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Neven L G - - 2000
Sub-zero cooling treatments of -10 degree C and -15 degree C for 2-6 days were evaluated as a means of meeting the chilling requirement of diapause and to synchronize post-diapause development in larvae which were held in diapause for less than 6 months. Sub-zero cooling did not affect male longevity. ...
Bjerring P - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: The main purpose of this clinical study was to compare the effectiveness of an intense pulsed light irradiator system (IPL) and a normal mode ruby laser for hair removal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-one patients were treated 3 times with a new IPL system on one side of the chin ...
Bolduc C - - 2000
Androgenetic alopecia is by far the most common cause of hair loss. It affects approximately 50% of men by the age of 50 and 20 to 53% of women by the age 50. Although it is a medically benign condition, it is a significant psychosocial issue for many patients. Various ...
Hexsel D M - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Solar lentigo is a common and unsightly dermatosis that has a variety of proposed treatments. OBJECTIVE: This study was done to assess the efficacy and the effectiveness of localized dermabrasion compared with cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen on solar lentigo on the back of the hands. METHODS: Ten female patients ...
Ugurlu S - - 2000
PURPOSE: To report long-term outcomes of patients with necrobiotic xanthogranuloma, to investigate the propriety of therapeutic surgical excision or debulking, and to study tissue specimens by immunoperoxidase staining and in situ hybridization. METHODS: Medical records of all patients at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, with necrobiotic xanthogranuloma between 1980 and ...
Lou W W - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Multiple laser systems are available for the purpose of hair removal. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the safety and long-term efficacy of the 800 nm, pulsed diode laser at reducing hair count. METHODS: Fifty volunteers, primarily Fitzpatrick skin types II and III, with dark brown ...
Runfola M A - - 2000
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of photodynamic therapy in the management of residual neoplasms of the perianal skin. METHODS: This is a retrospective review. Five patients with pathologic confirmation of residual perianal neoplasms were treated with photodynamic therapy. There were three females. The mean ...
Laughlin S A - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Laser epilation is now used widely as a clinical alternative to electrolysis for the removal of unwanted hair. All of the laser systems presently being used produce a reliable temporary hair loss by inducing telogen. Most of the published studies use follow-up periods of 6 months or less after ...
Amer M - - 2000
Twenty women with a clinical diagnosis of melasma were treated with liquiritin cream on one side of the face and with a vehicle cream on the other side twice daily for 4 weeks. Patients were advised to avoid sun exposure and/or used topical sunscreen during the entire period of treatment. ...
Azurdia R M - - 2000
Photosensitive patients are known to apply insufficient sunscreen and to neglect several prominently exposed skin sites. The aim of this study was to use fluorescence spectroscopy to assess the effect of education on sunscreen application technique in the short and longer term. Six patients with longstanding photosensitivity conditions were asked ...
Perin F - - 2000
The assessment of the efficacy of skin improvement treatments could be obtained by several different instrumental tests. In parallel to these techniques, a visual evaluation more closely related to the consumer's considerations would be of value for the assessment of slimming treatments efficacy. A method of macrorelief scoring of skin ...
Elman M - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Photo-epilation has become an accepted modality for the removal of unwanted hair. However, adverse effects may occur in darker skin patients. Treatment with the ruby laser is generally advised for skin types I-III. Treatment of over 3000 patients (skin types I-III) in our clinic has resulted in a minimal ...
Wimmershoff M B - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Unwanted hair is a widespread cosmetic problem. Many temporary methods of hair removal exist, with laser hair removal rapidly becoming the most widely used modality. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy and side effects of a long-pulsed ruby laser for epilation in patients with varying skin types ...
Raulin C - - 2000
Facial hypertrichosis presents an enormous psychological burden for women. Temporary hair removal (waxing, plucking, etc.) and electrolysis are prolonged and unsatisfactory methods of treatment. For a few years several laser systems with varying wavelengths, pulse durations and energy fluences have been used successfully in laser epilation. In the retrospective study ...
Goldberg D J - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Hirsutism and hypertrichosis are common problems for which a permanent solution has been elusive. Laser-assisted hair removal is a promising technique. However, the optimal wavelength, pulse duration, and fluence continue to require further investigation. OBJECTIVE: To determine if the long-pulse Q-switched Nd:YAG laser is safe and effective in reducing ...
Abadjieva T I - - 2000
INTRODUCTION: Women generally regard their hair loss as socially unacceptable; it is a stressful condition that considerably undermines their self-image and can even be the basis for psychologic disorders. AIM: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical treatment of androgenetic alopecia (AGA) ...
Campos V B - - 2000
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Although several studies on laser-assisted hair removal have been published, data on long-term follow-up are few. The present study investigated the long-term efficacy and safety of normal-mode ruby laser pulses on hair removal. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: The normal-mode ruby laser (Epilaser; 694 nm, 3 msec) was ...
Tabata N - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Although effective moisturizers can improve xerotic skin changes immediately, their effects are only transient, because the materials applied to the stratum corneum (SC) are easily shed from the skin surface by the daily desquamation process. However, there are a few lines of clinical as well as experimental evidence suggesting ...
