Ex Vivo Histological Characterization of a Novel Ablative Fractional Resurfacing Device


The purpose of the study was to test a novel 30 Watt, 10.6 micrometer carbon dioxyde laser that uses ablative fractional resurfacing. The study uses the laser for deep dermal tissue removal and seeks to characterize the resultant thermal effects in a skin sample.


The study discovered that controlled microarray patterns could be deposited in skin at variable depths depending on the treatment pulse energy. This is the first report to characterize the successful use of ablative fractional resurfacing as a potential approach to dermatological treatment.

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