Cosmetics — Editors


Prof. Dr. Enzo Berardesca
San Gallicano Dermatological Institute, Via Chianesi 53, 00144 Rome, Italy
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Interests: dermatology; skin care; contact dermatitis; cosmetic efficacy; cosmetic formulation; barrier function; skin irritation
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Editorial Board

Dr. Alessandro Alimonti
Department of Environment and Health (Human Exposure to Environmental Contaminants), Italian Institute of Health, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00166 Rome, Italy
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Interests: analytical chemistry; spectrometry; nanoparticles, chromatography, cosmetic products; cosmetic safety, cosmeto-vigilance, European cosmetic norms, human exposure
Dr. Marco Ardigo
Department of Clinical Dermatology San Gallicano Dermatological Institute Via Chianesi 53, 00144 Rome, Italy
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Interests: Non invasive methods for skin analysis, Reflectance Confocal Microscopy, Dermoscopy, Inflammatory skin diseases
Prof. Dr. Marisanna Centini
Department of Biotechnologies, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Siena, Via della Diana 2, 53100 Siena Italy
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Interests: photoprotection; sunscreen; photostability; antioxidant and radical scavenging; microparticulate systems; supramolecular systems; odours molecules
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Special Issue in Cosmetics: Sunscreens: Efficacy and Safety—An Overview and Update
Prof. Dr. Emanuela Corsini
Laboratory of Toxicology, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Balzaretti 9, 20133 Milano, Italy
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Interests: in vitro immunotoxicology; skin toxicity; contact dermatitis; mechanims of action; oxidative stress
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Special Issue in Cosmetics: Cosmetic Contact Allergens
Dr. M. Begoña Delgado-Charro
Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
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Interests: transdermal and topical drug delivery; formulation; chemical and iontophoretic permeation enhancement; topical bioequivalence; nail drug delivery; non-invasive sampling; prediction of skin absorption
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Special Issue in Pharmaceutics: Iontophoresis for Drug Delivery and Non-Invasive Sampling Applications
Dr. Elisabetta Esposito
Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Via Fossato di Mortara, 19-44121 Ferrara, Italy
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Interests: nano- micro- and supramolecular systems, natural origin molecules, tape stripping, Franz cell, antioxidant molecules
Prof. Dr. Francesca Larese Filon
Department of Clinical Sciences, Clinical Unit of Occupational Medicine University of Trieste, Via della Pietà 2/2; 34129 Trieste, Italy
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Interests: Contact dermatitis, patch test, occupational dermatitis, skin absorption of chemicals, skin protection
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Special Issue in Cosmetics: Contact Allergy to Fragrances
Prof. Dr. Joachim W. Fluhr
Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Interests: skin physiology; irritant contact dermatitis; in vivo Raman spectroscopy; optical coherence tomography; anti-oxidant network of the epidermis; acne vulgaris; itch; urticaria
Prof. Dr. Bryan Fuller
DermaMedics, LLC (also The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
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Interests: regulation of skin pigmentation; skin inflammation pathways; inflammatory skin diseases; drug discovery; natural anti-inflammatories; role of hormones in skin function
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Special Issue in Cosmetics: The Role of Inflammation in Skin Aging
Prof. Dr. Carmen Garcia-Jares
Laboratorio de Investigacion y Desarrollo de Soluciones Analiticas (LIDSA), Departamento de Quimica Analitica, Nutricion y Bromatologia, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela E-15782, Spain
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Interests: analytical chemistry of cosmetics; miniaturized sample preparation methods; bioactive compounds and natural extracts; photo-degradation of cosmetic ingredients; properties and new applications of winemaking by-products; chromatography-mass spectrometry; indoor and outdoor emerging pollutants
Prof. Dr. Vasil Georgiev
1. Laboratory of Applied Biotechnology, The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2. Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Food Technologies, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Interests: biotechnology; plant cell, tissue and organ cultures; metabolite profiling; nutraceuticals; natural products; essential oils; nutricosmetics
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Special Issue in Cosmetics: Anti-aging and Anti-inflammatory Properties of Natural Compounds
Prof. Dr. An Goossens
