201 results match your criteria Skin Resurfacing - Dermabrasion


Recognizing and Managing Complications in Laser Resurfacing, Chemical Peels, and Dermabrasion.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2020 Nov 9;28(4):493-501. Epub 2020 Sep 9.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, 340 West 10 th Street, Fairbanks Hall, Suite 6200, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3082, USA.

Skin resurfacing techniques allow improvement of skin texture and color. This includes the effacement of wrinkles, signs of photoaging, and the softening of scars. Laser resurfacing, chemical peels, and dermabrasion are associated with overlapping risks of complications. Read More

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November 2020

Depth Map for Face and Neck Deep Chemical Peel Resurfacing.

Dermatol Surg 2020 09;46(9):1204-1209

Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

Background: Chemical peels are applied to the face and neck to improve rhytides and the photoaged appearance of the skin. Peels can be applied to different skin depths depending on the types of chemicals, the volume of solution, and the amount of pressure or friction applied. If a peel is applied too superficially, rhytides will not be removed. Read More

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September 2020

Single Ablative Fractional Resurfacing Laser Treatment For Forearm Actinic Keratoses: 6-Month Follow-Up Data From An Intrapatient Comparison Between Treated and Untreated Sites.

Lasers Surg Med 2020 01 17;52(1):84-87. Epub 2019 Nov 17.

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, Ohio, 45435.

Background And Objectives: Actinic keratoses (AK) are common pre-cancerous lesions, which are associated with ultraviolet light exposure and aging. Wounding therapies such as fractionated laser resurfacing (FLR) have been previously demonstrated to effectively treat facial AK. However, the effectiveness of FLR on other sites commonly afflicted with AK has not been studied in detail. Read More

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January 2020

Wounding with a microneedling device corrects the inappropriate ultraviolet B radiation response in geriatric skin.

Arch Dermatol Res 2020 Jan 28;312(1):1-4. Epub 2019 Oct 28.

Department of Dermatology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Non-melanoma skin cancer primarily affects geriatric patients as evidenced by the fact that only 20% of these cancers are diagnosed in patients under the age of 60 years. Of importance, geriatric skin responds to procarcinogenic ultraviolet B radiation (UVB) in a manner that permits the establishment of tumor cells. Recent studies have indicated that wounding of geriatric skin with fractionated resurfacing lasers and dermabrasion upregulates fibroblast production of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and normalizes the procarcinogenic acute UVB response consisting of basal keratinocytes proliferating while still harboring unrepaired DNA damage. Read More

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January 2020

Periauricular wrinkles removed with voltaic arc dermabrasion (Atmospheric Plasma technique).

J Cosmet Dermatol 2020 Jul 26;19(7):1709-1714. Epub 2019 Oct 26.

Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy.

Background: In recent literature, different approaches have been proposed to improve the long-lasting treatment of age-related alterations on the human face with decreased invasiveness and side effects such as scar tissue. Voltaic arc dermabrasion is a minimally painful procedure that does not create discomfort to the patient and requires no anaesthesia.

Aims: The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the voltaic arc technique for the treatment of skin wrinkles in the periauricular area. Read More

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Predicting Public Interest in Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures Using Google Trends.

Aesthet Surg J 2020 10;40(11):1253-1262

Dr Nazerali is an Attending Physician, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.

Background: Google Trends (GT) provides cost-free, customizable analyses of search traffic for specified terms entered into Google's search engine. GT may inform plastic surgery marketing decisions and resource allocation.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine GT's utility in tracking and predicting public interest in nonsurgical cosmetic procedures and to examine trends over time of public interest in nonsurgical procedures. Read More

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October 2020

Nonsurgical Adjuncts Following Facelift to Achieve Optimal Aesthetic Outcomes: "Icing on the Cake".

Clin Plast Surg 2019 Oct 30;46(4):613-623. Epub 2019 Jul 30.

Private Practice, Marina Plastic Surgery, 4644 Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 552, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, USA.

