349 results match your criteria Complications of Dermatologic Laser Surgery


Dermatologic Laser Side Effects and Complications: Prevention and Management.

Am J Clin Dermatol 2020 Jun 11. Epub 2020 Jun 11.

City Medical Aesthetics Center, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The evolution of modern laser and light-based systems has mirrored the demand for clinically effective treatments and the need for safer technologies with reduced postoperative recovery, side effects, and complications. With each new generation of lasers, more selective tissue destruction can be achieved with reduced unwanted sequelae. Patient selection and preparation, operator technique, and expeditious recognition and management of post-treatment side effects are paramount in avoiding complications and patient dissatisfaction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40257-020-00530-2DOI Listing

Laser Treatment of Accidental Tattoos: Experience at a Tertiary Referral Center.

Dermatology 2020 2;236(4):383-389. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland,

Background: To date, information on laser treatment of accidental tattoos is limited.

Objectives: This study analyzes the efficacy and safety of quality-switched ruby, quality-switched Nd:YAG and picosecond lasers in the treatment of accidental hyperpigmentation in a larger patient cohort. To date, there is limited information on laser therapy of accidental hyperpigmentation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000506459DOI Listing

[Rieger-Marchac flaps: Complications and patient satisfaction].

Ann Dermatol Venereol 2020 Apr 11;147(4):265-270. Epub 2020 Feb 11.

Service de dermatologie, université Paris Descartes, hôpital Cochin-Centre Tarnier, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, 89, rue d'Assas, 75006 Paris, France.

Purpose: Like all surgical procedures, dorsal nasal flaps may be followed by both early and late complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the surgical complications and cosmetic outcome of dorsal nasal flaps over a 7-year period in an academic dermatologic surgery unit.

Patients And Methods: Data were collected retrospectively for all patients undergoing dorsal nasal flap between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2013. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annder.2019.01.028DOI Listing

Experiences With Medical Spas and Associated Complications: A Survey of Aesthetic Practitioners.

Dermatol Surg 2020 Feb 11. Epub 2020 Feb 11.

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Background: Medical spas have experienced a recent rise in popularity. However, rules and regulations vary nationwide. Given the number of complications attributable to medical spas, questions remain about currently regulatory practices and whether they are sufficient to protect patients from harm. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000002344DOI Listing
February 2020

Effect of short-term ischemia on microcirculation and wound healing of adipocutaneous flaps in the rat.

Acta Cir Bras 2020 10;34(12):e201901203. Epub 2020 Feb 10.

PhD, DSc, Department of Operative Techniques and Surgical Research, Institute of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Debrecen, Hungary. Conception and design of the study, analysis and interpretation of data, manuscript preparation.

Purpose: Composite flaps used in reconstructive surgery may intra- and postoperatively suffer from hypoperfusion and/or ischemia-reperfusion influencing wound healing. We aimed to follow-up the effect of ischemia on adipocutaneous flaps' wound healing and microcirculation.

Methods: In anesthetized rats groin flaps were formed bilaterally. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s0102-865020190120000003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7011208PMC

Percutaneous Lower Blepharoplasty: A Novel Technique in Lower Eyelid Aesthetics.

Authors:
Huseyin Guner

J Craniofac Surg 2020 Mar/Apr;31(2):e140-e144

Huseyin Guner Aesthetic Surgery Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: More preservative approaches are being adopted in periorbital surgery each day. To avoid the possible complications of transcutaneous and transconjunctival blepharoplasty, the author has developed the safe and simple "Percutaneous Lower Blepharoplasty" technique, which he has been performing since 2008. The technique consists of the removal and transfer of lower orbital fat pads through 4-mm skin incisions with minimal dissection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000006076DOI Listing

Dermal suture only versus layered closure: A randomized, split wound comparative effectiveness trial.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2019 Dec 21;81(6):1346-1352. Epub 2019 Aug 21.

Department of Dermatology, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California. Electronic address:

Background: Layered closure of cutaneous wounds is a commonly used surgical practice. However, there are studies that suggest the additional layer of epidermal sutures might not be necessary.