Contact Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital K.U. Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
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Interests: contact dermatitis (in general); topical pharmaceutical products and cosmetics (in particular); occupational dermatitis
Dr. Mark Harker
Port Sunlight Laboratory, Unilever Research and Development, Quarry Road East, Bebington Wirral, UK
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Interests: antiperspirant; apocrine; axilla; body odour; deodorant; eccrine; gland biology; secretion; sweat
Prof. Dr. Angela Hess
Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA, USA
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Interests: cancer biology, melanoma, tumor cell plasticity, signal transduction
Prof. Dr. Desmond J. Tobin
Centre for Skin Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1DP, Great Britain, UK
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Interests: skin and hair pigmentation; pigmentary disorders; alopecia including (auto)immune mediate hair loss, e.g., alopecia areata Skin and hair aging
Dr. Leopold Jirovetz
Division of Clinical Pharmacy and Diagnostics, University of Vienna, A-1090 Wien, Austria
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Interests: Flavour and aroma compounds, essential oils, chemical and biological analyses, volatiles from selected plant samples, aroma and classic medicinal applications of natural and synthetic volatile plant constituents
Prof. Se-Kwon Kim
Department of Marine Life Science, College of Ocean Science and Technology, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, 727, Taejong-ro, Youngdo-Gu, Busan, 606-91, South Korea
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Interests: marine natural products; marine biotechnology, marine algae; anti-oxidant; anti-HIV; anti-cancer; anti-allergy; anti-Inflammation; marine cosmeceuticals; nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Proteins and Peptides
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Selected Papers from the International Conference on Coastal Ecology and Marine Biotechnology Dec. 8-10, 2016 Bangkok, Thailand
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Anti-Photoagaing and Photo-Protective Compounds from Marine Organisms
Dr. Jan Kottner
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science
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Interests: preventive skin care across the life course; skin protection; nursing; care dependency; geriatric skin care; incontinence-associated dermatitis; pressure ulcers; skin barrier measurements; clinical trials; systematic reviews; evidence-based medicine; validation of clinical diagnoses and scores
Prof. Nikolaos Labrou
Director of the Laboratory of Enzyme Technology,Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, Gr-11855, Athens, Greece
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Interests: enzymes, proteins, peptides, polyphenols, antioxidants, bioactivity, microalgae, plant extracts, blue biotechnology, anti-aging cosmetics
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Lademann
Center of Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology, Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allgergology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Interests: cutaneous physiology; penetration pathways of topically applied substances; nanoparticles; skin ageing; sunscreens; light protection;effects of topically and systemically applied antioxidants
Dr. Majella E. Lane
Department of Pharmaceutics, UCL School of Pharmacy, London, UK
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Interests: mechanisms of skin, nail and mucous membrane permeation; rational design of formulations; percutaneous absorption; the design, permeation and metabolism of prodrugs; peptide and protein formulation
Prof. Dr. Gary Lask
David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Encino, California, USA
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Interests: cosmetic dermatology; lasers; IPL; radiofrequency devices; dermal fillers; botulinum toxin
Dr. Jennifer Linder
Linder Dermatology, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
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Interests: dermatology; skin cancer; Mohs micrographic surgery; biomedics; chemistry; cosmetic injectables; cosmetic treatments; chemical peels; cosmeceuticals
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Special Issue in Cosmetics: Stem Cells in Skincare
Prof. Dr. Marta Lores
Laboratorio de Investigacion y Desarrollo de Soluciones Analiticas (LIDSA), Departamento de Quimica Analitica, Nutricion y Bromatologia, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela E-15782, Spain
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Interests: analytical chemistry of cosmetics; regulatory issues in cosmetics, personal care products and borderline products; advanced sample preparation methods; HPLC-UV/FL; LC-MS/MS; GC-MS/MS; bioactive compounds; natural products and extracts; photo-degradation of cosmetic ingredients and other organic compounds; valorization of winemaking by-products and other agro-food wastes and coproducts; valorization of wood procesing industry
