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Akita Hirotaka - - 2009
We experienced that two Japanese women diagnosed with syringoma, confirmed by a punch biopsy, were successfully treated with fractional resurfacing. Both clinical cases have had positive results after only a few treatments, with high patient satisfaction, not only for the improvement of syringoma, but also for the improvement of aging ...
Azzam Omar A - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Chemical peels and topical depigmenting agents have become a popular modality in the treatment of melasma. AIMS: To compare the clinical efficacy of trichloroacetic acid peel 20%vs. Jessner's solution peel vs. the topical mixture of hydroquinone 2% and kojic acid. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty five patients with melasma were ...
Winter Marc L - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive body contouring is an increasingly popular aesthetic application. Previous data support the efficacy of combined radiofrequency, infrared and skin manipulation for cellulite treatment. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of a high-power device (50 W as opposed to 25 W) combining these energies for reshaping and improvement of skin ...
Lee Hun - - 2009
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of fractional photothermolysis (FP) in the treatment of facial wrinkles in Asians. A total of 27 Korean patients (Fitzpatrick type III or IV) received 2-3 FP treatment sessions (Sellas; Dinona Inc., Seoul, Korea) spaced two weeks apart. Treatments were performed at settings of 7 ...
Kawana Seiji - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment is effective for acne in Caucasians, but no significant improvements have been observed in studies on Asian skin. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of IPL on acne vulgaris in Asian skin. METHODS: Twenty-five Japanese patients, mainly of skin phototypes III or IV ...
Faulhaber J - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Large scalp defects in which the pericranium has to be resected can be reliably reconstructed using Integra. In the present study, we retrospectively analysed the long-term outcome of our patients. METHODS: Nineteen patients were included who had received Integra dermal regeneration template for treatment of full thickness scalp defects ...
Pootongkam Suwimon - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Pulsed dye lasers (PDL) are one of the first, and popular, nonablative lasers for the treatment of rhytids and superficial pigmented lesions. Recent addition of a compression handpiece (CHP) allows treatments with minimal adverse effects. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of ...
Nguyen Dai Q A - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: The field of wound healing and tissue repair has advanced rapidly in the last decade, with this there is an increasing emphasis on the importance of the functional and cosmetic outcomes following injury. Integra artificial skin is the most widely used synthetic skin substitute and is reported to have ...
Aydin F - - 2010
Laser-assisted hair removal has become a popular treatment for eradication of body hair. Many studies have been published concerning the safety and efficacy of several laser systems. Adverse events are hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, erythema, oedema, scarring, pain and blistering. Changes in sweating have not previously been reported. To investigate the effects ...
Holzer G - - 2010
Variable Pulsed Light (VPL) is a new intensity pulse light (IPL) system. We evaluated VPL for safety and long-term efficacy in non-facial hair removal. The Variable Pulsed Light [VPL System (Energist Limited, UK), 610-950 nm] system was used for the removal of unwanted non-facial dark pigmented body hair in 42 ...
Taylor Susan C - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Nonanimal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) dermal fillers have been used in the United States since 2003 for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Previous trials with NASHA dermal fillers have included small numbers of patients with pigmented skin. OBJECTIVES: This randomized, ...
Kim Hei Sung - - 2009
Microdermabrasion is a popular method for facial rejuvenation and is performed worldwide. Despite its extensive usage, there are few publications on skin barrier change after microdermabrasion and none concerning diamond microdermabrasion. Our object was to see changes in transepidermal water loss (TEWL), hydration and erythema of the face following diamond ...
Toosi S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Trichostasis spinulosa (TS) is a common disorder of hair follicle, characterized by spinous plugs. Topical treatments offer temporary relief but permanent removal of the abnormal follicles using hair removal lasers may result in a definite cure. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of 755-nm alexandrite laser for the ...
Jiang Du-yin - - 2010
Pseudo-epitheliomatous granuloma (PEG) can occur in some small skin wounds with secondary infections resulting from improper treatments. It is difficult to heal and can easily relapse. This study explores the clinical and pathological characteristics of PEG and effective treatments. Tissue specimens of PEG obtained from 11 patients (age range: 2-67 ...
El-Zawahry B M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of Diphencyprone (DPC) in alopecia areata (AA) was demonstrated in several studies with highly variable response rates ranging from 5% to 85%. OBJECTIVE: The response rate and variable factors affecting the prognosis were studied focusing on long-term follow-up with or without maintenance therapy. METHODS: A total of ...
Chiba Chie - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The long-pulse Nd:YAG laser is a versatile, effective and safe treatment modality for skin rejuvenation, in addition to the treatments of telangiectasia and laser hair removal. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of a long-pulse Nd:YAG laser for skin rejuvenation in Japanese patients. METHODS: A total of ...
K?tting B - - 2010
BACKGROUND: We recently found a very low adherence to a generally recommended skin protection regimen in a sample of 1355 metalworkers. OBJECTIVES: The present study assessed the effectiveness of skin protection as presently recommended, especially the differential contribution of skin care and skin protection, to the prevention of occupational hand ...