Objective: To compare scar outcomes between the single-layer deep-dermal suture technique and the conventional layered suture technique for primary closure of cutaneous wounds. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2019.08.040DOI Listing
December 2019
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Therapeutic Insights in Melasma and Hyperpigmentation Management

J Drugs Dermatol 2019 Aug;18(8):718-729

Melasma and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) are the most common forms of dyschromia in patients with skin of color. Both are associated with a high psychological burden of disease. To exacerbate this burden, the need for treatment is chronic, and the results are often suboptimal in the eyes of the patient. Read More

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August 2019
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Acne and Rosacea: Special Considerations in the Treatment of Patients With Latin American Ancestry

J Drugs Dermatol 2019 Mar;18(3):s124-126

Acne is a common disease among patients with Latin American ancestry. Its presentation is very similar to that in all skin types, but nodulocystic acne is more frequent in patients with oily and darker skin than in white Caucasians. Acne sequelae in patients with Latin American ancestry and with darker skin include postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and atrophic and hypertrophic scars or keloids, with PIH being the most common complication affecting the quality of life of patients. Read More

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March 2019
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Combination of Fractional Resurfacing and Dermabrasion Techniques to Improve Aesthetic Outcomes of Facial Grafts

J Drugs Dermatol 2019 Mar;18(3):274-275

The use of full-thickness skin grafts (FTSG) in facial reconstruction during dermatologic surgery is well-established. Surgical sites that commonly receive a skin graft include the scalp, nose and ear Read More

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March 2019
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Frontal fibrosing alopecia demographics: a survey of 29 patients.

Cutis 2019 02;103(2):E16-E22

Division of Dermatology, Washington University, USA.

Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a form of scarring alopecia whose diagnosis is increasing globally. Although its etiology is unknown, FFA is thought to be a clinical subset of lichen planopilaris (LPP) that primarily affects postmenopausal women. Patients diagnosed with FFA between January 2006 and December 2013 at clinics of the Washington University Division of Dermatology (St. Read More

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February 2019
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Cutaneous draining sinus tract of odontogenic origin. A case of chronic misdiagnosis.

Saudi Med J 2019 Mar;40(3):292-297

Department of Restorative Dentistry, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. E-mail.

This is a case of a patient with a buccal cutaneous sinus tract, originally misdiagnosed, with delayed healing and potential malpractice. An odontogenic cutaneous sinus tract is a pathologic canal that initiates in the oral cavity but opens externally at the cutaneous surface of the face or neck. It is frequently misdiagnosed, leading to inappropriate treatment. Read More

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https://smj.org.sa/index.php/smj/article/view/smj.2019.3.239
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http://dx.doi.org/10.15537/smj.2019.3.23963DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6468203PMC
March 2019
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Voigt-Futcher pigmentary demarcation lines.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2019 Jun 22;18(3):700-702. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey.

Pigmentary demarcation lines (PDLs) are physiological abrupt transitions between hyperpigmented and lighter skin, a common and sometimes troubling feature of normal skin. They are seen in a majority of dark-complexioned women and a substantial percentage of light-complexioned ones too. We review this salient finding and approaches to its management. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocd.12884DOI Listing
June 2019
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Dermatologic Surgical Care for Transgender Individuals.

Dermatol Surg 2019 03;45(3):446-457

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC.

Background: Transgender individuals experience common and unique dermatologic concerns from severe acne associated with testosterone therapy in transmen to complications due to illicit silicone injections in transwomen. Currently, 2 survey studies and 4 reviews have addressed the dermatologic care of transgender individuals. However, none of them provide a focus on the dermatologic surgeon. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000001718DOI Listing
March 2019
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Rethinking the techno vagina: a case series of patient complications following vaginal laser treatment for atrophy.

Menopause 2019 04;26(4):423-427

University of California, Irvine, CA.

Objective: The treatment of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) includes prescription hormone therapy, nonhormonal over-the-counter products, and most recently, laser treatment. Although the Food and Drug Administration has cleared fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser for a variety of dermatologic and gynecologic indications, lasers have not to date, been approved for use for vulvar/vaginal atrophy, or sexual dysfunction.

