Volume: 2010 | Number: 1
ISSN (print): 1855-9913 | ISSN (web): 1855-9921
Parameters for the New FRAC3® Nd:YAG Laser Skin Treatment Modality
M. Lukac, T. Sult MD, J. Zabkar, M. Gorjan, Z. Vizintin
A novel self-induced, non-ablative, three-dimensional fractional FRAC3® method for skin treatments is described. The method utilizes the short pulse duration and high peak power density of Accelera mode, Nd:YAG laser pulses. The Accelera Nd:YAG pulses produce a three-dimensional fractional pattern in the epidermis and dermis, with damage islands that are predominantly located at the sites of skin imperfections. In-vivo thermal measurements of the skin surface and in-vitro measurements of skin cross-sections, following illumination with Accelera Nd:YAG pulses are presented. The measurements demonstrate the emergence of isolated »fractional« hot islands within the skin. Clinical results following Accelera Nd:YAG laser treatments are also presented. The FRAC3® method offers practitioners another dimension of safety and self-regulating efficacy in non-ablative treatments such as skin rejuvenation and hair removal.