The Use of Fractional Laser Photothermolysis for the Treatment of Atrophic Scars. Alster TS, Tanzi EL, Lazarus M Dermatol Surg. ; BACKGROUND Fractional photothermolysis (FP) is one of the most significant milestones in laser technology and resurfacing. METHODS. Fractional Photothermolysis in. Laser Skin Rejuvenation by Steven K. Struck, MD. Non-surgical forms of facial rejuvenation represent the most rapidly growing.

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Laser wavelength, means of delivery, depth of penetration, and special features were collated. Expert Opinion and a Review.

Common indications include resurfacing for acne, chickenpox and surgical scars, periorbital and perioral wrinkles, photoageing changes, facial dyschromias. Physician needs to be familiar with these requirements before using the machine. Little scientific research comparing the injury, healing, and outcomes of the various fractional lasers is available.

Since parameters may vary with different systems, specific training tailored towards the concerned device at either the manufacturer’s facility or at another center using the machine is recommended. Any qualified dermatologist may administer fractional laser treatment. More data are needed on the comparative effects of the various types of lasers and their best indications. The authors reviewed as best as possible all fractional lasers currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for distribution into the United States.

There are different machines based on different technologies available. Unlike full-surface flat beam resurfacing, fractional resurfacing damages specific microtreatment frachional within the target area.


This article has been cited by. Various fractional laser technologies available in India Click here to view. Indications for Fractional Laser Treatment. Fractional photothermolysis has become an important laser modality in management of a number of skin conditions and photoaging. Fractional lasers fractionao dermatology – Current status and recommendations. Post-treatment edema and redness settle in a few hours to a few days.

The technique is easy, safe to use and has been used effectively for several clinical and cosmetic indications in Indian skin. A detailed understanding of the device being used is recommended. Indications for fractional laser treatment Click here to view. Fractional fractionnal technology is a new emerging technology to improve scars, fine lines, dyspigmentation, striae and wrinkles.

But for maximal patient comfort, a topical anesthetic prior to the procedure is recommended. In general, scanning technologies are faster and more precise. Fractional photothermolysis represents fractiobal breakthrough in laser treatment for a wide array of skin problems.

Fractional photothermolysis for skin rejuvenation.

The authors describe the scientific basis of fractional photothermolysis, report on most of the available devices, discuss their clinical uses and techniques, and attempt to decipher their relative efficacy. Variations in laser wavelengths, depth of injury, type of delivery system, consumables, and architecture of the fractionated laser light are important considerations when evaluating fractional lasers. Online since 15 th March ‘ Main differences in outcome were related to type of laser wavelength.

Patient Selection and Preoperative Management.

Fractional photothermolysis for skin rejuvenation.

Deeper injuries result in more collagen remodeling. Fractionql J Dermatol Venereol Leprol ; Principle of Fractional Photothermolysis. Related articles Acne scars fractional photothermolysis lasers photoageing. Detailed counseling fracyional respect to the treatment, desired effects and possible postoperative complications should be provided to the patient.


Preoperative photography should be carried out in all cases of resurfacing. Proper postoperative care is important in avoiding complications. Nonablative fractionals do not achieve results similar to those of the fractional ablative lasers, but certain conditions may respond better to nonablative fractional treatments. Topical Anesthetics for Dermatologic Procedures: Nine fractional lasers were evaluated.

Evidence-Based Treatment for Melasma: A detailed consent form needs to be completed by the patient. How to cite this article: Preoperative counseling and Informed consent: A sunscreen is mandatory, and emollients may be prescribed for the dryness and peeling that could occur. Different fractional laser machines, with different wavelengths, both vractional and non-ablative, are phoyothermolysis available in India. Fractional laser treatment can be carried out under topical anesthesia with eutectic mixture of photothremolysis and prilocaine.

A close-up front and degree lateral photographs of both sides must be taken. None, Conflict of Interest: The safety profile has been improved over conventional ablative lasers, and the range of skin types and treatment areas have been expanded. Striae after topical corticosteroid: Fractional lasers can be used in the dermatologist’s minor procedure room for the above indications.

Technology and Information about Different Machines.