Use of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for Abdominal and Quadriceps Muscle Strengthening: A Randomized Controlled Trial
CONCLUSION Treatment of the abdomen and quadriceps with NMES leads to significant improvements in muscular strength and endurance. (Source: Dermatologic Surgery)
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - March 1, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Therapeutic Effects of New Pulsed-Type Microneedling Radiofrequency for Refractory Facial Pigmentary Disorders
CONCLUSION Pulsed-type microneedling RF could be a treatment option for facial pigmentary disorders. (Source: Dermatologic Surgery)
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - March 1, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Treatment of Horizontal Wrinkles of the Neck Using a Hyaluronic Acid Filler: Results From a Prospective Study
BACKGROUND VYC-12 is a hyaluronic acid filler with low cohesivity. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of VYC-12 for aesthetic improvement of horizontal neck lines. METHODS This was a prospective study of consecutive women undergoing neck treatment using VYC-12. All had a baseline score of 1 to 4 on the Allergan Transverse Neck Lines Scale (ATNLS). Individuals with an ATNLS score of 1 to 3 were treated with VYC-12 alone; those with a score of 4 received filler combined with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). Total VYC-12 volumes were ∼1 mL per patient. Follow-up lasted ≤30 months...
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - March 1, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Commentary on “Causes of Injury and Litigation in Cutaneous Laser Surgery: An Update From 2012 to 2020”
No abstract available (Source: Dermatologic Surgery)
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - March 1, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Causes of Injury and Litigation in Cutaneous Laser Surgery: An Update From 2012 to 2020
CONCLUSION Previous work evaluating trends in laser surgery litigation from 1985 to 2012 identified increasing injury and legal action when performed by NPOs. Data from this study are consistent with these previous findings. Both studies demonstrate that NPOs account for most cases of legal action with an increasing proportion of cases being performed by NPOs. In this study, unsupervised NPOs comprise nearly three-quarters of laser surgery lawsuits, but the data may underestimate the frequency of injury and litigation caused by unsupervised NPOs. (Source: Dermatologic Surgery)
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - March 1, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Risk Factors for Infection After Noncultured Melanocyte Keratinocyte Transplantation for Vitiligo
CONCLUSION Infection after noncultured autologous MKTP is not uncommon. Cryotherapy for recipient area preparation and lesions on the trunk, lower extremity, or foot was independently associated with an increased risk of infection. (Source: Dermatologic Surgery)
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - March 1, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Quantifying Skin Removal During a Face-lift: Does the Approach Matter?
CONCLUSION Quantifying the amount of skin removal during a face-lift procedure provides surgeons and patients important information. There was no difference when comparing the simpler SMASectomy technique with the more invasive deep plane technique. (Source: Dermatologic Surgery)
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - March 1, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Dermoscopic Aspects of Traumatized Nevi After Dermabrasion
CONCLUSION Trauma after dermabrasion may induce significant dermoscopic changes in melanocytic nevi. Although the global pattern did not change, most of the lesions became asymmetric, with the appearance or fading of dermoscopic structures and colors. A history of recent trauma should be investigated when evaluating pigmented lesions. (Source: Dermatologic Surgery)
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - March 1, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Short-Term Follow-Up of a Randomized Controlled Trial of 0.5% and 5% 5-Fluorouracil After Microneedling for Treatment of Facial Actinic Keratoses
CONCLUSION Topical 5% and 0.5% 5-FU delivery for 3 days after microneedling was effective for treating facial AKs and equivalent to 5% and 0.5% 5-FU alone for 15 days after 3 months of follow-up. Microneedling may potentiate 5-FU treatment, reducing treatment time without losing efficacy. (Source: Dermatologic Surgery)
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - March 1, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Institutional Adherence to Current Mohs Surgery Appropriate Use Criteria With Reasons for Nonadherence and Recommendations for Future Versions
BACKGROUND The appropriate use criteria (AUC) were established to optimize the use of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) and confer the highest possible clinical benefit to the patient. OBJECTIVE We documented our adherence to AUC and review reasons for nonadherence regarding lesions classified as inappropriate, in the hopes of informing future versions of the AUC. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review of 1,000 consecutive patients who underwent MMS at a single institution. A total of 1,318 biopsy-proven nonmelanoma skin cancers were treated with MMS, and each skin cancer that underwent MMS was classi...
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - March 1, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Local Tumor Infiltration and Locoregional Recurrence in Desmoplastic Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
BACKGROUND Perusal of the literature of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) reveals that the role of the desmoplastic subtype is indistinct. Data on local infiltration and recurrence are inconsistent dependent on surgical technique, histological method, and investigated collective. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to analyze local infiltration and locoregional recurrence of the desmoplastic subtype under a uniform procedure. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 2005 and 2015, 320 SCCs were analyzed and histological sections of all tumors were examined. Data collection included locoregional recurrence, meta...
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - March 1, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

No Recurrence in Primary Invasive Stage 1a and 1b Melanoma and Melanoma in Situ Treated With Serial Disk Staged Excision
CONCLUSION This SSE technique for the treatment of IM and MIS is comparable in efficacy to other SSE techniques, and it offers physicians a simple and accessible alternative to WLE and MMS. (Source: Dermatologic Surgery)
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - March 1, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Commentary on “Treatment Options and Outcomes for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nail Unit: A Systematic Review”
No abstract available (Source: Dermatologic Surgery)
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - March 1, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Treatment Options and Outcomes for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nail Unit: A Systematic Review
CONCLUSION Complete surgical excision of nSCC with either WSE or MMS is associated with lower recurrence rates than limited excision and nonsurgical therapies, regardless of degree of invasion. The prognostic significance of in situ versus invasive disease remains unclear. Confirmation of complete excision may improve outcomes. Digital amputation is indicated for nSCC with bone invasion. Prospective studies and randomized controlled trials are needed to directly compare surgical modalities for nSCC. (Source: Dermatologic Surgery)
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - March 1, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Effective Use of Lidocaine With Epinephrine During a Nationwide Shortage
No abstract available (Source: Dermatologic Surgery)
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - February 1, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Communications Source Type: research