Melissa Wenig

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Portwine stains are reported to occur in 2.8% of the newborn. Depending on the location and size, portwine stains can be disfiguring and may lead to psychosocial complications. They can be safely and successfully treated with the flashlamp pumped pulsed dye laser (FPDL). Our objective was to evaluate retrospectively the efficacy of(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the effect of selective photothermolysis on dark pigmented hair follicles treated with a normal-mode ruby laser (694-nm wavelength, pulse duration 0.5 ms, fluence 20 J/cm2, spot size 2 mm). In 15 volunteers, four test areas each were selected. After shaving, the first area was irradiated once, the second twice, the third(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Preliminary results indicate that pulsed dye lasers (PDL) with 1.5 ms pulsewidth and 595 nm wavelength are effective in the treatment of leg telangiectasia. The aim of this study was to evaluate if the clinical results could be improved by a) an effective skin cooling with ice cubes and b) the longer wavelength of 600 nm. STUDY(More)
A new flashlamp-pumped pulsed dye laser with 1.5 ms pulse length and tunable wavelengths between 585 and 600 nm (Candela ScleroPLUS) is now available for the treatment of ectatic leg veins. We evaluated 232 single test treatments using 595 and 600 nm wavelength in 75 test persons. For smaller vessels up to a diameter of 0.5 mm, treatments at 16 and 18 J/cm2(More)
CONTEXT Empirical data for treating forward shoulder posture supports stretching the anterior shoulder musculature. Although muscle-energy techniques (METs) have been hypothesized to lengthen muscle, no data have described the usefulness of this technique among swimmers. OBJECTIVE To determine if an MET provides improvements in resting pectoralis minor(More)
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