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Prado Arturo A Division of Plastic Surgery, School of Medicine, Clinical Hospital J. J. Aguirre, University of Chile. - - 2008
The purposes of this study were to retrospectively compare the 1-, 5-, and 10-year cosmetic outcomes of full-face carbon dioxide laser resurfacing using the SilkTouch technology, and analyze its advantages, disadvantages, and long-term results. Photographic results of full-face carbon dioxide laser resurfacing were evaluated after 1, 5, and 10 years. ...
Derk C T - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Several uncontrolled studies in systemic sclerosis have shown that D-penicillamine may cause improvement in skin sclerosis, decrease the rate of new visceral organ involvement, and improve overall survival. OBJECTIVES: To undertake a single-centre retrospective randomly selected cohort study to examine the effects of D-penicillamine treatment on skin and visceral ...
Chan Henry H - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Although monopolar radiofrequency treatment is effective in the improvement of skin laxity, the pain and cost that are associated with this method suggest the need for alternative treatment options. Recently, an infrared device with contact cooling has been shown to be effective in the treatment of skin laxity, with ...
Park Jong Min - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Dyspigmentation is a common cosmetic concern among Asians. Many individuals exhibit mixed pigmentary entities including melasma, flat/small seborrheic keratoses, ephelides, solar lentigines and acquired bilateral nevus-of-Ota-like macules (ABNOM). We term this phenomenon complex dyspigmentation (CD) and suggest that a combination strategy may be more efficacious than any singular modality. ...
Foster K Wade - - 2008
Liposuction is the gold standard of body contouring procedures. Many patients, however, will not tolerate the invasiveness and subsequent recovery time associated with this procedure, despite the likelihood of superior results. Consequently, patients opt for minimally invasive forms of body contouring that require several treatments, have fewer associated side effects, ...
Goldstein Jay A - - 2008
Ten patients enrolled in a single center, observational, prospective, open-label case study to assess the effectiveness and safety of a 28 day regimen with Kerafoam 30% urea emollient foam for treatment of hyperkeratosis. Clinician assessments of skin condition were recorded at baseline, day 14, and day 28. In addition, patients' ...
Belcaro Gianni - - 2008
O-(beta-hydroxyethyl)-rutosides (HR) is used to treat chronic venous disease and signs and symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), varicose veins, and deep venous disease. This independent prospective controlled trial (a registry study) evaluates how the efficacy of HR at the local level (perimalleolar region) can be increased by the administration ...
Saraceno Rosita - - 2008
Three hundred and eight nanometre excimer light has been reported to be safe and effective in the treatment of chronic skin diseases, but the range of potential applications has not been fully explored. Our objective was to assess the efficacy of monochromatic excimer light (MEL) in the treatment of prurigo ...
Bourgeois J F - - 2008
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Cutaneous fibrosis is the quite mandatory sequela after a breast cancer treated by radiotherapy and it induces more or less important functional troubles. The LPG technique is a technique of mechanical massage that allows skin mobilization by folding/unfolding. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes on ...
Goldberg David J - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Fractional photothermolysis is a popular treatment option for photodamaged skin and other cutaneous conditions. Recently, successful improvement in melasma has been achieved with this laser system. We undertook this study to evaluate the ultrastructural changes associated with fractional laser treatment of melasma. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten ...
McCullough Jerry L - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Pyratine 6 has been shown to have antiaging effects in human skin cells. The purpose of this study is to determine the cosmetic efficacy and tolerance of topical Pyratine 6 (0.10%) over 12 weeks for improving the baseline clinical signs and symptoms of photodamaged facial skin. METHODS: A single-arm ...
Syed S - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Eczematous skin changes overlying port-wine stains have been reported to improve with pulsed-dye laser (PDL) treatment. However, PDL has not as yet been evaluated for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD; eczema). AIM: To evaluate in a controlled trial the effects and safety of PDL treatment in children with ...
