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Aesthetics Corner

Jill Waldbieser, Managing Editor
Injectables are an overwhelmingly popular and effective nonsurgical treatment for cosmetic concerns and more. The Dermatologist spoke to leading expert Suneel Chilukuri, MD, FAAD, FACMS, about the latest developments.
C. Helen Malone, MD, Edited by Anna Bar, MD
This modern tool has a variety of uses, promotes faster healing, and could be a great addition
to your dermatology practice.
Erythema, an adverse effect following laser procedures involving the face, can be perceived as embarrassing or even disabling to patients.
Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) is a frustrating dermatologic condition that is often as vexing for patients as it is challenging to manage for their consulting dermatologists. AKN presents with pustules and papules that may coalesce into larger keloid-like nodules located on the posterior concavity of the neck near the collar line. 
Changes to the upper eyelid in older males generally fall into 1 of 3 categories. The first and most common is excess or redundant upper eyelid skin (dermatochalasis). A second more subtle influence to this appearance may involve laxity or hypertrophy of the underlying muscle. Finally, weakening of the orbital septum with bulging of the underlying fat (pseudoherniation) may also be a factor contributing to a “tired” appearance.  
This case demonstrates that utilizing fractionated CO2 laser on the arms and legs can impressively rejuvenate photodamaged skin.
How to correct disfigurement resulting from soft tissue augmentation of the lips that used too much product.
There are a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments available for concerns like under-eye puffiness, skin laxity, wrinkles and more.
Dilation of the earlobe by ear gauging or plugging is becoming an increasingly popular and mainstream practice; however, there are many individuals who seek to correct this defect for various reasons. The purpose of this article is to describe the surgical repair of the dilated earlobe after ear gauging.
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