Pigott K H - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy may result in dryness of the skin even when no other change can be detected. We describe a system for recording the electrical conductance of skin as a measure of sweat gland function. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In 22 normal volunteers close agreement was obtained between measurements obtained from ...
Van Ameringen M - - 1999
BACKGROUND: Trichotillomania is categorized as an impulse control disorder in DSM-IV and is considered by some to be closely related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). We review the clinical phenomenology and pharmacological response of trichotillomania, and suggest that it may be more related to Tourette Syndrome than to OCD. Serotonin ...
Williams R M - - 1999
BACKGROUND: Laser hair removal is a popular treatment method for removing unwanted hair. Several laser systems are available for laser hair removal. The gallium aluminum arsenide semiconductor diode (GAASD) laser is one of the newer laser modalities to be studied. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of the GAASD laser system ...
Sommer S - - 1999
Fifty-one patients of skin type I to IV with facial hirsutism received treatment with the normal-mode ruby laser (950-micros pulse; 4-mm spot; mean fluence, 49 J/cm(2); maximum fluence, 66 J/cm(2)). For each patient, one site was treated once only, and a second site was treated 4 times at 4-week intervals. ...
Paradis M - - 1999
Topical amitraz is the only approved treatment for CGD; however, it is not always effective or well tolerated. Extra-label use of amitraz, milbemycin oxime, ivermectin, and moxidectin may be effective therapeutical alternatives for dogs with resistant CGD or dogs that have an intolerance to the licensed amitraz protocol. It appears ...
Radu A - - 1999
Photodynamic therapy is increasingly being used for the treatment of various cancers. However, this technique has a major adverse effect, namely skin photosensitization. An unusual case of skin burn associated with pulse oximetry during photodynamic therapy in a patient treated for an early esophageal tumor is described. The patient, who ...
Monastirli A - - 1999
Eight male patients with overt clinical and biochemical features of porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) were orally treated with 300 mg/day thalidomide for 1 week and with 200 mg/day for 3 more weeks. Already after the first week of treatment no new vesicles and/or bullae could be observed. Spontaneous blisters completely ...
Epstein J S - - 1999
Despite the frequency with which it occurs, little has been written in the scientific literature on the treatment of infraorbital dark circles. I have developed a technique that simultaneously treats the 2 contributing causes of these circles: hyperpigmentation of skin and pseudoherniation of orbital fat. The technique involves simultaneous transconjunctival ...
Adler S C - - 1999
To evaluate and compare past and present hair replacement techniques of standard grafts, minigrafts, micrografts, scalp reduction, scalp flaps, strip harvesting, and punch harvesting procedures with regard to aesthetic improvement, effectiveness, postoperative pain, and complications. Three hundred surveys were mailed randomly to patients who had undergone hair replacement over the ...
Sharma V K - - 1999
Thirty patients (20 males, 10 females) with widespread alopecia areata (25 extensive alopecia areata, 5 alopecia areata) for a mean period of 4.2 years were included in the study. All patients above 12 years were administered 5 mg dexamethasone oral pulse on two consecutive days every week. Three children (< ...
Goh C L - - 1999
BACKGROUND: This is a retrospective study on the epidemiology of 205 patients with melasma seen in a tertiary dermatological referral centre in Singapore. PATIENTS: The mean age of the 205 patients with melasma was 42.3 years with a female preponderance of 21:1 female to male ratio. There were proportionally more ...
Sadick N S - - 1999
OBJECTIVE: To examine the clinical, histological, and immunohistological effects of flashlamp photoepilation. DESIGN: Nonrandomized control trial with blinded histological study and follow-up of 1 to 20 months. SETTING: Private academic practice. SUBJECTS: Sixty-seven subjects (10 males and 57 females) with areas of excess body hair. INTERVENTIONS: Single (9 subjects) or ...
Leyden J - - 1999
BACKGROUND: Finasteride, a specific inhibitor of type II 5alpha-reductase, decreases serum and scalp dihydrotestosterone and has been shown to be effective in men with vertex male pattern hair loss. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the efficacy of finasteride 1 mg/day in men with frontal (anterior/mid) scalp hair thinning. METHODS: This was ...
McDaniel D H - - 1999
BACKGROUND: The mechanism and permanence of laser-assisted hair removal remains a formidable task in the medical community. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the safety and long-term efficacy of the long-pulsed or normal mode alexandrite infrared laser for hair depilation. METHODS: Beginning in October 1996, a total ...
Nouri K - - 1999
BACKGROUND: Striae distensae, or stretch marks, are a very common cosmetic problem. The successful management of stretch marks has long been a source of frustration and curiosity for both the clinician and the researcher. Recent studies suggest lasers may have a role in their management. As yet, no study has ...
Liew S H SH RAFT Institute of Plastic Surgery at Mount Vernon Hospital, Middlesex, United - - 1999
Ruby laser-assisted hair removal is thought to work via selective photothermolysis, which relies on light reaching the deeper layers of skin, and the absorption of light by the target chromophore, melanin. It is therefore possible that efficacy of treatment is affected by anatomic factors that determine the amount of light ...
