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INTRODUCTION Previous studies demonstrated that multiple treatments using focused ultrasound can be effective as an non-invasive method for reducing unwanted localized fat deposits. The objective of the study is to investigate the safety and efficacy of this focused ultrasound device in body contouring in Asians. METHOD Fifty-three (51 females and 2(More)
Cardiac hemangiomas are rare, benign primary cardiac neoplasms. We describe the CT and MR imaging findings of a cardiac hemangioma arising from the myocardium of the left atrial appendage and protruding into the pericardial cavity. The tumor displayed homogenous density on CT, heterogeneous signal intensity on MR, and inhomogeneous enhancement after(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The role of pulsed dye laser (PDL) in the treatment of childhood hemangiomas is still controversial because of the inherent characteristics of hemangiomas as well as the side effects of the PDL. Recently, the long pulsed dye laser (LPDL) with cryogen spray cooling (CSC) has been found relatively more effective and safer than the PDL(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The reaction to intense pulsed light (IPL) on Asian skin often differs from that on Caucasian skin. The study reported herein evaluated the effect on acne vulgaris of IPL alone and when IPL was combined with photodynamic therapy (PDT) using topical methyl aminolevulinate (MAL) in Asians. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Fractional resurfacing is a new concept of cutaneous remodeling whereby laser-induced zones of microthermal injury are surrounded by normal untreated tissue. The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy and complications of Fraxel laser treatment when using different fluences and density settings. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article was to determine the effectiveness of laser delay by use of the flashlamp-pumped pulsed-dye laser operating at a wavelength of 585 nm; to elucidate the comparable or dissimilar macroscopic, microscopic, and hemodynamic changes between laser and surgical delay methods; and to clarify the possible mechanisms underlying(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Attempts at using the pulsed dye laser (PDL) operating at 585 nm wavelength and 0.45 milliseconds pulse duration to treat leg veins have been notably unsuccessful. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and complications of the 595 nm long PDL in the treatment of leg veins. STUDY DESIGN/PATIENTS AND METHODS Fourteen(More)
BACKGROUND Port wine stains (PWSs) are commonly treated by the pulsed dye laser. Recently, a long-pulse pulsed alexandrite laser was used to treat bulky vascular malformations. OBJECTIVE In the present study, we compare the efficacy and complications of the long-pulse pulsed dye laser (LPPDL) and the long-pulse pulsed alexandrite laser (LPPAL) in the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Nevus of Ota is a form of dermal melanocytic hamartoma that appears as a bluish discoloration in the trigeminal region. Although Q-switched lasers provide effective treatment, the appropriate age at which to start that treatment is not known. Our aim is to compare the clinical efficacy and safety of Q-switched ruby laser (QSRL) in(More)