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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Related articles Acne scars fractional photothermolysis lasers photoageing. Common indications include resurfacing for acne, chickenpox and surgical scars, periorbital and perioral wrinkles, photoageing changes, facial dyschromias. Various fractional laser technologies available in India Click here to view.

A detailed understanding of the device being used is recommended. Any qualified dermatologist may administer fractional laser treatment. Proper postoperative care is important in avoiding complications.

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Fractional lasers can be used in the dermatologist’s minor procedure room for the above indications. A close-up front and degree lateral photographs of both sides must be taken. Published by Wolters Kluwer – Medknow. Online since 15 th March ‘ A sunscreen is mandatory, and emollients may be prescribed for the dryness and peeling that could occur. Nine fractional lasers were evaluated. Different fractional laser machines, with different wavelengths, both ablative and non-ablative, are now available in India.


Main differences in outcome were related to type of laser wavelength. Physician needs to be familiar with these requirements before using the machine.

Fractional photothermolysis for skin rejuvenation.

Unlike full-surface flat beam resurfacing, fractional resurfacing damages specific microtreatment zones within the target area. The patient should be provided brochures to study and also adequate opportunity to seek information.

The safety profile has been improved over conventional ablative lasers, and the range of skin types and treatment areas have been expanded. Nonablative fractionals do not achieve results similar to those of the fractional ablative lasers, but certain conditions may respond better to nonablative fractional treatments.

Principle of Fractional Photothermolysis. Indications for Fractional Laser Treatment. A Review Phofothermolysis F. Preoperative counseling and Informed consent: Consent form should include information on the machine, possible postoperative course expected and postoperative complications. The use of fractional lasers in stretch marks, melasma and other pigmentary conditions, dermatological conditions such as granuloma annulare has been reported.

None, Conflict of Interest: Technology and Information about Different Machines. Detailed counseling with respect to the treatment, desired effects and possible postoperative complications should be provided to the patient.

In general, scanning technologies are faster and more precise. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol ; Fractional laser technology is a new emerging technology to improve scars, fine lines, dyspigmentation, striae and wrinkles. How to cite this article: There are different machines based on different technologies available.


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Striae after topical corticosteroid: Some machines can be used without any anesthesia or fractionao with topical cooling or cryospray. Choice parameters depend on the type of machine, location and type of lesion, and skin color.

Indications for fractional laser treatment Click here to view. Preoperative photography should be carried out in all cases of resurfacing.

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.

This article has been cited by. 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. Complications of fractional laser resurfacing Click here to view.