The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology

Providing dermatologists with peer-reviewed, evidence-based information on the latest treatment options, new techniques, and practice management issues

CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 13, ISSUE 11, NOVEMBER 2016

High-dose Rate Electronic Brachytherapy: A Nonsurgical Treatment Alternative for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

aAjay Bhatnagar, MD, MBA; bRakesh Patel, MD; cWilliam Philip Werschler, MD; dRoger I. Ceilley, MD; eRobert Strimling, MD a21st Century Oncology, Casa Grande, Arizona bValley Medical Oncology Consultants, Pleasanton, California cSpokane Dermatology Clinic, Spokane, Washington dDermatology, P.C., West Des Moines, Iowa eStrimling Dermatology, Laser, and Vein Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada Disclosure: Dr. Bhatnagar is a […]

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Ionic Hydrogel Monotherapy and in Combination with Antiviral-Antibiotic Prophylaxis, in the Post-procedure Management of Fractional Laser-Treated Patients

Francesca Romana Grippaudo, MD, PhD Assistant Professor in Plastic Surgery, NESMOS Dept., Sapienza University of Roma, Roma, Italy Disclosure: Dr Grippaudo received Procutase® Hydrogel for use in this work from ICIM, Milano, Italy. Abstract Objective: The pre- and postoperative care for fractionated laser resurfacing is still controversial, especially in regard to the use of antibiotics […]

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Efficacy of a Low Fluence, High Repetition Rate 810nm Diode Laser for Permanent Hair Reduction in Indian Patients with Skin Types IV–VI

aMadhuri Agarwal, MBBS, MD (SKIN & VD), DDV; bSangeeta Velaskar, MBBS, MD (SKIN & VD), DVD; cMichael H. Gold, MD aDepartment of Dermatology, Yavana Aesthetics Clinic, Mumbai,India bMedical Services and R & D, Kaya Ltd., Mumbai, India cGold Skin Care Center, Nashville, Tennessee Disclosure: The authors report no relevant conflicts of interest. Abstract Background: The […]

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Topical Treatment for Onychomycosis: Is it More Effective than the Clinical Data Suggests?

aBoni E Elewski, MD; bTracey C. Vlahovic, DPM; cAndrew Korotzer, PhD aDepartment of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama bTemple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania cValeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC, Bridgewater, New Jersey Disclosure: Dr Elewski is an advisor for Valeant Pharmaceuticals and investigator for Valeant Pharmaceuticals and […]

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The Use of Lipohydroxy Acid in Skin Care and Acne Treatment

Joshua A. Zeichner MD Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York Disclosure: Dr. Zeichner has served as a consultant and advisory board member for L’Oreal. Abstract Lipohydroxy acid is a derivative of salicylic acid with unique properties that explain its clinical effects in the skin. Lipohydroxy acid has skin renewing, exfoliating, and […]

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A Case of Lichen Planus Pigmentosus with Facial Dyspigmentation Responsive to Combination Therapy with Chemical Peels and Topical Retinoids

aMarisa Wolff, DO; bNina Sabzevari, MSIV; cCharles Gropper, MD; dCindy Hoffman, DO aChief Resident, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology, Department of Dermatology, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York; bMedical Student, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, Virginia; cChief of Dermatology St. Barnabas Hospital and Associate Professor at […]

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PAST ARTICLES

Tolerability of Ingenol Mebutate Gel, 0.05%, for Treating Patients with Actinic Keratosis on the Scalp in a Community Dermatology Practice

Miriam S. Bettencourt, MD Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, Henderson, Nevada; Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada Disclosure: Dr. Bettencourt reports no relevant conflicts of interest. Abstract Objective: To describe the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of treatment of actinic keratosis on the scalp with two consecutive, once-daily applications of ingenol […]

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Efficacy and Tolerability of a Combined 445nm and 630nm Over-the-counter Light Therapy Mask with and without Topical Salicylic Acid versus Topical Benzoyl Peroxide for the Treatment of Mild-to-moderate Acne Vulgaris

a,bMark S. Nestor, MD, PhD; aNicole Swenson, DO; aAngela Macri, DO; aMitchell Manway, DO; aPaige Paparone, DO aCenter for Clinical and Cosmetic Research and Center for Cosmetic Enhancement, Aventura, Florida; bDepartment of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida Disclosure: Dr. Nestor is a consultant to La Lumiere LLC, […]

