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The Role of Cutaneous Microbiota Harmony in Maintaining a Functional Skin Barrier

Baldwin, H.E. et al.

The skin is constantly exposed to various endogenous and exogenous factors that may impact its barrier function at the physical, mechanical, immunological, and microbial levels. These factors have the potential to initiate or exacerbate a variety of .......

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Open-Label Study Evaluating the Anti-Aging Effects of a 3-Product, 2-Step Retinol-Rejuvenation System Following 3 Months of Treatment in Subjects With Photodamage

Bruce, S. et al.

BACKGROUND: Photodamage to the skin occurs with exposure to sunlight (UVA or UVB) either intentionally or unintentionally, and can present in a variety of ways. It typically occurs on areas of chronic UV exposure, including the face, ears, and neck. .......

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The Anti-Aging Effects of Low Oxygen Tension Generated Multipotent Growth Factor Containing Serum

Draelos, Z.D. et al.

Growth factors are a new category of ingredient found in modern cosmeceutical formulations. One novel method of obtaining cosmeceutical growth factors is the use of a bioreactor to culture neonatal broblasts on dextran microcarrier beads for 8 weeks .......

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Efficacy of a Comprehensive Serum in Japanese Subjects With Moderate to Severe Facial Hyperpigmentation

Makino, E.T. et al.

OBJECTIVE: Due to innate differences in the biochemical processes of melanogenesis between people of different ethnic origins, the clinical efficacy and tolerability of a novel comprehensive hydroquinone-free and retinol-free serum for pigmentation c.......

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Future Applications of Deoxycholic Acid in Body Contouring

Sykes, J.M. et al.

Deoxycholic acid (KybellaTM, Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Irvine, CA) is a novel injectable treatment used for the cosmetic reduction of redundant submental fat. By inducing adipose cell lysis, the soft tissue alteration induces subsequent contour chang.......

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1060 nm Diode Hyperthermic Laser Lipolysis:The Latest in Non-Invasive Body Contouring

Schilling, L. et al.

Non-invasive body contouring is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Using the 1060 nm diode laser to achieve hyperthermic temperatures within the adipose tissue with subsequent lipolysis is one of the most recent advancements in this .......

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Neck Contouring and Treatment of Submental Adiposity

Thomas, W.W. et al.

There have been many recent and significant innovations to the cosmetic physician’s repertoire for addressing excess submental fat and improving patients’ neck contour. These new techniques include submental cryolipolysis, injectable chemical lipolys.......

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An Anatomical Approach to Evaluating and Treating Cellulite

Christman, M.P. et al.

Cellulite is the common rippling or dimpling of skin of the thighs and buttocks of women, formed from a confluence of skin laxity, tethering fibrous septa, and fat herniation. We describe an anatomical approach to evaluating the cellulite patient and.......

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A Systematic Review of Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH) Post-Cryolipolysis

Ho, D. et al.

BACKGROUND: Body sculpting, or body contouring, is among the fastest growing areas in cosmetic dermatology. Cryolipolysis, or “fat freezing,” was FDA-cleared (CoolSculpting System, ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Pleasanton, CA) initially in 2010 for fat removal .......

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Improved Neocollagenesis and Skin Mechanical Properties After Injection of Diluted Calcium Hydroxylapatite in the Neck and Décolletage:A Pilot Study

Yutskovskaya, Y.A. et al.

BACKGROUND: Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA; Radiesse (R)) provides safe and effective correction of moderate-to-deep lines, volume replacement, lift and contour, and induction of neocollagenesis and neoelastogenesis for improved skin quality. CaHA hyp.......

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