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BACKGROUND Laxity and rhytides are manifestations of photodamage on the chest. OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate efficacy and safety of microfocused ultrasound with visualization treatment of décolletage laxity and rhytides. METHODS In all, 24 subjects with moderate to severe rhytides, as measured by a validated 5-point photonumeric scale (Fabi/Bolton(More)
BACKGROUND Lateral canthal rhytides partly result from repetitive muscular actions of the orbicularis oculi. OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of one versus three injection sites of AbobotulinumtoxinA (ABO) in the treatment of lateral canthal rhytides. METHODS This was a two-center, evaluator-masked, 120 day study in which 40 patients with moderate to(More)
BACKGROUND Although ablative laser technology and surgical treatment are considered to be the criterion standard for the rejuvenation of aging skin, the demand for procedures with less down time and risk, such as nonablative laser and radiofrequency (RF) treatments, has increased over the last several decades. OBJECTIVES To investigate the efficacy and(More)
BACKGROUND Growth factors (GFs) are chemical messengers that regulate specific cellular activities such as cell proliferation and formation of the extracellular matrix. GFs may be derived from a variety of sources, including animals. OBJECTIVE Evaluate the safety and efficacy of a topical antiphotoaging product containing secretions of the snail(More)
BACKGROUND The aged hand is characterized by cutaneous and dermal atrophy, with deep intermetacarpal spaces, prominent bones and tendons, and bulging reticular veins. Epidermal changes include solar lentigines, seborrheic keratoses, actinic keratoses, skin laxity, rhytides, tactile roughness, and telangiectasia. STUDY DESIGN A Medline search was performed(More)
BACKGROUND Hypopigmented scarring is a challenging condition to treat, with current treatments showing limited efficacy and temporary results. Nonablative fractional resurfacing has been demonstrated to be an effective and safe modality in the treatment of hypopigmented scars. OBJECTIVES To demonstrate the efficacy and safety of combining fractional(More)
The shape and fullness of the lips have a significant role in facial aesthetics and outward appearance. The corrective needs of a patient can range from a subtle enhancement to a complete recontouring including correction of perioral rhytides. A comprehensive understanding of the lower face anatomical features and injection site techniques are foundational(More)
Thalidomide is increasingly being used due to its effectiveness in the treatment of a variety of dermatologic conditions refractory to other treatments. Although thalidomide's side effects have been well-documented in the literature since its entry in the 1950s, some of the risks associated with its use are still being discovered. Recently, increased(More)
BACKGROUND Melasma is a common acquired symmetrical hyperpigmentation that is often recurrent and refractory. OBJECTIVES To investigate the efficacy and safety of a single administration of high-density fractional thulium fiber laser (1,927 nm) for the treatment of refractory melasma in 20 patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective chart and(More)
Microfocused ultrasound (MFU) has been recently developed to meet the ever-growing public demand for achieving significant, noninvasive skin lifting and tightening. MFU can be focused on subcutaneous tissue where the temperature briefly reaches greater than 60°C, producing small (<1 mm(3)) thermal coagulation points to a depth of up to 5 mm within the(More)