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Innovative And Conventional Uses Of Q Switch Laser

Introduction Q Switched (QS) lasers – Treatment of choice for pigmented lesions and tattoos QS Alexandrite 755nm & QS Ruby 694nm-shorter wavelength (WL) have high epidermal melanin absorption-hence not used in darker patients QS Nd: YAG 1064nm-longer WL, less absorption in epidermal melanin hence safe in darker patients Indications- Benign pigmented lesions Epidermal lesions Lentigens …

Cosmetic Warts: An Under-recognized Entity!

Cutaneous warts caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) constitute one of the most common viral infections of the skin and mucosae. After acquisition, the virus remains in the skin indefinitely and may give rise to recurrent lesions, the frequency of which depends upon the HPV serotype and host immunity against the virus. Warts also tend …

Vitiligo Minigrafting over Difficult Areas

Abstract Vitiligo is a result of disturbed epidermal melanization with an unresolved etiology and incompletely understood pathogenesis. Various treatment options have resulted in various degrees of success. Various surgical modalities and transplantation techniques have evolved during the last few decades. Of them, miniature punch grafting (PG) has established its place as the easiest, fastest, and …

The Rising Menace of Fungal Infections: Newer Problems and How to Deal with Them

Fungal infections are not unfamiliar to a dermatologist. They, in fact, comprise the bread and butter for us. However, what is new is a multitude of challenges that every Dermatologist these days faces at present: Resistance to topical and systemic antifungals Varied/not-so-classical presentation of lesions due to a number of reasons (mentioned below) Recurrences/relapses despite …

Periorbital Rejuvation

Guideline for local anesthesia in use of injectable fillers in perorbital region Historically anesthesia protocol constituted the pre-treatment part of the injecting regimen Recently some physicians have started to combine anesthesia such as lido caine with injectable dermal fillers itself The combined solution of dermal fillers and anesthesia is administer together Nerve Blocks Nerve blocks …

Cutis Rhomboidalis Nuche: A Rare Case

Introduction: Abstract: Chronic Exposure to (abstract) sunlight causes various skin manifestations and if it is a prolonged exposure as in farmers and those who take sunbath, it will end up in thickened diamond shaped skin called as cutis rhomboidalis nuche, neck being common site hence the name. Case: A 60 Years old male farmer came …