Young Woon Park

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Valproic acid (VPA), a widely used anticonvulsant, inhibits glycogen synthase kinase 3β and activates the Wnt/β-catenin pathway, which is associated with hair growth cycle and anagen induction. To assess the efficacy of topical VPA for treating androgenetic alopecia (AGA), we performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Male(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with severe atopic dermatitis (AD) can benefit from cyclosporin (CSA) treatment. Some studies reported that CSA can cause infectious diseases as side effects. OBJECTIVE To investigate the possible association of CSA treatment in AD patients with infectious diseases. METHODS We performed a case-controled study on 202 patients with AD,(More)
BACKGROUND The differential diagnosis of common pigmented skin lesions is important in cosmetic dermatology. The computer aided image analysis would be a potent ancillary diagnostic tool when patients are hesitant to undergo a skin biopsy. OBJECTIVE We investigated the numerical parameters discriminating each pigmented skin lesion from another with(More)
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Dear Editor: A 30-year-old-man presented with a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE This study evaluated clinical usefulness of long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser (LPNY) for periorbital wrinkles in Asian patients. METHODS Twenty seven Korean patients were treated with several passes of LPNY (5 mm spot size, fluence: 54.7-61.8 J/cm(2), pulse duration: 56.5 microseconds). Three treatment sessions were conducted every 2 weeks(More)
Importance There are limited data from randomized clinical trials comparing propranolol and steroid medication for treatment of infantile hemangioma (IH). Objective To determine the efficacy and safety of propranolol compared with steroid as a first-line treatment for IH. Design, Setting, and Participants This randomized clinical noninferiority trial(More)
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Fig. 2. Six weeks later following biopsy, the wart(More)
BACKGROUND Propranolol has recently become a successful first-line therapy in the treatment of infantile hemangiomas (IHs). OBJECTIVE To evaluate and analyze the authors' experience of propranolol treatment for IHs. METHODS A retrospective, observational study was conducted. Medical records were reviewed. To evaluate the outcome of treatment, serial(More)
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