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An Acne Survey from the World’s Largest Annual Gathering of Twins

Suggs, A. et al.

IMPORTANCE: Surveying identical twins allows us to qualitatively separate genetic and environmental factors that may contribute to acne severity. OBJECTIVE: To study a cohort of identical and fraternal twins to identify environmental factors that ma.......

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Dihydroxyacetone: A Review

Braunberger, T.L. et al.

The sunless tanning industry has experienced rapid growth due to public education on the dangers of ultraviolet radiation on skin and improvements in products. Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a 3-carbon sugar allowed by the Food and Drug Administration (FD.......

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Understanding Patient Experience With Hyperhidrosis: A National Survey of 1,985 Patients

Glaser, D.A. et al.

Hyperhidrosis affects 4.8% of the US population, and despite the well documented negative impact of hyperhidrosis on patients’ lives, data are generally lacking on the patient experience with this condition. The International Hyperhidrosis Society (I.......

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Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia and Concomitant Lichen Planus Pigmentosus: A Case Series of Seven African American Women

Uwakwe, L.N. et al.

The association of frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) and lichen planus pigmentosus (LPPigm) is rare. Prior reports suggest that FFA and LPPigm are on the same spectrum of disease, and a diagnosis of LPPigm may predict the future development of FFA. We.......

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Collagen Powder in Wound Healing

Kallis, P.J. et al.

Chronic wounds, such as pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and venous leg ulcers, are associated with high costs, poor quality of life, and significant morbidity and mortality. A chronic wound develops when progression through the normal phases o.......

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The Use of a Self-Occluding Topical Anasthetic in Daily Practice: A Non-Interventional Study

Jain, R. et al.

Introduction: A variety of topical anesthetic creams are available to reduce pain associated with dermatological procedures. Pliaglis is a self-occluding eutectic mixture of lidocaine and tetracaine. Study Objectives: To evaluate the post-marketing .......

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Topical Agents for Scar Management: Are They Effective?

Zoumalan, C.I.

Scar formation is the body’s natural healing response to reestablish dermal integrity following an injury. Excessive scarring, however, can cause significant cosmetic, functional, and psychological problems. A wide variety of topical creams, lotions,.......

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Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Vehicle-Controlled Clinical Trial of an Alpha and Beta Defensin-Containing Anti-Aging Skin Care Regimen With Clinical, Histopathologic, Immunohistochemical, Photographic, and Ultrasound Evaluation

Taub, A. et al.

Background/Objectives: Anti-aging strategies utilizing stem cells are in the forefront. Alpha and beta defensins are natural immune peptides that have been shown to activate an LGR6-positive stem cell locus in the hair follicle, identified as the sou.......

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Prospective, Randomized, Investigator-Blinded, Split-Face Evaluation of a Topical Crosslinked Hyaluronic Acid Serum for Post-Procedural Improvement of Skin Quality and Biomechanical Attributes

Sundaram, H. et al.

Background: This split-face, controlled study investigated the ability of a topical crosslinked hyaluronic acid formulation (RHA serum) to enhance clinical results from fillers, microneedling, or chemical peeling of aging skin. Previous comparative s.......

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A Systematic Review of Topical Finasteride in the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia in Men and Women

Lee, S.W. et al.

Introduction: Currently, only topical minoxidil (MNX) and oral finasteride (FNS) are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Although FNS is efficacious fo.......

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Dynamic Changes of Facial Supporting Cornerstones (Pillars): Considerations in Aesthetic Approach

Avelar, L.E.T. et al.

The bony structures of the face provide the framework upon which the soft-tissue envelope rests, such that facial symmetry and proportionality usually depend upon the morphological patterns and anthropometrical measurements of a symmetrical skull. Fa.......

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