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    Pulsed Dye Laser Therapy in the Treatment of Warts: A Review of the Literature.
    Dermatol Surg 2017 Apr;43(4):485-493
    *Department of Dermatology, University College London Hospital, London, United Kingdom; †Department of Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Unit, St. John's Institute of Dermatology, St. Thomas' Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
    Background: Warts or verrucae vulgaris are common cutaneous infections with currently no definitive curative treatments available.

    Objective: To determine the efficacy of pulsed dye laser (PDL) in the treatment of warts.

    Materials And Methods: A literature search was performed using the PubMed and MEDLINE databases. Read More

    Prevention and Management of Injection-Related Adverse Effects in Facial Aesthetics: Considerations for ATX-101 (Deoxycholic Acid Injection) Treatment.
    Dermatol Surg 2016 Nov;42 Suppl 1:S300-S304
    *Private Practice, Boca Raton, Florida; †Evidence Scientific Solutions, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; ‡Department of Dermatology, University of California Los Angeles and Private Practice (Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills), Los Angeles, California.
    ATX-101 (deoxycholic acid injection; Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. [an affiliate of Allergan plc, Dublin, Ireland]) was approved in 2015 in the United States (Kybella) and Canada (Belkyra) for submental fat reduction. As expected, injection-site reactions such as pain, swelling, and bruising, which were mostly mild or moderate and transient, were common adverse events (AEs) reported in clinical trials. Read More

    Hypertrophic scarring: the greatest unmet challenge after burn injury.
    Lancet 2016 Oct;388(10052):1427-1436
    Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA; The Institute for Translational Sciences, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA; Shriners Hospitals for Children, Galveston, TX, USA.
    Improvements in acute burn care have enabled patients to survive massive burns that would have once been fatal. Now up to 70% of patients develop hypertrophic scars after burns. The functional and psychosocial sequelae remain a major rehabilitative challenge, decreasing quality of life and delaying reintegration into society. Read More

    Single Session Treatment of Rolling Acne Scars Using Tumescent Anesthesia, 20% Trichloracetic Acid Extensive Subcision, and Fractional CO2 Laser.
    Dermatol Surg 2017 Jan;43 Suppl 1:S70-S74
    *Gateway Aesthetic Institute and Laser Center, Salt Lake City, Utah; †Goldman, Butterwick, Fitzpatrick, Groff & Fabi, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, San Diego, California.
    Background: Successful treatment of acne scars is challenging. Many modalities have been used with marginal success.

    Objective: The authors describe a combination of a superficial chemical peel, subcision, and fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing in a single-treatment session as a novel treatment approach for rolling acne scars. Read More

    Dermatologic surgery emergencies: Complications caused by systemic reactions, high-energy systems, and trauma.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2016 Aug;75(2):265-84
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; Department of Otolaryngology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. Electronic address:
    While the overall incidence of emergencies in dermatologic surgery is low, emergent situations can occasionally pose a risk to patients undergoing such procedures. The clinical importance of several types of emergences related to systemic reactions, high energy systems, and trauma are reviewed, and relevant epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, work-up, management, and prevention are discussed. Early detection of surgical emergencies can mitigate any associated adverse outcomes, thereby allowing the outstanding record of safety of dermatologic surgery to continue. Read More

    Preventing, identifying, and managing cosmetic procedure complications, part 1: soft-tissue augmentation and botulinum toxin injections.
    Cutis 2016 Jun;97(6):E28-9
    Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, USA.
    This column highlights some of the potential complications that have been associated with cosmetic procedures. Tips for how dermatology residents may prevent, identify, and manage complications from cosmetic procedures for optimal patient outcomes is provided. In part 1 of this series, soft-tissue augmentation and botulinum toxin injections are discussed. Read More

    Comparative study of wound healing in rat skin following incision with a novel picosecond infrared laser (PIRL) and different surgical modalities.
    Lasers Surg Med 2016 Apr 4;48(4):385-91. Epub 2016 Mar 4.
    Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg, 22761, Germany.
    Background And Objective: As a result of wound healing the original tissue is replaced by dysfunctional scar tissue. Reduced tissue damage during surgical procedures beneficially affects the size of the resulting scar and overall healing time. Thus the choice of a particular surgical instrument can have a significant influence on the postoperative wound healing. Read More

