes many higher-risk (acute ischemic and acute stroke) patients from undergoing MRI and MRI-guided intervention. An MRI-conditional cardiac defibrillator should enable scanning with defibrillation pads attached and the generator ON, enabling application of defibrillation within the seconds of MRI after a cardiac event...
October 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721855/patient-characteristics-and-the-incidence-of-radiation-induced-dermatitis-following-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation
#10
Myung-Jin Cha, Seong Jin Jo, Youngjin Cho, Eue-Keun Choi, Seil Oh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) exposes patients to fixed angle radiation for extended periods of time. We investigated the incidence and characteristics of radiation-induced dermatitis (RID) associated with RFCA. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We screened 1347 consecutive patients from 2000 to 2011 who underwent RFCA for any indication and reviewed patients with dermatologic issues at the 1-month follow-up. Skin lesions were classified into three groups: most likely RID, probable RID, and possible RID...
September 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706120/effect-of-liposomes-vitamins-a-and-e-nasal-spray-in-reducing-the-healing-time-after-septoplasty-with-concurrent-turbinate-surgery-in-adolescents
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Filippo Ricciardiello, Elena Cantone, Teresa Abate, Antonella M Di Lullo, Flavia Oliva, Maurizio Iengo, Giuseppe De Bernardo
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates endoscopic and quality of life (QoL) outcomes in two groups, composed by both allergic (A) and non-allergic (N-A) adolescents undergoing septoplasty with concurrent turbinate surgery by radiofrequency treated after surgery with nasal spray containing liposomes and vitamins A and E. METHODS: This double-blind randomized study was carried out on 40 patients (22 males, 18 females, mean age 15.5 ± 1.0 years) undergoing septoplasty and volumetric tissue reduction of inferior turbinates by radiofrequency for post-traumatic deformities and severe nasal obstruction...
October 5, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686890/treatment-of-periorbital-wrinkles-using-multipolar-fractional-radiofrequency-in-korean-patients
#12
Nam Kyung Roh, Yeong Min Yoon, Yang Won Lee, Yong Beom Choe, Kyu Joong Ahn
A limited number of studies have evaluated the efficacy and safety of electrode pin fractional radiofrequency (FRF) for periorbital wrinkle treatment in Asian patients, but none have measured noninvasive methodological objective parameters such as periorbital wrinkle area. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of electrode pin multipolar FRF for the improvement of periorbital wrinkles in Korean patients by using a noninvasive methodological objective parameter. Seventy female subjects with periorbital wrinkles (age range, 40-60 years) participated in this study...
September 30, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625495/intractable-sacroiliac-joint-pain-treated-with-peripheral-nerve-field-stimulation
#13
Shushovan Chakrabortty, Sanjeev Kumar, Deepak Gupta, Sruthi Rudraraju
As many as 62% low back pain patients can have sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain. There is limited (to poor) evidence in regards to long-term pain relief with therapeutic intra-articular injections and/or conventional (heat or pulsed) radiofrequency ablations (RFAs) for SIJ pain. We report our pain-clinic experience with peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNFS) for two patients of intractable SIJ pain. They had reported absence of long-term pain relief (pain relief >50% for at least 2 weeks postinjection and at least 3 months post-RFA) with SIJ injections and SIJ RFAs...
July 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622118/radiofrequency-assisted-liposuction-for-neck-and-lower-face-adipodermal-remodeling-and-contouring
#14
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/27617094/reduction-of-fluoroscopy-time-and-radiation-dosage-during-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
#15
Kenichiro Yamagata, Bashar Aldhoon, Josef Kautzner
Radiofrequency catheter ablation has become the treatment of choice for atrial fibrillation (AF) that does not respond to antiarrhythmic drug therapy. During the procedure, fluoroscopy imaging is still considered essential to visualise catheters in real-time. However, radiation is often ignored by physicians since it is invisible and the long-term risks are underestimated. In this respect, it must be emphasised that radiation exposure has various potentially harmful effects, such as acute skin injury, malignancies and genetic disease, both to patients and physicians...
August 2016: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608206/clinical-and-histologic-effects-of-fractional-microneedling-radiofrequency-treatment-on-rosacea
#16
Seon Yong Park, Hyuck Hoon Kwon, Ji Young Yoon, Seonguk Min, Dae Hun Suh
BACKGROUND: Fractional microneedling radiofrequency (FMR) is an emerging treatment modality, but its effect on rosacea has not been studied yet. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the potential impact of FMR treatment on clinical improvement and histologic changes in rosacea patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 12-week, prospective, randomized, split-face clinical trial was conducted. Two sessions of FMR were performed on one side of the cheeks with 4-week interval and the other side remained untreated...
September 7, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605303/fractional-resurfacing-in-the-asian-patient-current-state-of-the-art
#17
Heidi Wat, Douglas C Wu, Henry Hin Lee Chan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Fractionated photothermolysis (FP) has revolutionized modern laser technology. By creating selective columns of microthermal damage, fractionated devices allows for greater treatment depths to be achieved without the prolonged downtime and risk of complications seen in traditional fully ablative laser resurfacing. Fractional resurfacing is a proven method to treat a variety of cutaneous conditions. In the Caucasian patient, a wide range of devices and treatment settings can be utilized safely and effectively...
September 8, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598446/a-retrospective-evaluation-of-subsurface-monopolar-radiofrequency-for-lifting-of-the-face-neck-and-jawline
#18
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...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27563830/long-term-clinical-and-histological-effects-of-a-bipolar-fractional-radiofrequency-system-in-the-treatment-of-facial-atrophic-acne-scars-and-acne-vulgaris-in-japanese-patients-a-series-of-eight-cases
#20
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
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