Combined use of fractional CO2 laser and radiofrequency waves to treat acne scars: a pilot study on 15 patients

J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2012 Aug;14(4):166-71. doi: 10.3109/14764172.2012.699678.


Fractional laser resurfacing has become an important technique in the management of a number of skin conditions, such as photoaging and scars. A variety of laser wavelengths and delivery systems have been introduced to improve immediate and long-term therapeutic results. The simultaneous emission of CO(2) laser and radiofrequency waves combines epidermal coagulation for a resurfacing effect and dermal denaturization for deeper remodelling. The authors present this new machine together with a preclinical histological study and pilot study on 15 patients suffering from acne scars.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Acne Vulgaris / complications*
  • Adult
  • Cicatrix / etiology*
  • Cicatrix / radiotherapy*
  • Cosmetic Techniques / adverse effects
  • Cosmetic Techniques / instrumentation
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lasers, Gas / adverse effects
  • Lasers, Gas / therapeutic use*
  • Low-Level Light Therapy / adverse effects
  • Low-Level Light Therapy / methods*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pilot Projects