    Treatment of pigmentary disorders in patients with skin of color with a novel 755 nm picosecond, Q-switched ruby, and Q-switched Nd:YAG nanosecond lasers: A retrospective photographic review.
    Lasers Surg Med 2016 Feb;48(2):181-7
    Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, New York City, 10016, New York.
    Background And Objectives: Laser procedures in skin of color (SOC) patients are challenging due to the increased risk of dyspigmentation and scarring. A novel 755 nm alexandrite picosecond laser has demonstrated effectiveness for tattoo removal and treatment of acne scars. No studies to date have evaluated its applications in pigmentary disorders. Read More

    Facial Pores: Definition, Causes, and Treatment Options.
    Dermatol Surg 2016 Mar;42(3):277-85
    *Yonsei Star Skin & Laser Clinic, Seoul, South Korea; †Departments of Dermatology, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; ‡GoodDay Skin & Laser Clinic, Seoul, South Korea.
    Background: Enlarged skin pores refer to conditions that present with visible topographic changes of skin surfaces. Although not a medical concern, enlarged pores are a cosmetic concern for a large number of individuals. Moreover, clear definition and possible causes of enlarged pores have not been elucidated. Read More

    The Bilateral Dufourmentel Flap for Repair of Nasal Dorsum Defects After Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
    Dermatol Surg 2016 Mar;42(3):320-6
    *Tucson Dermatology Ltd., Tucson, Arizona; †Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; ‡Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.
    Background: Single-stage repairs of large nasal dorsum defects risk introducing lower nasal distortion.

    Objective: To describe the authors experience with the "birhombic" flap, a bilateral Dufourmentel rhomboid flap, for repair of nasal surgical defects after Mohs micrographic surgery.

    Materials And Methods: The authors performed a retrospective chart review of patients who underwent birhombic flap repair of the nose by a single physician after Mohs micrographic surgery from 2008 to 2013 at the Medical University of South Carolina. Read More

    Trauma-induced pemphigus: a case series of 36 patients.
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2016 Feb;14(2):166-71
    Autoimmune Bullous Diseases Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Background And Objectives: Pemphigus is a group of autoimmune diseases characterized by intraepidermal acantholytic blisters. Isomorphic responses, or Koebner phenomenon (KP), defined as the appearance of typical lesions of a disease following trauma are rarely reported in pemphigus. Our aim was to present patients who developed new pemphigus lesions as a result of skin trauma. Read More

    [What's new in instrumental dermatology?].
    Ann Dermatol Venereol 2015 Dec;142 Suppl 3:S8-S17
    5, rue du Werkhof, 68100, Mulhouse, France. Electronic address:
    The publications in the field of aesthetic dermatology including those related to laser treatment and related procedures are numerous. Nevertheless, a large number of them lack a serious and well-structured methodological approach or are biased and may lead to false conclusion due to conflict of interest. The selection of the publications used for this review, while subjective, has been based on the strength of the methodology applied as well as their benefit to the dermatological community as a whole. Read More

    Scar Management in the Pediatric and Adolescent Populations.
    Pediatrics 2016 Feb 7;137(2):e20142065. Epub 2016 Jan 7.
    Department of Dermatology, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California.
    For most children and adolescents who have developed symptomatic scars, cosmetic concerns are only a portion of the motivation that drives them and their caregivers to obtain treatment. In addition to the potential for cosmetic disfigurement, scars may be associated with a number of physical comorbidities including hypertrichosis, dyshidrosis, tenderness/pain, pruritus, dysesthesias, and functional impairments such as contractures, all of which may be compounded by psychosocial factors. Although a plethora of options for treating scars exists, specific management guidelines for the pediatric and adolescent populations do not, and evidence must be extrapolated from adult studies. Read More

    Complications in the Cosmetic Dermatology Patient: A Review and Our Experience (Part 2).
    Dermatol Surg 2016 Jan;42(1):12-20
    *Department of Dermatology, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois; †Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, Goldman, Butterwick, Fitzpatrick, Groff & Fabi, San Diego, California; ‡Department of Medicine/Dermatology, University of California; §Department of Ophthalmology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
    Background: Over recent decades, the options available to patients for cosmetic rejuvenation have expanded dramatically. The range of options commonly available to patients now includes neuromodulators, fillers, sclerotherapy, chemical peels, lasers, lights and other energy devices, and liposculpture and continues to grow. Like all therapeutic interventions, these cosmetic dermatologic procedures are not without risk. Read More

