The demand for skin rejuvenation remains an enduring feature among those wishing to look their best, for there are compelling social and economic benefits to looking youthful. Dating back to Cleopatra's time when she might have bathed in goat's mild for its lactic acid content, people have scrubbed, peeled, dermabraded and polished their skin with variable results.
Today's lasers and light sources have revolutionized the ease with which this process can occur. But it is not only the aesthetic improvements for which we are searching ... these devices can also reduce precancerous lesions, improve scarring, increase collagen thickness and tighten the skin.
I have been fortunate to have been involved in the development of some of the newer fractionated devices in this area, and am presenting summaries of some of these studies and projects.