Hyperpigmentation







Have you been hurting your patients with lasers, derma rollers or mesotherapy to initiate a wound healing response that promotes collagen synthesis and anti-ageing? I have blogged about a new laser technology from Philips before. But soon you may be able to initiate the same response without causing any injury […]

Hurting the fly


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Ref: The efficacy in melasma treatment using a 1410 nm fractional photothermolysis laser Wanitphakdeedecha 2013 Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Wiley Online Library (abstract) The above article promotes 1410 nm fractional laser as a temporary effective procedure in the treatment of melasma. The key word is ‘temporary’. Like most […]

Fractional Q-switched Laser



Axillary Pigmentation
The article below describes the use of topical niacinamide and topical desonide in axillary hyperpigmentation from the Dovepress journal: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology. Axillary hyperpigmentation is considered a cosmetic condition in this part of the world, except in conditions like acanthosis nigricans or axillary freckling. I generally view studies on […]

Axillary hyperpigmentation


War (Photo credit: beapen) This is a critical exploration of the potential utility (or otherwise) of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in cosmetic treatments. Please read the rest of the articles in this series here. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a signal protein that stimulates vasculogenesis and angiogenesis by binding […]

The Dark Knight Rises (PRP Part 5)


Image via Wikipedia [This is the discussion section of my paper on cutaneous amyloidosis that I did not publish. I presented it in a conference though. The methodology is posted in my bioinformatics blog. Poster can be downloaded here: http://www.box.com/s/uae8yijuohefphzoh4cx underAmyloidogenecity of Epidermal proteins by Bell Raj Eapen is licensed […]

Amyloidogenecity of Epidermal proteins: Unfolding the mysteries.