Fractional laser resurfacing for acne scars: a review

@article{Ong2012FractionalLR,
  title={Fractional laser resurfacing for acne scars: a review},
  author={M. W. Ong and S. Bashir},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={166}
}
This review investigates the effectiveness of ablative and nonablative fractional photothermolysis (FP) lasers for treating facial acne scars. Twenty‐six studies (13 ablative FP, 13 nonablative FP) published between 2003 and January 2011 were reviewed. Quantitative and qualitative data from each article were examined and analysed. Four studies were split‐face randomized controlled studies. While the data analysed were all clinically relevant and significant, there were some methodological… Expand
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