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BACKGROUND We studied the safety and efficacy of a 1,064 nm neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser with a 300-micron fiber for the reduction of small unwanted fat areas. METHODS Thirty subjects with focal areas of fat less than 100 cc were enrolled. Ten subjects were treated with laser lipolysis and had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at(More)
OBJECTIVE To share our current experience and review the current literature concerning the use of radiofrequency for the treatment of facial laxity. METHODS We discuss our experience and review the current literature. RESULTS Radiofrequency can impart mild tightening of mid- and lower facial laxity as well as periorbital laxity. In addition, it may help(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple modalities have been described for skin rejuvenation, including ablative and nonablative therapies. Because of the prolonged recovery period associated with ablative procedures that injure the epidermis, nonablative skin treatments have grown increasingly popular. Various laser- and light-based systems have been designed or applied for(More)
Turner's syndrome (TS) is a common genetic disorder of girls and women, for which the defining clinical triad is short stature, impaired sexual development, and infertility. Although classically known as monosomy X, genetic heterogeneity is frequent in TS, with mosaicism conferring a survival advantage. Several genetic loci have been implicated in TS(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The effects of fractional resurfacing on eyelid tightening and aperture are unknown. Our purpose was to retrospectively examine the potential for eyelid tightening and eye-aperture opening in patients treated with nonablative fractional resurfacing for facial photorejuvenation. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS Fractional laser(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the analgesic effect of a handheld forced cold air device during fractional photothermolysis. METHODS Twenty patients who were being treated with full-face fractional photothermolysis were asked to rate their pain level with and without the handheld air-cooling device. Pain was rated on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the worst. (More)
BACKGROUND Combination defects involving both the nasal sidewall or ala and cheek can be challenging to reconstruct. METHODS Patients with skin cancers involving the nasal sidewall or ala and medial cheek treated with Mohs micrographic surgery were reconstructed using a cheek advancement flap in combination with a melolabial Burow's graft. RESULTS This(More)
BACKGROUND Intralesional interferon (IFN) alpha-2b has been shown to be a safe and effective mode of treatment for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Multiple studies published in the 1980s through the early 1990s have demonstrated the efficacy of intralesional interferon in the treatment of these malignancies. Unfortunately, this modality(More)