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A Multi-Center, Open-Label, Prospective Study of Cannula Injection of Small-Particle Hyaluronic Acid Plus Lidocaine (SPHAL) for Lip Augmentation

Chopra, R. et al.

BACKGROUND: The use of blunt-tipped microcannulas for injection of hyaluronic acid (HA) filler in the lip and perioral area has gained popularity as they provide important safety-related advantages compared to traditional hypodermic needles. This .......

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The Male Aesthetic Patient: Facial Anatomy, Concepts of Attractiveness, and Treatment Patterns

Keaney, T.C. et al.

BACKGROUND: The number of nonsurgical aesthetic procedures performed in men is growing rapidly. However, there are limited data on treatment principles and goals for the male aesthetic patient.

OBJECTIVE: To review the objective data ava.......

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Liposuction of the Neck: Low Incidence of Nerve Injury and Other Complications in 987 Patients

Habbema, L. et al.

The neck is one of the most common areas treated by liposuction. Neck liposuction decreases fat volume, causes skin contraction, and restores a more youthful appearance. We present a large case series (n=987) performed by three dermatologic surgeo.......

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Safety and Efficacy of a 1550nm/1927nm Dual Wavelength Laser for the Treatment of Photodamaged Skin

Narurkar, V.A. et al.

BACKGROUND: Fractional photothermolysis (FP) is a popular treatment option for photodamaged skin and addresses shortcomings of ablative skin resurfacing and nonablative dermal remodeling. Previous studies have demonstrated that FP using the 1550nm.......

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A Randomized Study to Assess the Efficacy of Skin Rejuvenation Therapy in Combination With Neurotoxin and Full Facial Filler Treatments

Dayan, S.H. et al.

BACKGROUND: Although non-surgical treatment options for facial rejuvenation are well-established, the literature remains limited regarding the combined effect of topical skin treatment with filler and neurotoxin on patient appearance and satisfact.......

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A Guide to Tissue-Engineered Skin Substitutes

Kallis, P. J. et al.

Wounds that exhibit delayed healing have a tremendous impact on health care expenditures and place patients at serious risk for severe complications including death. The healing of a chronic wound requires the restoration of multiple factors that .......

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A Multicenter, Double-Blinded, Randomized, Split-Face Study of the Safety and Efficacy of a Novel Hyaluronic Acid Gel for the Correction of Nasolabial Folds

Gold, M.H. et al.

BACKGROUND: Injectable hyaluronic acid is frequently used to correct volume loss in nasolabial folds. OBJECTIVE: To compare the safety and efficacy of a novel hyaluronic acid gel to a non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (Comparator) gel for the co.......

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Treatment of Décolletage Photoaging With Fractional Microneedling Radiofrequency

Lyons, A. et al.

OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of a novel fractional microneedling radiofrequency device to improve the appearance of rhytides and skin laxity of the décolletage. METHODS: Twelve subjects received a to.......

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The Use of an Over-the-Counter Hand Cream With Sweet Almond Oil for the Treatment of Hand Dermatitis

Zeichner, J.A. et al.

Hand dermatitis is estimated to affect greater than 15% of the general population. Childhood eczema, frequent hand washing, and occupational exposure to chemicals are predisposing factors. Hand dermatitis treatment involves both prevention of outbrea.......

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Injectable Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid as a Skin Quality Booster: An Expert Panel Consensus

Belmontesi, M. et al.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is used extensively in aesthetic medicine thanks to its documented role in skin rejuvenation. The specific applications of HA-based products are not always fully acknowledged due to a lack of consistent recommendations. In this p.......

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Injection Depth in Intradermal Therapy: Update and Correction of Published Data

Micheels, P. et al.

BACKGROUND: This paper sought to compare calculated injection depth data with published report claims concerning intradermal therapy and skin rejuvenation of the face, hands, neck, and décolleté. OBJECTIVE: A mathematical formula was employed to ass.......

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Pivotal Trial of the Efficacy and Safety of Oxymetazoline Cream 1.0% for the Treatment of Persistent Facial Erythema Associated With Rosacea: Findings from the First REVEAL Trial

Kircik, L.H. et al.

An unmet need exists for a safe, tolerable, effective treatment for moderate to severe persistent facial erythema in patients with rosacea. This pivotal phase 3, multicenter, double-blind study evaluated the efficacy and safety of topical oxymetazoli.......

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Safety and Efficacy of a Non-Invasive 1060 nm Diode Laser for Fat Reduction of the Abdomen

Bass, L.S. et al.

BACKGROUND: Changes in temperature are known to produce apoptosis in adipocytes. This study examines the use of a non-invasive treatment that applies 1060 nm laser energy transcutaneously to hyperthermically induce disruption of fat cells in the abdo.......

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Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Evaluation of a Novel Skin Lightening Agent

Spencer, J.M. et al.

Melasma remains a troubling problem for physicans and patients alike. It is a chronic irregular, symmetric hyperpigmentation seen most often in women. In this study, a unique combination of ingredients with non-irritating properties was tested for tr.......

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Realistic Sunscreen Durability: A Randomized, Double-blinded, Controlled Clinical Study

Ouyang, H. et al.

Background: Studies show that sunscreen under real-life conditions is often not reapplied and/or applied insufficiently. This study investigated the durability of 2 current sunscreens with different SPF protection over an 8-hour period under simulate.......

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