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The Rise and Fall of the Pale Puffy Lower Eyelid Pillow.

J Drugs Dermatol 2021 Apr;20(4):475-476

This case series demonstrates an exaggerated form of the clinical presentation of a known distressing late complication of retained hyaluronic acid filler – the “pale puffy pillow.” This presentation is often, unfortunately for the patient, misdiagnosed as festoons. However, the correction with liberal hyaluronidase is simple. Read More

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Patient Satisfaction and Management of Postoperative Complications Following Ablative Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing of the Lower Eyelids.

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 2021 Jan 19. Epub 2021 Jan 19.

Department of Ophthalmology Department of Dermatology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

Purpose: To describe postoperative management following ablative carbon dioxide laser resurfacing of the lower eyelids.

Methods: A retrospective review of patients who consecutively underwent bilateral lower eyelid ablative carbon dioxide laser resurfacing by a single experienced oculoplastic surgeon over a 6-year period was conducted. Patient satisfaction, aesthetic outcomes, and postoperative complications were evaluated as adjunctive or monotherapy. Read More

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January 2021

An overview on the role of CO laser in general dermatology.

Dermatol Ther 2021 Mar 24;34(2):e14692. Epub 2021 Jan 24.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Dermatology Section, Campus Bio-Medico, University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Among different laser types, the carbon dioxide (CO ) laser remains one of the most used by dermatologists. Its usefulness has been demonstrated both for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes. This review aims to provide an overview of the applications of CO laser in dermatology, focusing on the treatment of infective, neoplastic, and antiaesthetic lesions. Read More

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Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing for Rhinophyma: A Case Report and Discussion of the Literature.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2020 Dec 13;78(12):2296.e1-2296.e7. Epub 2020 Jun 13.

Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Departments of Surgery and Cell Biology, UT Southwestern Medical Center; and Chief, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Veterans Administration North Texas Healthcare System, Dallas, TX.

Rhinophyma, an unsightly and obstructive skin lesion of the nasal area, can be difficult to treat. Numerous modalities have been tried, including medical, excision, and ablation, with various tools and results. In the present report, we have demonstrated the use of the carbon dioxide (CO) laser on the nose of a 56-year-old man, with excellent cosmetic results even at 59 months after treatment. Read More

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December 2020

Comparison of the recurrence rate of 3 treatment modalities for Bowen disease in an aging city: A retrospective multivariate analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 Jul;99(27):e19893

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, 87 Dongdae-ro, Gyeongju, Republic of Korea.

A wide range of therapeutic options are available for the treatment of Bowen disease. However, few studies have been conducted on wide excision using various resurfacing methods. The objectives of this study were:One hundred forty-eight lesions were studied. Read More

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CO2 laser ablative fractional resurfacing photodynamic therapy for actinic keratosis and nonmelanoma skin cancer: a randomized split-side study.

Cutis 2020 May;105(5):251-254

Maxim Healthcare Services, Sacramento, California, USA.

Aminolevulinic acid (ALA) photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a preferred method for treatment of multiple actinic keratoses (AKs) in broad skin areas (referred to as field cancerization). Pretreatment with CO2 laser ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR) may increase the efficacy of PDT. This study compared the effect and durability of CO2 laser AFR-assisted ALA-PDT vs ALA-PDT alone in the treatment of AKs and nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) at various body locations. Read More

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Development of Eruptive Squamous Atypia 2 Weeks Post Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020 Aug;146(8):766-768

Daines Plastic Surgery, Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Center (SCARS Center), Newport Beach, California.

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Case Series of Fractional Ablative Laser Resurfacing of Pediatric Facial Traumatic and Surgical Scars.

Lasers Surg Med 2021 01 11;53(1):50-54. Epub 2020 Jun 11.

Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, 317 East 34th Street, New York, New York, 10016.

Background And Objectives: Fractional ablative 10,600-nm carbon dioxide (CO ) laser has well-demonstrated safety and efficacy in resurfacing treatment of scars in the adult population and in the treatment of pediatric burn scars. However, there is a paucity of literature regarding laser resurfacing of traumatic and surgical scars for cosmetic benefit in the pediatric population, and in majority of cases previously reported, this was done under general anesthesia.

Study Design/materials And Methods: This was a retrospective chart review of pediatric patients under the age of 18 who underwent fractional ablative CO laser resurfacing (FALR) of traumatic or surgical scars at a single center between 2018 and 2019, inclusive. Read More

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January 2021

Effects of anhydrous gel with TriHex peptides on healing after hybrid laser resurfacing.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2020 Apr 20;19(4):925-929. Epub 2020 Jan 20.

Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, CA.

Background: Hybrid fractional laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that combines fractional nonablative and ablative wavelengths to improve photoaging. The postoperative period involves overt skin swelling, redness, and roughness.

Objective: A single-center, randomized trial was performed to compare the effect of a standard Skincare regimen, with and without an anhydrous gel with TriHex peptides (a proprietary tripeptide and hexapeptide blend), on recovery after hybrid laser resurfacing of the face. Read More

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First Assessment of a Carbon Monoxide Laser and a Thulium Fiber Laser for Fractional Ablation of Skin.

Lasers Surg Med 2020 10 14;52(8):788-798. Epub 2020 Jan 14.

Institute of Biomedical Optics, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, 23562, Germany.

Background And Objectives: A recent generation of 5,500 nm wavelength carbon monoxide (CO) lasers could serve as a novel tool for applications in medicine and surgery. At this wavelength, the optical penetration depth is about three times higher than that of the 10,600 nm wavelength carbon dioxide (CO ) laser. As the amount of ablation and coagulation is strongly influenced by the wavelength, we anticipated that CO lasers would provide extended coagulation zones, which could be beneficial for several medical applications, such as tissue tightening effects after laser skin resurfacing. Read More

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October 2020

New Developments for Fractional Co Resurfacing for Skin Rejuvenation and Scar Reduction.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2020 Feb;28(1):17-28

Laserplast SrL StP, Piazza Eleonora Duse 2 Milano, Republic of Italy; R&D Department, Swansea Bay University Health Board and the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Moriston Hospital, Swansea SA6 6NL, United Kingdom.

Fractional CO procedures are an established, safe and effective armamentarium for managing skin rejuvenation and scarring. Very short-pulse-duration devices offer a very high ablated volume/ablated surface ratio, inducing a controlled thermal damage. With this kind of device, each procedure can be customized on the features of the skin of each patient. Read More

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February 2020

Successful Treatment of Porokeratosis With Ablative Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser and Vitamin C, E, and Ferulic Acid Serum

J Drugs Dermatol 2019 Nov;18(11):174-1176

Porokeratosis is a rare disorder of epidermal keratinization that encompasses several clinical forms, characterized by erythematous, annular plaques with an atrophic center and hyperkeratotic ridge-like border. The histopathological hallmark of porokeratosis is the cornoid lamella, a thin column of parakeratotic corneocytes embedded within the stratum corneum. There is no standard treatment regimen for porokeratosis. Read More

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November 2019

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

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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Treatment of Congenital Melanocytic Nevi in the Eyelid and Periorbital Region With Ablative Lasers.

Ann Plast Surg 2019 10;83(4S Suppl 1):S65-S69

From the Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Background: Congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) that occur on the eyelid and periorbital region cause cosmetic disfiguring. Laser treatment has aroused interest as an alternative treatment method, and resurfacing lasers have shown promising results.

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of carbon dioxide laser and erbium:yttrium aluminum garnet laser to treat CMN of the eyelid and periorbital region. Read More

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October 2019

The efficacy of fractional ablative carbon dioxide laser combined with other therapies in acne scars.

Dermatol Ther 2019 11 7;32(6):e13084. Epub 2019 Oct 7.

Department of Dermatology, The Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong, China.

Fractional ablative carbon dioxide laser resurfacing is a frontline treatment for acne scars. It creates multiple microscopic treatment zones to accelerate the collagen formation and the healing process of reepithelialization, according the principle of fractional photothermolysis. At present, the fractional CO laser with a wavelength of 10,600 nm is commonly used in the field of cosmetology and clinical therapies for various skin diseases, and it can effectively improve skin regeneration and scar formation. Read More

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November 2019

Treating Excess Lower Eyelid Skin Without Incisions.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2019 10 19;43(5):1320-1325. Epub 2019 Jun 19.

Private Practice in Curitiba (Clínica Médica Athena), Curitiba, PR, Brazil.

Introduction: Periocular rhytids and dermatochalasis are common and striking signs of facial aging. The CO laser technique described herein addresses Hester classification type I, aging at the level of the lower eyelid, focus on the treatment of the dermatochalasis.

Materials And Methods: In this retrospective study of patients undergoing treatment at our clinic between 2000 and 2018, 263 were classified as Hester I and CO laser therapy was the treatment to improve the local rhytids. Read More

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October 2019

Diode Laser and Fractional Laser Innovations.

Facial Plast Surg 2019 Jun 12;35(3):248-255. Epub 2019 Jun 12.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Summit, New Jersey.

