Cosmetic dermatology

IPL May Reduce Acne Breakouts

IPL May Reduce Acne Breakouts

Intense pulsed light treatments increase the expression of transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-β1) in the skin of patients with mild-to-moderate acne, and this action may help explain its efficacy in reducing acne breakouts. Musheera M Ali, MD, et al, of the Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, analyzed biopsies taken from 20 patients at baseline, 48 hours after one IPL treatment and one week following treatment. The biopsies were immunohistochemically analyzed to determine the expression of TGF-β1 and the immunolocalization of Smad3.

Beyond the Face

Aesthetic practitioners share insights into their most popular and successful combination treatments for the décolleté, hands, arms and legs.

Botox is not the only aesthetic procedure patients ask for by name these days. And the face is not the only area of aesthetic concern. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons around the world are finding a raft of recipes for younger-looking skin all over the body. Ingredients include skincare topicals and injectables mixed with energy treatments from laser, radiofrequency (RF) and ultrasound devices. Many are now packaging combination procedures for the neck, décolleté, arms and legs, along with liquid facelifts and body contouring specials.

Ready To Serve

Deck: 
Dore Gilbert, MD, caps a distinguished career in dermatology with military service—and he encourages other physicians to join him.
Main Image: 
Dore Gilbert, MD

Public service is nothing new to Dore Gilbert, MD. His father and grandfather both served in the United States military. He served 29 years as an elected member of his local school board while building his Newport Beach, California-based dermatology practice. Well-known in the medical aesthetic community as a leader in the use of aesthetic laser technologies, Dr Gilbert is also a researcher and assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California-Irvine. But even these accomplishments pale in comparison to his latest venture.