Methods: Four case studies that were referred to a tertiary sexual medicine center regarding laser treatment complications for GSM are reported. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/GME.0000000000001293DOI Listing
April 2019
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Updates on the understanding and treatment of cellulite.

Semin Cutan Med Surg 2018 Dec;37(4):242-246

SkinCare Physicians, Inc., Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA.

Cellulite is a common dermatologic condition and frequent cause of cosmetic concern among women. This paper aims to update what is known about the pathogenesis of cellulite and reviews targeted treatment modalities that address its underlying components of microvascular dysfunction, endocrine-mediated inflammation, and connective tissue fibrosclerosis. Read More

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https://scmsjournal.com/article/buy_now/?id=801
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http://dx.doi.org/10.12788/j.sder.2018.056DOI Listing
December 2018
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New Concepts, Concerns, and Creations in Acne.

Dermatol Clin 2019 Jan 1;37(1):1-9. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

The Acne Treatment and Research Center of the DermGroup, 310 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960, USA; Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, Piscataway, NJ 08820, USA. Electronic address:

Laboratory monitoring for patients on isotretinoin should include creatinine kinase in athletic males and the more liver-specific gamma glutamyltransferase. There is mounting evidence that acne pathophysiology includes a barrier defect and subsequent microbiome disruption. Avoidance of acne scars with early and aggressive treatment is a more efficient and cost-effective option than subsequent treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.det.2018.07.002DOI Listing
January 2019
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Combination of Surgery and Nd:YAG Laser Therapy for Recalcitrant Viral Warts: A Successful Therapeutic Approach for Immunosuppressed Patients.

Acta Derm Venereol 2019 Mar;99(3):349-350

Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, 80802 Munich, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/00015555-3092DOI Listing
March 2019
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Evaluation of medical and surgical treatments for hidradenitis suppurativa using real-life data from the Scandinavian registry (HISREG).

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2019 Jun 1;33(6):1164-1171. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway.

Background: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) substantially affects health-related quality-of-life outcomes. Most treatment options are supported by low quality of evidence without validated outcomes.

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of surgical and medical interventions using physician- and patient-reported outcomes registered in HISREG. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jdv.15353
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jdv.15353DOI Listing
June 2019
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Treatment of Hypertrophic Scars Using Laser-Assisted Corticosteroid Versus Laser-Assisted 5-Fluorouracil Delivery.

Dermatol Surg 2019 03;45(3):423-430

Department of Dermatology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York.

Background: As the mortality of individuals suffering severe cutaneous injuries decreases, there is an increased need to improve the methods by which physicians treat the resultant scars. Fractional lasers, which create zones of ablation at variable depths, provide a powerful tool in the management of scar complications and deformities. After disruption of the normal skin barrier, these zones may be used to deliver drugs that may enhance scar resolution. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000001678DOI Listing
March 2019
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Low dose isotretinoin for pigmented post-varicella scars.

Dermatol Ther 2019 01 19;32(1):e12768. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Mansoura Dermatology, Venerology and Leprology Hospital, Mansoura, Egypt.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/dth.12768
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dth.12768DOI Listing
January 2019
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Topical brimonidine-assisted laser treatment for the prevention of therapy-related erythema and hyperpigmentation.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2019 20;21(4):225-227. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Department of Dermatology, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine , Seoul , Korea.

Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and erythema are the most common adverse effects associated with laser treatment, particularly in dark-skinned individuals. Several methods have been used to prevent or minimize these adverse effects; however, to date, no definitive precautions/strategies are known to prevent post-laser PIH and erythema. We investigated whether the topical application of the α-adrenergic receptor agonist brimonidine could reduce laser treatment-related complications such as erythema and PIH. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14764172.2018.1516887DOI Listing
January 2020
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Treating Acne in Patients With Skin of Color.

