Pearl Fractional is a volumizing, fractional laser perfected
for treating photo damaged skin in just one treatment.
Pearl Fractional offers the best combination of patient
experience and recovery time. Patients see improvements
in brown spots, sun damage, tone and texture and have a
noticeably smoother, brighter complexion.
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. The treatment
shortens healing time and stimulates the body’s own natural
process for creating new collagen, plumping the skin from
below and reversing photo aging and other imperfections.
How many treatments are recommended?
Most patients will see significant improvement after just one treatment.
Who is a candidate for Pearl Fractional?
Patients with light-to-medium skin tones and skin
imperfections due to aging and sun damage will benefit
from a Pearl Fractional treatment.
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.
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. Practitioners
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.
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 Pearl Fractional treatment in
combination with other existing cosmetic therapies. These
include other Cutera laser and light procedures, such as Pearl,
Laser Genesis and LimeLight. Discuss combination
treatment options with your practitioner.
How does Pearl Fractional compare to other fractional laser treatments?
Pearl Fractional’s unique laser wavelength offers a safe and
effective treatment to reverse the signs of aging. This combination
gives patients dramatic results in a single treatment with a
quick, one week recovery period.