Background Nonablative fractional photothermolysis has revolutionized the way we treat a number of common skin conditions with laser technology. OBJECTIVE A comprehensive guide is needed for clinicians using this technology to treat specific skin conditions in various skin types. MATERIALS AND METHODS Recommendations were made from a recent round table discussion among experienced physicians and a review of recent literature findings. RESULTS Optimal laser parameters are dependent on patient skin type and condition. We recommended guidelines for the successful treatment of several common skin conditions on and off the face using nonablative fractional photothermolysis. Specific conditions were dyschromia, rhytides, acne scars, surgical scars, melasma, and striae distensae. CONCLUSIONS We developed reproducible guidelines to most effectively treat a variety of skin types and conditions using nonablative fractional photothermolysis. Future large, multicenter trials are indicated for further optimization of treatment parameters. Reliant Technologies paid travel expenses and honorariums to all authors.
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