Khandpur Sujay
<b>Background:</b> Pulsed dye laser (PDL) has revolutionized treatment of vascular dermatoses. It has been successfully employed to treat several non-vascular conditions in fair skinned individuals without producing significant pigmentary and textural complications. <b> Aim:</b> A preliminary study was undertaken to assess its efficacy in cosmetically distressing facial, vascular and non-vascular ...
Kalil Célia Luiza Petersen Vitello - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Many drugs are being used for prevention and treatment of photoaging, especially topical retinoids. The use of systemic retinoids, more specifically, isotretinoin, for this purpose has not been properly addressed to date. Our study was designed to assess the systemic use of isotretinoin used alone for the therapy of ...
John Swen Malte - - 2008
Occupational dermatoses (OD) have topped the list of occupational diseases in Germany for years. Presently, approximately 16,000 new OD cases are officially reported to public statutory employers' liability insurance bodies, each year. The disease burden is high not only for individuals but also for society as a whole. Estimated annual ...
Seo S-H - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Axillary bromhidrosis is a common but unpleasant and distressing problem faced by many societies, particularly in Asia, where malodour is reflected as a social handicap. Currently, local surgery is the treatment of choice among various non-surgical and surgical treatment. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of tumescent ...
Kim Beom Joon - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Striae distensae (SD) are dermal scars characterized by linear atrophic depressions. Fractional photothermolysis (FP) is an effective modality for the treatment of cutaneous scars. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of FP for the treatment of SD in Asian skin. METHODS: Six female volunteers aged between 20 and ...
Khandpur Sujay - - 2008
Pulsed dye laser (PDL) has revolutionized treatment of vascular dermatoses. It has been successfully employed to treat several non-vascular conditions in fair skinned individuals without producing significant pigmentary and textural complications. A preliminary study was undertaken to assess its efficacy in cosmetically distressing facial, vascular and non-vascular dermatoses in Indian ...
Momosawa Akira A Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. - - 2008
Periorbital skin hyperpigmentation, so-called dark circles, is of major concern for many people. However, only a few reports refer to the morbidity and treatment, and as far as the authors know, there are no reports of the condition in Asians. A total of 18 Japanese patients underwent combined therapy using ...
Veiga Daniela F DF Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Universidade do Vale do Sapucaí, Pouso Alegre, Minas Gerais, Brazil. - - 2008
Preoperative showering with antiseptic skin cleansers is common in elective operations, although the value of this procedure in reducing surgical wound infections has not been established. The authors designed a prospective study to assess the influence of povidone-iodine preoperative showers on skin colonization in elective plastic surgery procedures. Patients older ...
Hoffmann Rolf - - 2008
Eflornithine 11.5% cream is an effective treatment for unwanted facial hair (UFH) in women with the effect on facial hair growth starting to be seen from 1 month after treatment initiation. TrichoScan is a validated method of assessing hair length, thickness, density, and growth rate using contact skin microscopy. The ...
Jih Ming H - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Laser treatment for photoaging of the hands should ideally address pigmentary alteration as well as associated skin roughness and wrinkling. Fractional resurfacing has been previously shown to effectively treat facial rhytids and dyschromia. OBJECTIVE: We examined the effect of fractional resurfacing for photoaging of the hands. METHODS AND MATERIALS: ...
McGill D J - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Despite the high incidence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women attending for facial hair removal there are few studies looking specifically at this patient group. We carried out a split-face study directly comparing the efficacy of a 3 milliseconds pulse duration alexandrite laser with the Lumina IPL system ...
Cohen Sarit - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Proximal urethral defects account for approximately 20% of hypospadiac urethras. Previous surgical interventions involved hair-bearing genital skin which consequently resulted in a hairy urethra, which is seen mainly in older patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the CO2 laser for urethra hair elimination. METHODS: Four men ...
Clementoni Matteo Tretti - - 2007
This study evaluates results, adverse side effects and downtime of the protocol 'ActiveFX' for photodamaged facial skin. A non-sequential fractional ultrapulsed CO2 laser with specific settings is used in addition to a new computer pattern generator (CPG). From September 2006 to March 2007, 55 patients underwent this new 'soft' single-session, ...
