What is the Pearl Fractional treatment?
Pearl Fractional is a new, 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.
SUBLATIVE RESURFACING $500 EACH OR PRE PAY FOR 3 AND PAY ONLY $1200. INCLUDE NECK FOR $100 PT.
Sublative resurfacing, or rejuvenation enables you to achieve a more youthful appearance by effectively treating mild to moderate wrinkles, red and brown age spots and skin textural irregularities. It works by directing energy onto the skin in the form of a matrix, or a pattern of very small dots. The healthy skin surrounding the dots then accelerates the body’s natural healing processes. Post treatment, collagen and healthy skin cells are then produced, reducing wrinkles and superficial skin discolouration, and skin laxity is improved. Typical treatment protocol is 3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart. However, the total number of required treatment sessions depends on the individual’s skin condition. There is a potential of 4-5 days downtime for this treatment, patients may apply make-up five days after treatment. After treatment, the skin looks sunburned and may be slightly swollen. Patients report little or no discomfort post-treatment.