    Comparison of 532 nm Potassium Titanyl Phosphate Laser and 595 nm Pulsed Dye Laser in the Treatment of Erythematous Surgical Scars: A Randomized, Controlled, Open-Label Study.
    Dermatol Surg 2016 Jan;42(1):70-6
    Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, Washington, DC.
    Background: The pulsed dye laser (PDL) has long been used for treatment of erythematous and hypertrophic scars. Its effectiveness has been attributed in large part to its vascular-specificity. The vascular-specific potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser has also been reported to be clinically effective for scars, but has not been compared to the PDL. Read More

    Pulsed Dye Laser for Early Treatment of Scars After Dermatological Surgery.
    J Drugs Dermatol 2015 Nov;14(11):1209-12
    Background: Wound healing is a complex process; during the process angiogenesis takes place, that presents clinically as erythema, telangiectasia and edema. Pulsed dye laser (PDL) has a wavelength of 585-595 nm, which targets the chromophore hemoglobin.

    Objective: Determine the level of improvement of post-dermatological surgery scars. Read More

    Microneedling in skin of color: A review of uses and efficacy.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2016 Feb;74(2):348-55
    Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York. Electronic address:
    In ethnic skin, traditional skin resurfacing procedures such as dermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser therapy can be effective but can also be associated with prolonged recovery and risk of complications. These complications can include a higher risk of dyspigmentation and scarring, and unsatisfactory clinical outcomes. Microneedling is an evolving treatment technique for an expanding number of dermatologic conditions. Read More

    Common Dermatologic Procedures.
    Med Clin North Am 2015 Nov 11;99(6):1305-21. Epub 2015 Sep 11.
    Division of Dermatology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98105, USA. Electronic address:
    Dermatologists perform a wide variety of procedures on a daily basis. The skin biopsy is a fundamental technique that can be performed by all physicians who manage cutaneous conditions. Specimens should always be sent for pathologic evaluation, regardless of whether the sampled lesion appears benign. Read More

    Diagnosis and Management of Infantile Hemangioma.
    Pediatrics 2015 Oct;136(4):e1060-104
    Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are the most common tumors of childhood. Unlike other tumors, they have the unique ability to involute after proliferation, often leading primary care providers to assume they will resolve without intervention or consequence. Unfortunately, a subset of IHs rapidly develop complications, resulting in pain, functional impairment, or permanent disfigurement. Read More

    Acne scarring: A review of available therapeutic lasers.
    Lasers Surg Med 2016 Feb 28;48(2):95-115. Epub 2015 Sep 28.
    The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU Langone Medical Center, 240 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016.
    Background And Objective: The utilization of lasers in dermatology has greatly expanded in recent decades. Acne scarring is a common indication in which lasers play an important therapeutic role.

    Study Design/materials And Methods: Available lasers include traditional ablative lasers, such as carbon dioxide and erbium lasers, traditional non-ablative lasers, such as neodymium, diode, alexandrite, pulsed dye lasers and intense pulse light, as well as both ablative, and non-ablative fractional laser systems. Read More

    Patient safety in procedural dermatology: Part II. Safety related to cosmetic procedures.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2015 Jul;73(1):15-24; quiz 25-6
    Department of Dermatology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; Department of Plastic Surgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
    Cosmetic procedures are growing in popularity and are associated with unique risks. Considering potential complications and prioritizing patient safety will help practitioners improve outcomes of elective procedures. In part II of this continuing medical education article, we provide a comprehensive review of patient safety in cosmetic procedures, including medical and legal issues surrounding the supervision and training of physician extenders. Read More

    Patient safety in dermatologic surgery: Part I. Safety related to surgical procedures.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2015 Jul;73(1):1-12; quiz 13-4
    Department of Dermatology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; Department of Plastic Surgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
    Surgical procedures involve unique elements related to patient safety. One must be aware of potential complications and safety issues within the practice of dermatologic surgery. Developing a high level of competence in skin surgery will address some safety issues, while implementing protocols and redundancies provides systems-based correction for other safety issues. Read More

