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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joms.2018.10.013DOI Listing
February 2019
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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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http://www.jcasonline.com/text.asp?2017/10/4/186/224574
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_110_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5820835PMC
March 2018
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000001166DOI Listing
October 2017
102 Reads

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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsc.2016.03.014DOI Listing
August 2016
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocd.12252DOI Listing
December 2016
47 Reads

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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsc.2016.01.003DOI Listing
May 2016
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.5826/dpc.0601a05DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4758440PMC
January 2016
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2015.09.024DOI Listing
February 2016
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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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May 2015
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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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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jdv.12875
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jdv.12875DOI Listing
June 2015
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsc.2014.01.002DOI Listing
May 2014
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0033-1363759DOI Listing
February 2014
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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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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/bjd.12526
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjd.12526DOI Listing
October 2013
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.otc.2013.06.006DOI Listing
October 2013
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lsm.22184DOI Listing
January 2014
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dsu.12170DOI Listing
July 2013
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Fibroblast senescence and squamous cell carcinoma: how wounding therapies could be protective.

Dermatol Surg 2013 Jul 25;39(7):967-73. Epub 2013 Feb 25.

Department of Dermatology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA.

Background: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which has one of the highest incidences of all cancers in the United States, is an age-dependent disease, with the majority of these cancers diagnosed in people age 70 and older. Recent findings have led to a new hypothesis on the pathogenesis of SCC.

Objectives: To evaluate the potential of preventive therapies to reduce the incidence of SCC in at-risk geriatric patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dsu.12138DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4112094PMC
July 2013
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Laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and other cutaneous treatments of the brow and upper lid.

Clin Plast Surg 2013 Jan;40(1):91-9

Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, New York, NY 10016, USA.

The focus of this article is treatments of the brow and upper lid, in the context of appreciating their relationship to the forehead and periorbital complex to best evaluate and treat. This material is focused on treatments designed to stimulate collagen synthesis, as well as improve fine lines, wrinkles, and overall appearance of the skin, by mechanical dermabrasion, application of chemical peels, laser surgery, and treatment with energy devices including radiofrequency and focused ultrasound. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cps.2012.08.006DOI Listing
January 2013
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Pharmacotherapy of actinic keratosis: an update.

Expert Opin Pharmacother 2012 Sep;13(13):1847-71

Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research, Skin and Cancer Associates, Aventura, FL 33180, USA.

Introduction: Actinic keratosis (AK) represents the initial intraepidermal manifestation of abnormal keratinocyte proliferation, with the potential of progression to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Few visible AKs lead to the use of lesion-directed treatments, including ablative and/or surgical procedures. Multiple and/or the suspicion of subclinical (non-visible) AKs lead to the use of field-directed therapies, including topical and ablative treatments. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1517/14656566.2012.716039DOI Listing
September 2012
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Fractionated laser resurfacing corrects the inappropriate UVB response in geriatric skin.

J Invest Dermatol 2012 Jun 1;132(6):1591-6. Epub 2012 Mar 1.

Department of Dermatology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5121, USA.

Non-melanoma skin cancer is a disease primarily afflicting geriatric patients as evidenced by the fact that 80% of all non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed in patients over the age of 60 years. As such, geriatric skin responds to cancer-inducing UVB irradiation in a manner that allows the establishment of tumor cells. Currently, the only effective treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer is the removal of the tumors after they appear, indicating the need for a more cost-effective prophylactic therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/jid.2012.29DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3352957PMC
June 2012
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Reduction of thickened flap using fractional carbon dioxide laser.

Lasers Surg Med 2011 Nov;43(9):873-4

Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, USA.

Background And Objective: The paramedian forehead flap is an excellent choice when repairing a large nasal defect. However, even when carefully thinned, the flap may develop a bulky appearance, an ill-fitting contour, or trap door deformity. When on the face, these suboptimal results can be quite distressing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lsm.21125DOI Listing
November 2011
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Evaluation of the effect of fractional laser with radiofrequency and fractionated radiofrequency on the improvement of acne scars.

Dermatol Surg 2011 Sep 11;37(9):1260-7. Epub 2011 Aug 11.

Dermatology Cosmetic Laser Associates of La Jolla, San Diego, California 92121, USA.

Background: Options for acne scar reduction include peels, subcision, fillers, lasers, dermabrasion, and surgical excision, although not all are applicable in darker skin types. A novel device with a handpiece combining optical and radiofrequency (RF) energies along with a fractionated RF handpiece is available for nonablative resurfacing.

Objectives: Our primary objective was to evaluate the improvement in acne scars and skin texture. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1524-4725.2011.02110.xDOI Listing
September 2011
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Corrective dermatology today.

Acta Clin Croat 2010 Dec;49(4):519-23

University Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Zagreb University Hospital Center and School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia.

