Today’s patients demand more aggressive treatments to improve the appearance of their wrinkles, skin tone and texture. But they don’t want the lengthy recovery period that results from some of the ablative technologies. Now, Pearl Fractional Laser treatments are performed by our doctor for patients in our region using the 2790 nm wavelength and it’s computer controlled settings to achieve those goals.
What is the Pearl Fractional Procedure?
We use the Pearl Fractional procedure to aggressively treat the signs of photo damage in addition to a broad range of dermal imperfections. Pearl Fractional Rejuvenation provides the safe removal (ablation) of just microns of the epidermis through a controlled amount of vaporization.
Simultaneously, the heat produced by the Pearl Fractional laser produces a controlled coagulation in the remaining epidermis. This coagulation serves as a natural protective dressing on the skin that remains intact during the restorative process. The laser’s heat also stimulates the production of new collagen and stimulates collagen remodeling. Long term improvement is attained from a single treatment and patients typically experience only one week of downtime.
What are the benefits of Pearl Fractional?
- Pearl treats the early signs of photo aging
- Pearl treats deep dermal imperfections
- Pearl only takes one treatment
- Downtime with Pearl is reduced to 5 – 7 days
- Maximum ratio of ablation to coagulation with Pearl
Does the Pearl Fractional treatment hurt?
Prior to your treatment a topical anesthesia will be applied to your treatment area. You may also be given other medication to augment the topical application.
How many pearl Fractional treatments will I need?
Typically, patients only require a single treatment for significant improvement in photo damage and dermal imperfections. The combination of ablation and thermal coagulation leads to the production of new collagen which reduces the effects of photo damage. Most patients begin to see results within the first few weeks following their Pearl treatment with maximum results appearing over a six month period.
What is recovery like?
After our doctor performs your Pearl Fractional procedure, your treatment area begins to repair itself immediately. Patient downtime is typically limited to one week. Recovery is fast with re-epithelialization during the first 2-4 days post-treatment and most erythema gradually subsiding over 5 to 7 days.