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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915290/lifting-the-lower-face-with-an-absorbable-polydioxanone-pdo-thread
#1
Kian Karimi, Alexandra Reivitis
Traditional rejuvenation techniques include chemical peels, rhytidectomy of the skin, laser resurfacing, injection of dermal fillers and neurotoxins, and invasive surgical procedures. Patients with brow ptosis, jowl formation, and deepening nasolabial folds currently seek antiaging procedures with no incisions and minimal downtime such as thread-lifting with barbed sutures. The present report describes a case in which polydioxanone threads were used to lift the lower third of a patient's face. Fillers were used to supplement the results achieved by the thread lift because often, when tissue has been lifted, volume deficits are revealed, which can be corrected with dermal fillers...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895756/early-treatment-using-fractional-co2-laser-before-skin-suture-during-scar-revision-surgery-in-asians
#2
Feiya Du, Yusheng Yu, Zhiqin Zhou, Liujia Wang, Shusen Zheng
Fractional CO2 laser is one of the most effective treatment options used to resurface scars; However, most previous studies have been performed on mature scars at least 2 months after surgery. Recent studies have emphasized the importance of early treatment to reduce scar formation. In the present study, we described our experience with fractional CO2 laser intervention before skin suture during scar revision surgery in Asians, and found the treatment was safe and effective.
September 12, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894392/fractional-co2-laser-treatment-for-vulvovaginal-atrophy-symptoms-and-vaginal-rejuvenation-in-perimenopausal-women
#3
César Arroyo
BACKGROUND: This study investigated a novel fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser for treatment of symptoms associated with vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) in perimenopausal women. METHODS: The study included 21 perimenopausal women (mean age 45±7 years) treated three times by CO2 laser resurfacing and coagulation of the vaginal canal tissue and mucosal tissue of the introitus. Vaginal health index (VHI) scores were computed by the investigator at baseline and follow-ups...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888301/laser-modulation-of-hypertrophic-scars-technique-and-practice
#4
REVIEW
Andrea C Issler-Fisher, Jill S Waibel, Matthias B Donelan
In this review, the authors discuss the use of laser photothermolysis and laser resurfacing in the management of hypertrophic burn scars. They provide details regarding preoperative selection, intraoperative decision making, and postoperative care.
October 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884244/lasers-and-intense-pulsed-light-ipl-association-with-cancerous-lesions
#5
Caerwyn Ash, Godfrey Town, Rebecca Whittall, Louise Tooze, Jaymie Phillips
The development and use of light and lasers for medical and cosmetic procedures has increased exponentially over the past decade. This review article focuses on the incidence of reported cases of skin cancer post laser or IPL treatment. The existing evidence base of over 25 years of laser and IPL use to date has not raised any concerns regarding its long-term safety with only a few anecdotal cases of melanoma post treatment over two decades of use; therefore, there is no evidence to suggest that there is a credible cancer risk...
September 7, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871936/xanthoma-like-skin-changes-in-an-elderly-woman-with-a-normal-lipid-profile
#6
Piotr Nockowski, Zdzisław Woźniak, Adam Reich, Joanna Maj
Dear Editor, An 83-year-old woman developed yellow-brownish infiltrates, nodules, and tumors mimicking xanthomas, mostly involving the periorbital and chest area within three months (Figure 1). She had no abnormalities in serum cholesterol or triglycerides levels. A detailed laboratory analysis revealed the presence of mild monoclonal gammopathy with a presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) kappa light chains; however, according to hematologist consultation, it did not require medical intervention. Imaging assessment and ultrasound examination did not show any specific involvement of internal organs...
July 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853968/evaluation-of-autologous-platelet-rich-plasma-plus-ablative-carbon-dioxide-fractional-laser-in-the-treatment-of-acne-scars
#7
Ahmed Mohammed Abdel Aal, Ibrahim Maeraj Ibrahim, Nevein Ahmed Sami, Ibrahim Mohammed Abdel Kareem
INTRODUCTION: Acne scar is a common distressing complication of acne vulgaris. CO2 laser resurfacing proved effective for treatment of such problem but the associated complications may limit its use. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) may increase the chance of favorable outcome. AIM OF THE WORK: To evaluate the synergistic effects of autologous PRP with fractional CO2 laser resurfacing in treatment of acne scars among Egyptian patients. PATIENTS AND METHOD: This study included 30 patients suffering from post-acne scars...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813557/facial-erosive-pustular-dermatosis-after-cosmetic-resurfacing
#8
Julie E Mervak, Stephanie D Gan, Emily H Smith, Frank Wang
Importance: Erosive pustular dermatosis (EPD) is a rare condition that typically affects actinically damaged skin of the scalp. Characterized by sterile pustules, erosions, and crusts, EPD is difficult to treat and heals slowly. The exact cause of EPD is unknown, although trauma is an inciting factor. Objective: To describe 3 women who presented with prolonged facial erosions after cosmetic resurfacing procedures, specifically fully ablative carbon dioxide laser or medium-depth chemical peel...