Cameron H - - 2008
Excessive facial hair in women can cause significant psychological distress. A variety of treatment methods are available, including lasers and, more recently, intense pulsed light (IPL) sources. There are very few studies comparing laser and IPL devices. The purpose of our study was to compare a laser diode device with ...
Avgerinou G - - 2008
BACKGROUND Topical immunotherapy with diphencyprone (DPCP) is considered the most effective treatment of alopecia areata (AA). OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of DPCP in the treatment of extensive or long-lasting AA in Greek patients. METHODS: Sixty-four patients with extensive and/or long-lasting AA were sensitized with 2% diphencyprone. During each weekly ...
Alster Tina S - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Many noninvasive treatments to rejuvenate photodamaged skin are characterized by an unattainable balance between effectiveness and morbidity. The demand for safe, effective procedures has fueled the emergence of plasma skin regeneration (PSR). Preliminary studies have elaborated on the safety and efficacy of PSR for facial skin; however, no evaluation ...
Berlin Alexander L - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Studies documenting improvement following combined laser and light-based devices are needed. The objective of this study was to evaluate clinical, histological, and ultrastructural changes in photodamaged facial skin following sequential treatment with ablative superficial erbium:YAG (Er:YAG) laser peels and nonablative intense pulsed light, or broadband light (BBL), ...
Dinh Quan Q - - 2007
A 62-year-old woman presented with diffuse alopecia areata affecting more than 50% of her scalp hairs with sparing of non-pigmented hairs. She was treated with a 2-month course of oral prednisolone and extensive hair regrowth occurred. The new hairs were completely non-pigmented. As a result, the patient's hair colour is ...
Tehlirian C V - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and tolerability of high-dose cyclophosphamide without stem cell rescue in scleroderma. METHODS: An open-label, single-site, uncontrolled study design entered patients with active diffuse cutaneous scleroderma. Patients were treated with cyclophosphamide (50 mg/kg) intravenously daily for 4 consecutive days (total 200 mg/kg) followed by granulocyte colony-stimulating ...
Raziee M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Solar lentigines are common sun-induced benign melanocytic proliferation that presents a significant cosmetic worrying for many middle-aged and elderly patients. Although the newer photoselective lasers have become the mainstay of treatment, cryotherapy and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) solution are inexpensive alternatives in the treatment of solar lentigines. The purpose of ...
Dubey Deepak - - 2007
PURPOSE: Reconstructive techniques for anterior urethral strictures have not been subjected to a randomized comparison. In a randomized controlled study we compared outcomes of buccal mucosa dorsal onlay vs skin flap dorsal onlay urethroplasty in patients with complex anterior urethral strictures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study 55 patients ...
Gorson K C - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and laboratory features of a painful non-length dependent, small fibre ganglionopathy (SFG). BACKGROUND: The syndrome of generalised SFG with early involvement of the face, trunk or proximal limbs is not well recognised and contrasts with the burning feet syndrome of small fibre neuropathy (SFN) and ...
Kalantarov A - - 2007
Endoscopically assisted face lift procedures revealed necessity of additional procedures to achieve best aesthetic results with minimal trauma and shortest rehabilitation period in middle aged patients. To get more effective and stabile results combination of different types of rhytidectomy was performed as an addition to usual methods. In years 2005 ...
Ly Fatimata - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The use of skin bleaching products for cosmetic purposes is a frequent practice (25-96%) in women from sub-Saharan Africa. The dermatologic complications associated with this practice have been comprehensively reported. The aim of this work was to study the epidemiologic, clinical, and cosmetic aspects of these complications ...
Ing Malcolm R - - 2007
The purpose of these case reports is to describe treatment of three consecutive patients with post-herpetic neuralgia using a bioelectronical device (SCENAR). The instrument is approved as a Class II device in the United States. The electrode of the device was stroked gently over the involved skin area for up ...
