Botulinum Toxin

Sep 17, 2019 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Botulinum Toxin

Abstract For over thirty years, botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) have been used for therapeutic and cosmetic applications. Of the five formulations of BoNT type A (BoNT-A) available worldwide, three have been…

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Surgical Complications and Optimizing Outcomes

Sep 17, 2019 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Surgical Complications and Optimizing Outcomes

Abstract Complications in dermatologic surgery range from inconsequential to life-threatening and from unpredictable to entirely avoidable. Bleeding, infection and poor wound healing are of particular concern. Thorough preoperative assessment, careful…

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Phlebology and Treatment of Leg Veins

Sep 17, 2019 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Phlebology and Treatment of Leg Veins

Abstract The venous system of the lower extremities is a complex, interconnected network consisting of large- and small-caliber vessels. Incompetence within this system manifests clinically as visible telangiectasias, reticular veins,…

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Hair Restoration

Sep 17, 2019 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Hair Restoration

Abstract Androgenic alopecia can be slowed and sometimes partially reversed with topical and medical treatments. However, the mainstay of correcting androgenic alopecia is with 1–4 hair follicular unit transplantation of…

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Flaps

Sep 17, 2019 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Flaps

Abstract Flaps are often the ideal closure for skin wounds when a simple primary closure is not possible. After perfection of suturing and surgical technique, the ability to choose the…

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Injectable Soft Tissue Augmentation

Sep 17, 2019 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Injectable Soft Tissue Augmentation

Abstract Over the past few decades, the number of cosmetic procedures performed has risen significantly, with millions of procedures done each year. Use of injectable soft tissue fillers to soften…

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Grafts

Sep 17, 2019 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Grafts

Abstract Free skin grafts are pieces of skin of variable thickness and size that are completely detached from their origin (donor site) to cover a defect (recipient site). Grafts for…

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Chemical and Mechanical Skin Resurfacing

Sep 17, 2019 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Chemical and Mechanical Skin Resurfacing

Abstract Despite the continued release of new devices, from lasers to ultrasound, chemical peels remain our steadfast resurfacing tool. This is due in large part to their proven efficacy and…

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Evaluation of Beauty and the Aging Face

Sep 17, 2019 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Evaluation of Beauty and the Aging Face

Abstract It is important for dermatologists to appreciate the human preoccupation with external beauty and aging. Having a better understanding of what constitutes beauty and how to evaluate the aging…

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