Skip to main content

01.05.2019 | Review Article | Ausgabe 7/2019

Lasers in Medical Science 7/2019

Comparative study between the efficacy of fractional micro-needle radiofrequency and fractional CO2 laser in the treatment of striae distensae

Lasers in Medical Science > Ausgabe 7/2019
Rehab Mohamed Sobhi, Iman Shaarawy Mohamed, Dina Ahmed El Sharkawy, Mona Abd El Fattah Abd El Wahab
Wichtige Hinweise

Publisher’s note

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.


Striae distensae (SD) cause a cosmetic problem to many patients. Recently, fractional micro-needle radiofrequency (FMR) device has been introduced in treatment of SD. Also, fractional CO2 laser has been used as a resurfacing laser technique in the treatment of SD. The aim of our study was to assess and compare between the efficacy of FMR and fractional CO2 laser in treatment of SD. Seventeen female patients with SD were enrolled in this study. Detailed history was taken and dermatological examination was done to determine the type of striae, the location, and measurement of the width of the largest striae on each side. In each patient, one side was randomly assigned to treatment by FMR (area A), and the other side to treatment by fractional CO2 laser (area B). Our results showed that both techniques were effective. A slight better efficacy was encountered with FMR, but the difference was not statistically significant (p = 0.716). The current study concluded that FMR and fractional CO2 laser are almost equally effective in the treatment of SD (rubra and alba). Development of post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation (PIH) was evident with fractional CO2 in contrast with FMR, and the difference was statistically significant (p = 0.001).

Bitte loggen Sie sich ein, um Zugang zu diesem Inhalt zu erhalten

e.Med Interdisziplinär

Mit e.Med Interdisziplinär erhalten Sie Zugang zu allen CME-Fortbildungen und Fachzeitschriften auf

Weitere Produktempfehlungen anzeigen
Über diesen Artikel

Weitere Artikel der Ausgabe 7/2019

Lasers in Medical Science 7/2019 Zur Ausgabe
  1. Das kostenlose Testabonnement läuft nach 14 Tagen automatisch und formlos aus. Dieses Abonnement kann nur einmal getestet werden.