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   2016| April-June  | Volume 9 | Issue 2  
    Online since June 15, 2016

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Infraorbital dark circles: A review of the pathogenesis, evaluation and treatment
Ivan Vrcek, Omar Ozgur, Tanuj Nakra
April-June 2016, 9(2):65-72
DOI:10.4103/0974-2077.184046  PMID:27398005
Infraorbital dark circles represent a common and multifactorial challenge in the world of aesthetic medicine and are the result of a variety of factors including deep facial anatomy, soft tissue changes, as well as contributions from the skin. A variety of treatment options exist, and a customised management strategy can be developed for the particular anatomic changes present. A literature search using MEDLINE and non-MEDLINE sources was performed utilising keywords including: 'Dark circles' 'infraorbital dark circles', 'infraorbital pigment', 'under-eye circles' and 'lower eyelid bags'. A comprehensive review of the literature was performed and the data were assimilated with evidence from our practice. This review provides a detailed discussion of the aetiology, pathogenesis, evaluation and management of infraorbital dark circles. An understanding of the deep and superficial anatomy is crucial to the management of this complex entity. The armamentarium for treatment includes minimally invasive interventions such as makeup and cosmeceuticals, a variety of laser and chemical treatments, fillers and fat transfer, as well as more invasive surgical manoeuvres.
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Periorbital injectables: Understanding and avoiding complications
Catherine J Hwang
April-June 2016, 9(2):73-79
DOI:10.4103/0974-2077.184049  PMID:27398006
Periorbital rejuvenation with neurotoxins and dermal fillers address several aging changes. Safe and effective results require a thorough understanding of periorbital anatomy, proper injection techniques, and complications of these products. Prompt recognition and treatment of complications can minimize their adverse impacts. Complications can be divided into ischaemic and non-ischaemic effects. Hylauronidase, an enzyme that degrades hyaluronic acid, may improve outcomes after intravascular hyaluronic acid fillers.
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Hills and valleys: Understanding the under-eye
Milind N Naik
April-June 2016, 9(2):61-64
DOI:10.4103/0974-2077.184048  PMID:27398004
Soft tissue deflation and descent have long been implicated in the pathogenesis of facial aging. In the periorbital area, the upper orbital region is thought to change by descent of the eyebrow, as well as deflation of brow fat. While the understanding of the aging changes in the upper eyelid region are relatively simple, the lower eyelid poses a myriad of aging changes, each demanding a specific management plan. These can be best described in terms of elevations, or 'Hills' and hollows, or 'Valleys'. This article simplifies the understanding of the lower eyelid in the light of anatomical knowledge, and available literature. It forms a basis of easy diagnosis and treatment of the soft tissue changes in the lower eyelid and malar region.
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Meeting the challenges of acne treatment in Asian Patients: A review of the role of dermocosmetics as adjunctive therapy
Chee Leok Goh, Nopadon Noppakun, Giuseppe Micali, Noor Zalmy Azizan, Waranya Boonchai, Yung Chan, Wai Kwong Cheong, Pin Chi Chiu, Kristiana Etnawati, Zharlah Gulmatico-Flores, Henry Foong, Raj Kubba, Purita Paz-Lao, Yin Yin Lee, Steven Loo, Farida Modi, Trong Hao Nguyen, Thi Lan Pham, Yi Hsien Shih, Irma Bernadette Sitohang, Su Ni Wong
April-June 2016, 9(2):85-92
DOI:10.4103/0974-2077.184043  PMID:27398008
Conventional acne treatment presents several challenges such as intolerable side effects and antibiotic resistance. Dermocosmetic products may be used to reduce these unwanted effects. Dermocosmetics include skin cleansers, topical sebum-controllers, skin antimicrobial/anti-inflammatory agents, moisturizers, sunscreens, and camouflage products. Appropriate use of these products may help augment the benefit of acne treatment, minimize side effects, and reduce the need for topical antibiotics. In Asia, there is currently limited scientific data on the application and recommendations for dermocosmetic use in acne vulgaris (AV). This article reviews the evidence on dermocosmetics for AV and provides practice recommendations as discussed during the 4th Asia-Pacific Acne Leaders' Summit held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 7 and 8 February 2015. Through a premeeting survey, a series of plenary lectures, a stepwise program of discussion sessions, and Medline article review, the Expert Panel set forth relevant recommendations on the role of dermocosmetics as adjunct for treating AV in Asian patients.