Prof. Dr. Kazuhisa Maeda
School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo University of Technology, Tokyo 192-0982, Japan
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Interests: skin care, hair care, skin lightening (whitening), moisturizing, anti-aging, anti-acne, sunscreen, hair restoration, skin pharmacology, skin rejuvenation
Prof. Dr. Howard I. Maibach
Department of Dermatology, Box 0989, 90 Medical Center Way, Surge 110, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143-0989, USA
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Interests: pharmacology and toxicology
Prof. Paolo Mariani
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e dell’Ambiente, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche, via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona
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Interests: structural properties of nano- bio- and supramolecular systems, X-ray and neutron scattering, cryoEM, lipid nanoparticles, nanoparticle stability and loading, gels and hydrogels
Prof. Dr. Piera Di Martino
University of Camerino – School of Pharmacy – Via S. Agostino 1 – 62032 Camerino (Italy)
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Interests: pharmacy; active pharmaceutical ingredients; functional ingredients; cosmetic science
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Special Issue in Cosmetics: Green Ingredients in Cosmetics and food
Prof. Dr. Paul McCormick
Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, University of Western Australia, M050, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009 Australia
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Interests: nanomaterials; light scattering and UV absorption in particulate systems; in vitro sunscreen testing; sunscreen formulation
Prof. Dr. Ana Belén Moldes
Chemical Engineering Department, University of Vigo, As Lagoas Marcosende, CP 36310, Spain
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Interests: production of biological detergents and bioemulsifiers, production of natural antioxidants, production of bioactive compounds, antimicrobial agents of biological origin, recovery and purification of biosurfactants from agroindustrial streams, cosmetic formulation, photoprotection; sunscreen, hair care
Prof. Dr. Lucia Montenegro
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Catania, V.le A. Doria 6, Catania, I-95125, Italy
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Interests: lipid nanoparticles, nanocarriers, topical drug delivery, brain drug delivery, percutaneous absorption, prodrugs
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Special Issue in Nanomaterials: Nanotechnology Applications in the Pharmaceutical Field: Lipid-Based Nanoparticles
Dr. Lucia Panzella
Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples “Federico II”, Via Cintia 4, I-80126 Naples, Italy
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Interests: chemistry, analysis, and photoreactivity of melanins and melanin precursors; phenolic compounds; antioxidants; antinitrosating agents; biomaterials
Prof. Dr. Paola Perugini
Department of Drug Sciences, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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Interests: cosmetic efficacy evaluation; development of new devices or techniques to evaluate cosmetic quality and efficacy; development of new active delivery; compatibility studies between packaging and cosmetic product
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Special Issue in Cosmetics: Safety and Efficacy of Nail Products
Dr. Clara Piccirillo
Institute of Nanotechnology NANOTEC – CNR National Research Council, Campus Ecoteckne, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Interests: sunscreens (traditional and innovative ones), photoprotection. photostability, bioactive/natural compounds, emerging pollutants
Dr. Rita O. Pichardo-Geisinger
Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1071, USA
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Interests: acne; rosacea; hair and scalp diseases; hidradenitis suppurativa; women's health: PCOS, inflammatory vulvar diseases, pregnancy-related dermatosis, aging skin; dermatopathology; infectious diseases; community and epidemiological medicine; general dermatology
Prof. Dr. Tarl Prow
Medical Microtechnology Laboratory Head, Biomaterials Engineering and Nanomedicine Strand, Future Industries Institute I Building MM – MM2-01F, Mawson Lakes Campus I GPO Box 2471, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
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Interests: skin,confocal microscopy,drug delivery, skin penetration assessment, photoageing, microneedle microbiopsy
Prof. Dr. Luigi Rigano
Rigano Industrial Consulting and Research, via Bruschetti 1, 20125 Milano, Italy
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Interests: cosmetics formulation and development; production scale-up; GMP; raw materials application; industrial problem solving; stability studies; consultancy on cosmetic norms
Prof. Dr. Amparo Salvador-Carreño
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Valencia Doctor Moliner St. 50, 46100-Burjassot, Valencia, Spain
