Treatment of striae distensae with fractional photothermolysis.

  title={Treatment of striae distensae with fractional photothermolysis.},
  author={Hana N Bak and Beom Joon Kim and Woo Jin Lee and Jang Seok Bang and Sun Young Lee and Jee Choi and Sung Eun Chang},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  volume={35 8},
BACKGROUND Striae distensae are dermal scars characterized by flattening and atrophy of the epidermis. Although many treatment modalities have been tried with variable results, most have been disappointing. OBJECTIVE To determine whether striae distensae might respond to fractional photothermolysis. METHODS Twenty-two women with striae distensae were treated with two sessions each of fractional photothermolysis at a pulse energy of 30 mJ, a density level of 6, and eight passes at intervals… CONTINUE READING


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