Successful treatment of acneiform scarring with CO2 ablative fractional resurfacing.

  title={Successful treatment of acneiform scarring with CO2 ablative fractional resurfacing.},
  author={Anne M Chapas and Lori A Brightman and Sean Sukal and Elizabeth K Hale and David R Daniel and Leonard J. Bernstein and Roy G Geronemus},
  journal={Lasers in surgery and medicine},
  volume={40 6},
BACKGROUND Acneiform scarring after severe episodes of acne is a common cosmetic concern, treatable by a variety of modalities with varying degrees of success. Ablative CO(2) laser resurfacing, while effective, is associated with an undesirable side effects profile, lengthy recovery period, and risk of infection as well as potential pigmentary alterations. Newer modalities using the principles of fractional photothermolysis (FP) create patterns of tiny microscopic wounds surrounded by undamaged… CONTINUE READING
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