DiBernardo Barry E - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Lasers have been used to enhance the emulsification of fat and coagulation of small blood vessels in conjunction with lipoaspiration. Although seen anecdotally, documented skin tightening has not been established. OBJECTIVE: The authors sought to establish a model and a quantifiable method for documenting changes in skin tightening and ...
Winter Marc L ML M - - 2009
Background: Non-invasive body contouring is an increasingly popular aesthetic application. Previous data support the efficacy of combined radiofrequency, infrared and skin manipulation for cellulite treatment. Objective: To evaluate the performance of a high-power device (50W as opposed to 25W) combining these energies for reshaping and improvement of skin texture/laxity in ...
Andres C - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Ultraviolet (UV) A1 phototherapy is an effective anti-inflammatory treatment modality that influences fibroblast functions. OBJECTIVES: To document the effects of UVA1 treatment in patients with localized scleroderma (LS) in a retrospective study (at least 6 months after UVA1 treatment) and in a prospective study before and immediately after medium-dose ...
Badawy E A - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Pilonidal sinus (PNS) is chronic inflammatory process of the skin in the natal cleft. Management of PNS is mainly surgical. Although different types of surgery have been performed, the recurrence rate is still high. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of laser hair removal (LHR) in the natal cleft area ...
Fourie Josephus J - - 2009
This laboratory study compared the efficacy of two treatment regimens using an imidacloprid (10%)/moxidectin (2.5%) topical formulation (Advocate, Bayer) on dogs with generalised demodicosis. Sixteen dogs were randomly allocated to two equal groups. One group was treated at 28-day intervals for 12 weeks and the second group at weekly intervals ...
Tsuboi Ryoji - - 2009
Minoxidil is efficacious in inducing hair growth in patients with androgenetic alopecia by inducing hair follicles to undergo transition from the early to late anagen phase. Although the efficacy of 1% topical minoxidil has been confirmed in Japan, no controlled study of 5% topical minoxidil has been conducted using male ...
Smith Jeffrey R - - 2009
Efaluzimab has recently been described as a treatment for alopecia areata. Conflicting reports and studies have spurred discussion as to whether efaluzimab is an effective treatment of alopecia areata. Proposed mechanisms for this immune-modifying agent have suggested that efficacy is derived from efaluzimab's effects on T cells. However, a recent ...
Bagatin Ediléia - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Chronically photodamaged skin usually presents with multiple, widespread, actinic keratoses (AKs), and treatment of the entire affected area is recommended. METHODS: We report our experience with a combination of Jessner's solution or 70% glycolic acid (GA) with 5% 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) solution for superficial pulse peeling used in the treatment ...
Tijani K H - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate penile fasciocutaneous flap urethroplasty for complex anterior urethral strictures in circumcised West African men. METHODS: Between January 2002 and December 2006, 26 patients with anterior urethral strictures underwent penile fasciocutaneous flap urethroplasty (PFU), using a modification of the technique described by Quartey (Quartey JKM. J Urol. 1985;134:474-475). ...
Faghihi Gita - - 2009
Latanoprost is an analogue of prostaglandin F(2alpha) which is used to treat glaucoma. Increases in eyelash number, thickness, and pigmentation have been reported as latanoprost side effects. The aim of this study was to evaluate if topical use of this drug can be used as a treatment of alopecia areata ...
Nahas Tatiana Rizkallah - - 2009
PURPOSE: To analyze the results of treatment of eyelid xanthelasma (EX) with 70% trichloroacetic acid (TCA) with regard to efficacy, cosmetic appearance, patient satisfaction, and recurrence rate. METHODS: Twenty-four patients with EX of up to one third of the affected palpebral area were treated with 70% TCA. All patients were ...
Davis Scott L - - 2009
We previously identified impaired cutaneous vasodilation and sweating in grafted skin 5 to 9 months postsurgery. The aim of this investigation was to test the hypothesis that cutaneous vasodilation, but not sweating, is restored as the graft heals. Skin blood flow and sweat rate were assessed from grafted skin and ...
Spurling Geoffrey - - 2009
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the feasibility of measuring resolution rates of bacterial skin infections in general practice. METHODS: Fifteen general practitioners recruited patients from March 2005 to October 2007 and collected clinical and sociodemographic data at baseline. Patients were followed up at 2 and 6 weeks to assess lesion ...
Rakowska Adriana - - 2009
Establishing the trichoscopy criteria of female androgenic alopecia (FAGA). Trichoscopy images were retrospectively evaluated. Dermatologic hospital-based clinic and private practice offices. One hundred and thirty-one females (59 with androgenic alopecia, 33 with chronic telogen effluvium (CTE), 39 healthy controls). The diagnosis was based on clinical examination and confirmed by histopatology. ...
Natoli Roman M - - 2009
Increasing tensile properties and collagen content is a recognized need in articular cartilage tissue engineering. This study tested the hypothesis that multiple applications of chondroitinase ABC (C-ABC), a glycosaminoglycan (GAG) degrading enzyme, could increase construct tensile properties in a scaffold-less approach for articular cartilage tissue engineering. Developing constructs were treated ...
