Pearl Fractional laser resurfacing is an effective treatment for significant sun-damaged skin, deep lines and wrinkles, and textural issues on the face & neck. Pearl Fractional is a fractionated laser that can take years off your appearance by improving imperfections due to sun exposure, genetics, and the natural aging process. Results can be obtained in one or two treatments.
During the procedure, the profractional laser uses heat to create tiny holes, the size of a pore, deep in the skin. This “fractional” treatment selectively removes columns of sun-damaged tissue leaving the surrounding skin intact which stimulates the growth of healthy, new skin, full of fresh collagen, plumping the skin from below.
A typical pro-fractional procedure takes about 45-60 minutes. Minimization of discomfort is achieved using topical anesthetic cream before treatment as well as using chilled air during treatment.
The healing time is shorter than other ablative lasers but is still up to a week of social downtime. Most patients are completely healed by 5-7 days. Improvement in skin texture and appearance continues over weeks and months as your skin continues to produce new collagen in the treated area, producing longer beneficial changes associated with a healthy, youthful appearance.
Many patients have a Pearl Fractional treatment in combination with other cosmetic therapies, such as intense pulsed light (IPL), Laser Genesis, Botox, and soft tissue fillers.