WHAT IS THE PEARL FRACTIONAL TREATMENT?
Pearl Fractional is a fractional laser perfected for treating conditions such as photo damage, deep wrinkles, textural issues such as acne scarring, and other undesirable skin conditions in just one treatment. Pearl Fractional offers the best combination of patient experience and recovery time.
WHAT DOES “FRACTIONAL” MEAN?
How does the Pearl Fractional work? Fractional therapy describes a treatment that exposes only a fraction of the skin to the laser beam in a pattern of tiny dots. With Pearl Fractional, laser pulses place tiny holes in the skin. Columns of damaged tissue are selectively removed, leaving surrounding skin intact. After a treatment, the body’s own natural process creates new collagen improving the appearance of fine lines and aging skin.
Tiny holes enable safe treatment and a rapid recovery
Deep treatment provides results in a single session
Controlled energy means maximum results with greater patient comfort.
HOW MAY TREATMENTS ARE RECOMMENDED?
Most patients see significant improvement after just one treatment.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR PEARL FRACTIONAL?
Patients with light-to-medium skin tones and skin imperfections will benefit from a Pearl Fractional treatment. Benefits include:
Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Eliminate sagging skin skin above and/or below the eyes
Diminish the appearance of scars
Tighten non-responsive skin after a facelift
Rejuvenate aged or sun-damaged skin
Lessen pigmentation resulting from liver spots & birthmarks
Improve your complexion
Shrink enlarged glands & pores
HOW DOES A PEARL FRACTIONAL TREATMENT FEEL?
Most patients describe the treatment as a series of fast, hot pinches. A topical numbing cream is applied to the skin prior to treatment to alleviate discomfort. Dr. Scott may choose to augment topical creams with other medications based on patient need.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS? HOW SOON CAN I WEAR MAKE-UP?
Many patients see improvement one week after treatment. Maximum results are visible in one to three months. Patients may apply make-up five days after treatment. See below for Melissa’s journey – featuring days one through five – of her healing post procedure.
ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON MY ACTIVITY AFTER A PEARL FRACTIONAL PROCEDURE?
After treatment, the skin looks sunburned and may be slightly swollen. Patients report little or no discomfort post-treatment. During post-care, patients apply ointment to the skin for four to five days and should limit sun exposure and wear protective clothing.
CAN PEARL FRACTIONAL BE PART OF A COMBINATION THERAPY?
Many patients have a Pearl Fractional treatment in combination with other existing cosmetic therapies. These may include other Cutera laser and light procedures, such as Laser Genesis and LimeLight®.
HOW DOES PEARL FRACTIONAL COMPARE TO OTHER FRACTIONAL LASER TREATMENTS, SUCH AS CO2 SKIN RESURFACING?
Pearl Fractional’s unique laser wavelength and its ability to deeply penetrate the skin, is perfectly balanced to dramatically improve the appearance of aging skin in a single treatment. Results are comparable to those experienced from CO2 laser skin resurfacing.