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LA&HA - Journal of the Laser and Health Academy

LA&HA - Journal of the Laser and Health Academy

LA&HA 11/1

Volume: 2011 | Number: 1
ISSN (print): 1855-9913 | ISSN (web): 1855-9921

Sequential Photothermal 1064 nm Nd:YAG and 2940nm Er:YAG Fractional Resurfacing and Remodeling vs 2940nm Resurfacing Alone: A Comparative Histological Study (Summary)

Leonardo Marini
Pages: S03-S04

Photothermal ablative and non-ablative fractional resurfacing and remodeling have become extremely popular due to the lower rate of complications and side effects compared to conventional full-face resurfacing. Clinical results are nevertheless quite different and have prompted researchers to find new strategies useful to improving treatment outcomes. Sequential laser-layering techniques have been successfully used in PWS and more recently in anti-aging with good clinical results. Since temperature seems to play a key role in stimulating neo-collagen and extracellular matrix production, we thought to sequentially combined two different laser wavelenghts (1064 nm Nd:YAG and 2940 Er:YAG) in a three-step layering technique. Microscopic assessment of potential benefits induced by each laser pass at the cellular level was the aim of our study.

Journal of the Laser and Health Academy

Sequential Photothermal 1064 nm Nd:YAG and 2940nm Er:YAG Fractional Resurfacing and Remodeling vs 2940nm Resurfacing Alone: A Comparative Histological Study (Summary)

Leonardo Marini
Pages: S03-S04

Photothermal ablative and non-ablative fractional resurfacing and remodeling have become extremely popular due to the lower rate of complications and side effects compared to conventional full-face resurfacing. Clinical results are nevertheless quite different and have prompted researchers to find new strategies useful to improving treatment outcomes. Sequential laser-layering techniques have been successfully used in PWS and more recently in anti-aging with good clinical results. Since temperature seems to play a key role in stimulating neo-collagen and extracellular matrix production, we thought to sequentially combined two different laser wavelenghts (1064 nm Nd:YAG and 2940 Er:YAG) in a three-step layering technique. Microscopic assessment of potential benefits induced by each laser pass at the cellular level was the aim of our study.

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