Almeida Issa M C - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been described for photoageing treatment, but its mechanism of action is not clarified. Although PDT-induced matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) expression and collagen production have been studied in normal skin and in inflammatory disease, there is no report about the effect of PDT on the extracellular matrix ...
Emerson Russell - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reduction in unwanted body and facial hair at various body sites of Fitzpatrick skin types I-III and the efficacy, comfort and safety of this treatment intended for home-use by the general public. METHODS: In this non-randomized study, 29 individuals were given three sequential weekly treatments on ...
Kaplan Haim - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Skin laxity, wrinkles and cellulite are common aesthetic problems associated with the aging process. These symptoms are due to the weakening and thinning of dermal connective tissue and the enlargement of hypodermal fat cells. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the TriPollar ...
Livesey C - - 2009
We undertook a randomised controlled trial to compare the outcomes of skin adhesive and staples for skin closure in total hip replacement. The primary outcome was the cosmetic appearance of the scar at three months using a surgeon-rated visual analogue scale. In all, 90 patients were randomised to skin closure ...
Yoo Kwang Ho - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Various modalities have been used to treat acne scars, but limited efficacy and considerable side effects have restricted their proper use. Recently, a new-generation fractional photothermolysis modality has been introduced that has deeper penetrating ability; however, a 1540 nm fractional photothermolysis study has not yet been performed. OBJECTIVES: To ...
Feng Yu-Miao - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Unwanted hair is a widespread cosmetic problem. Several lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) have been utilized for this purpose. A new IPL device (Lumenis One) with OPT is one of the newer modalities to be studied in Chinese patients. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the short-term efficacy and side ...
Kutlubay Zekayi - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Various lasers have been developed for epilation of unwanted hair. Effective hair removal in the Turkish population can be difficult, and multiple treatments are usually required for effective treatment. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy profile of a long-pulsed alexandrite laser for hair removal in the Turkish population ...
Sachs Dana L - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To examine clinical and molecular changes after topical fluorouracil treatment of photodamaged human facial skin for actinic keratoses. DESIGN: Nonrandomized, open-label 2-week treatment with fluorouracil cream, 5%, followed by clinical and molecular evaluation. SETTING: Academic referral center. PATIENTS: Twenty-one healthy volunteers, 56 to 85 years old, with actinic keratoses ...
Sun Jin-lu - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the significance of several Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus allergen extracts for skin prick test (SPT) in patients allergic to Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus. METHODS: Two hundred and nineteen patients enrolled in Peking Union Medical College Hospital underwent SPT and serum specific IgE assay to detect the Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus allergen. Three kinds ...
Avram Marc R - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a new therapy for the treatment of hair loss. It has received enormous media attention and tremendous marketing budgets from companies that sell the devices, but no independent, peer-reviewed studies have demonstrated its efficacy in this application. Here we investigate the efficacy ...
Haack Robert A - - 2009
Wood packaging material (WPM) is a major pathway for international movement of bark- and wood-infesting insects. ISPM 15, the first international standard for treating WPM, was adopted in 2002 and first implemented in the United States in 2006. ISPM 15 allows bark to remain on WPM after treatment, raising concerns ...
Barolet D - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Melasma is a common dermatological skin disease that can now be treated by fractional photothermolysis (fractional resurfacing). Past studies have shown that thermal spring water (TSW) spray can reduce local inflammatory symptoms after dermatological surgery, laser surgery or chemical peelings. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ...
Hage J Joris - - 2009
After oncologic penile amputation, the penile stump may prove of insufficient length, causing poor personal hygiene and scrotal excoriation and an inability to void while standing. In these cases, penile enhancement by uncovering its subcutaneous parts may offer a simple and satisfactory solution.From August 2003 to August 2007, penile enhancement ...
Singh Arun K - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo of the lips is a common concern of great psychological consequence. Medical therapies are often ineffective mainly due to the absence of hair follicles. Tattooing implants pigment into the skin. For treatment of vitiligo, tattooing works best in the lip area, particularly in a dark skin. AIMS AND ...
Lindemalm-Lundstam B - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Cryosurgery (CS) in the treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs), especially in the face and on the scalp, has several advantages vs. other methods. Prospectively gathered long-term results after CS are, however, scarce. OBJECTIVES: To establish long-term results after curettage and CS (CCS) of NMSCs in the face and ...
de Souza Romy Beatriz Christmann - - 2009
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a disorder characterized by skin thickness and vasculopathy. The objective of the study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect and safety of the association of pentoxyphylline and vitamin E in SSc patients. Twelve SSc patients (American College of Rheumatology criteria) enrolled this 24-week open-label study. Patients ...
Golden David B K - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Large local reactions to insect stings cause significant morbidity and impair quality of life. Venom immunotherapy is not recommended because of a low risk for future systemic reaction and unproven efficacy in preventing large local reactions. OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of performing a controlled trial to examine the ...
Mazzuco Rosemarie - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) has been widely used in the enhancement of facial contours, but its use in nonfacial areas is rarely cited. OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate the efficacy and safety of PLLA for neck and chest rejuvenation. METHODS: Thirty-six patients with different degrees of cutaneous flaccidity, atrophy, and wrinkles in ...
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