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Fractionated Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment Complications: A Review
TLDR
Although the overall rate of complications associated with fractional laser skin resurfacing is much lower than with traditional ablative techniques, recent reports suggest that serious complications can develop.
Side Effects and Complications of Fractional Laser Photothermolysis: Experience with 961 Treatments
TLDR
Fractional laser skin treatment is associated with a relatively low complication rate and side effects observed in this study were temporary and did not result in long-term or significantly severe sequelae (e.g., scarring).
Cellulite treatment using a novel combination radiofrequency, infrared light, and mechanical tissue manipulation device
  • T. Alster, E. Tanzi
  • Medicine
    Journal of cosmetic and laser therapy : official…
  • 1 January 2005
TLDR
Cellulite can be significantly and safely reduced with the use of a noninvasive device that combines bipolar RF, infrared light, and mechanical massage.
Complications of Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing. An Evaluation of 500 Patients
  • T. Alster
  • Medicine
    Dermatologic surgery : official publication for…
  • 1 March 1998
TLDR
The most common complication observed was postoperative erythema, which occurred in all patients, lasting an average of 4.5 months, and is a relatively safe procedure with a low complication profile.
Hypertrophic Scars and Keloids
TLDR
Prevention of keloid and hypertrophic scars remains the best strategy; therefore, those patients with a predisposition to develop excessive scar formation should avoid nonessential surgery.
Laser Scar Revision: Comparison Study of 585‐nm Pulsed Dye Laser With and Without Intralesional Corticosteroids
  • T. Alster
  • Medicine
    Dermatologic surgery : official publication for…
  • 1 January 2003
TLDR
Treatment of hypertrophic inframammary scars with 585-nm PDL irradiation alone effected substantial clinical and histologic improvement, and the adjunctive use of intralesional corticosteroids did not significantly enhance clinical outcome except in those scars that were most symptomatic.
Laser treatment of hypertrophic scars, keloids, and striae.
Lasers in dermatology: four decades of progress.
TLDR
In this review, the currently available laser systems with cutaneous applications are outlined, with primary focus placed on recent advancements and modifications in laser technology that have greatly expanded the cutaneous laser surgeon's armamentarium and improved overall treatment efficacy and safety.
The Use of Fractional Laser Photothermolysis for the Treatment of Atrophic Scars
TLDR
Atrophic scars can be effectively and safely reduced with 1,550-nm erbium-doped fiber laser treatment, and improvement scores increased proportionately with each successive laser session.
Improvement of Neck and Cheek Laxity With a Nonablative Radiofrequency Device: A Lifting Experience
  • T. Alster, E. Tanzi
  • Medicine
    Dermatologic surgery : official publication for…
  • 1 April 2004
TLDR
Noninvasive radiofrequency bulk dermal heating of skin can achieve safe and effective tissue tightening of the cheeks and neck.
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