Semin Cutan Med Surg 2018 Jun;37(3S):S71-S73

Adjunct Professor Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry Western University Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Patients with skin of color are more likely to develop acne and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Many therapies for acne have demonstrated efficacy in darker skin types and in the treatment of PIH. Semin Cutan Med Surg 37(supp3):S71-S73 © 2018 published by Frontline Medical Communications. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12788/j.sder.2018.027DOI Listing
June 2018
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Management of epidermal cysts arising from scar tissues: A retrospective clinical study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Aug;97(35):e12188

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Konyang University Hospital, University of Konyang College of Medicine, Myunggok Medical Research Center, Daejeon.

Few reports have described epidermal cysts (ECs) arising from scar tissues, and the standard course of treatment has not been established. We aimed to report the findings of a Korean patient series with ECs arising from scar tissues, to describe patient management in the context of previous publications, and to present a simple algorithm for managing ECs arising from scar tissues.We managed 6 patients with ECs arising from scar tissues, and retrospectively reviewed their demographic and clinical data. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000012188DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6393145PMC
August 2018
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Topography of the dorsal nasal artery and its clinical implications for augmentation of the dorsum of the nose.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2018 Aug 29;17(4):637-642. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

Division in Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Department of Oral Biology, Human Identification Research Center, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, South Korea.

Background: Injections of filler into the nose for dorsum augmentation have a higher risk of complications due to the complicated blood supply and anastomotic channels in this area.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the anatomical features and location of the dorsal nasal artery (DNA), and to provide clinical anatomical information to reduce side effects and severe complications in the perinasal area.

Methods: Using the 31 cadaveric noses in Asians, dissections and histologic examinations were performed to identify the location and depth of the vascular structures including DNA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocd.12720DOI Listing
August 2018
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Outcomes of Laser In Situ Keratomileusis and Photorefractive Keratectomy in Patients Taking Isotretinoin.

Am J Ophthalmol 2018 08 1;192:98-103. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Department of Research and Development, Clínica Baviera, Valencia, Spain.

Purpose: To determine the functional outcomes of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in patients taking isotretinoin, which is contraindicated for these procedures.

Design: Multicenter, retrospective, interventional case series.

Methods: All patients taking isotretinoin who underwent LASIK or PRK from January 2003 to September 2017 were included (Group 1). Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S00029394183021
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2018.05.009DOI Listing
August 2018
19 Reads
3.871 Impact Factor

A randomized, controlled multicenter study evaluating focused ultrasound treatment for fat reduction in the flanks.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2019 13;21(1):44-48. Epub 2018 Mar 13.

c Maryland Dermatology Laser, Skin, & Vein Institute , Hunt Valley , MD , USA.

Introduction: Energy-based cosmetic devices offer an in-office treatment option, with minimal downtime, to non-invasively remove unwanted fat. We evaluated focused, pulsed ultrasound treatment to randomized flanks, compared to corresponding non-treated contralateral flanks.

Material And Methods: Subjects were enrolled at three sites for a series of focused ultrasound treatments to a single flank, with the contralateral flank remaining untreated throughout the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14764172.2018.1444778DOI Listing
May 2019
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Intralesional Diode Laser 1064 nm for the Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Report of Twenty Patients.

Open Access Maced J Med Sci 2018 Jan 7;6(1):31-34. Epub 2018 Jan 7.

Universita degli Studi dell'Insubria Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Morfologiche, Varese, Italy.

Aim: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory disease, commonly characterized by painful, deep dermal abscesses and chronic draining sinus tracts. Recently, laser and light-based therapies have become more commonly used in the management of HS.

Material And Methods: We report 20 HS patients treated with a 1064 nm wavelength, emitted from a diode laser, launched in an optical fibre through intracavitary modalities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2018.045DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5816308PMC
January 2018
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Efficacy of MAS063DP lotion vs 0.02% triamcinolone acetonide lotion in improving post-ablative fractional CO laser resurfacing wound healing: a split-face, triple-blinded, randomized, controlled trial.

Int J Dermatol 2018 Apr 12;57(4):480-487. Epub 2018 Feb 12.

Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand.

Proven as effective acne scar treatment, ablative fractional carbon dioxide (AFCO ) laser requires post-laser wound healing care. MAS063DP is a multicomponent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory moisturizer for effective post-laser treatment. This study compares the efficacy of MAS063DP and 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijd.13922DOI Listing
April 2018
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Role of Nonsurgical Chin Augmentation in Full Face Rejuvenation: A Review and Our Experience.

