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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Physician needs to be familiar with these requirements before using the machine. Click on image for details.

Since parameters may vary with different systems, specific training tailored towards the concerned device at either the manufacturer’s facility or at phototheermolysis center using the machine is recommended.

Online since 15 th March ‘ Expert Opinion and a Review. Laser wavelength, means of delivery, depth of penetration, and special features were collated. But for maximal patient comfort, a topical anesthetic prior to the procedure is recommended. Main differences in outcome were related to type of laser wavelength.

[Fractional photothermolysis].

Striae after topical corticosteroid: Unlike full-surface flat beam resurfacing, fractional resurfacing damages specific microtreatment zones within the target area. Any qualified dermatologist may administer fractional laser treatment. The technique is easy, safe puotothermolysis use and has been used effectively for several clinical and cosmetic indications in Indian skin.

Preoperative photography should be carried out in all cases of resurfacing.

Fractional photothermolysis for skin rejuvenation.

Consent form should include information on the machine, possible postoperative course expected and postoperative complications. 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.


More data are needed on the comparative effects of the various types of lasers and their best indications. The safety profile has been improved over conventional ablative lasers, and the range of skin types and treatment areas have been expanded.

There are different machines based on different technologies available. Topical Anesthetics for Dermatologic Procedures: Published by Wolters Kluwer – Medknow. The use of fractional lasers in stretch marks, melasma and other pigmentary conditions, dermatological conditions such as granuloma annulare has been reported.

Various fractional laser technologies available in India Click here to view. But further data are needed before adopting them for routine use in such conditions.

Fractional photothermolysis for skin rejuvenation.

Principle of Fractional Photothermolysis. A photothermo,ysis consent form needs to be completed by the patient. Complications of fractional laser resurfacing Click here to view. Choice parameters depend on the type of machine, location and type of lesion, and skin color. Common indications include resurfacing for acne, chickenpox and surgical scars, periorbital and perioral wrinkles, photoageing changes, facial dyschromias.

Fractional photothermolysis: current and future applications.

Nine fractional lasers were evaluated. The patient should be provided brochures to study and also adequate opportunity to seek information. None, Conflict of Interest: Evidence-Based Treatment for Melasma: Little scientific research comparing the injury, healing, and outcomes of the various fractional lasers is available. Related articles Phootthermolysis scars fractional photothermolysis lasers photoageing.


How to cite this article: Nonablative fractionals do not achieve results similar to those of the fractional ablative lasers, but certain conditions may respond better to nonablative fractional treatments. The authors describe the scientific basis of fractional photothermolysis, report on photothermolysls of the available devices, discuss their clinical uses and techniques, and attempt to decipher their relative efficacy.

Preoperative counseling phototherolysis Informed consent: Deeper injuries result in more collagen remodeling. This article has been cited by. Indications for fractional laser treatment Click here to view. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol ; A sunscreen is mandatory, and emollients may be prescribed for the dryness and peeling that could occur.

Indications for Fractional Laser Treatment. Fractional photothermolysis represents a breakthrough in laser treatment for a wide array of skin problems. A Photothermolysls Joseph F.

How to cite this URL: Some machines can be used without any anesthesia or only with topical cooling or cryospray. A close-up front and degree photothsrmolysis photographs of both sides must be taken. The authors reviewed as best as possible all fractional lasers currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for distribution into the United States.

A detailed understanding of the device being used is recommended. Fractional lasers in dermatology – Current status and recommendations.

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