Fractional resurfacing evolution: CO2 fractional to nano fractional RF
On May 30, Dr Anil Ganjoo, Sr Consultant Dermatologist and Laser Surgeon, and Director, Skinnovation Clinics, joined Aesthetic Medicine India live to deliver a session on ‘Fractional resurfacing evolution: CO2 fractional to nano fractional RF’. Various devices and their usage was the focus in this session.
In Dr Anil Ganjoo’s words: “The evolution has primarily been due to the quest to develop safer procedures while maintaining the efficacy of the older and more aggressive systems. With the understanding of laser physics, we have been able to play around with the parameters of our different resurfacing lasers to improve the outcomes on our patients to a huge extent.”
Below is a preview followed by the recorded link to the webinar.
• The technique of resurfacing has evolved from conventional ablative to conventional non ablative to fractional ablative and non ablative to micro needle RF to sublative RF and now Nano sublative RF/SVC RF.
• Fractional resurfacing is a new technology. Ablative or non ablative resurfacing laser attached to a fractionated scanner device that treats only a small fraction of skin exposed. Intervening areas left untouched – rapidly repopulate the abated columns of tissue. And, each pass treats only 15-20 per cent of the areas exposed.
• We create high precision micro beams – narrow deep columns of tissue coagulation deep into the dermis – micro thermal zones (MTZs)
• The depth of MTZs is proportionate to the energy used.
• Coagulated tissue initiates a healing process.
• Mild to moderate improvement is seen after each sitting. Four to five sittings is required at a four week interval.
• Be it ablative or non-ablative, fractional scanners can be attached to any of the resurfacing lasers available.
• We evolved and we saw that in addition to the light energy devices, we could use fractional resurfacing in the energy based devices like the radio frequency device, which came in with the micro-needle RF, then later sublative, and later nano fractional lasers and now there are several new generation fractional radio frequency devices.