Dermatol Surg 2018 07;44(7):985-993

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, San Diego, California.

Background: The chin is a critical component to the perception of facial attractiveness. Dermal fillers offer a nonsurgical, temporary method of correcting mild to moderate chin retrusion and resorption. Thus far, discussion of this procedure has been largely limited to the plastic surgery and otolaryngology literature. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000001461DOI Listing
July 2018
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Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation: Epidemiology, Clinical Presentation, Pathogenesis and Treatment.

Am J Clin Dermatol 2018 Aug;19(4):489-503

Mount Sinai St. Luke's and West, 1090 Amsterdam Avenue, Suite 11B, New York, NY, 10025, USA.

Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a reactive hypermelanosis that develops following cutaneous inflammation. Common causes of PIH include intrinsic skin conditions (e.g. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40257-017-0333-6DOI Listing
August 2018
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Scar Revision: Surgical and Nonsurgical Options.

Facial Plast Surg 2017 Dec 1;33(6):621-626. Epub 2017 Dec 1.

Department of Otolaryngology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0037-1607446DOI Listing
December 2017
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[Dermatologic surgery, hemophilia and Von Willebrand disease].

Ann Dermatol Venereol 2018 Apr 14;145(4):233-239. Epub 2017 Nov 14.

Service de dermatologie, centre Tarnier, hôpital Cochin, AP-HP, 89, avenue d'Assas, 75006 Paris, France; Université Paris 5, 15, rue de l'École-de-Médecine, 75006 Paris, France. Electronic address:

Background: Von Willebrand disease (VWD) and hemophilia A and B are the most common types of hereditary coagulation-factor deficiencies. The frequency and type of complications of skin surgery in these patients are unknown. The increasing incidence of skin cancer prompted us to reflect upon this issue. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annder.2017.10.009DOI Listing
April 2018
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Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation: A comprehensive overview: Treatment options and prevention.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2017 Oct;77(4):607-621

Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. Electronic address:

Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) occurs after various dermatoses, exogenous stimuli, and dermatologic procedures. The clinical course of PIH is chronic and unpredictable, although the probability of resolution of epidermal hyperpigmentation is better than those of dermal hyperpigmentation. PIH can be prevented or alleviated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2017.01.036DOI Listing
October 2017
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Techniques for Optimizing Surgical Scars, Part 1: Wound Healing and Depressed/Atrophic Scars.

Skinmed 2017;15(4):271-276. Epub 2017 Aug 1.

Refresh Dermatology, Houston, TX;

Surgical management of benign or malignant cutaneous tumors may result in noticeable scars that are of great concern to patients, regardless of sex, age, or ethnicity. Techniques to optimize surgical scars are discussed in this three-part review. In part 1, an overview of the importance of preoperative planning, intraoperative technique, and pathophysiology of wound healing is followed by a discussion of scar revision options for depressed/atrophic scars. Read More

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July 2019
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Safety of non-ablative fractional laser for acne scars within 1 month after treatment with oral isotretinoin: A randomized split-face controlled trial.

Lasers Surg Med 2017 12 29;49(10):886-890. Epub 2017 Aug 29.

Department of Dermatology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84132.

Background And Objective: Based on reports of poor wound healing and scarring, it is currently recommended that patients wait 6 months after completion of oral isotretinoin therapy before the safe initiation of laser treatment. Our aim was to evaluate the safety of non-ablative fractional laser (NAFL) treatment for acne scars within 1 month after isotretinoin therapy.

Study Design/methods: This was a randomized split-face controlled trial involving 10 patients with acne scars who had completed isotretinoin treatment. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/lsm.22711
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December 2017
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The increasing relevance of biofilms in common dermatological conditions.

J Dermatolog Treat 2018 Mar 9;29(2):202-207. Epub 2017 Aug 9.

b Department of Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Unit, St. Thomas' Hospital , St. John's Institute of Dermatology , London , UK.

