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Managing Seborrheic Keratoses: Evolving Strategies for Optimizing Patient Outcomes

Ranasinghe, G.C.

The seborrheic keratosis is the most common benign skin tumor of middle-aged and elderly adults, affecting nearly 83 million individuals in the US alone. Although these are benign lesions, many patients still undergo some form of treatment. Clinic.......

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Treatment of Photoaging With a Dual-Wavelength, 532 nm and 1,064 nm Picosecond-Domain Laser Producing a Fractionated Treatment Beam Using a Holographic Optic

Bernstein, E.F. et al.

BACKGROUND: A dual-wavelength, picosecond-domain, fractionated laser delivering 1,064nm and 532nm laser energy through a holographic optic was investigated for safety and effectiveness at improving the appearance of chronic photoaging. MATERIALS .......

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In-Vivo Histological Analysis of a Fractional CO2 Laser System Intended for Treatment of Soft Tissue

Hurliman, E. et al.

BACKGROUND: Fractional ablative lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for improving wrinkles, scars, skin texture, and dyspigmentation. However, the exact effects of this technology in vivo on epidermal and dermal skin constituents have .......

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Lasers, Light, and the Treatment of Acne: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature

Tong, L.X. et al.

Introduction: Acne vulgaris is common dermatologic condition with an estimated prevalence of 70 to 87%. Acne has been shown to have a significant impact on patient quality of life and mental health, especially as inflammatory lesions typically occur .......

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Disparity in Cutaneous Pigmentary Response to LED vs Halogen Incandescent Visible Light: Results from a Single Center, Investigational Clinical Trial Determining a Minimal Pigmentary Visible Light Dose

Soleymani, T. et al.

Background: While most of the attention regarding skin pigmentation has focused on the effects of ultraviolet radiation, the cutaneous effects of visible light (400 to 700nm) are rarely reported. Objective: The purpose of this study was to invest.......

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A Retrospective Study on Efficacy of Pulsed Dye Laser and Intense Pulsed Light for the Treatment of Facial Telangiectasia

Gao, L. et al.

Both pulsed dye laser (PDL) and intense pulsed light (IPL) systems have been demonstrated to be effective for treatment of facial telangiectasia, however there have been very few comparative studies between both treatments involving purely Asian p.......

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Efficacy of Low-Fluence Nd:YAG 1064 nm Laser for the Treatment of Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation in the Axillary Area

Ghannam, S. et al.

OBJECTIVE: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation results in aesthetically unpleasant discoloration of the skin in the affected area. The efficacy of low-fluence Q-switched 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser has so far not been evaluated for the treatment of the a.......

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A Randomized, Investigator-Blinded Comparison of Two Topical Regimens in Fitzpatrick Skin Types III-VI With Moderate to Severe Facial Hyperpigmentation

Vanaman Wilson, E.J. et al.

Purpose: Though hydroquinone (HQ) remains the gold standard for treatment of hyperpigmentation, concerns about its safety have prompted the development of HQ-free topical skin lightening systems. Objective: To compare the efficacy and tolerabilit.......

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Management of Severe Acne Vulgaris With Topical Therapy

Stein Gold, L. et al.

Acne vulgaris (acne) is the most common skin disease we see in dermatology practice. Although rare in childhood, severe acne can affect up to 12% of the adolescent population. A chronic disease, it requires both aggressive management and effective.......

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Novel Treatment Using Low-Dose Naltrexone for Lichen Planopilaris

Strazzulla, L.C. et al.

Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is a variant of lichen planus that affects the scalp causing scarring hair loss. Patients also frequently experience symptoms of scalp itch, pain, and burning. To date, there are no long-term remittive nor curative therap.......

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Port-Wine Stains: A Focused Review on Their Management

Updyke, K.M. et al.

Port-wine stain (PWS) is the second most common congenital vascular malformation characterized as ectatic capillaries and venules in the dermis that clinically appears as a deep red to purple patch on the skin. Typically, PWS progressively darken .......

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