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Interests: analytical chemistry; chromatography; spectroscopy; cosmetic products
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Special Issue in Materials: Advances in Cosmetics
Special Issue in Cosmetics: Analytical Methods for Quality Control of Cosmetics
Prof. Dr. Lidia Sautebin
Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Via Montesano 49, 80131 Naples, Italy
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Interests: cosmetic safety, undesirable effects, cosmetovigilance, gender-dependent inflammation
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Special Issue in Cosmetics: Cosmetic Safety: Ingredients, Type of Reactions, Undesirable Effects, Cosmetovigilance
Prof. Alessandra Semenzato
Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, University of Padova via F. Marzolo 5, 35131 Padova, Italy
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Interests: cosmetic formulation, polymers, emulsifiers, surfactants, rheology ,texture analysis, stability , skin delivery systems
Prof. Dr. Alina Sionkowska
Department of Chemistry of Biomaterials and Cosmetics Faculty of Chemistry, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun Gagarin 7 Street 87-100 Torun, Poland
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Interests: chemistry, polymers, biopolymers, biomaterials, nanomaterials, collagen, chitosan, hyaluronic acid, cosmetics, cosmetic formulation, active ingredients, lipid delivery systems, nanoparticles, semi-solid formulations, viscosity, rheology, skin hydration, hair and nail measurements
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Special Issue in Cosmetics: Selected Papers from the 1st International Conference on CHEMISTRY FOR BEAUTY AND HEALTH (BEAUTY-TORUN’2018)
Prof. Dr. Francisco Solano
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology B & Immunology, School of Medicine and LAIB-IMIB, University of Murcia, 30100 Murcia, Spain
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Interests: Melanin; Skin and hair pigmentation; Photoprotection; Skin lightening; Oxidative stress and anti-oxidant mechanisms in skin; Enzymes and Proteins; Polyphenols; Flavonoids; Essential oils; Chemical and Biological analysis
Prof. Dr. Eliana B. Souto
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra (FFUC), Pólo das Ciências da Saúde, Azinhaga de Santa Comba, 3000-548, Coimbra, Portugal
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Interests: active ingredients; lipid delivery systems; nanoparticles; semi-solid formulations; viscosity; rheology
Dr. Sarah Lynnwakehealth Taylor
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Interests: cosmetics; complimentary & alternative medicine; preventive health
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Valacchi
Associate Professor in Regenerative Medicine, NC State University, Plants for Human Health Institute, Animal Science Dept., NC Research Campus, 600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA
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Interests: oxidative stress, wound healing, pollution, ozone, cigarette smoke, diesel exhaust, NfKB, NRF2
Prof. Dr. Carla Villa
Professor of Cosmetic Chemistry, DIFAR - Department of Pharmacy, Section of Drug and Cosmetic Chemistry, Viale Benedetto XV, 3, 16132 Genova, Italy
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Interests: green cosmetic chemistry, microwave extractions, cosmetic ingredients, ecofriendly synthesis
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Special Issue in Cosmetics: Green Cosmetic Ingredients
Prof. Dr. Maria Pilar Vinardell
Department of Biochemistry and Physiology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: skin and eye irritation; in vitro toxicity; photoirritation; photoprotection; skin sensitisation
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Special Issue in Cosmetics: Skin Photobiology
Dr. Molly Wanner
Massachusetts General Hospital 55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114, USA
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Interests: laser; cosmetic dermatology; facial rejuvenation; fillers; botulinum toxin; adipose tissue; cellulite
Dr. Perry Xiao
Reader & MSc Course Director Faculty of ESBE, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, SE1 0AA, London, UK
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Interests: skin hydration and hydration depth profiling; skin pigments measurements; trans-dermal drug delivery; skin trans-epidermal water loss measurement; membrane permeability; hair and nail measurements; skin hydration imaging; skin microrelief imaging
Prof. Dr. Christos C. Zouboulis
Departments of Dermatology, Venereology, Allergology and Immunology, Dessau Medical Center, Auenweg 38, 06847 Dessau, Germany
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Interests: biogerontology; dermato-pharmacology; dermato-endocrinology; physiology and pathophysiology of the sebaceous gland; skin stem cells; acne; hidradenitis suppurativa; Adamantiades-Behçet’s disease; malignant atrophic papulosis; keloids; cryosurgery
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