Fractionation: a new era in laser resurfacing.

  title={Fractionation: a new era in laser resurfacing.},
  author={Nazanin Saedi and Anthony Petelin and Christopher Zachary},
  journal={Clinics in plastic surgery},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={449-61, vii}
Fractional photothermolysis combines the benefits of fully ablative lasers with significantly reduced downtime and fewer complications. Skin is treated in a fractional manner, with narrow cylinders of tissue being thermally heated and normal adjacent skin left unaffected, and the fractional devices have shown effectiveness in treating a variety of conditions, especially scarring and photodamage. There are many devices that use fractional photothermolysis, and practitioners are becoming more… CONTINUE READING

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