    Introduction of dermatome shaving as first line treatment of chronic tattoo reactions.
    J Dermatolog Treat 2015 Oct 12;26(5):451-5. Epub 2015 Feb 12.
    b Department of Dermatology , Bispebjerg University Hospital , Copenhagen , Denmark.
    Background/aims: Chronic tattoo reactions requiring treatment have increased. Laser removal is not ideal for removal of allergic reactions. Surgical removal of culprit pigment situated in the outer dermis by dermatome shaving is rational and need to be revisited. Read More

    Early postoperative single treatment ablative fractional lasing of Mohs micrographic surgery facial scars: a split-scar, evaluator-blinded study.
    Lasers Surg Med 2015 Jan 5;47(1):1-5. Epub 2015 Jan 5.
    Division of Dermatologic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
    Background/objectives: Despite precise surgical technique, some postoperative facial scars will depress and widen over time, likely due to weakened or inadequately replaced collagen fibers in the underlying dermis. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether a 10,600 nm ablative carbon dioxide (CO2 ) fractional laser used early in the post-surgical setting results in improved postoperative facial scars after a single treatment session.

    Study Design: A prospective randomized, comparative split-scar study was conducted on 20 subjects between the ages of 20-90. Read More

    Consensus for sclerotherapy.
    Dermatol Surg 2014 Dec;40(12):1309-18
    *Department of Dermatology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; †Maryland Laser, Skin & Vein Institute, Hunt Valley, Maryland; ‡Department of Dermatology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire; §Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, California; ‖Department of Dermatology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York; ¶Department of Dermatology, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York; #Department of Dermatology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
    Background: The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) periodically develops consensus documents for its members concerning various aspects of dermatologic surgery. Unwanted and painful leg veins are a very widespread problem. Many advances in sclerotherapy of varicose and telangiectatic leg veins have occurred since the previous consensus documents. Read More

    Surgical treatment of head and neck port-wine stains by means of a staged zonal approach.
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2014 Nov;134(5):1003-12
    New York, N.Y.; and Daegu, Republic of Korea From the Department of Otolaryngology, New York University School of Medicine; the Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York, Lenox Hill and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospitals; and the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital.
    Background: The majority of patients with capillary malformations (port-wine stains) develop soft-tissue and bony hypertrophy leading to gross facial asymmetry and functional deficits in vision, breathing, speech, and feeding. The authors describe and illustrate a surgical approach for the treatment of these malformations with restoration of facial symmetry and contour based on facial subunits.

    Methods: The authors conducted a retrospective case series of patients from 2004 to 2011 presenting for primary evaluation and treatment to a tertiary referral center specializing in vascular anomalies. Read More

    Laser skin treatment in non-Caucasian patients.
    Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2014 Aug 10;22(3):439-46. Epub 2014 Jun 10.
    Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor Facial Plastic Surgery Center, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza NA 102, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address:
    The demand for facial rejuvenation and cosmetic procedures is rising among all ethnicities and skin types. The authors present a review of lasers and how to select a laser based on skin type and the treatment goals of laser resurfacing: skin laxity, dyschromia, hair removal, keloid, and hypertrophic scarring. In addition, they discuss preprocedural and postprocedural considerations, potential complications, and their management to maximize patient outcomes and minimize risk. Read More

    Safety of performing invasive acne scar treatment and laser hair removal in patients on oral isotretinoin: a retrospective study of 110 patients.
    Int J Dermatol 2014 Oct 11;53(10):1281-5. Epub 2014 Jul 11.
    Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India; Diplomate of National Board, New Delhi, India.
    Background: It is reported that patients on oral isotretinoin have greater risk of developing scars and delayed wound healing with invasive procedures. It is recommended that these procedures be resumed 6-12 months after the last dose of oral isotretinoin.

