Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 37, Issue 5, pp 973–974 | Cite as

Device-assisted Transepidermal Delivery of Cosmeceuticals: A New Way to Enhance Aesthetic Procedures?

  • Neil S. SadickEmail author
Editor's Invited Commentary Non-Surgical Aesthetic


Imiquimod Triamcinolone Acetonide Bimatoprost Fractional Laser Laser Resurface 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. 1.
    Trelles MA, Leclère FM, Martínez-Carpio PA (2013) Fractional carbon dioxide laser and acoustic-pressure ultrasound for transepidermal delivery of cosmeceuticals: a novel method of facial rejuvenation. Aesthetic Plast Surg. doi: 10.1007/s00266-013-0176-3
  2. 2.
    Bommannan D, Menon GK, Okuyama H, Elias PM, Guy RH (1992) Sonophoresis. II. Examination of the mechanism(s) of ultrasound-enhanced transdermal drug delivery. Pharm Res 9:1043–1047PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Bloom BS, Brauer JA, Geronemus RG (2013) Ablative fractional resurfacing in topical drug delivery: an update and outlook. Dermatol Surg 39(6):839–848. doi: 10.1111/dsu.12111 PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Massaki ABMN, Fabi SG, Fitzpatrick R (2012) Repigmentation of hypopigmented scars using an erbium-doped 1,550-nm fractionated laser and topical bimatoprost. Dermatol Surg 38(7 Pt 1):995–1001. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2012.02389.x PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Waibel JS, Wulkan AJ, Shumaker PR (2013) Treatment of hypertrophic scars using laser and laser-assisted corticosteroid delivery. Lasers Surg Med 45:135–140PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Haedersdal M, Katsnelson J, Sakamoto FH, Farinelli WA, Doukas AG, Tam J, Anderson RR (2011) Enhanced uptake and photoactivation of topical methyl aminolevulinate after fractional CO2 laser pretreatment. Lasers Surg Med 43:804–813PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Oni G, Brown SA, Kenkel JM (2012) Can fractional lasers enhance transdermal absorption of topical lidocaine in an in vivo animal model? Lasers Surg Med 44:168–174PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyWeill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA

Personalised recommendations