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The Effectiveness of the Erbium Laser for Perioral Wrinkle Reduction

The development of vertical wrinkle lines around the lips (perioral rhytids) is a common aging sign of the mouth. It occurs earlier and in greater amounts in Caucasian females with thinner skin and fairer complexions. They are difficult to eradicate as they are the result of the muscle activity of the surrounding orbicularis muscle with Read More…

HALO The Hybrid Fractional Laser Resurfacing Method

Facial laser resurfacing traditionally consist of two fundamental approaches, a fully ablative surface treatment or a deeper fractional method. Fully ablative laser resurfacing creates extended downtimes but fewer treatments are needed. Conversely, fractional laser resurfacing is associated with less downtime but requires more treatments. The newest generation of non-ablative fractional lasers, which coagulate tissues instead Read More…

Sciton HALO Hybrid Fractional Laser Resurfacing

The introduction of CO2 lasers in the mid-1990s largely replaced the traditional of chemical peels like TCA and phenol. They initially created a deep resurfacing effect and were associated with a hypopigmentation effect in some patients and a prolonged recovery. Modern day skin resurfacing laser have gotten around these issues through the use of pulsed Read More…

Combining Laser Resurfacing and Facelift Surgery

Facelift surgery addresses sagging and loose tissues that have fallen due to aging. To a large degree facelifts are a tissue resuspension method which uses some tissue excision (skin and fat) to create the effect. However, a facelift in and of itself, does not change many of the more superficial lines and wrinkles on the Read More…

Early Fractional Laser Treatment Of Surgical Scars

Early treatment of scars by some method is certainly preferred by patients whether the scars  are from traumatic injury or elective aesthetic surgery. A variety of such scar strategies exist from topical gels and tapes to pulsed dye and ablative laser treatments. All of these methods have shown long-term scar appearance benefit with topical treatments Read More…

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Use In Facial Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is a long-standing treatment that can have a profound rejuvenative effect on wrinkled and sun damaged facial skin. By burning off the top layer of skin and allowing it heal, a fresh skin surface is created with fewer surface imperfections.While effective, it is associated with a significant healing time, discomfort and  temporary facial Read More…

Fractional Laser Treatments for Traumatic Burn Scars

Many disfiguring and debilitating scars, particularly those of a burn origin, are often associated with pain and itching in addition to their appearance. The use of fractional laser resurfacing, which is now about a decade old, has become a very valuable treatment method for these types of traumatic scars. To those experienced in using it, Read More…

Case Study: Laser Resurfacing for Facial Brown Spots

Background: Solar lentigines, also called age spots and liver spots, are brown colored skin patches that can appear anywhere on the face and body. They most commonly appear on those skin areas that have a long history of sun exposure. As a result, these brown spots usually do not appear until age 40 and older Read More…

Plastic Surgery Product Review: Dermapen for Acne Scars

The concept of treating a variety of skin irregularities with a fractional skin injury approach is seen from the use of laser to dermaroller therapies. The basic premise is that deep small channels are cut into the skin which creates a subsequent healing cascade that causes new collagen formation in the holes and ultimately thicker Read More…

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