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Giovanni Pellacani - Top 30 Publications

Removal of unwanted hair: efficacy, tolerability, and safety of long-pulsed 755-nm alexandrite laser equipped with a sapphire handpiece.

Due to the difference in refraction coefficients between air and the corneal epithelium, irradiation of the skin with a light source can lead to reflection of the energy and its leakage to the skin causes epidermal injury. All of which decreases the efficacy of treatment. We evaluated cooling sapphire handpieces' efficacy in decreasing pain and epidermal injuries and enhancing the treatment outcome in laser hair removal. A total of 49 patients with Fitzpatrick skin types of II to IV were treated for laser hair removal on face, limbs, inguinal, and axillary areas with pulsed 755-nm alexandrite laser equipped with a sapphire handpiece and the cooling system. Hair counts were performed by two independent observers at the baseline and 3 months after the final treatment. A marked reduction in hair regrowth was noted 3 months after the final treatment in all body locations studied. Clinical hair reduction was observed and fully assessed. There were no serious side effects with an average pain score of 4.6 out of 40. The cooled sapphire cylinder tip has been shown to minimize epidermal injury and reduce the system energy leaks to the skin.

Secukinumab: A positive outcome in a patient with severe psoriasis and HBV-HCV co-infection.

Basal cell carcinoma: the utility of in vivo and ex vivo confocal microscopy.

The use of confocal microscopy is possible by using two different modalities: first, at patient's bedside for a rapid in vivo diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma and second, in the operating room directly on freshly excised specimen for a fast ex vivo margin controlled surgery. In the current review we report the main application of confocal microscopy for basal cell carcinoma diagnosis and management in both modalities. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Dermoscopic Features of Basal Cell Carcinoma on the Lower Limbs: A Chameleon!

Lower limbs represent an uncommon location for basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and only few reports have described dermoscopic features of BCC in this body site. Since BCCs of the lower limbs frequently display nonclassic BCC dermoscopic criteria, they can simulate other benign or malignant lesions.

Clinical, dermoscopic, and confocal features of nevi and melanomas in a multiple primary melanoma patient with the MITF p.E318K homozygous mutation.

Improving mandibular contour: A pilot study for indication of PPLA traction thread use.

The request for less-aggressive procedures to improve mandibular contour is increasing. Several kinds of threads have been used for this purpose. Nevertheless, PLLA (poly-L-Lactic acid) traction thread procedure has not been previously described.

Imatinib-induced diffuse hyperpigmentation of the oral mucosa, the skin, and the nails in a patient affected by chronic myeloid leukemia: report of a case and review of the literature.

Imatinib mesylate is a tyrosine-kinase inhibitor used as the first-line treatment in chronic myeloid leukemia patients, but it is also indicated for other hematological diseases and solid tumors. Imatinib treatment is often associated with hypopigmentation, but only a few cases of hyperpigmentation are described in literature.

Plasma exeresis for active acne vulgaris: Clinical and in vivo microscopic documentation of treatment efficacy by means of reflectance confocal microscopy.

Reflectance confocal microscopy features of thin versus thick melanomas.

In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) plays an increasingly important role in differential diagnosis of melanoma. The aim of the study was to assess typical confocal features of thin (≤1mm according to Breslow index) versus thick (>1mm) melanomas.

Actinic Keratosis and Non-Invasive Diagnostic Techniques: An Update.

Actinic keratosis represents the earliest manifestation of non-melanoma skin cancer. Because of their risk of progression to invasive squamous cell carcinoma, an earlier diagnosis and treatment are mandatory. Their diagnosis sometimes could represent a challenge even for expert dermatologists. Dermoscopy, confocal laser microscopy and optical coherence tomography could help clinicians in diagnosis.

The value of fluorimetry (Qubit) and spectrophotometry (NanoDrop) in the quantification of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in malignant melanoma and prostate cancer patients.

Circulating cell-free tumor DNA (cfDNA) is of crucial interest in oncology. cfDNA constitutes a potential prognostic and therapeutic marker for different solid tumors and can be used in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of cancer patients for which nowadays there are no valid laboratory markers. In the present study, the quality and quantity of the cfDNA were assessed by different quantification procedures, in order to identify the potential applications of these techniques in the preliminary cfDNA quantification.