photothermolysis(redirected from photothermolytic)
Laser resurfacing; technique using laser therapy to remove fine lines and wrinkles, pigmented areas, and tattoos.
photothermolysis(fo?to?ther-mol'i-sis) [ photo- + thermolysis]
The use of light produced by lasers to produce heat damage. photothermolytic (-mo'lit-ik), adjective
A method of laser skin resurfacing in which laser energy is directed at pinpoint, broadly separated islands of skin instead of larger swaths to remove cosmetically unappealing blemishes in skin color and texture. The technique is used to minimize the time it takes to restore normal epithelium to the treated surface.Synonym: fractional ablation
The use of short pulses of light to treat skin conditions. This method causes less damage to normal tissue than do continuous beam lasers.