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 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. How to cite this URL: Various fractional laser technologies available in India Click here to view.

Click on image for details. Some machines can be used without any anesthesia or only with topical cooling or cryospray.

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Nine photothfrmolysis lasers were evaluated. Fractional lasers in dermatology – Current status and recommendations. The technique is easy, safe to use and has been used effectively for several clinical and cosmetic indications in Indian skin. But for maximal patient comfort, a topical anesthetic prior to the procedure is recommended. There are different machines based on different technologies available.

Principle of Fractional Photothermolysis. A detailed consent form needs to be completed by the patient.

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Different fractional laser machines, with different wavelengths, both ablative and non-ablative, are now available in India. Laser wavelength, means of delivery, depth of penetration, and special fractionaal were collated.


Unlike full-surface flat beam resurfacing, fractional resurfacing damages specific microtreatment zones within the target area. Patient Selection and Preoperative Management.

Preoperative counseling and Informed consent: The patient should be provided brochures to study and also adequate opportunity to seek information.

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. Expert Opinion and a Review.

Little scientific research comparing the injury, healing, and outcomes of the various fractional lasers is available. None, Conflict of Interest: This article has been cited by. Technology and Information about Different Machines. A sunscreen is mandatory, and emollients may be prescribed for the dryness and peeling that could occur.

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

Complications of fractional laser resurfacing Click here to view.

Main differences in outcome lhotothermolysis related to type of laser wavelength. Physician needs to be familiar with these requirements before using the machine. Choice parameters depend on the type of machine, location and type of lesion, and skin color.

A close-up front and degree lateral photographs of both sides must be taken. Published by Wolters Kluwer – Medknow. Indications for Fractional Laser Treatment.

A Review Joseph F. The use of fractional lasers in stretch marks, melasma and other pigmentary conditions, dermatological conditions such as granuloma annulare has been reported. Common indications include resurfacing for acne, chickenpox and surgical scars, periorbital and perioral wrinkles, photoageing changes, facial dyschromias.


A detailed understanding of the device being used 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.

Online since 15 th March ‘ More data are needed on the comparative effects of the various types of lasers and their best indications. Fractional photothermolysis has become an important laser modality in management of a number of skin conditions and photoaging. Consent form should include information on the machine, possible postoperative course expected and postoperative complications.

Fractional laser treatment can be carried out under topical anesthesia with eutectic mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine. Topical Anesthetics for Dermatologic Procedures: Preoperative photography should be carried out in all cases of resurfacing. The authors reviewed as best as possible all fractional lasers currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for distribution into the United States.

Detailed counseling with respect to the treatment, desired effects and possible postoperative complications should be provided to the patient. Any qualified dermatologist may administer fractional laser treatment.

Evidence-Based Treatment for Melasma: