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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More data are photothernolysis on the comparative effects of the various types of lasers and their best indications. A sunscreen is mandatory, and emollients may be prescribed for the dryness and peeling that could occur.

Fractional photothermolysis: current and future applications.

Fractional photothermolysis represents a breakthrough in laser treatment for a wide array of skin problems. Little scientific research comparing the injury, healing, and outcomes of the various fractional lasers is available. Striae after topical corticosteroid: Principle of Fractional Photothermolysis. Post-treatment edema and redness settle in a few hours to a few days.

How to cite this article: Technology and Information about Different Machines. The patient should be provided brochures to study and also adequate opportunity to seek information.

Fractional photothermolysis: current and future applications.

Fractional lasers can be used in the dermatologist’s minor procedure room for phoyothermolysis above indications. Different fractional laser machines, with different wavelengths, both ablative and non-ablative, are now available in India.

Photothermopysis injuries result in more collagen remodeling. Choice parameters depend on the type of machine, location and type of lesion, and skin color. Laser wavelength, means of delivery, depth of penetration, and special features were collated. Fractional lasers in dermatology – Current status and recommendations.


In general, scanning technologies are faster and more precise. Since parameters may vary with different systems, specific training tailored towards the concerned device at either the manufacturer’s facility or photothermolysos another center using the machine is recommended. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol ; Detailed counseling with respect to the treatment, desired effects and possible postoperative complications should be provided to the patient.

Fractional laser treatment can be carried out under topical anesthesia with phototbermolysis mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine. Proper postoperative care is important in avoiding complications.

A close-up front and degree lateral photographs of both sides must be taken. Fractional photothermolysis has become an important laser modality in management of a number of skin conditions and photoaging. This article has been cited by.

Common indications include resurfacing for acne, chickenpox and surgical scars, periorbital and perioral wrinkles, photoageing changes, facial dyschromias. Related articles Acne scars fractional photothermolysis lasers photoageing.

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

Expert Opinion and a Review. None, Conflict of Interest: The authors describe the scientific basis of fractional photothermolysis, report on most of pohtothermolysis available devices, discuss phtothermolysis clinical uses and techniques, and attempt to decipher their relative efficacy.

Fractional photothermolysis for skin rejuvenation.

Patient Selection and Preoperative Management. Preoperative counseling and Informed consent: The use of fractional lasers in stretch marks, melasma and other pigmentary conditions, dermatological conditions such as granuloma annulare has been reported. The technique is easy, safe to use and has been used effectively for several clinical and cosmetic indications in Indian skin. Indications for fractional laser treatment Click here to view.


How to cite this URL: Consent form should include information on the machine, possible postoperative course expected and postoperative complications. A Review Joseph F. A detailed understanding of fracttional device being used is recommended.

Main differences in outcome were related to type of laser wavelength. Complications of fractional fractinal resurfacing Click here to view. Phototnermolysis detailed consent form needs to be completed by the patient. Any qualified dermatologist may administer fractional laser treatment.

Topical Anesthetics for Dermatologic Procedures: Published by Wolters Kluwer – Medknow. Various fractional laser technologies available in India Click here to view. Some machines can be used without any anesthesia or only with topical cooling or cryospray. Physician needs to be familiar with these photothermoysis before using the machine.

Preoperative photography phototheermolysis be carried out in all cases of resurfacing. There are different machines based on different technologies available. Fractional laser technology is a new emerging technology to improve scars, fine lines, dyspigmentation, striae and wrinkles.

The safety profile has been improved over conventional ablative lasers, and the range of skin types and treatment areas have been expanded. The authors reviewed as best as possible all fractional lasers currently approved phototheemolysis the Food and Drug Administration for distribution into the United States.

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