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  • Reduction of Face and Neck Laxity With Anchored, Barbed Polypropylene Sutures (Contour Threads™)
    Skin Therapy Letter: Volume 11 • Number 1 • February 2006
    Abstract: The use of nonabsorbable sutures for lifting lax, aging skin is an increasingly popular option for cosmetic surgeons. Contour Threads™ (Surgical Specialties Corp.) are novel modified polypropylene sutures recently approved for this purpose by the US FDA. Design and technical modifications incorporated into this implant may reduce complications and limitations seen with previous, similar products. Early experience has been positive, although the durability of cosmetic effect and the potential for long-term complications remain to be seen.   |     Full Article ...

  • Treatments for Unwanted Facial Hair
    Skin Therapy Letter: Volume 10 • Number 10 • December 2005 - January 2006
    Abstract: Twenty-two percent of women in North America have unwanted facial hair, which can cause embarrassment and result in a significant emotional burden. Treatment options include plucking, waxing (including the sugar forms), depilatories, bleaching, shaving, electrolysis, laser, intense pulsed light (IPL), and eflornithine 13.9% cream (Vaniqa®, Barrier Therapeutics in Canada and Shire Pharmaceuticals elsewhere). Eflornithine 13.9% cream is a topical treatment that does not remove the hairs, but acts to reduce the rate of growth and appears to be effective for unwanted facial hair on the mustache and chin area. Eflornithine 13.9% cream can be used in combination with other treatments such as lasers and IPL to give the patient the best chance for successful hair removal.   |     Full Article ...

  • Approaches to Treatment of HIV Facial Lipoatrophy
    Skin Therapy Letter: Volume 10 • Number 9 • November 2005
    Abstract: HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy has become epidemic among the greater than 1 million HIV-infected individuals living in the United States. Those affected usually have well-controlled HIV disease, and are most often healthy and living productive lives. However, their facial appearance often suggests the opposite and frequently serves as a stigma and psychological burden. Treatment approaches may be divided into three categories: 1) Surgically placed alloplastic, autologous, or synthetic implants; 2) Injection of temporary fillers; 3) Injection of permanent fillers, including liquid injectable silicone. Salient aspects of each treatment are reviewed, along with new techniques and pearls on the correct use of liquid injectable silicone.   |     Full Article ...

  • The Use of Lasers in the Pediatric Population
    Skin Therapy Letter: Volume 10 • Number 8 • October 2005
    Abstract: Over the past 2 decades, there have been numerous advances in laser therapy of birthmarks in the pediatric population. Concerns regarding efficacy, overall benefit, and side-effects linger. We present our opinion, based upon decades of clinical experience, on the role of lasers to treat port wine stains, superficial hemangiomas, and café au lait macules in children.   |     Full Article ...

  • Blepharoplasty: Indications, Outcomes, and Patient Counseling
    Skin Therapy Letter: Volume 10 • Number 7 • September 2005
    Abstract: A telltale sign of the aging face is upper eyelid skin redundancy and lower eyelid bags. These changes can contribute to a “tired” appearance. Upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures can correct these processes. By removing skin and muscle, an upper eyelid blepharoplasty can give the eye a larger appearance. A lower blepharoplasty can remove pseudoherniated fat, or transpose it to provide a smooth infraorbital contour. It appears that a transconjunctival approach for the lower blepharoplasty will lead to a lower incidence of eyelid malposition. An adjunctive procedure such as laser resurfacing may be appropriate. Patients should be counseled on all potential complications, including visual loss from muscle injury or hematoma, as well as the extent of postoperative recuperation.   |     Full Article ...

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