Laser technology continues to increase in popularity and expand treatment options for patients with common but challenging skin conditions including facial telangiectasias, facial aging, striae distensae, and acne scars. Facial telangiectasias have been estimated to occur in tens of millions of people worldwide. The 585-nm laser was the first to follow the principle of selective photothermolysis for the treatment of cutaneous vascular lesions, but it caused significant postoperative purpura. Read More

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Efficacy of stem cell-conditioned medium platelet-rich plasma as an adjuvant to ablative fractional CO laser resurfacing for atrophic post-acne scars: a split-face clinical trial.

J Dermatolog Treat 2021 Mar 5;32(2):242-249. Epub 2019 Jul 5.

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Andrology, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut, Egypt.

Objectives: To explore the impact of using topical stem cell-conditioned medium (SC-CM) after fractional carbon dioxide laser (FCL) combined FCL and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or FCL alone in treatment of atrophic acne scars.

Methods: Thirty-three patients were randomly divided into two split-face groups. Group I (  =  17) received FCL plus topical SC-CM on one side or FCL plus saline on the other. Read More

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Objective analysis of volume restoration in atrophic acne scars and skin pores: a split study using human stem cell-conditioned media.

J Dermatolog Treat 2021 Feb 5;32(1):73-77. Epub 2019 Jul 5.

Samsung Medical Center, Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea.

It is anticipated that the combined treatments of ablative laser and human stem cell-conditioned media produce the synergistic effects. To investigated the effects of human stem cell-conditioned media (HSCM) as a post-procedural agent after fractional CO laser procedure in patients with atrophic acne scars and skin pores. Both cheeks of 15 subjects were treated with a fractional CO laser. Read More

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February 2021

Use of Raman spectroscopy in the assessment of skin after CO ablative fractional laser surgery on acne scars.

Skin Res Technol 2019 Nov 22;25(6):805-809. Epub 2019 May 22.

Terahertz Science and Technology Center (C2T2) and Terahertz Science and Technology National Laboratory (LANCYTT), Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, México.

Background: Ablative fractional laser surgery is a common technique for treating acne scars. However, an in vivo and noninvasive analysis of the histologic variations between acne skin and the resulting resurfaced skin is needed in order to evaluate the wound healing process of the scars induced by the ablative fractional laser surgery.

Materials And Methods: Nine patients with acne scars underwent a single treatment with a CO ablative fractional laser surgery. Read More

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November 2019

A prospective study comparing topic platelet-rich plasma vs. placebo on reducing superficial perioral wrinkles and restore dermal matrix.

Antonino Araco

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2019 7;21(6):309-315. Epub 2019 May 7.

Cosmetic Surgeon at Villa Salaria, private hospital , Rome , Italy.

: The goal of our prospective study was to assess the efficacy of the topical Platelet-rich plasma on reducing superficial perioral wrinkles and restoring the dermal matrix. : 50 women with moderate to severe perioral wrinkles were treated on the perioral area by a single session of fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing plus intradermal injection of prp. 25 patients (group 1) applied topically prp twice a day for 12 weeks as post laser treatment. Read More

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The Scar Bane, Without the Pain: A New Approach in the Treatment of Elevated Scars: Thermomechanical Delivery of Topical Triamcinolone Acetonide and 5-Fluorouracil.

Dermatol Ther (Heidelb) 2019 Jun 30;9(2):321-326. Epub 2019 Apr 30.

Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Introduction: Keloids are challenging to treat due to their inadequate response to treatment and high recurrence rate. Intralesional triamcinolone acetonide (TAC) injection with or without 5-fluorouracil (5FU) is considered the first-line treatment for keloids. Three significant disadvantages of intralesional injections are the pain associated with the procedure, the uneven topography, and epidermal atrophy. Read More

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Efficacy and safety of moisturizer containing 5% panthenol, madecassoside, and copper-zinc-manganese versus 0.02% triamcinolone acetonide cream in decreasing adverse reaction and downtime after ablative fractional carbon dioxide laser resurfacing: A split-face, double-blinded, randomized, controlled trial.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2019 Dec 4;18(6):1751-1757. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Introduction: Fractional carbon dioxide (FrCO ) laser is effective for atrophic acne scar treatment, but unavoidable downtime. Meanwhile, postoperative topical steroid decreases the downtime, yet still possibly increases other steroid side effects.

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of moisturizer containing 5% panthenol, madecassoside, and copper-zinc-manganese (experimental cream) versus 0. Read More

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December 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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