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: Topical Anesthetics for Dermatologic Procedures: How to cite this article: Laser wavelength, means of delivery, depth of penetration, and special features were collated. Online since 15 fractiohal March ‘ Main differences in outcome were related to type of laser wavelength.

Fractional photothermolysis represents a breakthrough in laser treatment for a wide array of skin problems. But further data are needed before adopting them for routine use in such conditions.

Fractional photothermolysis: current and future applications.

A close-up fractionao and degree lateral photographs of both sides must be taken. Fractional laser treatment can be carried out under topical anesthesia with eutectic mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine. The safety profile has been improved over conventional ablative lasers, and the range of skin types and treatment areas have been expanded.

This article has been cited by. Deeper injuries result in more collagen remodeling. Different fractional laser machines, with different wavelengths, both ablative and non-ablative, are now available in India.


There are different machines based on different technologies available. Patient Selection and Preoperative Management. Physician needs to be familiar with these requirements before using the machine.

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Post-treatment edema and redness settle in a few hours to a few days. Choice parameters phototthermolysis on the type of machine, location and type of lesion, and skin color. Related articles Acne scars fractional photothermolysis lasers photoageing.

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 farctional. Consent form should include information on the machine, possible postoperative course expected and postoperative complications.

The authors reviewed as best as possible all fractional lasers currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for distribution into the United States. In general, scanning technologies are fractionxl and more precise.

Fractional photothermolysis: current and future applications.

Nonablative fractionals do not achieve results similar to those of the fractional ablative lasers, but certain conditions may respond better to nonablative fractional treatments. The patient should be provided brochures to study and also adequate opportunity to seek information. Fraxtional by Wolters Kluwer – Medknow. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol ; Fractional laser technology is a new emerging technology to improve scars, fine lines, dyspigmentation, striae and wrinkles.

But for maximal patient comfort, a topical anesthetic prior to the procedure is recommended. Expert Opinion and a Review. A detailed understanding of the device being used is recommended. Detailed counseling with respect to the treatment, desired effects and fractionzl postoperative complications should be provided to the patient.


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. A sunscreen is mandatory, and emollients may be prescribed for the dryness and peeling that could occur. Since parameters may vary pyotothermolysis different systems, specific training tailored towards the concerned device at either the manufacturer’s facility or at another center using the machine is recommended.

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A detailed consent form needs to be completed by the patient. Fractional lasers can be used in the dermatologist’s minor procedure room for the above indications. Nine fractional lasers were evaluated.

Click on image for details. Fractional photothermolysis has become an important laser modality in management of a number of skin conditions and photoaging.

Fractional lasers in dermatology – Current status and recommendations. Some machines can be used without any anesthesia or only with topical cooling or cryospray.