JDD November 2022 Issue Highlights | Lasers, Light Sources, and Devices

The November issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) focuses on lasers, lights sources, and devices featuring original articles and case reports exploring topics such as combination of platelet rich plasma and 1550 nm fractional laser for androgenetic alopecia, safety of combination laser procedures in single clinic visit, efficacy of a fractionated 1540 nm erbium glass laser in the treatment of dermatofibromas, advances in pigmentation management, and many more.  Check out this month’s issue highlights straight from the JDD Editor’s desk:

In Evaluating the Efficacy of Platelet Rich Plasma and 1550 nm Fractional Laser in Combination and Alone for Management of Androgenetic Alopecia, authors determine that patients treated with both therapies had greater improvement in hair density.

Clinical Experience Using a Monofilament Fiber Cleansing and Debriding Technology for Various Skin Conditions discusses clinical experience with MFDT for acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and xerosis.

The study Real World Dermatology: Evaluating the Safety of Combination Laser Procedures in a Single Clinic Session suggests that multiple lasers in a single session can improve aesthetic results in a shorter amount of time and improve patient convenience.

An Open-Label Study Evaluating the Periorbital Skin Rejuvenation Efficacy of a Cosmeceutical Containing Methyl Estradiolpropanoate (MEP) in Women With Estrogen Deficient Skin (EDS) examines 31 subjects who had been amenorrheic for at least one year.

Responses from 450 American subjects were analyzed in Patient Preferences for Acne Vulgaris Treatment and Barriers to Care: A Survey Study.

In Efficacy of a Fractionated 1540-nm Erbium Glass Laser in the Treatment of Dermatofibromas patients reported improvement in color and texture by week 4.

Advances in Pigmentation Management: A Multipronged Approach highlights the potential nuanced differences that routine photodamage, melasma, and PIH present.

Patients received 3 FRF treatments at 3- to 5-week intervals on both sides of the face in Subject Satisfaction of Wrinkle Reduction Following Treatment with Fractional Radiofrequency: A Prospective Study.

In Prospective, Single-arm, Split-face Pain Management Evaluation of Nitrous Oxide System During Micro-Focused Ultrasound with Visualization this method results in a high level of patient satisfaction, improved Investigator GAIS, and improved facial laxity.

Answers to 20 questions are analyzed in Skin Cancer Screening Practices Among Dermatologists: A Survey Study.

Patients have their cervical regions treated with diluted CaHA (1:4) in Assessment of the Interference of Hyperdiluted Calcium Hydroxyapatite for Neck Rejuvenation in the Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Thyroid.

The “Flolan Rash”: An Impressively Asymptomatic and Non-Inflammatory Eruption Following Long-Term Epoprostenol Therapy reports a case lasting 10 years in a patient with end-stage pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Improvement of Pretibial Myxedema Following Administration of Teprotumumab presents 2 cases in patients with PTM, a rare complication of Graves’ disease.

The case report Concurrent Interstitial Granulomatous Dermatitis and TNF-α Antagonist-Induced Lupus Syndrome Secondary to Adalimumab for Crohn’s Disease presents a female with an intermittent red rash on her forehead, elbows, hands, and feet, associated with migratory joint pain and swelling.

The study #Laser Surgery: How Lasers are Portrayed on Instagram establishes that skin laser surgery may be adequately portrayed on social media, but laser safety specifically is not.

Comparison of Pediatric Dermatology Conditions Across Telehealth and In-Person Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic discovers that virtual visits are preferred for the diagnosis and/or management of acne, hemangiomas, and contact dermatitis.

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