    Aim: To assess and compare the safety and look for delayed wound healing, during invasive acne scar treatment and laser hair removal on (a) patients who were on oral isotretinoin, and (b) patients who were not on oral isotretinoin. Read More

    Dermatologic and dental aspects of the 2012 International Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Consensus Statements.
    JAMA Dermatol 2014 Oct;150(10):1095-101
    Department of Dermatology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.
    Importance: The 2012 International Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Clinical Consensus Conference was convened to update the last consensus statement in 1998. Skin and dental lesions are common in tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and are a frequent concern for patients. Recognition of these lesions is imperative for early diagnosis, given the treatment advances that may improve patient outcomes. Read More

    The combination of rhytidoplasty and fractional CO2 laser therapy in the treatment of facial aging.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2014 Oct 16;38(5):839-48. Epub 2014 Jul 16.
    Institute of Medicine and Dermatology (ISMD), São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
    Background: Facial aging is a natural biological process with symptoms such as sagging tissue, accentuated lines, furrows, wrinkles, dyschromias, and loss of facial volume. Rhytidectomy alone often fails to achieve a patient's expected goals, which is why there is a high demand for adjunct laser skin treatment.

    Methods: From January 2007 to February 2013, a total of 80 patients with skin types Fitzpatrick I-IV underwent large undermined cutaneous flap rhytidectomy and superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) plicature plus hyaluronic acid injection on the nasolabial folds and lips and concomitant Lumenis UltraPulse CO2 Active FX total ablation mode resurfacing of nonundermined skin. Read More

    What's new in acne? An analysis of systematic reviews published in 2011-2012.
    Clin Exp Dermatol 2014 Apr;39(3):273-7; quiz 277-8
    Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
    This review summarizes important clinical developments in acne vulgaris identified from 17 systematic reviews published between February 2011 and August 2012. Regarding causes, Demodex mites have been shown to be associated with both acne vulgaris and rosacea, although it is unclear if their eradication improves either disease. Some weak evidence has emerged that suggests a possible link between dairy produce and acne, which warrants further research. Read More

    Tattoo ink-related cutaneous pseudolymphoma: a rare but significant complication. Case report and review of the literature.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2014 Apr 26;38(2):471-8. Epub 2014 Feb 26.
    Dipartimento di Chirurgia Plastica Ricostruttiva, I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Donato, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Morandi 30, San Donato Milanese, 20097, Milan, Italy,
    Background: The demand for decorative tattoos is steadily growing worldwide, and in the US it is estimated that up to 24% of adults has one or more tattoos. Subsequently, the number of tattoo-related complications is increasing. Among these, lymphoproliferative disorders play a minor but important role. Read More

    Ablative skin resurfacing.
    Facial Plast Surg 2014 Feb 31;30(1):55-61. Epub 2014 Jan 31.
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Ablative laser resurfacing has evolved as a safe and effective treatment for skin rejuvenation. Although traditional lasers were associated with significant thermal damage and lengthy recovery, advances in laser technology have improved safety profiles and reduced social downtime. CO2 lasers remain the gold standard of treatment, and fractional ablative devices capable of achieving remarkable clinical improvement with fewer side effects and shorter recovery times have made it a more practical option for patients. Read More

    Pain in naïve and non-naïve subjects undergoing nonablative skin tightening dermatologic procedures: a nested randomized control trial.
    Dermatol Surg 2014 Apr 31;40(4):398-404. Epub 2014 Jan 31.
    Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia.
    Background: Pain is expected during noninvasive skin tightening and can be anxiety provoking, especially for those who have not had prior treatments.

    Objective: To compare pain reported by patients naïve to nonablative skin tightening energy devices with those who were not naive.

    Methods And Materials: The non-naïve group at least three nonablative laser procedures or one nonablative skin tightening procedure, and the naïve group no previous treatments. Read More

    Co2/Erbium:YAG/Dye laser combination: an effective and successful treatment for angiofibromas in tuberous sclerosis.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2014 Feb 13;38(1):192-198. Epub 2013 Dec 13.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161, Rome, Italy.
    Background: Tuberous sclerosis, an autosomal dominant neurocutaneous syndrome seen in approximately 1 in 6,000 people worldwide, is characterized by the appearance of hamartomas in multiple organs. The classic clinical triad consists of angiofibromas, epilepsy, and developmental delay. Dermatologic disorder is one of the main characteristics. Read More

    Novel post-treatment care after ablative and fractional CO2 laser resurfacing.
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2014 Apr 18;16(2):77-82. Epub 2013 Nov 18.
    Department of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery, Tulane University Medical Center , New Orleans, LA , USA.
    Objective: This study evaluates a topical oxygen emulsion (TOE) to reduce adverse effects after skin rejuvenation with a fully ablative CO2 laser alone and in combination with a fractional ablative CO2 laser.

