Volume: 2012 | Number: 1
ISSN (print): 1855-9913 | ISSN (web): 1855-9921
CASE REPORT: Clinical Experience with FRAC3 Non-ablative Skin Tightening
Reinhard W. Gansel
The goal of skin tightening can be achieved by various methods which, among others, include chemical peels, radiofrequency therapy and laser therapy. The efficacy, downtime and potential side effects of these methods vary highly between "groups" of methods as well as within the same method group, depending on treatment parameters used. A method which would combine efficacy with no-downtime and minimize the chance of unwanted side effects is highly desirable. A new FRAC3® Nd:YAG laser modality appears very promising in this respect. Between 2010 and 2012, we performed the FRAC3® skin tightening procedure on over 100 patients. Procedure satisfaction rates of good to excellent were reported by over 90% of the patients treated. Here we present six representative clinical cases selected among the treatment data on over 100 patients.