This article discusses the various nonsurgical treatments that can be performed in combination with facelift surgery to provide patients with a more complete facial rejuvenation. Nonsurgical adjuncts focus on facial volume enhancement, skin resurfacing, intense pulsed light for pigmentary changes, neuromodulators, and skin care in addition to the surgical techniques used to combat facial aging. Several options exist for skin resurfacing, including dermabrasion, chemical peels, and lasers; the advantages and limitations of each are discussed. Read More

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October 2019

Chemical Peels: Deep, Medium, and Light.

Facial Plast Surg 2019 Jun 12;35(3):239-247. Epub 2019 Jun 12.

Mangat, Holzapfel & Lied Plastic Surgery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and dermabrasion all offer unique options for skin resurfacing for rhytids and dyschromias. Laser resurfacing has developed over the previous decades, but it is the chemical peel against which all modern forms of skin resurfacing are measured. Phenol-croton oil peels have been modernized and depend on croton oil concentration to minimize risks. Read More

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Surgical and Noninvasive Modalities for Scar Revision.

Dermatol Clin 2019 Jul;37(3):375-386

Department of Dermatology, University of California Davis Medical System, 3301 C Street, #1400, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA. Electronic address:

Scar revision is of premier importance to the dermatologic surgeon. Some of the least invasive modalities include use of silicone gel sheets, resurfacing with electrosurgical instruments, dermabrasion, chemical peels, and subcision. Laser technology also has been implemented to selectively target and ablate fibrous scar tissue via selective thermolysis. Read More

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Application of Cultured Epidermal Homograft (Kaloderm) for Wide Scar Treatment.

J Craniofac Surg 2019 Sep;30(6):e535-e539

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu.

Background: For the treatment of wide scars, laser resurfacing procedures are generally used. However, sometimes their results are not satisfactory. Many clinical studies have reported that cultured epidermal allogenic sheets promote rapid and good quality wound healing. Read More

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September 2019

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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Comparative Evaluation of Clinical Outcomes of Laser Skin Resurfacing Using an Ultra-Pulse Carbon Dioxide Laser and Manual Dermabrasion Using a Medium-Grit Drywall Sand Screen for Scar Revision in Adults: A Split-Scar Prospective Study.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2019 Feb 27;77(2):411.e1-411.e8. Epub 2018 Oct 27.

Lecturer, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, MGM Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India.

Purpose: The purpose was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of laser skin resurfacing using an ultra-pulse carbon dioxide (CO) laser and manual dermabrasion with a medium-grit drywall sand screen for scar revision in adults with Fitzpatrick skin type III to V.

Materials And Methods: A total of 20 postsurgical and post-traumatic scars in individuals with Fitzpatrick skin type III to V were included in this study. Preoperative evaluation of the scars was performed by 3 blinded observers using the Manchester scar rating scale. Read More

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February 2019

Standard Guidelines of Care: Performing Procedures in Patients on or Recently Administered with Isotretinoin.

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2017 Oct-Dec;10(4):186-194

Skinnovation Laser Clinic, New Delhi, India.

Background: Currently, the standard protocol regarding the performance of procedures on patients receiving or having recently received isotretinoin (13--retinoic acid) states that the procedures should not be performed. The recommendations in standard books and drug insert require discontinuation of isotretinoin for 6 months before performing cosmetic procedures, including waxing, dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser procedures, or incisional and excisional cold-steel surgery. These recommendations have been followed for over two decades despite little evidence for the stated increased risk of scarring. Read More

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ASDS Guidelines Task Force: Consensus Recommendations Regarding the Safety of Lasers, Dermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Energy Devices, and Skin Surgery During and After Isotretinoin Use.