Lent W M - - 1999
Skin resurfacing with lasers for skin restoration has been the most exciting advance in cosmetic surgery in the past 2 years. This method has effectively replaced chemical peel and dermabrasion as modes for skin rejuvenation, yet surprisingly, very little has been published on its effectiveness. Our aim is to delineate ...
Savant S S - - 1999
Chemical peeling with 88% phenol was carried out on 142 sites of stable vitiligo (hairy-126, non hairy-16) and on 69 sites of alopecia areata (AA). After cleansing and defatting, phenol was applied on affected areas till a uniform frost appeared. On healing, all the lesions of vitiligo showed perifollicular pigmentation ...
Freyschmidt-Paul P - - 1999
Some authors have reported that severe destruction of follicular structures and even scarring patterns occur in those patients with alopecia areata (AA) who fail to respond to topical immunotherapy with contact sensitizers, such as diphencyprone (DCP). Other studies, however, gave contradictory results. Therefore, we re-examined histopathological changes in scalp samples ...
Bencini P L - - 1999
BACKGROUND: Unwanted body hair can represent a severe cosmetic disturbance. The traditional methods used to epilate often have limitations, side effects, and unsatisfactory results. In recent years, various light sources (lasers and others) have been developed for long-term epilation of unwanted hair. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates, on a large number ...
Visioli A G - - 1999
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this phase I trial was to assess the tolerance of cancer patients to focused ultrasound (FUS) treatment in a variety of different sites and to document any associated acute or delayed toxicity. This would appear to be the first time that treatment has been given ...
Black C M - - 1999
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether interferon-alpha (IFNalpha) reduces the severity of skin involvement in early (<3 years) diffuse scleroderma. METHODS: In a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial, 35 patients with early scleroderma received subcutaneous injections of either IFNalpha (13.5 x 10(6) units per week in divided doses) or indistinguishable placebo. Outcomes assessed ...
Hasan A T - - 1999
BACKGROUND: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIHP) is a frequently encountered problem in many cosmetic procedures. The treatment of PIHP is difficult and remains a challenge. OBJECTIVE: To treat a patient who developed multiple hyperpigmented macules on her thighs due to sun exposure after treatment of unwanted hair using a normal-mode ruby pulse ...
Pasricha J
Freckles are fairly common and considered to be incurable. We have developed a new technique called "Chemo-inflammation" with which we have treated 5 patients (4 girls and one boy) having extensive freckles with excellent results. All the freckles disappeared completely from the treated areas and there has been no recurrence ...
Savant Satish
Chemical peeling with 88&#x0025; phenol was carried out on 142 sites of stable vitiligo (hairy-126, non hairy-16) and on 69 sites of alopecia areata (AA). After cleansing and defatting, phenol was applied on affected areas till a uniform frost appeared. On healing, all the lesions of vitiligo showed perifollicular pigmentation ...
Grimes P E - - 1999
BACKGROUND: There is a dearth of published data regarding chemical peels in darker racial-ethnic groups. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present investigation was to assess the clinical efficacy and safety of a new superficial salicylic acid peel in individuals of skin types V and VI. METHODS: Twenty-five patients were included ...
Weiss R A - - 1999
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects on disruption of hair growth of the non-coherent filtered flashlamp intense pulsed light (IPL) source. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight sites on 23 patients with Fitzpatrick type I-III were enrolled using a single treatment IPL followed for three months post-treatment. Another 56 on 48 ...
Tanuma H - - 1999
A 75-year-old non-working male living in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, had erythematous plaques with scales associated with follicular pustules in the head area extending from the occipital to right temporal regions about 1 month prior to his initial visit, when hair loss increased. The diagnosis was kerion Celsi. Trichophyton rubrum was ...
Zelickson B D - - 1999
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the pulsed dye laser (585 nm, 450 ms) in the treatment of sun induced wrinkles. DESIGN: Patients had one pulsed dye laser (585 nm) treatment. The treated areas were assessed by the following methods: grading of skin wrinkles ...
Pasricha J S - - 1999
Freckles are fairly common and considered to be incurable. We have developed a new technique called "Chemo-inflammation" with which we have treated 5 patients (4 girls and one boy) having extensive freckles with excellent results. All the freckles disappeared completely from the treated areas and there has been no recurrence ...
Duranti F - - 1998
BACKGROUND: Several biomaterials are available for the purpose of soft tissue augmentation, but none of them has all the properties of the ideal filler material. The recent development of hyaluronic acid gels for dermal implantation give the physician new possibilities of effective treatment in this field. OBJECTIVE: This study provides ...
Fulton J E - - 1998
Although face lifting and skin resurfacing both produce dramatic facial rejuvenations, the simultaneous combination has never been popularized. The development of new methods of lifting and resurfacing may now allow a reevaluation of this combination. The objective was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of this combined face lift and ...
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