Jodi L Markus

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BACKGROUND We describe the use of tumescent anesthesia before laser hair removal in the axilla to improve patient comfort during treatment. Our modified tumescent technique provides more extensive anesthesia than standard intradermal injections of local anesthetic agents and is less painful to administer. Compared with topical anesthetic creams, tumescent(More)
The immune response modulator, imiquimod, has a wide ranging utility in dermatology. Some rare adverse events are easily explained based upon its mechanism of action (such as induction of vitiligo and worsening of psoriasis). We report the occurrence of cutaneous vasodilatory side effects, angioedema and urticaria, which accompanied the treatment of basal(More)
A 68-year-old white male with a history of multiple cutaneous basal and squamous cell carcinomas was found to have a new 0.5 cm red papule located on the right shoulder. On biopsy, the tumor was a circumscribed cellular nodule located in the dermis. The overlying epidermis was mildly acanthotic. The tumor consisted of round to spindle-shaped cells with a(More)
In a society desiring images of beauty and youthfulness, the world of cutaneous surgery offers the gifts of facial rejuvenation for those determined to combat the signs of aging. With the development of novel laser and plasma technology, pigmentary changes, scarring, and wrinkles can be conquered providing smoother, healthier, younger-looking skin. This(More)
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