Sciton announces the publication of long-term results of perioral rhytid correction with its Contour TRL Er:Yag laser.

“Perioral rhytids (lip lines, smoking lines) are notoriously difficult to treat,” says A. Jay Burns MD, a plastic surgeon in Dallas, in a media release from Sciton.

“Current surgical treatments for facial aging do not effectively address this condition. However, our many years of experience with the Contour TRL Er:Yag laser have shown that it is a powerful option: our specific method is safe, predictable, and effective. This was seen after a recent seven years retrospective review of all our patients who underwent perioral Erbium laser resurfacing.”

“As we age, lip lines and smoking lines are a reality,” remarks Aaron Burton, COO of Sciton.

“Comprehensive facial rejuvenation falls short when perioral rhytids are not addressed. The Contour TRL erbium laser is extremely precise, about 12 to 14 times more than CO2 lasers and with tissue removal control of just a few microns. This allows for superficial peels of 5 to 20 μm, and aggressive resurfacing that treats wrinkles of a depth of 800 μm and more. It provides a controlled depth of ablation with a minimal underlying thermal injury, which leads to faster recovery.”

“When evaluating our series, there were zero complications at 6 months, which is much lower than our own published complication rates with the CO2 lasers I have extensive experience with,” Burns concludes.

“Our excellent results are also due to the specific technique we refined over the years, including the concept of superficial islands of nonwrinkled tissue with skin appendages to aid the healing process. We had no cases of hypopigmentation and no perioral scarring. Our patients experience shorter recoveries and decreased redness with Erbium, compared to CO2 laser treatment.”

[Source(s): Sciton Inc, PR Newswire]