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Ho Wai Sun - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that intense pulsed light can be useful in treating port wine stains that were resistant to previous pulsed dye laser therapy. Asian persons with high epidermal melanin context can be at a higher risk of complication. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to conduct ...
Harder Y - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Preconditioning induces the expression of heat shock proteins (HSPs), which can help a cell survive an acute episode of stress. Similar to the induction of HSP expression, the cell protection is independent of the type of stress. The aim of this study was to test in a large, randomized ...
Kligman Douglas E - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Emollient creams of 0.02% and 0.05% tretinoin are currently used for improving the appearance of photoaged skin. At these concentrations, using this vehicle, the clinical results take many months. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to formulate and test a higher strength tretinoin that enhances penetration of the active molecule through ...
Dahan Serge - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Nonablative remodeling has been recently proposed as a new, no-down-time, anti-aging treatment. Objective. The objective was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of nonablative skin remodeling with a 1540-nm Er:Glass laser on neck lines and forehead rhytids. METHODS: Twenty female patients (mean age 45 years) were enrolled. Skin thickness ...
Sadick Neil S - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: The present study examined the long-term photoepilatory effect on blond and white hair of a combined intense pulsed light (680-980 nm) device with a bipolar radiofrequency component producing electrical current at a depth of 4 mm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six adult women with white and blond hair (skin phenotypes ...
Sadick Neil S - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Multiple lasers and intense pulsed light sources have been shown to provide long-term hair removal; however, the management of all dark skin phenotypes and light-colored hair remains problematic. The present study examined the long-term photoepilatory effect of a combined intense pulsed light (IPL) (680-980 nm)/radiofrequency (RF) (10-30 J/cm3) light ...
Levy Jean Luc - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Non-ablative remodeling has recently been proposed as a new anti-aging treatment with no downtime. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate objectively, with a three-dimensional (3D) in vivo profilometric study, the efficacy and safety of non-ablative skin remodeling with an 810 nm diode laser on periorbital wrinkles with an 8-month ...
Coimbra Maria M University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 75390, - - 2004
Aged skin is characterized by rhytides but also by epidermal and dermal atrophy, rough skin texture, irregular pigmentation, telangiectasias, and laxity. Microdermabrasion is an office-based mechanical resurfacing technique alternative to traditional dermabrasion. It has been used in Europe since 1992 with great acceptance. The purpose of this study was to ...
Atkinson Sara E - - 2004
This study demonstrates the presence of IL-10 and IL-6, by immunohistochemistry, in the skin lesions of patients with Type 1 reactions. Fifteen patients with Type 1 reaction from Hyderabad, India were included in this study. They were all receiving standardized treatment for Type 1 reactions: a reducing course of daily ...
Nanda Soni - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In recent years, chemical peels have become increasingly popular in the treatment of melasma. However, postpeel hyperpigmentation is a frequently encountered side effect, especially in dark-skinned individuals. The role of priming agents in preventing this complication has not been adequately evaluated. Hence, we studied the effect of ...
Aygenc Erdinc - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the prophylactic effect of pentoxifylline (Ptx) on complications related to radiation. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Seventy-eight patients who had postoperative radiotherapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck were enrolled into a prospective study. Patients were randomly assigned to ...
Lacombe Victor G - - 2004
Laser hair removal is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that is well suited to the office-based practice. A great deal of improvement has occurred in the past 5 years with the technology and the understanding of how and for whom the procedure works. A review of the physics of laser-skin ...
Schroeter Careen A - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Long-term hair removal in hirsute women remains a challenging issue. Various laser and laser-like devices are currently in use for hair removal, but little is known about the permanence of their results. This study deals with the permanence of hair removal using the intense pulsed light source (IPLS). OBJECTIVE: ...
Miguel Graça - - 2004
The concentration of anthocyanins in fruits of "Assaria" pomegranate, a sweet Portuguese cultivar typically grown in Algarve (south Portugal), was monitored during storage under different conditions. The fruits were exposed to cold storage ( $5^{\circ}$ C) after the following treatments: spraying with wax; spraying with $1.5$ % CaCl(2); spraying with ...
Kimura Tohru - - 2004
The depigmenting and anti-aging effects of kinetin (KN) solutions on the aged skin of hairless dogs were clinically and histologically investigated. Grossly, all KN-treated sites became mildly depigmented. At 50 days of topical treatment with KN solutions, apparent improvement was observed in the skin texture, wrinkling, and pigmentation. At 100 ...
Arca Ercan - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is undoubtedly the most common form of hair loss in males. It is a condition which may cause cosmetic and psychosocial problems in androgen-dependent cases. In this open, randomized and comparative study we evaluated the efficacy of oral finasteride and 5% topical minoxidil treatment ...
Tanzi Elizabeth L - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Although there are several different laser systems available for the reduction of unwanted hair, no single system has been shown to be superior in providing safe and effective hair removal in every skin type. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a high-energy, ...
