Facial plast Surg 2004; 20(1): 57-61
DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-822960
Copyright © 2004 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001 USA.

Nonablative Resurfacing

Ranella J. Hirsch1 , Steven H. Dayan2
  • 1Skincare Doctors, Cambridge, MA
  • 2Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
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Publication Date:
22 March 2004 (online)

In expert hands, ablative laser resurfacing has a long history of excellent results in the treatment of photodamage-induced rhytids, depressed acne scars, and other signs of cutaneous aging. Over the last decade there have been a growing number of reports in the emerging area of nonablative resurfacing. Nonablative modalities provide less impressive clinical results for rhytid reduction but have shown particular promise for the treatment of scars and superficial dyschromias. It is also ideally suited for those patients seeking a minimally invasive, greatly reduced downtime procedure.