Ablative and non-ablative fractional resurfacing

David H. Ciocon, Yoon Soo Bae, Suzanne L. Kilmer

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Fractionated laser resurfacing leads to improvement of photodamaged skin, rhytides and acne scars. In contrast to non-fractionated ablative laser resurfacing, fractionated ablative laser resurfacing is associated with lower risk of complications and less downtime. Compared to fractional non-ablative resurfacing, fractional ablative laser resurfacing is more effective and does not require as many treatments. When used with caution, fractionated ablative and fractionated non-ablative laser resurfacing is safe and effective for patients with higher Fitzpatrick skin types.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaser Dermatology
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783642320064
ISBN (Print)3642320058, 9783642320057
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Ciocon, D. H., Bae, Y. S., & Kilmer, S. L. (2013). Ablative and non-ablative fractional resurfacing. In Laser Dermatology (Vol. 9783642320064, pp. 89-105). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32006-4_5