August 16, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796657/microneedling-a-review-and-practical-guide
#9
Tina S Alster, Paul M Graham
BACKGROUND: Microneedling is a relatively new treatment option in dermatology and has been touted for a broad range of applications including skin rejuvenation, acne scarring, rhytides, surgical scars, dyschromia, melasma, enlarged pores, and transdermal drug delivery. The significant increase in minimally invasive procedures that has been reported over the past several years suggest that microneedling may occupy a specific niche for patients who desire measurable clinical results from treatments with little to no recovery...
August 7, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792112/a-pilot-study-of-treatment-of-striae-distensae-with-variable-square-pulse-erbium-yag-laser-resurfacing
#10
Rungsima Wanitphakdeedecha, Walailak Meeprathom, Woraphong Manuskiatti
BACKGROUND: Striae distensae (SD) are a frequent skin condition for which treatment remains a challenge. Various laser treatments have been employed to remove the epidermis and cause dermal wound and heating with subsequent dermal collagen remodeling. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy and safety of a variable square pulse Erbium: YAG (VSP Er:YAG) laser for the treatment of striae in skin phototypes III-IV. METHODS: Twenty-one women with SD were treated monthly for 2 months with VSP Er:YAG laser resurfacing using a 7-mm spot size...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759289/treatment-of-pseudoxanthoma-elasticum-like-papillary-dermal-elastolysis-with-non-ablative-fractional-resurfacing-laser-resulting-in-clinical-and-histologic-improvement-in-elastin-and-collagen
#11
Kristen Foering, Richard Lawrence Torbeck, Michael P Frank, Nazanin Saedi
OBJECTIVE: Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum-Like Papillary Dermal Elastolysis (PXE-PDE) is a rare skin condition seen predominantly in elderly females. These asymptomatic lesions are brought to the dermatologist's attention due to patient's displeasure in their appearance. We report a case of a 28-year old female with PXE-PDE on the right neck treated with Non-Ablative Fractional Resurfacing (NAFR). CASE: The patient on examination had yellow to skin-colored papules that coalesced into a cobblestone-appearing plaque on her lateral neck...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746258/treatment-of-facial-acne-scarring-with-fractional-carbon-dioxide-laser-in-asians-a-retrospective-analysis-of-efficacy-and-complications
#12
Harumi Ochi, Lixian Tan, Wee Ping Tan, Chee Leok Goh
BACKGROUND: Fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing unites the idea of fractional photothermolysis with an ablative 10,600-nm wavelength. This technology permits effective treatment of acne scarring, with shorter recovery and a decreased side effect profile as compared to traditional CO2 laser resurfacing. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to study the efficacy and safety of fractional CO2 laser for acne scars in Asian patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of all patients treated with the fractional CO2 laser for facial acne scarring between January 2, 2008, and December 31, 2010, at the National Skin Centre, Singapore...
September 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697226/randomized-split-face-d%C3%A3-collet%C3%A3-comparative-trial-of-procedure-enhancement-system-for-fractional-non-ablative-laser-resurfacing-treatment
#13
Deanne Mraz Robinson, Ashton P Frulla
<p>INTRODUCTION: A topical proprietary procedural enhancement system (PES) containing a combination of active ingredients including a tripeptide and hexapeptide (TriHex Technology™, Alastin Procedure Enhancement Invasive System, ALASTIN Skincare™, Inc., Carlsbad, CA) has been used successfully to aid in healing and improve symptomatology following resurfacing procedures.</p> <p>METHODS: PES (Gentle Cleanser, Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology™, Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer with TriHex Technology™, Soothe + Protect Recovery Balm, Broad Spectrum 30+ Sunscreen) was compared to a basic regimen (Aquaphor™, Cerave™ cleanser, Vanicream™, Alastin Broad Spectrum 30+ Sunscreen) in a split face/ décolleté trial following fractional non-ablative thulium-doped resurfacing treatment to the face or décolleté...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662298/advanced-film-forming-gel-formula-vs-spring-thermal-water-and-white-petrolatum-as-primary-dressings-after-full-face-ablative-fractional-co2-laser-resurfacing-a-comparative-split-face-pilot-study
#14
Leonardo Marini
BACKGROUND: Aesthetically pleasing results and fast, uneventful recovery are highly desirable after rejuvenating ablative laser procedures. Wound dressings following ablative laser procedures should ideally improve and optimize the wound healing environment. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this comparative split face, single blinded, prospective observational study was to assess the efficacy and acceptability of two primary wound dressings immediately after a full face fractional CO2 laser resurfacing procedure...