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Blepharoplasty basics for the dermatologist
Richard Scawn, Sri Gore, Naresh Joshi
April-June 2016, 9(2):80-84
DOI:10.4103/0974-2077.184050  PMID:27398007
Blepharoplasty is amongst the more frequently performed aesthetic procedures with surgery performed by physicians and surgeons across a variety of sub-specialities. This paper, aimed at a dermatology audience, describes patient selection, eyelid anatomy, clinical examination and surgical steps to achieve successful upper and lower lid blepharoplasty outcomes. Recommendations for minimising complications are made and photographs used to illustrate important clinical and surgical features.
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Clinical photography for periorbital and facial aesthetic practice
Akshay Gopinathan Nair, Aparna Santhanam
April-June 2016, 9(2):115-121
DOI:10.4103/0974-2077.184047  PMID:27398013
External cutaneous photography involves photographic documentation, which helps in treatment planning, documentation of facial features, teaching, publishing and pre- and post-procedural comparisons. The key is not simply documenting, but documenting it the right way and ensuring that photography is standardised and reproducible. In this review, basic photography techniques, standardised and reproducible angles such as frontal, oblique and lateral views and specific photographic angles for conditions such as facial rejuvenation are discussed. Use of photography accessories and a few tips on how to click good photographs in the examination room and how to achieve consistency in standardised photography are also presented. External photography in ophthalmic and facial plastic surgery like any other speciality too has standardised guidelines. Even small variations cause a drastic change in the photos and it's clinical and research value. Unless stringent criteria are met, the photographs lose their relevance and impact.
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Surgical outcome in patients taking concomitant or recent intake of oral isotretinoin: A multicentric Study-ISO-AIMS study
Omprakash Heggadahalli Mahadevappa, Venkataram Mysore, Vishalakshi Viswanath, Salim Thurakkal, Imran Majid, Suresh Talwar, Sanjeev J Aurangabadkar, Manas Chatterjee, Ramesh M Bhat, Shyamanta Barua, Anil Ganjoo
April-June 2016, 9(2):106-112
DOI:10.4103/0974-2077.184054  PMID:27398012
Background: The current standard recommendation is to avoid surgical interventions in patients taking oral isotretinoin. However, this recommendation has been questioned in several recent publications. Aim: To document the safety of cosmetic and surgical interventions, among patients receiving or recently received oral isotretinoin. Materials and Methods: Association of Cutaneous Surgeons, India, in May 2012, initiated this study, at 11 centers in different parts of India. The data of 183 cases were collected monthly, from June 2012 to May 2013. Of these 61 patients had stopped oral isotretinoin before surgery and 122 were concomitantly taking oral isotretinoin during the study period. In these 183 patients, a total of 504 interventions were performed. These included[1] 246 sessions of chemical peels such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid, and combination peels;[2] 158 sessions of lasers such as ablative fractional laser resurfacing with erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet and CO2, conventional full face CO2laser resurfacing, laser-assisted hair reduction with long-pulsed neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet, diode laser, and LASIK surgery;[3] 27 sessions of cold steel surgeries such as microneedling, skin biopsy, subcision, punch elevation of scars, excision of skin lesion, and wisdom tooth extraction;[4] 1 session of electrosurgery. Results: No significant side effects were noted in most patients. 2 cases of keloid were documented which amounted to 0.4% of side effects in 504 interventions, with a significant P value of 0.000. Reversible transient side effects were erythema in 10 interventions and hyperpigmentation in 15. Conclusion: The study showed that performing dermatosurgical and laser procedures in patients receiving or recently received isotretinoin is safe, and the current guidelines of avoiding dermatosurgical and laser interventions in such patients taking isotretinoin need to be revised.