Gundogan Cuneyt - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Alopecia areata is a common disease of unknown etiology; it causes significant cosmetic and psycho-social distress for most of the people it affects. We report on an innovative form of treatment in two patients with typical alopecia areata on the capillitium. STUDY DESIGN/PATIENTS AND METHODS: We successfully ...
Jasim Zaid F - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The pulsed dye laser (PDL), especially the 585-nm short-pulse width (450 micros) laser, has been extensively used in the treatment of facial telangiectasias. However, the resultant posttreatment purpura lasts for days and may not be cosmetically acceptable. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of long-pulsed (6 ms) PDL at subpurpuric ...
Avram David K - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Photorejuvenation involves the use of a light source or laser in reversing the signs of aging. The Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) has demonstrated effectiveness in treating signs of photodamage. Photodynamic therapy is a relatively new and promising treatment for actinic keratoses. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of ALA-IPL in ...
Sadick Neil S - - 2004
This multi-center study evaluating the role of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) in the non-ablative rejuvenation of Type I and Type II photoaged skin study was conducted in order to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of using IPL in treating clinical indications associated with photoaged skin. Ninety-three patients of Fitzpatrick ...
Manstein Dieter - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We introduce and clinically examine a new concept of skin treatment called fractional photothermolysis (FP), achieved by applying an array of microscopic treatment zones (MTZ) of thermal injury to the skin. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two prototype devices emitting at 1.5 microm wavelength provided a pattern of ...
Weaver Seymour M SM - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) is a foreign body inflammatory condition that is caused by in-grown hairs of the face and body. An effective treatment to alleviate this condition without the risk of side effects has yet to be found. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the Lyra ...
Galadari I - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Diphenylcyclopropenone (DPCP) has been reported to be an effective topical immunotherapy of extensive alopecia areata (AA) with highly variable reported results. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to assess the efficacy, side effects, and adverse prognostic factors in the treatment of alopecia areata with DPCP. METHODS: 21 patients ...
Kopera Daisy - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The goal of hair removal methods has always been permanent or at least long-term epilation. Laser technology and the axiom of selective photothermolysis allowed a new approach to this subject. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the long-term efficacy of a solid state, 800nm pulsed ...
Goh C L - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and effectiveness of a long pulsed Nd:YAG (1064nm) laser compared to a shorter wavelength intense pulse light system for assisted hair removal in volunteers with skin type 1V, V and VI. METHODS: Eleven patients of Fitzpatrick skin type IV-VI were recruited into the study. The ...
Pokorny Marie E - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are a major problem after cardiovascular surgery, occurring in 9.2% to 38% of patients. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of a skin care intervention program in preventing development of ulcers or progression from one stage to another and to determine the extent to which selected risk factors ...
Alexiades-Armenakas Macrene R - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and efficacy of the long-pulsed pulsed dye laser (LP PDL) (595 nm) with photodynamic therapy (PDT) for treatment of actinic keratoses (AKs). DESIGN: Prospective, controlled study with 10-day and 2-, 4-,6-, and 8-month follow-ups. SETTING: Clinical research center. PATIENTS Volunteer sample of 41 patients (age ...
Singh Devinder - - 2003
The POEMS syndrome, also known as Crow-Fukase disease, is a rare multisystem disorder, which may take several years to evolve fully. The combination of symptoms and signs is highly complex and some of the features are detected at sub-clinical level requiring high level of suspicion. The clinical data on POEMS ...
Quaedvlieg Patricia J F - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Actinic keratosis is an exceedingly common premalignant lesion that can develop into squamous cell carcinoma. There is an increasing prevalence of actinic keratosis with increasing age. Numerous treatment options are available for the treatment of actinic keratosis on the scalp. Although we know that atrophic skin heals slowly, one ...
Yamauchi Takahiro - - 2003
We describe the successful treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) that developed in a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). A 63-year-old Japanese man with MDS was admitted to our hospital because of a large skin ulcer on his neck in November 2001. The initial diagnosis was infectious dermatitis, and antimicrobial therapy ...
El-Domyati Moetaz M - - 2003
The tumour suppressor protein p53 is a phosphoprotein that is activated by DNA damage. It is involved in the decision whether the cells should stop replication and proceed to repair their DNA, or to die by apoptosis. In the present study, we evaluate the effect of some treatment modalities on ...
Chiu Chun-Hung - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Pulsed dye laser (PDL) in conjunction with cryogen spray cooling (CSC) is effective in improving efficacy and safety for treatment of port wine stains (PWSs) in whites. However, for dark-skinned patients such as Chinese, only retrospective studies have been performed. OBJECTIVES: To compare prospectively clinical efficacy in terms of ...
Kivanç-Altunay Ilknur - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Trichodynia refers to pain, discomfort, and/or paresthesia in the skin of the scalp or the hair. There may be an associated psychologic comorbidity. Although androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and telogen effluvium (TE) are different entities in terms of pathogenesis, etiology, and clinical picture, both may be influenced by psychologic stress ...
