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

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)

hair follicle (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Dopamine is a novel, direct inducer of catagen in human scalp hair follicles in vitro – Langan – 2012 – British Journal of Dermatology – Wiley Online Library: There are many reports of reversible hair loss following treatment with dopamine agonists like levodopa. This study […]

Dopamine and Hirsutism

Selective photothermolysis is or rather used to be dogmatic in cutaneous laser systems. Basically laser of a particular wavelength is selectively absorbed by a ‘chromophore‘ that gets heated up. Melanin is the chromophore for hair removal and hemoglobin for blood vessels. What is the chromophore for skin rejuvenation? For non-specific tissue heating […]

Future of Laser Skin Rejuvenation