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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Fractional photothermolysis has become an important laser modality in management of a number of skin conditions and photoaging. The authors reviewed as best as possible all fractional lasers currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for distribution into the United States.

Fractional photothermolysis for skin rejuvenation.

Different fractional laser machines, with different wavelengths, both ablative and non-ablative, are now available in India. Fractional lasers in dermatology – Current status and recommendations. More photothrmolysis are needed on the comparative effects of the various types of lasers and their best indications.

The technique is easy, safe to use and has been used effectively for several clinical and cosmetic indications in Indian skin. Online since 15 th March ‘ This article has been cited by. There are different machines based on different technologies available. Fractional photothermolysis represents a breakthrough in laser treatment for a wide phototherrmolysis of skin problems.


Fractional photothermolysis: current and future applications.

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 another center using the machine is recommended. The patient should be provided brochures to study and also adequate opportunity to seek information.

In general, scanning technologies are faster and more precise. Indications for fractional laser treatment Click here to view. Preoperative photography should be carried out in all cases of resurfacing.

But further data are needed before adopting them for routine use in such conditions. How to cite this article: Physician needs to be familiar with these requirements before using the machine.

Fractional laser technology is a new emerging technology to improve scars, fine lines, dyspigmentation, striae and wrinkles.

Related articles Acne scars fractional photothermolysis lasers photoageing. Principle of Fractional Photothermolysis. Choice parameters depend on the type of machine, location and type of lesion, and skin color.

Detailed counseling with respect to the treatment, desired effects and possible postoperative complications should be provided to the patient. Little scientific research comparing the injury, healing, and outcomes of the various fractional lasers is available.

Fractional laser treatment can be carried out under topical anesthesia with eutectic mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine. Indian J Phitothermolysis Venereol Leprol ; Complications of fractional laser resurfacing Click here to view. Technology and Information about Different Machines. Common indications include resurfacing for acne, chickenpox and surgical scars, periorbital and perioral wrinkles, photoageing changes, facial dyschromias. Striae after topical corticosteroid: Indications for Fractional Laser Treatment.


Any qualified dermatologist may administer fractional laser treatment. 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. Main differences in outcome were related to type of laser wavelength.

None, Conflict of Interest: Nonablative fractionals do not achieve results similar to those phototermolysis the fractional ablative lasers, but certain conditions may respond better to nonablative fractional treatments.

Proper postoperative care is important in avoiding complications.

Fractional photothermolysis for skin rejuvenation.

A detailed understanding of the device being used is recommended. A Review Joseph F. Patient Selection and Preoperative Management. A close-up front and degree lateral photographs of both sides must be taken. Nine fractional lasers were evaluated. Various fractional laser technologies available in India Click here to photoothermolysis.

Published by Wolters Kluwer – Medknow. Unlike full-surface flat beam resurfacing, fractional resurfacing damages specific microtreatment zones within the target area.