Dermatol Surg 2017 Oct;43(10):1249-1262

*Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; †Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; ‡Section of Dermatology, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; §SkinCare Physicians, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; ‖Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, New York, New York; ¶Department of Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York; #Union Square Laser Dermatology, New York, New York; **Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Northern California, Sacramento, California; ††Department of Dermatology, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Davis, California; ‡‡Department of Dermatology, University of California San Diego Health System, San Diego, California; §§DermOne, LLC, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania; ‖‖Division of Dermatology, Section of Procedural Dermatology, Cooper University Health Care, Marlton, New Jersey; ¶¶Westlake Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, Austin, Texas; ##Division of Plastic Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; ***Department of Dermatology, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California; †††Department of Dermatology, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Departments of ‡‡‡Otolaryngology, and §§§Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

Background: Currently, the isotretinoin (13-cis-retinoic acid) package insert contains language advising the discontinuation of isotretinoin for 6 months before performing cosmetic procedures, including waxing, dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser procedures, or incisional and excisional cold-steel surgery. It is common practice to follow this standard because of concerns regarding reports of sporadic adverse events and increased risk of scarring.

Objective: To develop expert consensus regarding the safety of skin procedures, including resurfacing, energy device treatments, and incisional and excisional procedures, in the setting of concurrent or recent isotretinoin use. Read More

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October 2017

Injectables in the Nose: Facts and Controversies.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2016 Aug;24(3):379-89

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. Electronic address:

Nasal injectables and surface treatments alter the appearance of the nose both primarily and following nasal surgery. Fillers such as hyaluronic acids, calcium hydroxyapatite, and fat have a variety of advantages and disadvantages in eliminating small asymmetries postrhinoplasty. All nasal injectables have rare but severe ocular and cerebral ischemic complications. Read More

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Microdermabrasion: a clinical, histometric, and histopathologic study.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2016 Dec 29;15(4):503-513. Epub 2016 Jun 29.

Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Al-Minya, Egypt.

Background: Microdermabrasion is a nonchemical superficial resurfacing procedure that removes the stratum corneum. Because it is a somewhat subtle procedure, it may be difficult to demonstrate its cosmetic benefit.

Objectives: To assess the efficacy of microdermabrasion in treatment of melasma, postacne scarring, striae distensae, and photoaging by a series of microdermabrasion sittings through clinical, histometric, and histopathologic analysis. Read More

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December 2016

Periorbital Rejuvenation: Overview of Nonsurgical Treatment Options.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2016 May;24(2):145-52

Department of Dermatology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 1755 South Grand Boulevard, St Louis, MO 63104, USA.

Numerous nonsurgical options for periorbital rejuvenation are available and can be used alone or as adjuncts to other nonsurgical and surgical options. Topicals, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and dermabrasion therapy, along with neuromodulators and fillers, can be used to enhance the appearance of the periorbital region. Read More

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A rare complication of follicular hair unit extraction: Kaposi's varicelliform eruption.

Dermatol Pract Concept 2016 Jan 31;6(1):15-7. Epub 2016 Jan 31.

Department of Pathology, Baskent İstanbul University Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

Follicular hair unit extraction (FUE) is becoming a popular type of hair transplantation recently. Kaposi's varicelliform eruption (KVE) is an uncommon skin emergency due to cutaneous dissemination of several types of viruses, most notably herpes virus, over the lesions of preexisting skin disorders. A 34-year-old man visited our dermatology outpatient clinic with a blistering, itchy and tender eruption on his head and body. Read More

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January 2016

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

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February 2016

Acne scarring: a review of cosmetic therapies.

Cutis 2015 May;95(5):276-81

5 E 98th St, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10029-6574, USA.

Acne vulgaris is one of the most commonly encountered skin conditions and frequently is seen in both adolescent and adult populations. Scarring is a common result of acne and may take the form of atrophic or hypertrophic scars. Acne scarring often occurs in highly visible areas such as the face, thus resulting not only in an un-desirable cosmetic appearance but also potential impairment of mental health, social functioning, and overall well-being. Read More

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Laser therapy for the treatment of Hailey-Hailey disease: a systematic review with focus on carbon dioxide laser resurfacing.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2015 Jun 21;29(6):1045-52. Epub 2014 Nov 21.

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 33136, USA.

