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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None, Conflict of Interest: Indications for fractional laser treatment Click here to view. Click on image for details. Published by Wolters Kluwer – Medknow. There are different machines based on different technologies available.

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Evidence-Based Treatment for Melasma: Preoperative counseling and Informed consent: Nine fractional lasers were evaluated. The technique is easy, safe to use and has been used effectively for several clinical and cosmetic indications in Indian skin. Fractional laser treatment can be carried out under topical anesthesia with eutectic mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine.

Main differences in outcome were related to type of laser wavelength. Fractional photothermolysis has become an important laser modality in management of a number of skin conditions and photoaging. A Review Joseph F. Consent form should include information on the machine, possible postoperative course expected and postoperative complications. How to cite this URL: Post-treatment edema and redness settle in a few hours to a few days.

Fractional photothermolysis: current and future applications.

Laser wavelength, means of fractjonal, depth of penetration, and special features were collated. Principle of Fractional Photothermolysis. But further data are needed before adopting them for routine use in such conditions.


Various fractional laser technologies available in India Click here to view. This article has been cited by.

Some machines can be used without any anesthesia or only with topical cooling or cryospray. Patient Selection and Preoperative Management. Unlike full-surface flat beam resurfacing, fractional resurfacing damages specific microtreatment zones within the target area.

Preoperative photography should be carried out in all cases of resurfacing. A detailed understanding of the device being used is recommended.

The use of fractional lasers in stretch marks, melasma and other pigmentary conditions, dermatological conditions such as granuloma annulare has been reported. A close-up front and degree lateral photographs of both sides must be taken.

In general, scanning technologies are faster and more precise.

Striae after topical corticosteroid: Fractional lasers in dermatology – Current status and recommendations. The patient should be provided brochures to study and also adequate opportunity to seek information. More data are needed on the comparative effects of the various types of lasers and their best indications.

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

Fractional photothermolysis for skin rejuvenation.

Complications of fractional laser resurfacing Click here to view. How to cite this article: 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. Deeper injuries result in more collagen remodeling. Any qualified dermatologist may administer fractional laser treatment. The safety profile has been improved over conventional ablative lasers, and the range of skin types and treatment areas have been expanded.

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A detailed consent form needs to be completed by the patient. Different fractional laser machines, with different wavelengths, both ablative and non-ablative, are now available in India. 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 be used in the dermatologist’s minor procedure room for the above indications. Indications for Fractional Laser Treatment.

Online since 15 th March ‘ Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol ; Related articles Acne scars fractional photothermolysis lasers photoageing. Proper postoperative care is important in avoiding complications.

Technology and Information about Different Machines. Topical Anesthetics for Dermatologic Procedures: Expert Opinion and a Review. Common indications include resurfacing for acne, chickenpox and surgical scars, periorbital and perioral wrinkles, photoageing changes, facial dyschromias. Fractional photothermolysis represents a breakthrough in laser treatment for a wide array of skin problems. Nonablative fractionals do not achieve results similar to those of the fractional ablative lasers, but certain conditions may respond better to nonablative fractional treatments.