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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Little scientific research comparing the injury, healing, and outcomes of the various fractional lasers is available.

Published by Wolters Kluwer – Medknow. None, Conflict of Interest: Indications for fractional laser treatment Fracional here to view. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol ; Different fractional laser machines, with different wavelengths, both ablative and non-ablative, are now available in India.

The technique is easy, safe to use and has been used effectively for several clinical and cosmetic photothermolyss in Indian skin. Unlike full-surface flat beam resurfacing, fractional resurfacing damages specific microtreatment zones within the target area.

The safety profile has been improved over conventional ablative lasers, and the range of skin types and treatment areas have been expanded.

Fractional photothermolysis for skin rejuvenation.

Proper postoperative care is important in avoiding complications. Laser wavelength, means of delivery, depth of penetration, and special features were collated. A detailed understanding of photothermolysix device being used is recommended. Any qualified dermatologist may administer fractional laser treatment.

Choice parameters depend on the type of machine, location and type of lesion, and skin color.

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A Review Joseph F. 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 lasers can frxctional used in the dermatologist’s minor procedure room for the above indications. Technology and Information about Different Machines. But for maximal patient comfort, a topical anesthetic prior to the procedure is recommended.

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.

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

Preoperative photography should be carried out in all cases of resurfacing. Evidence-Based Treatment for Melasma: How to cite this URL: A sunscreen is mandatory, and emollients may be prescribed for the dryness and peeling that could occur.

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Fractional photothermolysis for skin rejuvenation.

Deeper injuries result in more collagen remodeling. Patient Selection and Preoperative Management.

Nonablative fractionals do not achieve results similar to fractilnal of the fractional ablative lasers, but certain conditions may respond better to nonablative fractional treatments.

Physician needs to be familiar with these requirements before using the machine. Principle of Fractional Photothermolysis. Consent form should include information on the machine, possible postoperative course expected and postoperative complications.

Nine fractional lasers were evaluated. In general, scanning technologies are faster and more precise. Click on image for details. There are different machines based on different technologies available. Some machines can be used without any anesthesia or only with topical cooling or cryospray.


Preoperative counseling and Informed consent: Expert Opinion and a Review. Main differences in outcome were related to type of laser wavelength.

Common indications include resurfacing for acne, chickenpox and surgical scars, periorbital and perioral wrinkles, photoageing changes, facial dyschromias. Fractional laser treatment can be carried out under topical anesthesia with eutectic mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine. Related articles Acne scars fractional photothermolysis lasers photoageing. Variations in laser wavelengths, depth of injury, type of delivery system, consumables, and architecture of the fractionated photothsrmolysis light are important considerations when evaluating fractional lasers.

Indications for Fractional Laser Treatment. Detailed counseling with respect to the treatment, desired effects and possible postoperative complications should be provided to the patient.

[Fractional photothermolysis].

Topical Anesthetics for Dermatologic Procedures: A detailed consent form needs to be completed by the patient. But further data are needed before adopting them for routine use in such conditions. Online since 15 th March frqctional How to cite this article: Fractional photothermolysis represents a breakthrough in laser treatment for a wide array of skin problems. Fractional photothermolysis has become an important laser photother,olysis in management of a number of skin conditions and photoaging.