Benign familial chronic pemphigus, or Hailey-Hailey disease (HHD), is a recurrent bullous dermatitis that tends to have a chronic course with frequent relapses. Long-term treatment options include surgery with skin grafting or dermabrasion. Both are highly invasive and carry significant risks and complications. Read More

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Neck skin rejuvenation.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2014 May;22(2):203-16

1103 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 300, Lafayette, LA 70508, USA. Electronic address:

The author of this article uses the pulsed ablative CO2 laser for resurfacing of the neck and face, based on the gold standard status of the CO2 laser and a novel post-treatment plan that greatly reduces adverse effects traditionally associated with fully ablative resurfacing. The croton oil peel is an inexpensive and effective modality for rejuvenating neck skin. The use of either technique as an adjunct to neck lift surgery, with or without facelift surgery, permits surgeons to fulfill the expectations of patients who want the skin of their face and neck to be homogeneous and more attractive. Read More

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Dermabrasion.

Facial Plast Surg 2014 Feb 31;30(1):35-9. Epub 2014 Jan 31.

Department of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas.

For many patients, sun damage, trauma, prior cutaneous carcinomas, and aging have created a less than optimal skin appearance. There are currently multiple forms of ablative therapy to correct such concerns. Dermabrasion is a form of resurfacing that mechanically alters the skin at the level of the dermis, to promote collagen remodeling and re-epithelialization. Read More

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February 2014

Lasers and light-based therapies in ethnic skin: treatment options and recommendations for Fitzpatrick skin types V and VI.

Authors:
A F Alexis

Br J Dermatol 2013 Oct;169 Suppl 3:91-7

Skin of Color Center, St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, 1090 Amsterdam Avenue Suite 11B, New York, NY, 10025, U.S.A; Department of Dermatology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 161 Fort Washington Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY, 10032, U.S.A.

Ethnic skin or 'skin of colour', which is characterized by increased epidermal melanin, labile melanocytes and reactive fibroblast responses, poses special challenges for the use of laser and light-based therapies. These therapies are associated with a greater risk of dyspigmentation and scarring in ethnic skin and therefore require careful selection of device and treatment parameters to minimize complications. Whereas early-generation lasers for hair removal and resurfacing were generally contraindicated for individuals with Fitzpatrick skin phototypes (SPT) IV-VI, advances in the past decade have given rise to a range of devices that can be safely used in ethnic skin. Read More

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October 2013

Improving posttraumatic facial scars.

Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2013 Oct 4;46(5):867-81. Epub 2013 Sep 4.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. Electronic address:

Posttraumatic soft-tissue injuries of the face are often the most lasting sequelae of facial trauma. The disfigurement of posttraumatic scarring lies in both their physical deformity and psychosocial ramifications. This review outlines a variety of techniques to improve facial scars and limit their lasting effects. Read More

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October 2013

Fractionated ablative carbon dioxide laser for the treatment of rhinophyma.

Lasers Surg Med 2014 Jan 5;46(1):8-12. Epub 2013 Oct 5.

Department of Dermatology, University of California, Irvine, California, 92697.

Background: Rhinophyma is a progressive and disfiguring proliferative disorder of the nose, which is related to chronic rosacea. Many different treatment modalities have been utilized both alone and in combination including: loop cautery, CO2 laser, argon laser, dermabrasion, cryotherapy, radiotherapy, full-thickness excision, skin graft, flap reconstruction, and cold scalpel. CO2 resurfacing has been considered first line therapy but is often associated with a shiny, scarred appearance, with patulous pores, and with loss of pigmentation. Read More

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January 2014

Gene profiling analysis of the early effects of ablative fractional carbon dioxide laser treatment on human skin.

Dermatol Surg 2013 Jul 14;39(7):1033-43. Epub 2013 Mar 14.

Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea.

Background: The use of carbon dioxide (CO2) laser-mediated ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR) is currently under extensive clinical investigation, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this process are unclear.

Objectives: To determine the early expressed genes that are upregulated in human skin after treatment using a CO2 fractional laser.

Methods: Whole human skin was irradiated using an AFR CO2 laser, and changes in gene expression after 2 and 24 hours were analyzed using microarray analysis. Read More

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