Laser Resurfacing: Below the Surface

Nonablative fractional devices are an effective tool for acne scars, skin of color and younger patients seeking minor rejuvenation.
Below the Surface

Fractional laser devices, which pixelate the laser beam, dividing it into thousands of microscopic treatment zones to target a fraction of the skin at a time, have become key tools for dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Reliant Technologies introduced the first commercial fractional laser in 2004 under the brand Fraxel. The original 1550nm nonablative Fraxel device led to a proliferation of platforms, including several fractional ablative systems.