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Evaluation of various therapeutic measures in striae rubra
Umesh Karsandas Karia, Bela Bhemabhai Padhiar, Bela Jaswantbhai Shah
April-June 2016, 9(2):101-105
DOI:10.4103/0974-2077.184056  PMID:27398011
Background: Striae are linear atrophic depressions that form in areas of dermal damage in the skin. As on date, no consensus or protocol exists for the treatment of stria rubra. Topical retinoids, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, radiofrequency, photothermolysis, intense pulsed light and lasers are some of the modalities used. Aims and Objective: To compare the efficacy of various therapeutic modalities in striae rubra. Methods: This prospective cohort study comprised of a total of fifty patients from August-2012 to October-2013 in a tertiary care center in Western India, Gujarat having striae rubra. They were randomly divided into five groups of ten patients each. Patients were evaluated on the basis of visual assessment, both by doctor as well as the patient. Group I was given topical tretinoin (0.1% w/w) gel applied once at night, Group II-microdermabrasion (MDA) combined with trichloroacetic acid (TCA) (30%) peel, Group III-mesotherapy, Group IV-Q-switched Nd: YAG laser, and Group V-combination treatment of microdermabrasion, salicylic acid peel and retinol (yellow) peel. Patients were treated at an interval of 15 days for 2 months and then at monthly intervals. Objective assessment was done at 2nd month, 6th month, and at the end of 1st year. Results: Patients in Group I treated with topical tretinoin showed the least response with 80% (8) of them showing minimal clinical improvement (0–25%) as compared to patients in Group V in which 60% (6) patients showed moderate clinical improvement (50–75%). While majority of the patients in Group II, III, and IV showed mild clinical improvement (25–50%). Conclusions: Striae rubra is a common cause of concern for adolescent population. Combination treatment with microdermabrasion, salicylic acid and retinol yellow peel gave superior results as compared to other therapeutic options. Mild to moderate improvement was seen with Nd: YAG laser, mesotherapy and MDA + TCA whereas minimal improvement were seen with topical tretinoin.
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Facial basal cell carcinoma treated with topical 5% imiquimod cream with dermoscopic evaluation
Archana Singal, Deepashree Daulatabad, Deepika Pandhi, VK Arora
April-June 2016, 9(2):122-125
DOI:10.4103/0974-2077.184040  PMID:27398014
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer worldwide. Surgical excision is considered to be the primary therapeutic modality wherever possible. For inoperable cases, 5% imiquimod seems to be a good alternative. We present two cases of nodular pigmented BCCs on the face in elderly women successfully treated with 5% imiquimod cream application resulting in complete clinical clearance of lesion as well as on histology and dermatoscopy. There was no recurrence of the lesion on 2 years follow-up for the first and 1.5 years for the second patient.
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Periocular aesthetics: An emerging era
Milind N Naik
April-June 2016, 9(2):59-60
DOI:10.4103/0974-2077.184051  PMID:27398003
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Eyelash transplantation for the treatment of vitiligo associated eyelash leucotrichia
Manas Chatterjee, Shekhar Neema, Biju Vasudevan, Disha Dabbas
April-June 2016, 9(2):97-100
DOI:10.4103/0974-2077.184042  PMID:27398010
Background: Eyelash leucotrichia is cosmetically disfiguring condition and remains a therapeutic challenge in successful management of vitiligo. Aims: To study the efficacy of eyelash transplantation in management of eyelash leucotrichia associated with vitiligo. Materials and Methods: Fifteen patients with eyelash leucotrichia were treated with follicular unit transplantation. Improvement in leucotrichia was evaluated using objective assessment. Results: Out of fifteen patients, good to excellent response was seen in 13 patients (86.67%), fair in one patient (6.66%) and poor in one patient (6.66%). Conclusion: Eyelash transplantation is safe and effective method for eyelash leucotrichia.