Background: Biofilms are diverse groups of microorganisms encased in a self-produced matrix that offers protection against unfavorable conditions and antibiotics.

Methods: We performed a literature search using the MEDLINE electronic database. Only original articles published in English were considered for review. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09546634.2017.1360989DOI Listing
March 2018
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Mitigation of epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor-induced side effects utilizing melanin and vascular-specific lasers: A case report series.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2017 Oct 2;19(5):300-302. Epub 2017 Mar 2.

a Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine , Stanford University , Redwood City , CA , USA.

The advent of targeted chemotherapy has led to the emergence of new dermatologic toxicities. We sought to use lasers and light devices to treat recalcitrant cutaneous adverse effects related to cancer treatment. Three stage III or IV cancer patients with cutaneous complications due to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors were treated with melanin and vascular-specific laser and light technologies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14764172.2017.1299187DOI Listing
October 2017
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[Dermatologic laser surgery].

Ugeskr Laeger 2017 Feb;179(8)

In this article we give an overview of which skin conditions that are currently treated with laser and explains the basic principles of treatment. In addition, we summarize recommendations of the Danish Dermatological Society for demarcation of medical treatments which can be provided free of charge from cosmetic self-payment treatments. Read More

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February 2017
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Hypochlorous acid gel technology-Its impact on postprocedure treatment and scar prevention.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2017 Jun 30;16(2):162-167. Epub 2017 Mar 30.

Faculty of Medicine, McGill University,Montreal, Canada.

Background: A pre-and postprocedure regime aimed at prevention of infection, reduction of inflammation and risk of scarring, is to enable optimal outcomes.

Objectives: The role of a hypochlorous acid containing spray and translucent scar gel formulation that combines modified silicon oil with hypochlorous acid, was explored for pre- and postprocedure treatment and scar management.

Methods: For this purpose a literature review was conducted to explore the value of the technology used in pre-and postprocedural regimes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocd.12330DOI Listing
June 2017
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Lasers in the treatment of acne.

G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2017 Aug 28;152(4):360-372. Epub 2017 Mar 28.

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Hospital, Miami, FL, USA.

Acne is a chronic disease of the pilosebaceous units, presenting as inflammatory or noninflammatory lesions, affecting primarily the face but also the back and chest. The mainstay of treatment remains topical retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, azelaic acid, antibiotics, and isotretinoin, many of which result in poor compliance, lack of durable remission, and incur adverse effects. The use of lasers to treat acne is continuously increasing because of their minimal complications, limited number of office-based treatments required, potential benefits of simultaneously treating acne scarring, and the rapid onset of results. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.23736/S0392-0488.17.05641-3DOI Listing
August 2017
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Removal of Tattoos by Q-Switched Nanosecond Lasers.

Authors:
Syrus Karsai

Curr Probl Dermatol 2017 10;52:105-112. Epub 2017 Mar 10.

Department of Dermatology, Klinikum Darmstadt, Darmstadt, and Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany.

Tattoo removal by Q-switched nanosecond laser devices is generally a safe and effective method, albeit a time-consuming one. Despite the newest developments in laser treatment, it is still not possible to remove every tattoo completely and without complications. Incomplete removal remains one of the most common challenges. Read More

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September 2017
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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

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April 2017
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A systematic review of comparative studies of CO and erbium:YAG lasers in resurfacing facial rhytides (wrinkles).

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2017 Aug 6;19(4):199-204. Epub 2017 Feb 6.

d Cochrane Taiwan , Taipei Medical University , Taipei , Taiwan.

Background: Laser resurfacing is used to minimize wrinkles, solar scars and sequelae of acne.

Objective: Purpose of the systematic review was to compare resurfacing outcomes of CO laser and erbium: yttrium aluminium garnet (erb:YAG) laser therapies.

Materials And Methods: Medline, Cochrane Library, EMBASE and Google Scholar databases were searched until 9 April 2015 using the following terms: laser, carbon dioxide/CO, facial wrinkles, rhytides and erbium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet/erbium:YAG/Er:YAG. Read More

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August 2017
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Clinical efficacy of liposome-encapsulated Aloe vera on melasma treatment during pregnancy.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2017 Jun 31;19(3):181-187. Epub 2017 Jan 31.

b Department of Medical Biotechnology , School of Advance Science in Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Tehran , Iran.

