Although there are many treatments for you to choose from designed to address your fine lines and the clarity of your skin, there hasn’t been a good way, without a long recovery time, for you to address deeper lines and imperfections…..until now.
Pearl Fractional is a new, fractional, single treatment laser designed to improve imperfections due to aging and sun damage. The Pearl Fractional procedure volumizes skin by creating new collagen and offers the best balance of safety and patient experience with recovery time.
Pearl Fractional can be used on the entire face. It is uniquely effective in 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.
Pearl Fractional is different from other lasers because it 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.
Most people have heard of fractional lasers but many are confused about what exactly that means, and why it is a good thing. The term “fractional” does not have anything to do with the strength or the wavelength of the laser. Fractional therapy describes a treatment that affects only a fraction or small percentage of the skin.
During the procedure, the laser uses heat to create tiny holes, the size of a pore, deep in the skin thus ensuring maximum results in one treatment. (pictured right) This fractional treatment selectively removes columns of sun-damaged tissue leaving surrounding skin intact. This stimulates the growth of healthy, new skin, full of fresh collagen, plumping the skin from below, repairing photodamage and other skin imperfections. The healing time is shortened because the laser is fractional.
The procedure itself takes about 45 minutes for the full face. Some patients with a particular area of concern may request the area to have extra treatment. This is common around the mouth and around the eyes.
You can expect to see improvement one week after Pearl Fractional. The best part is that you will continue to notice improvement for three to six months as new collagen continues to grow and your skin volume increases.
After your treatment you will be instructed to apply ointment to the skin for four to five days and should limit sun exposure and wear protective clothing. To give yourself plenty of time for recovery, you should plan to take a week relaxing at home. Depending on your treatment, you may apply make-up in about five to seven days.