The field of corrective dermatology has gained remarkable development in the past two decades. New heights in techniques and the growing interest in rejuvenation procedures have resulted in an increase in the number of corrective procedures all over the world. Here we present the most frequently performed corrective procedures in dermatology today: lasers, intense pulsed light, fillers, botulinum toxin, chemical peeling, radiofrequency, and dermabrasion. Read More

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December 2010
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Dermabrasion.

Clin Plast Surg 2011 Jul;38(3):391-5, v-vi

Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Institute, University of California-Irvine, 200 South Manchester Avenue, Suite 650, Orange, CA, USA.

This review presents skin anatomy, dermabraders, indications for dermabrasion and microdermabrasion, and dermabrasion techniques for the face, along with potential complications. Dermabrasion is a minimally invasive technique used for skin resurfacing. Its applications include treatment of rhytids, abnormal scarring, and premalignant lesions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cps.2011.05.001DOI Listing
July 2011
3 Reads

Aesthetic dermatology for aging ethnic skin.

Dermatol Surg 2011 Jul 17;37(7):901-17. Epub 2011 May 17.

Callender Skin and Laser Center, Glenn Dale, Maryland 20769, USA.

Background: Dark-skinned patients manifest the signs of skin aging differently than their fair-skinned counterparts in that the former exhibit more intrinsic facial aging, whereas the later shows more photodamage. Nevertheless, common cosmetic procedures can be used in skin of color to treat the signs of aging.

Objective: To provide updated clinical information on the use of cosmetic procedures for skin aging in darker phototypes for the safe treatment of this population. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1524-4725.2011.02007.xDOI Listing
July 2011
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Current chemical peels and other resurfacing techniques.

Facial Plast Surg 2011 Feb 18;27(1):35-49. Epub 2011 Jan 18.

Mangat-Kuy-Holzapfel Plastic Surgery Centers, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236, USA.

The currently available methods for resurfacing will be addressed in this article, which has been divided into three areas of focus: chemical peels, lasers, and dermabrasion. Emphasis will be placed on chemical peels, a technique with a long history that provides a very reliable method of resurfacing and that every facial plastic surgeon should be familiar with. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0030-1270422DOI Listing
February 2011
5 Reads

Ultrapulsed fractional CO2 laser for the treatment of post-traumatic and pathological scars.

J Drugs Dermatol 2010 Nov;9(11):1328-31

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.

Background And Objective: Scar management is a long-term process. A variety of modalities have been employed and, depending on scar type, treatment may be invasive and/or conservative. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a new CO2 laser resurfacing for post-traumatic and pathological scars and to compare this device with classic dermabrasion. Read More

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November 2010
9 Reads

What's new in skin resurfacing and rejuvenation?

G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2010 Oct;145(5):583-96

Division of Dermatologic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA.

Skin resurfacing and rejuvenation techniques have experienced significant advances in the last few decades, and new devices are continuously being introduced into the marketplace. The large number of available modalities such as fractional lasers, radiofrequency systems, microdermabrasion, laser-assisted lipolysis, and ultrasound provides practitioners with a wide array of choices to address the needs of cosmetic patients. Many of the newer technologies, such as devices that integrate a fractional delivery system, provide excellent results with few adverse side effects. Read More

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October 2010

A case report of a chemical burn due to the misuse of glacial acetic acid.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2010 Dec 13;63(12):e829-31. Epub 2010 Aug 13.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chonbuk National University Hospital, 634-18, Keumam-Dong, Dukjin-Gu, Jeonju, Chonbuk 561-712, South Korea.

As young and elastic skin is what everyone dreams of, various measures have been implemented including chemical, laser resurfacing and dermabrasion to improve the condition of ageing skin. However, the high cost of these procedures prevents the poor from having access to treatment. Glacial acetic acid is widely used as a substitute for chemical peeling because it is readily easily available and affordable. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2010.07.007DOI Listing
December 2010

Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion.

Facial Plast Surg 2009 Dec 18;25(5):301-10. Epub 2009 Dec 18.

Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA.

Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are facial resurfacing techniques that mechanically ablate aged or damaged skin to promote reepithelialization. Although the act of physically abrading the skin is common to both procedures, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion employ different instruments and are distinct in their technical executions. Dermabrasion completely removes the epidermis and penetrates to the level of the papillary or reticular dermis, inducing remodeling of the skin's structural proteins. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0029-1243078DOI Listing
December 2009
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A paradigm for facial skin rejuvenation.

Facial Plast Surg 2009 Nov 18;25(4):245-51. Epub 2009 Nov 18.

Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

There is a significant desire by patients to reverse the signs of aging caused by photodamage. Numerous procedures for facial skin rejuvenation have been developed in an attempt to minimize the erythema, dyspigmentation, and rhytides associated with photoaging. The initial procedures developed for facial rejuvenation involve skin resurfacing via complete ablation of layers of skin. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0029-1242036DOI Listing
November 2009
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Recontouring, resurfacing, and scar revision in skin cancer reconstruction.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2009 Aug;17(3):469-487.e3

Department of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, 62794-9649, USA.

Residual disfigurement is a common problem for patients who have undergone skin cancer reconstruction. Restoring form and function in these patients is an artistic and technical endeavor. The efficacy of surgical scar revision, dermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing is predicated upon the skin's innate ability to regenerate over time in response to mechanical, chemical, and thermal or ablative stresses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsc.2009.04.006DOI Listing
August 2009
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Management of hyperpigmentation in darker racial ethnic groups.

Authors:
Pearl E Grimes

Semin Cutan Med Surg 2009 Jun;28(2):77-85

Vitiligo and Pigmentation Institute of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

Dyschromias, in particular hyperpigmentation, are major issues of concern for people of color. Pigmentary disorders such as melasma and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) can cause psychological and emotional distress and can pose a negative impact on a person's health-related quality of life. The precise etiology of these conditions is unknown. Read More

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http://scmsjournal.com/article/buy_now/?id=242
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sder.2009.04.001DOI Listing
June 2009
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Ablative skin resurfacing with a novel microablative CO2 laser.

J Drugs Dermatol 2009 Feb;8(2):138-44

Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser skin resurfacing has been a mainstay of facial rejuvenation since its introduction in the mid 1990s. Recently, a new generation of fractional or microablative CO2 lasers has been introduced to the marketplace. According to the concept of fractional photothermolysis, these lasers ablate only a fraction of the epidermal and dermal architecture in the treatment area. Read More

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February 2009
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CO2 laser resurfacing: still a good treatment.

Aesthet Surg J 2008 Jul-Aug;28(4):456-62

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

The authors recommend carbon dioxide (CO(2)) laser resurfacing as an excellent tool for treatment of aging skin, especially when used for moderate to severe facial rhytids, explaining that some of the commonly cited disadvantages of this modality can be avoided with proper patient selection and conservative treatment settings. They contend that the ability to control fluence, density, and pattern size provides an excellent benefit-risk ratio. In addition, using a combination of other resurfacing modalities, such as 35% trichloroacetic acid chemical peels, 88% phenol, and dermabrasion with the CO(2) laser produces outstanding results. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asj.2008.05.001DOI Listing

Standard guidelines of care: CO2 laser for removal of benign skin lesions and resurfacing.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2008 Jan;74 Suppl:S61-7

Department of Dermatology, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India.

Unlabelled: Resurfacing is a treatment to remove acne and chicken pox scars, and changes in the skin due to ageing. MACHINES: Both ablative and nonablative lasers are available for use. CO 2 laser is the gold standard in ablative lasers. Read More

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January 2008
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Standard guidelines of care for acne surgery.

Authors:
Niti Khunger

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2008 Jan;74 Suppl:S28-36

Department of Dermatology, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Unlabelled: Acne surgery is the use of various surgical procedures for the treatment of postacne scarring and also, as adjuvant treatment for active acne. Surgery is indicated both in active acne and post-acne scars. PHYSICIANS' QUALIFICATIONS: Any Dermatologist can perform most acne surgery techniques as these are usually taught during postgraduation. Read More

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January 2008
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Update on perioral cosmetic enhancement.

Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2008 Aug;16(4):347-51

Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York 13210, USA.

Purpose Of Review: As our understanding of the perioral region advances and procedures available for its treatment increase, we are more able to successfully treat the aged perioral region with minimal risk. The aged perioral region has traditionally been rejuvenated by direct surgical excision, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing. Many minimally invasive techniques are now employed for this purpose, including chemodenervation, use of soft tissue fillers, and fat grafting. Read More

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August 2008
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A different and cheap method: sandpaper (manual dermasanding) in treatment of periorbital wrinkles.

J Craniofac Surg 2008 May;19(3):812-6

Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic, Surgery, Numune State Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey.

Dermabrasion is a nonchemical, superficial skin resurfacing procedure. It owes its popularity to the simplicity and safety of the technique. Studies published in peer-reviewed journals have highlighted the benefits of multiple, once-a-week treatments in improving hyperchromic discolorations, facial scarring, and facial photodamage. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0b013e31816aab74DOI Listing
May 2008
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Fillers for postsurgical depressed scars after skin cancer reconstruction.

J Drugs Dermatol 2008 May;7(5):486-7

Frankford Hospital, Jefferson Healthcare System, Langhorne, PA, USA.