Montesi Gianni - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Rapid progress in the technology for skin rejuvenation has allowed for shorter post-treatment times than ever before. An example of such technology is the radiofrequency (RF) device, which offers nonablative skin rejuvenation, particularly for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. OBJECTIVE: Medical devices that emit RF energy produce a change ...
Alster Tina S - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The 7% lidocaine and 7% tetracaine (LT) peel is a self-occlusive, topical local anesthetic that has been proven safe and effective for use in conjunction with many dermatologic procedures, including cryotherapy, collagen injections, and various laser treatments. The product is applied directly to the skin as a cream that ...
Nie Xin - - 2007
Acute skin defects often cause many adverse events such as abnormal pigmentation and scar formation, the satisfactory healing of which remains a significant clinical challenge. Over the past several decades, a number of skin equivalents have been available for clinical purposes to promote wound closure. However, the true values of ...
de Felipe Iñigo - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Monopolar radiofrequency has been Food and Drug Administration approved for the noninvasive treatment of periorbital rhytides and wrinkles in 2002 and for full-face treatment in 2004. In order to establish the degree of side effects in our practice, a retrospective review was done. OBSERVATIONS: Seven hundred fifty-seven treatments of ...
Ancona Dvora - - 2007
This study assesses the efficacy of a new, low fluence, constant spectrum IPL device. In three European centres, 52 females underwent epilation of one arm axilla with the new IPL, the contralateral axilla serving as a treatment control. Satisfied patients at the 1-month assessment received no further treatments and in ...
Naito Stacey K - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Melasma is a common disorder of pigmentation which is common in women of Asian and Latina descent. Melasma lesions are resistant to numerous laser therapies, but have responded well in clinical studies to fractional photothermolysis. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether Chinese women with resistant melasma will respond to fractional photothermolysis. ...
Spencer James M - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Laser- and light-based methods for hair removal, though effective, are expensive and may be associated with adverse effects. Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a thermal, handheld self-treatment device (no!no! Thermicon, Radiancy Inc, Orangeburg, NY) for removing unwanted hair. METHODS: Twelve of the ...
Esfandiarpour Iraj - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is an endemic disease in Iran, particularly in Kerman Province. Leishmaniasis recidivans (LR) is one of the characteristics of this disease with a chronic course. Most patients with LR are resistant to the usual treatments. METHODS: Thirty-two patients (18 females and 14 males), suffering from LR, ...
Ruiz-Rodriguez Ricardo - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Conventional ablative resurfacing is the gold standard for removing signs of cutaneous photodamage. Despite the excellent results one can achieve with this technique, it is accompanied with significant downtime and risks. Fractional resurfacing and photodynamic therapy (PDT) with aminolevulinic acid (ALA) have been used to improve the ...
Kono Taro - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The conventional pulsed dye laser (PDL), operating at a wavelength of 585 nm and a pulse duration of 0.45 ms, usually does not achieve complete clearance in the majority of port-wine stains (PWSs). OBJECTIVE: In this study, we demonstrate the efficacy of a variable-pulse pulsed dye laser (VPPDL) equipped ...
Dover Jeffrey S - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Monopolar radiofrequency is an effective means of nonsurgical facial skin tightening. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine whether using larger tips at lower energy and multiple passes, using patient feedback on heat sensation and treating to a clinical end point of visible tightening, would yield better ...
Picard Christian - - 2007
A 39-year-old healthy female patient with an unremarkable medical history complained about a rapidly progressive pain for a period of 1 month at the level of the anterior part of the right leg that was not relieved by NSAIDs. She mentioned only that she resumed her high level sport training ...
Goo B - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Intramuscular human immunoglobulin (HIG) may provide a therapeutic option as an independent or combined treatment for recalcitrant suppurative skin diseases such as hidradenitis suppurativa, folliculitis decalvans, or chronic recurrent furunculosis or folliculitis. OBJECTIVES: To define the efficacy and safety of intramuscular HIG for chronic and recalcitrant suppurative skin diseases. ...
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