Christopher M Hunzeker

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OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and efficacy of ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR) for nonacne atrophic scarring. DESIGN In this before-and-after trial, each scar received 3 AFR treatments and 6 months of follow-up. SETTING Private academic practice. PATIENTS Fifteen women with Fitzpatrick skin types I to IV, aged 21 to 66 years, presented with 22(More)
Fractionated carbon dioxide (CO(2)) laser resurfacing combines the concept of fractional photothermolysis with an ablative 10,600-nm wavelength. This technology allows for the effective treatment of rhytides, photodamage, and scars, with shorter recovery periods and a significantly reduced side effect profile as compared to traditional CO(2) laser(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the proven effectiveness of the 595-nm pulsed dye laser (PDL) in treating superficial infantile hemangiomas, many physicians are reluctant to treat such lesions involving the eyelid. OBJECTIVE To examine the safety and efficacy of the 595-nm PDL for the treatment of superficial infantile hemangiomas of the eyelid. MATERIALS & METHODS(More)
Because the skin is the athlete's first line of defense, it is exposed to friction and pressure in nearly every athletic setting. Whether applied acutely or chronically, friction and pressure often cause skin trauma, such as abrasions, chafing, calluses, blisters, talon noir (black heel), and acne mechanica. Sports medicine clinicians, who regularly see(More)
A 51-year-old woman presented with well-demarcated, erythematous patches and hyperkeratotic plaques that were arranged symmetrically on the upper extremities. Her skin lesions first appeared at age 17, and there was a family history of similar skin lesions in nine of her eleven siblings. Physical and emotional stress increased the number and intensity of(More)
BACKGROUND Given the natural tendency for 15% to 40% of infantile hemangiomas to spontaneously involute over time, much debate surrounds the issue of treatment. Until recently, effective therapies to improve the appearance of residual textural skin changes in these patients were lacking. We suggest the use of ablative fractional resurfacing for the(More)
A 30-year-old man with previously diagnosed and treated Graves disease presented for consultation regarding asymptomatic nodules over his anterior tibias. He was euthyroid at the time of presentation. The nodules arose symmetrically beneath the sites of pressure from his military boots. A biopsy specimen showed an accumulation of acid mucopolysaccharides(More)
A 75-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis presented with a 2-month history of progressive skin thickening of the lower extremities. A punch biopsy specimen showed plump fibroblasts entrapping collagen bundles and positive staining for CD34 and procollagen. These changes were consistent with a diagnosis of nephrogenic fibrosing(More)