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An unusual eyelid mass of cysticercosis: A twist in the tale
Poonam J Rai, Akshay Gopinathan Nair, Mihir G Trivedi, Nayana A Potdar, Indumati Gopinathan, Chhaya A Shinde
April-June 2016, 9(2):126-128
DOI:10.4103/0974-2077.184044  PMID:27398015
Cysticercosis is a parasitic infestation caused by the larval form of the tapeworm, Taenia solium (T. solium). The common sites for cysticerosis include the brain, eyes, and skeletal muscle. Ocular or adnexal involvement is commonly seen with the commonest ophthalmic site being subretinal space and the vitreous cavity. However, only a handful of cases of eyelid cysticercosis have been reported in the past. We report a rare and unusual case of isolated eyelid cysticercosis in a middle-aged woman masquerading as an asymptomatic slowly growing subcutaneous painless mass in the left eyelid which was presumed to be a benign skin mass, a cyst of appendageal origin such as an epidermoid cyst. This case highlights the ubiquitous nature of cysticercosis in tropical countries and the need for a high degree of suspicion while surgically treating subcutaneous masses. We would additionally emphasize the need to rule out neurocysticercosis in such cases.
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Shifting trends in cutaneous and aesthetic surgery: A need for caution and regulation
Niti Khunger
April-June 2016, 9(2):57-58
DOI:10.4103/0974-2077.184052  PMID:27398002
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Objective brow height measurements following pretrichial brow lift and upper lid blepharoplasty
Matthew Martin, Christopher T Shah, Payal Attawala, Keith Neaman, Melissa Meldrum, Adam S Hassan
April-June 2016, 9(2):93-96
DOI:10.4103/0974-2077.184041  PMID:27398009
Background: As the ptotic brow drops below the supraorbital rim, it can exacerbate dermatochalasis by pushing the adjacent skin of the upper lid further down. Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes associated with a combined pretrichial brow lift and upper lid blepharoplasty in patients with dermatochalasis and mild to moderate brow ptosis. Materials and Methods: A retrospective case series of 46 patients with dermatochalasis and mild to moderate brow ptosis treated with a combined, bilateral pretrichial brow lift and upper lid blepharoplasty from January 2008 to December 2011. Main outcome measures included measurements of brow lift at 3 months post-operatively, complications encountered, patient satisfaction and surgeon satisfaction. Results: Outcomes from 46 patients were evaluated. The mean brow lift was 1.85 mm at the lateral canthus, 1.54 mm at the lateral limbus, 1.31 mm at the mid-pupil, and 1.07 mm at the medial limbus. Brow lift at the lateral canthus was significantly more elevated than at the medial limbus (P < 0.001). Minor complications were encountered in seven of 46 patients (15.2%). Mean patient satisfaction score was 3.20 and surgeon satisfaction 3.24 (max = 4, very satisfied). Conclusions: The modified pretrichial brow lift offered effective lateral lift that complements an upper lid blepharoplasty. This technique was met with a high degree of patient and surgeon satisfaction, and had a minimal complication profile.
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A solitary firm nodule on the palm
Keshavmurthy A Adya, Arun C Inamadar, Aparna Palit
April-June 2016, 9(2):129-131
DOI:10.4103/0974-2077.184045  PMID:27398016
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Observations on CO2 laser preparation of recipient site for noncultured cell suspension transplantation in vitiligo
Lisa Komen, Charlotte Vrijman, JP Wietze van der Veen, Menno A de Rie, Albert Wolkerstorfer
April-June 2016, 9(2):133-135
DOI:10.4103/0974-2077.184055  PMID:27398018
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Use of plastic syringe as a splint for contracted fingers
Amitabh Jena, Gajjala Venkata Sivanath Reddy, Naru Ramana Reddy, Rashmi Patnayak, Banoth Manilal
April-June 2016, 9(2):132-133
DOI:10.4103/0974-2077.184053  PMID:27398017
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