Petra Maria Becker-Wegerich

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The treatment of vulvar lichen sclerosus is generally considered difficult. Ultrapotent corticosteroids represent the most effective topical treatment, but carry the risk of side effects such as skin atrophy. We describe a 71-year-old woman with long-standing vulvar lichen sclerosus refractory to conventional treatment. After 6 consecutive weeks of(More)
Extramammary Paget's disease (EPD) is a rare malignancy occurring mainly in apocrine gland-bearing regions. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice. This may be very difficult or even impossible if the disease is widespread or located in a critical anatomical site. We report on the successful treatment of a 71-year-old man with EPD in the suprapubic(More)
BACKGROUND Hyaluronic acid (HA) preparations are the most commonly used injectable fillers in esthetic medicine. In contrast to other injectable fillers with hyaluronidase, there is a tool available to reduce unwanted depots of this filler. AIMS The aim of this paper is to give an overview on the present literature and in addition to give some(More)
Using lymphocytes from nine unrelated patients with multiple symmetric lipomatosis we investigated a possible defect in the mitochondrial respiratory chain as the biochemical cause for the disease. A significant decrease in oxygen consumption of intact lymphocytes as well as a decreased activity of the individual components of the respiratory chain were(More)
BACKGROUND Décolleté wrinkles develop with age. In women more than 35 years of age these wrinkles are still transient, but become permanent at about age 50. In a substantial number of women décolleté wrinkles, seem to be associated with an insertion of platysma exceeding the second intercostal space. We report botulinum A toxin therapy of these wrinkles in(More)
We describe a 56-year-old Caucasian man with history of multiple regressed basal cell carcinomas. During the last 20 years approximately 200 histologically proven basal cell carcinomas preferentially localized on the face were surgically treated. Several large skin grafts were necessary to cover the extensive tissue defects on the face and scalp. Although(More)
We treated a large superficial basal cell carcinoma (ca. 10 x 6 cm) on the right breast in a 48-year old woman with photodynamic therapy (PDT). Fractionated PDT was performed by topical application of delta-aminolevulinic acid (delta-ALA, 20%) with subsequent red light (570-750 nm; 180 J/ cm2) in three sessions. Nearly total remission of the tumor resulted;(More)
In aesthetic medicine, many different methods of skin rejuvenation are available. At the end of the 1980s, the neurotoxin Botulinum toxin A (BT-A) led to a revolution in aesthetic-corrective dermatology for the treatment of mimic facial wrinkles. The toxin is produced by Clostridium botulinum and causes a reversible, selective muscle relaxation that leads(More)
The European market offers a great variety of mono and biphasic hyaluronic acid products. These products continue being mainly applied for facial treatments, viz. for the augmentation of wrinkles and volume defects. This supplement summarizes the author's fifteen years experience in the aesthetic clinical and private office daily routine. Innovative minimal(More)