dr. Matjaz Lukac, Zdenko Vizintin, Marko Kazic, dr. Tom Sult
Article: J. Laser Health Academy, Vol. 2008, No.6 (2008)
Indications for use of the Er:YAG laser are continuously expanding. In this paper, the latest Pixel Screen Technology (PST) fractional technique for minimally invasive Er:YAG skin rejuvenation is presented. The fractional technique is based on a concept of producing an array of microscopic wounds on the skin surface that are rapidly reepithelialized by the surrounding, undamaged tissue, thus sparing the epidermis. The advantage of PST compared to other fractional technologies is that it allows the quality and the parameters of the laser beam within the pixels to remain unchanged compared to the basic beam properties. This enables the practitioner to perform nine basic ablative and one non-ablative treatment at fully clinically tested laser parameters. PST provides another dimension in the treatment of various skin conditions, avoiding some of the adverse effects of ablative laser procedures while improving the limited efficacy of the non-ablative treatments. The combination of Fotona's latest Er:YAG technologies, presented in this paper (SMOOTH mode, PST and TURBO mode), provide the practitioner with an unequaled 11 basic and 11 fractional treatment modalities.