    Materials And Methods: Patients (n = 100) seeking skin rejuvenation underwent CO2 laser resurfacing. Group A patients (n = 34) received a single deep fractional laser treatment followed by application of Aquaphor immediately after treatment for 24 h and TOE every 6 h for the next 6 days. Read More

    Striae distensae: a comprehensive review and evidence-based evaluation of prophylaxis and treatment.
    Br J Dermatol 2014 Mar;170(3):527-47
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester, 131 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 7DN, U.K; Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, Institute of Inflammation and Repair, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K.
    Striae distensae are an extremely common, therapeutically challenging form of dermal scarring. Risk factors have been reported but much remains to be understood about their epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment. Up-to-date knowledge of the scientific research and the evidence behind both preventative and therapeutic agents are vital in order to understand striae and to offer patients the best therapeutic alternatives. Read More

    Current status of surgery in dermatology.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2013 Dec 5;69(6):972-1001. Epub 2013 Oct 5.
    Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, Carmel, Indiana.
    An article titled "Current issues in dermatologic office-based surgery" was published in the JAAD in October 1999 (volume 41, issue 4, pp. 624-634). The article was developed by the Joint American Academy of Dermatology/American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Liaison Committee. Read More

    Minimizing skin cancer surgical scars using ablative fractional Er:YAG laser treatment.
    J Drugs Dermatol 2013 Oct;12(10):1171-3
    Background And Objective: Scars from skin cancer surgery on the face can be quite prominent and not easily obscured by makeup. This report evaluates the use of an ablative fractional Er:YAG laser device for minimizing or blending scar lines in two patients who underwent repair of skin cancer defects on the face.

    Methods: Two patients underwent surgery to remove facial skin cancer tumors. Read More

    Adverse events associated with mohs micrographic surgery: multicenter prospective cohort study of 20,821 cases at 23 centers.
    JAMA Dermatol 2013 Dec;149(12):1378-85
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois4Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.
    Importance: Detailed information regarding perioperative risk and adverse events associated with Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) can guide clinical management. Much of the data regarding complications of MMS are anecdotal or report findings from single centers or single events.

    Objectives: To quantify adverse events associated with MMS and detect differences relevant to safety. Read More

    Fractional CO2 resurfacing: has it replaced ablative resurfacing techniques?
    Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2013 May;21(2):213-27
    The Aesthetic Center, 1103 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette, LA 70508, USA.
    The author uses the pulsed ablative CO2 laser regularly for skin rejuvenation. This decision is based on the gold standard status of the CO2 modality and an innovative aftercare treatment shown in the author's practice to greatly reduce the complications of ablative pulsed CO2 laser treatment. Depending on the patient and the severity of the skin condition, the author customizes each treatment, which may also include fractional CO2 lasers, fat grafting, facelifting, or any combination of these techniques. Read More

    Etiology, diagnosis, and therapeutic management of granuloma annulare: an update.
    Am J Clin Dermatol 2013 Aug;14(4):279-90
    Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Lothrop St., Presby South Tower Suite 3880, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.
    Granuloma annulare (GA) is a common cutaneous disorder classically presenting as annular groups of skin-colored to erythematous papules without epidermal change localized to the dorsal hands and/or feet. In addition to the localized form, there are variants including generalized (including generalized annular GA, disseminated papular GA, and atypical generalized GA), subcutaneous, and perforating GA, providing for a wide spectrum of clinical lesions. The etiology of GA remains unknown and several systemic associations have been proposed but not proven, including diabetes mellitus, malignancy, thyroid disease, and dyslipidemia. Read More

    [Side effects and complications of therapy with laser and intense light sources].
    Hautarzt 2013 Mar;64(3):145-54
    Laserklinik Karlsruhe, Kaiserstr. 104, 76133 Karlsruhe.
    The possible treatment errors and complications with the use of laser and non-laser light sources are presented along with corresponding preventive measures. Particular emphasis is laid on practice-related errors and how to avoid them. A checklist for the safe conduct of treatments using laser and non-laser light sources completes the article. Read More

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