Found 164 articles for: "melasma"
March 2019 | Volume 18 | Issue 3 | Supplement Individual Articles | 127 | Copyright © March 2019
Hispanics/Latinos are one of the fastest growing segments in the skin of color population in the United States. Utilization of lasers especially in people with skin of color requires a thorough unders...
March 2019 | Volume 18 | Issue 3 | Supplement Individual Articles | 121 | Copyright © March 2019
Photoaging is a complex and chronic process that induces structural and functional changes in sun-exposed skin, including coarse wrinkles, laxity, dyschromia, telangiectasias, and potential precancero...
March 2019 | Volume 18 | Issue 3 | | | Copyright © March 2019
March 2019 | Volume 18 | Issue 3 | Original Article | 246 | Copyright © March 2019
The purpose of this review is to discuss the disease process and wide variety of treatment options for psuedofolliculitis barbae (PFB), or razor bumps. PFB is caused by hair follicles penetrating the ...
Effectiveness of Combining High-Intensity Focused Radiofrequency and Non-Ablative Fractional Laser for Improving the Appearance of the Aging Face and Neck
January 2019 | Volume 18 | Issue 1 | Original Article | 59 | Copyright © January 2019
BACKGROUND: The safety and effectiveness of high-intensity precision radiofrequency (RF) for rejuvenating the aging neck and face, and of fractional laser therapy for treating photodamaged skin have e...
Brightening and Improvement of Facial Skin Quality in Healthy Female Subjects With Moderate Hyperpigmentation or Dark Spots and Moderate Facial Aging
December 2018 | Volume 17 | Issue 12 | Original Article | 1310 | Copyright © December 2018
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of ISDINCEUTICS Melaclear® serum (Barcelona, Spain) on skin brightness, skin quality, and signs of facial aging. DESIGN: This was a single-center, obse...
The Safety of Laser Skin Resurfacing With the Microablative Carbon Dioxide Laser and Review of the Literature
November 2018 | Volume 17 | Issue 11 | Original Article | 1157 | Copyright © November 2018
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of adverse effects following laser skin resurfacing with the microablative carbon dioxide (CO2) laser system (SmartXide DOT; DEKA, Calenz...
September 2018 | Volume 17 | Issue 9 | Editorials | 1018 | Copyright © September 2018
I read with interest the informative article by Spencer et al1 that describes the efficacious use as a novel skin lightening agent (LumaPro-C) for the treatment of patients with melasma....
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Split-Face Study of the Efficacy of Topical Epidermal Growth Factor for the Treatment of Melasma
September 2018 | Volume 17 | Issue 9 | Original Article | 970 | Copyright © September 2018
Introduction: Melasma is a condition in which patients develop symmetric, reticulated, hyperpigmented macules and patches on the face which is thought to be the result of ultraviolet (UV) exposure and...
A Prospective, Open-Label Study Evaluating Adjunctive Calcipotriene 0.005%/Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.064% Foam in Psoriasis Patients With Inadequate Response to Biologic Therapy
August 2018 | Volume 17 | Issue 8 | Original Article | 845 | Copyright © August 2018
Objective: To assess the effectiveness and safety of combining calcipotriene 0.005%/betamethasone dipropionate 0.064% (Cal/BD) foam with biologic therapies for patients with plaque psoriasis who have ...
January 2018 | Volume 17 | Issue 1 | Original Article | 113 | Copyright © January 2018
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 ingredient...
January 2018 | Volume 17 | Issue 1 | Original Article | 41 | Copyright © January 2018
BACKGROUND: Fractional photothermolysis (FP) is a popular treatment option for photodamaged skin and addresses shortcomings of ablative skin resurfacing and nonablative dermal remodeling. Previous ...
November 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 11 | Supplement Individual Articles | 141 | Copyright © November 2017
A Randomized, Investigator-Blinded Comparison of Two Topical Regimens in Fitzpatrick Skin Types III-VI With Moderate to Severe Facial Hyperpigmentation
November 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 11 | Original Article | 1127 | Copyright © November 2017
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. ...
Efficacy of Low-Fluence Nd:YAG 1064 nm Laser for the Treatment of Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation in the Axillary Area
November 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 11 | Original Article | 1118 | Copyright © November 2017
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...
A Retrospective Study on Efficacy of Pulsed Dye Laser and Intense Pulsed Light for the Treatment of Facial Telangiectasia
November 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 11 | Original Article | 1112 | Copyright © November 2017
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 studie...
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
November 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 11 | Original Article | 1105 | Copyright © November 2017
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. ...
NEWS, VIEWS, AND REVIEWS: A Tool for My Laser Practice I Simply Can’t Do Without: Shining a Light on My Favorite Light (Source)
September 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 9 | Features | 939 | Copyright © September 2017
With laser surgery, what you see is what you get. Visualizing the target for treatment, be it a port-wine stain, a cluster of spider veins, a tattoo or freckles, or simply photodamaged skin requires s...
May 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 5 | Supplement Individual Articles | 61 | Copyright © May 2017
The limitations of photoprotection modalities have been the inability to arrest the progression of photodamage. Chemoprevention strategies involving a sunscreen has been incomplete because of the n...
Effectiveness of a Nutraceutical During Non-Ablative 1927 nm Fractional Laser on Patients With Facial Hyperpigmentation and Photoaging
May 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 5 | Original Article | 501 | Copyright © May 2017
Background: Fractional lasers have been proven to treat hyperpigmentation and photoaging. Little research has been done on the effects of supplements on healing post-laser resurfacing. A nutraceuti...
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