3D in vivo optical skin imaging for intense pulsed light and fractional ablative resurfacing of photodamaged skin

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2011 Nov;19(4):737-57, x. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2011.07.014.


The authors present a 3D in vivo imaging system used to assess the effectiveness of IPL and fractional laser treatments of photodamaged skin. Preoperative and postoperative images of patients treated with these procedures are analyzed and demonstrate the superior ability of this 3D technology to reveal decrease in vascularity and improvement in melanin distribution and calculate the degree of individual deep wrinkles before and after treatment.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional*
  • Laser Therapy / methods*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Phototherapy / methods*
  • Postoperative Care
  • Preoperative Care / methods
  • Rejuvenation
  • Rhytidoplasty / methods
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Skin Aging / pathology*
  • Treatment Outcome