Mitchel P. Goldman

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BACKGROUND AND DESIGN public demand for procedures to rejuvenate photoaged skin have stimulated the use of high-energy short-pulsed carbon dioxide lasers as a precise and predictable treatment modality. The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of clinical improvement achieved in treating perioral and periorbital wrinkles with a high-energy,(More)
BACKGROUND Unintended thermal damage occurring during surgery with the CO2 laser limits its usefulness because of slow healing and increased scarring. The superpulsed mode was developed to address this problem, but little clinical data exist to evaluate its effectiveness. OBJECTIVE Patients having warts of the hands and feet, seborrheic keratoses,(More)
BACKGROUND The flashlamp-pumped pulse dye laser at 585 nm has previously been reported to be somewhat effective in treating leg telangiectasia with diameters less than 0.2 mm. A pulsed photothermal devise (intense pulsed light source [IPLS]) has been developed to treat leg veins ranging in size from 0.1 to 3 mm in diameter. Vessel necrosis occurs from an(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to determine the safety and efficacy of an intravascular laser with a novel wavelength to close the great saphenous vein. METHODS Twenty-four cases of an incompetent great saphenous vein (0.5-1.2 cm in diameter) associated with distal varicose veins were treated with a 1320-nm intravascular laser at 5 W with an automatic(More)
BACKGROUND Incompetence of the saphenofemoral junction (SFJ) with reflux into the greater saphenous vein (GSV) is one cause of chronic venous hypertension that may lead to the development of varicose and telangiectatic leg veins. OBJECTIVE To evaluate with long-term follow-up a novel method for closing the incompetent GSV at its junction with the femoral(More)
BACKGROUND The picosecond Alexandrite laser has shown increased efficacy in tattoo removal in comparison to Q-switched lasers. However, bulla formation is a well-known and expected side effect of this novel treatment and causes patient discomfort. OBJECTIVE To analyze the incidence of bulla formation after tattoo treatment using the combination of the(More)
Forty-three children with 49 separate port-wine stain vascular malformations were treated with the flashlamp-pumped pulsed dye laser at 585 nm. The patients ranged in age from 2 weeks to 14 years. Overall, 16% of patients had more than 95% resolution of their port-wine stains after an average of 4.8 (1 to 11) treatments. There was an average improvement of(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy and tolerability of tazarotene 0.1% cream and tretinoin 0.05% emollient cream in the treatment of photodamaged facial skin. METHODS Subjects were eligible to enroll in this multicenter, double-blind, randomized, parallel-group study if they had at least mild levels of facial fine wrinkling and mottled hyperpigmentation,(More)
BACKGROUND Photo-damaged skin of the chest is characterized by skin laxity, lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, erythema, tactile roughness, atrophy, and telangiectasias. STUDY DESIGN A Medline search was performed on rejuvenation of the chest from 1960 to 2010. Practical applications to these procedures are also provided. RESULTS Chest-based reports(More)