Traditional scar revision has addressed issues of thickness with intralesional corticosteroids, superficial contours with dermabrasion or laser resurfacing, and postrepair erythema with hemoglobin-targeted laser therapy. Historically, collagen fillers have been used to address several types of scars, including acne, varicella, and trauma, as well as larger soft tissue contour defects. With the introduction of new types of fillers to the dermatologic surgeon's armamentarium, many types of scars with longer lasting results can be addressed. Read More

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May 2008
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A critical evaluation of the use of Biobrane as a biologic skin substitute: a versatile tool for the plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

Ann Plast Surg 2008 Mar;60(3):333-7

Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Morriston, UK.

Background: Biobrane and Biobrane-L are becoming increasingly popular in the management of superficial and moderate-depth partial-thickness burns, particularly in pediatric patients. When used appropriately, they have been shown to reduce pain levels, healing time, inpatient stay, and nursing requirements when compared with traditional dressings. In this manuscript, we provide a critical evaluation of the evidence base for the varied uses of Biobrane within the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Read More

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A randomized investigator-blind trial of different passes of microdermabrasion therapy and their effects on skin biophysical characteristics.

Int J Dermatol 2008 May;47(5):508-13

Center for Research & Training in Skin Diseases and Leprosy, Medical Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Microdermabrasion (MDA) is a safe, simple, and beneficial technique for superficial skin resurfacing. Despite its popular usage, few studies have assessed the efficacy of different MDA protocols applied at the present time. Objectives To assess the effects of MDA generally, as well as to compare the effects of two vs. Read More

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May 2008
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Dermabrasion in our practice.

J Drugs Dermatol 2008 Feb;7(2):124-8

Total Skin and Beauty Dermatology Center, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA.

Dermabrasion is a technique of facial resurfacing that allows the physician to sculpt the skin surface by surgically abrading, or planing the contours of the skin. User technique, device settings, and the combination of dermabrasion with other skin resurfacing treatments enable the physician to treat a wide variety of skin defects. Read More

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February 2008
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Results of fractional ablative facial skin resurfacing with the erbium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet laser 1 week and 2 months after one single treatment in 30 patients.

Lasers Med Sci 2009 Mar 19;24(2):186-94. Epub 2008 Feb 19.

Instituto Medico Vilafortuny, Fundacion Antoni de Gimbernat, Cambrils, Spain.

The erbium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Er:YAG) laser has recently been used in the fractional resurfacing of photo-aged skin. Our study evaluated the results after one single session of fractional resurfacing with Er:YAG. Thirty women participated in the study, with an average age of 46 years, skin types from II to IV, and wrinkle grades I to III. Read More

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March 2009
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Effect of a new infrared light device (1100-1800 nm) on facial lifting.

Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2008 Feb;24(1):49-51

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

Laser skin resurfacing procedures can be classed into two categories - invasive and non-invasive. The last several decades have witnessed a host of advancements in ablative laser therapy and other ablative modalities for the rejuvenation of skin, including the CO(2) laser, the erbium : yttrium aluminum garnet laser, chemical peels, and dermabrasion. Despite the excellent results that can result from the practice of these techniques by experienced surgeons, the invasive nature of these devices is associated with inherent risks and patient discomfort. Read More

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February 2008
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Treatment of perioral rhytids.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2007 Nov;15(4):409-14, v

Meridian Plastic Surgeons, 170 West 106th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290, USA.

Many techniques exist for treating rhytids in the perioral region. Injectable fillers, Botox, implants, lip lifts, and lip advancements all produce lasting results. Resurfacing procedures can also be used to rejuvenate this area. Read More

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November 2007
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Dermabrasion for rhytids in the lateral canthal region.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2007 Nov-Dec;31(6):688-91

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California-San Francisco, 3rd and Parnassus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94143, USA.

Dermabrasion of the periorbital region has been traditionally contraindicated due to the fear of complications. A method for safe dermabrasion of the lateral canthal region is described. Lateral canthal dermabrasion has the demonstrated advantages of being economical and relatively free of pigmentary problems. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00266-006-0189-2DOI Listing
February 2008
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Rejuvenation of the aging face using fractional photothermolysis and intense pulsed light: a new technique.

Acta Chir Plast 2007 ;49(2):47-50

Gestione Servizi Medici e Chirurgici, Laser Centre, Rome, Italy.

Photoaging is an inevitable occurrence for people who have a fair skin type, who live in a sunny climate, and who enjoy the outdoors. In the past the remedies for this condition were limited to dermabrasion or chemical peeling. Both dermabrasion and chemical peels have hazards of their own. Read More

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October 2007
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Colloid milium: a review and update.

J Drugs Dermatol 2007 Mar;6(3):293-6

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Colloid milium (CM) is a rare cutaneous deposition disease with at least 3 distinct subtypes. The exact histogenesis of the condition is still unresolved and awaits definitive elucidation. Electron microscopy and immunohistochemical analysis have allowed the distinction of CM from clinically similar conditions such as amyloidosis. Read More

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March 2007
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