Background: Melasma is a challenging dermatological condition during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical efficacy of a topical liposome-encapsulated Aloe vera preparation, on melasma in pregnant women. In order to enhance the bioavailability of Aloe vera leaf gel extract (AGE), liposomes encapsulating Aloe vera were prepared and examined for their biochemical properties. Read More

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June 2017
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Measuring niacin-associated skin toxicity (NASTy) stigmata along with symptoms to aid development of niacin mimetics.

J Lipid Res 2017 04 23;58(4):783-797. Epub 2017 Jan 23.

cyberDERM, Inc., Broomall, PA.

Though cardioprotective, niacin monotherapy is limited by unpleasant cutaneous symptoms mimicking dermatitis: niacin-associated skin toxicity (NASTy). Niacin is prototypical of several emerging drugs suffering off-target rubefacient properties whereby agonizing the GPR109A receptor on cutaneous immune cells provokes vasodilation, prompting skin plethora and , as well as , , and , and systemically, heat loss, , chills, and rigors. Typically, NASTy effects are described by subjective patient-reported perception, at best semi-quantitative and bias-prone. Read More

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April 2017
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Early use of CO lasers and silicone gel on surgical scars: Prospective study.

Lasers Surg Med 2017 08 24;49(6):570-576. Epub 2017 Jan 24.

School of Medicine of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Núcleo de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa, Santa Casa de Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.

Introduction: Some publications have shown good aesthetic results for scars through the early application of fractional CO lasers on elective surgery scars. The aim of this randomized, double-blinded clinical trial was to compare the aesthetic quality of the scar from a group of patients submitted to super-pulsed fractional CO laser applications (10,600 nm fractional CO , set at a density of 20% and an energy of 10 mJ, a scanner of 03 × 03 mm, and a pulse repetition time of 0.3 seconds) in contrast with the other group that used only the silicone gel on the scar after plastic surgery. Read More

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August 2017
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[Melasma : An update on the clinical picture, treatment, and prevention].

Hautarzt 2017 Feb;68(2):120-126

Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, 66421, Homburg, Deutschland.

Melasma, also known as chloasma or mask of pregnancy, presents clinically as hyperpigmented skin areas, which develop mostly in the face as a consequence of increased synthesis of melanin. The established treatment options, including topically applied agents and the use of various laser systems, mostly result in improvement but not in complete remission of the lesions. Because of its significant impact on quality of life and the limited effectivity of available treatment options, the management of melasma is challenging for the treating physician. Read More

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February 2017
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A seamless phase I/II dose-finding trial assessing ingenol disoxate (LEO 43204) for field treatment of actinic keratosis on the scalp.

Br J Dermatol 2017 Jun 25;176(6):1456-1464. Epub 2017 Apr 25.

Laser & Skin Surgery Center Indiana, Carmel, IN, U.S.A.

Background: Actinic keratosis (AK) is a common sun-related skin condition, which can progress to squamous cell carcinoma and occur in cancerized fields.

Objectives: To investigate in a phase I/II trial the safety and efficacy of ingenol disoxate as topical field therapy for patients with AK on the balding scalp.

Methods: Part 1 was a phase I, open-label, dose-escalation trial investigating up to six doses of ingenol disoxate to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD). Read More

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June 2017
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Laser Safety in Isotretinoin Use: A Survey of Expert Opinion and Practice.

Dermatol Surg 2017 Mar;43(3):357-363

*SkinCare Physicians, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; †Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

Background: Reports of poor wound healing in the setting of isotretinoin treatment have created a conservative standard of care in which laser and phototherapy treatment of patients receiving isotretinoin is relatively contraindicated.

Objective: A survey of 220 nationally recognized experts in cutaneous laser surgery was conducted to evaluate physician experience and opinion pertaining to laser and light procedures in patients treated with isotretinoin, including perceived risk and actual complications.

Results: There was a 42% response rate. Read More

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March 2017
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