Bernardo Olga - - 2003
Topical nitrogen mustard is an alkylating agent. Its efficacy in treating alopecia areata was reported in an uncontrolled study. We present a preliminary, half-head, controlled 16-week study showing that topical nitrogen mustard was of benefit in 1 of 6 patients treated with 50% to 100% scalp involvement. Another 4 patients ...
Mackay Sean - - 2003
The assessment of surgical technical skills has become an important topic in recent years. This study presents the validation of a 6-task skills examination for junior surgical trainees (at the level of the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons). Six tasks were evaluated in a project that also examined ...
Massiha Hamid H Department of Plastic Surgery, Louisiana State University Medical Center, Metarie, USA. - - 2003
In the past 8 years, short-scar cervicofacial rhytidectomy has been used with great success and a high level of patient satisfaction. The operation involves limited incisions in the sideburn and preauricular areas, extending just around the fold of the ear lobule. Extensive undermining of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS)/platysma is ...
Tanghetti Emil A - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Pulse dye lasers (PDLs) alter structural proteins in scars and photodamaged skin, in addition to their effects on dermal vasculature. The PDL has become an option in the treatment of photodamage. Although improvements to skin texture are generally modest when compared with ablative resurfacing, PDL offers a treatment with ...
Tosti Antonella - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Efficacy of topical steroids in alopecia areata is still discussed. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of clobetasol propionate 0.05% ointment under occlusion in 28 patients with alopecia areata totalis (AT) or AT/alopecia universalis. METHODS: A total of 28 patients were instructed to apply ...
Paithankar Dilip Y - - 2003
A new nonablative laser device, Smoothbeam, has been under evaluation for nonablative wrinkle reduction in skin with minimal side effects. This device incorporates a laser at 1450-nm wavelength to heat the dermis and cryogen spray cooling to prevent epidermal damage. The thermal injury created is internal and imperceptible. The wound-healing ...
Dayan Steven H - - 2003
Lasers with infrared wavelength ranges have been used in nonablative rejuvenation of skin. In this process, cooling of the epidermis allows for laser energy heat-induced injury to the dermis without ablation of the epidermal layer. This dermal injury is theorized to produce improvements in skin quality. In addition, long-pulse Nd:YAG ...
Yeh C-J - - 2003
Wide excision and skin or mucosa grafting has been the primary form of therapy for verrucous hyperplasia and verrucous carcinoma. But those with wide involvement often make the procedures complicated. A simple management, shave excision followed by simple cryosurgery, is presented. The treatment modality described is simple, and less traumatic. ...
Tanghetti Emil - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The pulsed dye laser (PDL) has been used for the treatment of facial and leg telangiectasia, where it provides safe and effective treatment. Often, a single treatment with the PDL can provide acceptable vessel clearance. Unfortunately, the hallmark of PDL treatment is transient purpura, which can be cosmetically unacceptable ...
Blalock H Jason - - 2003
PURPOSE: We reviewed our experience in treating patients with a trapped penis due to phimosis following newborn circumcision. The outcome of treatment of this condition at the outpatient clinic was examined. Possible etiological factors leading to this complication were determined. METHODS: A total of 521 pediatric patients underwent Gomco circumcision ...
Humbert Philippe G - - 2003
Vitamin C is known for its antioxidant potential and activity in the collagen biosynthetic pathway. Photoprotective properties of topically applied vitamin C have also been demonstrated, placing this molecule as a potential candidate for use in the prevention and treatment of skin ageing. A topically applied cream containing 5% vitamin ...
Taub Amy Forman - - 2003
Rosacea is a chronic disease that affects millions of men and women. Topical and oral antibiotics are effective, yet often leave individuals with treatment plateau associated erythema and persistent flushing. We investigated the use of intense pulsed light for treatment of the redness, flushing, and breakouts associated with rosacea. Thirty-two ...
Freyschmidt-Paul Pia - - 2003
It is the aim of this article to review and appraise available data on treatments for alopecia areata (AA) according to the demands of evidence based medicine. Studies evaluating the efficacy of a treatment for AA should include appropriate controls, use cosmetically acceptable hair regrowth as a parameter for treatment ...
Adatto M A - - 2003
A 55 year old Spanish patient, photo type III, wanted a cosmetic improvement of her forearms. She disliked the hyperpigmentation which made her look older. METHOD: After having tried several chemical peelings (50% glycolic acid plus 10% kojic acid followed by 15% MM TCA), there was no improvement in the ...
Alster Tina - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Multiple-pass carbon dioxide (CO2) laser skin resurfacing has been a favored treatment modality for photodamaged and acne-scarred skin over the past several years. Its association with numerous side effects and complications, particularly prolonged erythema and dyspigmentation, however, has dampened the initial enthusiasm reserved for its use. By reducing the ...
Fitzpatrick Richard E - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Interest in the reversal of facial photodamage has increased significantly among patients and physicians in the past decade. Though surgical procedures may be very effective, the associated healing time and potential risks have spurred the development of non-surgical treatments. There has also been an increasing depth of knowledge regarding ...
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