Sang-Woong Youn

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BACKGROUND Fractional carbon dioxide laser resurfacing (FxCR) has shown considerable efficacy in reducing wrinkles, although complications such as scarring and prolonged erythema are more common and down-time is longer than with nonablative laser treatment. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a high concentration of platelets in a small volume of plasma, is known(More)
In this study, the effects of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and/or hinokitiol (beta-thujaplicin) on melanogenesis were investigated. Our results showed that both EGCG and hinokitiol significantly inhibited melanin synthesis in a concentration-dependent manner, and that their hypopigmenting effects were stronger than that of kojic acid, which is(More)
In the present study, we investigated the effects of heat treatment on melanogenesis in a mouse melanocyte cell line (Mel-Ab). It has been reported that activated extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) is responsible for microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) degradation, which leads to a reduction in tyrosinase protein production and(More)
BACKGROUND Melasma is a common acquired pigmentary disorder which is sometimes hard to treat with conventional methods. Various kinds of modalities have been applied for the treatment of melasma but none shows constantly good results. OBJECTIVES In this study, we would like to know the effect of low-dose 1064-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (QSNYL) on melasma(More)
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic cutaneous inflammatory disease. Various categories of therapeutic medications are used for treating AD. Omalizumab is a monoclonal anti-IgE antibody that binds to IgE molecules at the high-affinity receptor (FcepsilonRI) binding site. Therefore, omalizumab can be used as a potential new systemic treatment agent for(More)
In this study, we investigated the effects of 4-n-butylresorcinol on melanogenesis in a spontaneously immortalized mouse melanocyte cell line, Mel-Ab. Our results show that 4-n-butylresorcinol significantly inhibits melanin synthesis in a concentration-dependent manner. In addition, it was also found to inhibit the activity of tyrosinase, the rate-limiting(More)
Sphingosylphosphorylcholine (SPC) is emerging as a potent signaling-lipid mediator. In this study, we investigated the effects of SPC on melanogenesis using cultured human melanocytes. Our results show that SPC significantly inhibits melanin synthesis in a concentration-dependent manner, and further that it reduces the activity of tyrosinase, the(More)
Differences of skin type and pH between subjects with and without acne have not been investigated. In addition, the relationship between sebum secretion and pH in these populations has not been determined. This study assessed the differences in objective and subjective skin types between these two groups. Secondly, this study evaluated the difference in pH(More)
Dopamine (DA) is a well known oxidative neurotoxin. In addition, Akt has been reported to deliver a survival signal that inhibits apoptosis. However, it has also been reported that chronic Akt activation leads to apoptosis in response to oxidative stress. The objective of the present study was to investigate the possible role of the Akt pathway in vitiligo(More)