What is the Pearl Fractional treatment?

Pearl Fractional is a single-treatment fractional volumizing laser perfected for photoaging. Pearl Fractional provides improvement in complexion (texture, tone, discoloration) as well as volume, creating a more youthful appearance. Patients notice smoother, firmer, plumped skin that looks fuller and healthier.

How is Pearl Fractional different from other skin rejuvenating lasers today?

Pearl Fractional uses a new laser wavelength to offer both immediate and long-term anti-aging benefits. Unlike other fractional technologies, Pearl Fractional provides an ideal combination of volumizing results and rapid recovery.

What does “fractional” mean? How does the Pearl Fractional treatment work?

Fractional therapy describes a treatment that exposes only a fraction of the skin to the laser beam in a pattern of tiny dots. During the procedure, laser pulses place tiny holes in the skin.

The process removes columns of damaged tissue and then stimulates the body’s own natural process for creating healthy, new skin, full of fresh collagen. This plumps the skin from below, creating more volume and repairing sun damage and other imperfections.

Who is a candidate for a Pearl Fractional treatment?

Patients with light-to-medium skin tones. Patients with skin imperfections and loss of volume due to aging and sun damage.

What areas of the face can be treated?

Pearl Fractional can be used on the entire face and is uniquely effective in treating the delicate periorbital (around the eyes) and perioral (around the mouth) areas. These areas often show the first signs of aging and can be the most challenging to treat. Eyelids can be tightened as well.

How does a Pearl Fractional treatment feel?

Most patients describe the treatment as a series of fast, hot pinches. Before the treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to the skin, and over-the-counter pain relievers are administered. During the treatment, the Zimmer chiller pumps out cooled air to effectively alleviate any significant discomfort. After the treatment, ointment is applied again.

When are results noticeable?

Many patients see improvement one week after treatment. Patients should plan to take a long weekend relaxing at home. Patients may apply make-up five days after treatment. Patients continue to notice improvement for three to six months as new collagen continues to grow.

Are there any restrictions on activity after a Pearl Fractional treatment?

After treatment, the skin looks sunburned and may be slightly swollen with some oozing and pinpoint bleeding. 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.

How many treatments are recommended?

Most patients notice significant improvement after just one treatment.

Can Pearl Fractional be part of a combination therapy treatment?

Many patients have a Pearl Fractional treatment in combination with other existing cosmetic therapies. These include other Cutera laser and light procedures, such as Pearl. The combination of Pearl Laser and Pearl Fractional Laser treatment is called Pearl Fusion.

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