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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Principle of Fractional Photothermolysis. Photothermolyss since 15 th March ‘ Complications of fractional laser resurfacing Click here to view. Nonablative fractionals do not achieve results similar to those of the fractional ablative lasers, but certain conditions may respond better to nonablative fractional treatments. Since parameters may vary with different systems, specific training tailored towards the concerned device photothermolysiis either the manufacturer’s facility or at another center using the machine is recommended.
Technology and Information about Different Machines. Post-treatment edema and redness settle in a few hours to a few days. In general, scanning technologies are faster and more precise. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol ; A detailed understanding of the device being used is recommended.
More data are needed on the comparative effects of the various types of lasers and their best indications. How to cite this article: Evidence-Based Treatment for Melasma: Proper postoperative care is important in avoiding complications. Published by Wolters Kluwer – Medknow.
This article has been cited by. Choice parameters depend on photothermolydis type of machine, location and type of lesion, and skin color. The patient should be provided brochures to study and also adequate opportunity to seek information. Fractional photothermolysis represents a breakthrough in laser treatment for a wide array of skin problems.
Fractional photothermolysis has become an important laser modality in management of a number of skin conditions and photoaging. Topical Anesthetics for Dermatologic Procedures: Various fractional laser gractional available in India Click here to view.
Striae after topical corticosteroid: The use of fractional lasers in stretch marks, melasma and other pigmentary conditions, dermatological conditions such as granuloma annulare has been reported.
Different fractional laser machines, with different wavelengths, both ablative and non-ablative, are now available in India. Nine fractional lasers were evaluated. Unlike full-surface flat beam resurfacing, fractional resurfacing damages specific microtreatment zones within the target area.
Indications for fractional laser treatment Click here to view. A detailed consent form needs to be completed by the patient. 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.
Fractional laser technology is a new emerging technology to improve scars, fine lines, dyspigmentation, striae and wrinkles. Click on image for details. Fractional laser treatment can be carried out under topical anesthesia with eutectic mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine. Main differences photothwrmolysis outcome were related to type of laser wavelength.
Consent form should include information on the machine, possible postoperative course expected and postoperative complications. Preoperative counseling and Informed consent: Little scientific research comparing the injury, healing, and outcomes of the various fractional lasers is available. Expert Opinion and a Review.
A Review Joseph F. Related articles Acne scars fractional photothermolysis lasers photoageing.
Fractional photothermolysis for skin rejuvenation.
The safety profile has been improved over conventional ablative lasers, and the range of skin types and pphotothermolysis areas have been expanded. Indications for Ftactional Laser Treatment. Laser wavelength, means of delivery, depth of penetration, and special features were collated. There are different machines based on different technologies available.
Common indications include resurfacing for acne, chickenpox and surgical scars, periorbital and perioral wrinkles, photoageing changes, facial dyschromias. Patient Selection and Preoperative Management. Fractional lasers in dermatology – Current status and recommendations.
The authors reviewed as best as possible all fractional lasers currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for distribution into the United States.
But for maximal patient comfort, a topical anesthetic prior to the pbotothermolysis is recommended. The technique is easy, safe to use and has been used effectively for several clinical and cosmetic indications in Indian skin. A close-up front and degree lateral photographs of both sides must be taken. Deeper injuries result in more collagen remodeling.