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Correlation Between the Evaluation of Pigmented Lesions by a Multi-spectral Digital Skin Lesion Analysis Device and the Clinical and Histological Features of Melanoma

aRichard R. Winkelmann, DO; bDarrell S. Rigel, MD, MS; cLaura Ferris, MD, PhD; dArthur Sober, MD; eNatalie Tucker, BS; fClay J. Cockerell, MD aRigel Dermatology, New York, New York; bDepartment of Dermatology, New York University, New York, New York; bDepartment of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; dHarvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; eMELA Sciences Inc., […]

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Experimental Evidence in Hair Restoration Procedures Plucked Hair Survival and Growth Rate

Edoardo Raposio, PhD; Giorgia Caruana, MD Department of Surgical Sciences, Plastic Surgery Unit, University of Parma, and Cutaneous, Mini-invasive, Regenerative and Plastic Surgery Unit, Parma University Hospital, Parma, Italy Disclosure: The authors report no relevant conflicts of interest. Abstract Background: Limitations of hair restoration procedures are the amount of hairs available and the invasiveness of […]

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Activity of Dapsone versus Community and Hospital Pathogens from the Canward Study

aGeorge G. Zhanel, PhD; bJames Q. Del Rosso, DO aProfessor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Director of Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance, Manitoba, Canada; bAdjunct Clinical Professor (Dermatology), Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Henderson, Nevada Disclosure: Dr. Zhanel received research grant support from […]

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Benzocaine/Lidocaine/Tetracaine Cream Report of Corneal Damage and Review

Metavee Boonsiri, MD; Katherine C. Marks, MD; Chérie M. Ditre, MD Cosmetic Enhancement Center, Penn Medicine in Radnor, University of Pennsylvania, Radnor, Pennsylvania Disclosure: The authors report no relevant conflicts of interest.    Abstract Practitioners are increasingly using topical anesthetics in the field of dermatology. Application of topical anesthetics prior to performing dermatologic procedures has […]

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High-dose Rate Electronic Brachytherapy: A Nonsurgical Treatment Alternative for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

| November 1, 2016

aAjay Bhatnagar, MD, MBA; bRakesh Patel, MD; cWilliam Philip Werschler, MD; dRoger I. Ceilley, MD; eRobert Strimling, MD a21st Century Oncology, Casa Grande, Arizona bValley Medical Oncology Consultants, Pleasanton, California cSpokane Dermatology Clinic, Spokane, Washington dDermatology, P.C., West Des Moines, Iowa eStrimling Dermatology, Laser, and Vein Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada Disclosure: Dr. Bhatnagar is a […]

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Ionic Hydrogel Monotherapy and in Combination with Antiviral-Antibiotic Prophylaxis, in the Post-procedure Management of Fractional Laser-Treated Patients

| November 1, 2016

Francesca Romana Grippaudo, MD, PhD Assistant Professor in Plastic Surgery, NESMOS Dept., Sapienza University of Roma, Roma, Italy Disclosure: Dr Grippaudo received Procutase® Hydrogel for use in this work from ICIM, Milano, Italy. Abstract Objective: The pre- and postoperative care for fractionated laser resurfacing is still controversial, especially in regard to the use of antibiotics […]

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Efficacy of a Low Fluence, High Repetition Rate 810nm Diode Laser for Permanent Hair Reduction in Indian Patients with Skin Types IV–VI

| November 1, 2016

aMadhuri Agarwal, MBBS, MD (SKIN & VD), DDV; bSangeeta Velaskar, MBBS, MD (SKIN & VD), DVD; cMichael H. Gold, MD aDepartment of Dermatology, Yavana Aesthetics Clinic, Mumbai,India bMedical Services and R & D, Kaya Ltd., Mumbai, India cGold Skin Care Center, Nashville, Tennessee Disclosure: The authors report no relevant conflicts of interest. Abstract Background: The […]

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Topical Treatment for Onychomycosis: Is it More Effective than the Clinical Data Suggests?

| November 1, 2016

aBoni E Elewski, MD; bTracey C. Vlahovic, DPM; cAndrew Korotzer, PhD aDepartment of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama bTemple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania cValeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC, Bridgewater, New Jersey Disclosure: Dr Elewski is an advisor for Valeant Pharmaceuticals and investigator for Valeant Pharmaceuticals and […]

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The Use of Lipohydroxy Acid in Skin Care and Acne Treatment

| November 1, 2016

Joshua A. Zeichner MD Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York Disclosure: Dr. Zeichner has served as a consultant and advisory board member for L’Oreal. Abstract Lipohydroxy acid is a derivative of salicylic acid with unique properties that explain its clinical effects in the skin. Lipohydroxy acid has skin renewing, exfoliating, and […]

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A Case of Lichen Planus Pigmentosus with Facial Dyspigmentation Responsive to Combination Therapy with Chemical Peels and Topical Retinoids

| November 1, 2016

aMarisa Wolff, DO; bNina Sabzevari, MSIV; cCharles Gropper, MD; dCindy Hoffman, DO aChief Resident, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology, Department of Dermatology, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York; bMedical Student, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, Virginia; cChief of Dermatology St. Barnabas Hospital and Associate Professor at […]

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Efficacy, Safety, and Dermal Tolerability of Dapsone Gel, 7.5% in Patients with Moderate Acne Vulgaris: A Pooled Analysis of Two Phase 3 Trials

| October 1, 2016

aDiane M. Thiboutot, MD; bLeon Kircik, MD; cAmy McMichael, MD; dFran E. Cook-Bolden, MD; eStephen K. Tyring, MD, PhD; fDavid R. Berk, MD; fJoan-En Chang-Lin, PhD; fVince Lin, PhD; fAlexandre Kaoukhov, MD aPenn State Hershey Dermatology, Hershey, Pennsylvania bDermResearch, LLC, Louisville, Kentucky cWake Forest Baptist Health, Department of Dermatology, Winston-Salem, North Carolina dSkin Specialty Dermatology, […]

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Topical Silicone Sheet Application in the Treatment of Hypertrophic Scars and Keloids

| October 1, 2016

Iris Westra, MSc, MD; Frank B. Niessen, MD, PhD Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Disclosure: The authors report no relevant conflicts of interest. Abstract Objective: Since the early 1980s, topical silicone sheets have been used in the treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids. This study aimed […]

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Systemic Therapies for Late-stage Melanoma

| October 1, 2016

aPeter W. Hashim, MD, MHS; bPhilip Friedlander, MD, PhD; aGary Goldenberg, MD aDepartment of Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York; bDivision of Hematology and Oncology, Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York Disclosure: The authors report no relevant conflicts of interest Abstract […]

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Needlestick and Sharps Injuries in Dermatologic Surgery: A Review of Preventative Techniques and Post-exposure Protocols

| October 1, 2016

Christopher Rizk, MD; Holly Monroe, MD; Ida Orengo, MD; Theodore Rosen, MD Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas Disclosure: The authors report no relevant conflicts of interest Abstract Background: Needlestick and sharps injuries are the leading causes of morbidity in the dermatologic field. Among medical specialties, surgeons and dermatologists have the highest […]

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Results of a Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial of a Hydrogen Peroxide-based Kit versus a Benzoyl Peroxide-based Kit in Mild-to-moderate Acne

| October 1, 2016

a)Stefano Veraldi, Md; b)Giuseppe Micali, Md; c)Enzo Berardesca, Md; b)Federica Dall’oglio, Md; c)Jo Linda Sinagra, Md; aElena Guanziroli, Md aDepartment of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, I.R.C.C.S. Foundation, Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy; bSection of Dermatology, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, University of Catania, Italy; cSan Gallicano Dermatological Institute, […]

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A Split-Face Evaluation to Assess the Efficacy of a Hydrolyzed Roe Cream in the Reduction of Erythema Following Chemical Peel

| October 1, 2016

Vic A. Narurkar, MD Bay Area Laser Institute, San Francisco, California Abstract Objective: To evaluate a hydrolyzed roe cream in the reduction of facial erythema following a chemical peel treatment. Edema was also assessed. Design: The facial cream was applied to one side of the face of 30 healthy female subjects (average age = 54.9 […]

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