June 29, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658179/ablative-fractional-laser-resurfacing-with-laser-assisted-delivery-of-5-fluorouracil-for-the-treatment-of-cicatricial-ectropion-and-periocular-scarring
#15
Bradford W Lee, Alexandra E Levitt, Benjamin P Erickson, Audrey C Ko, Neda Nikpoor, Nisreen Ezuddin, Wendy W Lee
PURPOSE: Cicatricial ectropion and periocular scarring can cause significant functional and cosmetic deficits. Surgical treatments can be associated with recicatrization, donor site morbidity, and textural and pigmentary abnormalities. This case series reports on efficacy and safety of a novel nonsurgical approach to treating cicatricial ectropion using ablative fractional laser resurfacing and laser-assisted delivery of 5-fluorouracil. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of all patients at a single institution who received ≥3 rounds of ablative fractional laser resurfacing with laser-assisted delivery of 5-fluorouracil...
June 27, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628688/effectiveness-of-a-nutraceutical-during-non-ablative-1927-nm-fractional-laser-on-patients-with-facial-hyperpigmentation-and-photoaging
#16
Joely Kaufman-Janette, Alex Cazzaniga, Annelyse Ballin, Rachel Swanson-Garcell
<p>Background: Fractional lasers have been proven to treat hyperpigmentation and photoaging. Little research has been done on the effects of supplements on healing post-laser resurfacing. A nutraceutical could offer the benefit of faster healing of the skin and fewer side effects.</p> <p>Objective: Evaluate the effectiveness of a nutraceutical associated with fractional 1927 nm laser in healing time and effectiveness on hyperpigmentation and photoaging.</p> <p>Methods & Materials: A prospective, randomized, evaluator-blinded, pilot study included Fitzpatrick skin types I-III patients with hyperpigmentation and photoaging randomly assigned to two groups...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509671/complications-in-facial-mohs-defect-reconstruction
#17
Angelique M Berens, Sarah R Akkina, Sapna A Patel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the recent literature in regards to complications after reconstruction of Mohs defects, outline common pitfalls and to discuss the literature on avoiding complications as outlined per aesthetic subunit. RECENT FINDINGS: Complications in facial Mohs reconstruction commonly consist of infection, wound necrosis and dehiscence, hematoma and suboptimal scarring. However, site-specific complications such as hairline or eyebrow distortion, eyelid retraction or ectropion, nasal contour abnormality, alar retraction, nasal valve compromise, significant facial asymmetry or even oral incompetence must also be considered...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498204/asds-guidelines-task-force-consensus-recommendations-regarding-the-safety-of-lasers-dermabrasion-chemical-peels-energy-devices-and-skin-surgery-during-and-after-isotretinoin-use
#18
Abigail Waldman, Diana Bolotin, Kenneth A Arndt, Jeffrey S Dover, Roy G Geronemus, Anne Chapas, Sanjana Iyengar, Suzanne L Kilmer, Andrew C Krakowski, Naomi Lawrence, Heidi B Prather, Thomas E Rohrer, Bethanee J Schlosser, John Y S Kim, Peter R Shumaker, Leah K Spring, Murad Alam
BACKGROUND: Currently, the isotretinoin (13-cis-retinoic acid) package insert contains language advising the discontinuation of isotretinoin for 6 months before performing cosmetic procedures, including waxing, dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser procedures, or incisional and excisional cold-steel surgery. It is common practice to follow this standard because of concerns regarding reports of sporadic adverse events and increased risk of scarring. OBJECTIVE: To develop expert consensus regarding the safety of skin procedures, including resurfacing, energy device treatments, and incisional and excisional procedures, in the setting of concurrent or recent isotretinoin use...
May 10, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
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
#19
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
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...
August 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379115/granulomatous-reaction-to-belotero-balance-a-case-study
#20
Jessica Gandy, Dina Bierman, Christopher Zachary
OBJECTIVE: The most commonly used dermal fillers are hyaluronic acids (HAs), and in general, are well tolerated with mild to moderate risk of adverse events. The most frequently reported side effects are injection site erythema and bruising. We present the first case of a patient who developed a severe granulomatous foreign body reaction to the HA filler, Belotero Balance. In our review of the literature, a granulomatous reaction has never before been reported as a side effect of this particular HA filler (1)...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
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