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Minimally invasive procedures that deliver thermal energy to subcutaneous tissue offer a solution when deciding between excisional and noninvasive options to address face and neck aging-related changes. A minimally invasive helium plasma device, Renuvion, was first utilized for subdermal tissue heating to reduce skin laxity under an FDA general clearance for cutting, coagulation, and ablation of soft tissue.

The diagnosis of melasma is often based on the naked-eye judgment of physicians. However, this is a challenge for inexperienced physicians and non-professionals, and incorrect treatment might have serious consequences. Therefore, it is important to develop an accurate method for melasma diagnosis. The objective of this study is to develop and validate an intelligent diagnostic system based on deep learning for melasma images.

The aim of this study was to independently investigate the precision of the high resolution Visia® camera, from Canfield Scientific, to capture several skin surface features.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) soft tissue fillers are used to restore volume loss to the lips and perioral area.

Purpose: Esthetic medicine is a rapidly developing field of medicine that is not only beneficial in terms of external appearance, but also significantly improves overall quality of life. Currently, pigmented and vascular skin lesions are more prevalent due to multiple environmental factors and are a characteristic manifestation of skin aging. The development of modern laser therapy has contributed to the successful management of multiple skin conditions. The aim of our study was to show the effect of concomitant reduction of both vascular and hyperpigmented skin lesions located on the facial area after repetitive 532 nm laser therapy and to emphasize that the detection of such observation was possible due to the implementation of System of Skin Analysis and Assessment.

Rosacea is a facial chronic inflammatory skin disease with almost 5.5% prevalence. Although there are various scales of rosacea, they are objective and discordant among different dermatologists. Noninvasive objective measurements such as VISIA system might play essential roles in the diagnosis and evaluation of rosacea. Here, we intended to reveal the effectiveness of VISIA system in rosacea.

Purpose: Soft tissue filler injection is less invasive than surgical approaches for facial aesthetic improvement. This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the soft tissue filler VYC-20L (Juvéderm Voluma® XC) for improvement of volume and aesthetic appearance of the nose in Chinese subjects.

Objective: Validation of the Visia® Camera System in terms of providing data on various skin aspects via the establishment of the correlations among the obtained measurements - the percentile, feature count and absolute score.

Facial analysis of soft tissue using 3D stereophotogrammetry can contribute to the process of facial identification through the smile.