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Multicenter clinical perspectives on a broadband infrared light device for skin tightening.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16989192     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Modalities for skin tightening include radiofrequency (RF) energy, lasers, and combination RF and diode lasers. A new broadband infrared light device (BILD) (Titan, Cutera, Inc, Brisbane, CA) targets water to achieve dermal heating and collagen remodeling for skin tightening. Although thousands of procedures have been performed worldwide with this device, only one article (to the author's knowledge) describing its performance in skin tightening has been published. Three US dermatologists report their experience with and provide their perspective on facial skin tightening with the BILD system. As early adopters, they each have 12 to 18 months experience with this system. One author (A.F.T.) treated 42 patients twice at 1-month intervals over 18 months. The mean improvement score was 1.83 (scale 0 to 4, with 4 denoting maximum improvement) with an average follow-up time of 3.7 months. More than 90% of treated patients showed visible improvement. No complications were observed and patient satisfaction was high. This paper presents the general consensus of the authors on patient selection and treatment protocol, their modifications of the manufacturer's treatment protocol, and the outcomes of 42 patients treated by one author (A.F.T.). The observations were gathered separately and turned out to be very similar. The recommendations are presented to help practitioners achieve consistently good results and avoid complications with the BILD procedure.
Amy Forman Taub; Eliot F Battle; Gregory Nikolaidis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1545-9616     ISO Abbreviation:  J Drugs Dermatol     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-22     Completed Date:  2006-12-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101160020     Medline TA:  J Drugs Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  771-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Advanced Dermatology, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cosmetic Techniques
Infrared Rays / therapeutic use*
Radio Waves / therapeutic use*
Skin Aging / pathology,  radiation effects*

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