Volume 1 Issue 2
Voluderm Micro-Needle Technology for Treating Skin Laxity and Wrinkles-Initial Clinical Experience
Steven D. Shapiro*
In the past years, fractional radiofrequency (RF) systems have been popular skin rejuvenation and anti-aging procedures for the treatment of wrinkles, scars and general facial enhancement associated with minimal down time and low risk. These technologies were developed to serve as a viable alternative to the harsher more invasive treatments such as ablative resurfacing lasers. The newest fractional RF technology to come to market is VoluDerm™ (VO). VO delivers energy into the dermis by a matrix of micro-needles that penetrate the skin stimulating a controlled wound effect that promotes a natural fractional healing process for dermal volume enhancement and skin resurfacing. This current article is a summary evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the novel VO technology for collagen remodeling, skin volume enhancing and wrinkle reduction.
The Development of Healthcare Measurement Tools: a Case Study of the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index
The usefulness of measurement tools in healthcare depends on having sound methodological foundation. This paper examines the development and the evaluative properties of the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index against the well established methodologies for the development of measurement tools in healthcare research.
Mean Nevus Counts By Sun Sensitivity Factors, Frequency of Artificial UV Tanning and Sunburns among Sorority and Fraternity-Affiliated University Students
Leslie K. Dennis, MS, PhD*, Julie A. Coughlin, MPH, Marta J. VanBeek, MD, MPH
Melanocytic nevi are one of the strongest predictors of risk for cutaneous malignant melanoma. Studies consistently show that individuals with an increased number of nevi are at an increased risk of developing cutaneous melanoma. Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is the major etiologic risk factor implicated in the development of both melanoma and nevi. For melanoma, sunburns are more important than cumulative sun exposure.