FAQs – Pearl Fractional Laser Resurfacing


Q. What is the Pearl Fractional treatment?
A. Pearl Fractional is a new volumizing fractional laser perfected for addressing photoaging in just one treatment. Pearl Fractional offers the best combination of patient experience and recovery time. Patients will see improvements in photodamage, tone and texture as well as a noticeably smoother, brighter complexion.

Q. What does “fractional” mean? How does the Pearl Fractional treatment work?
A. Fractional therapy describes a treatment that affects only a fraction or small percentage of the skin. With Pearl Fractional, laser pulses place tiny holes deep 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 photoaging and other imperfections.

  • Tiny holes enable safe treatment and a rapid recovery
  • Deep treatment provides results in a single session
  • Controlled energy means maximum results with a more comfortable patient experience

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Q. How many treatments are recommended?
A. Most patients should see significant improvement after just one treatment.
Who is a candidate for a Pearl Fractional treatment?
Patients with light-to-medium skin tones and skin imperfections due to aging and sun damage will benefit from a Pearl Fractional treatment.
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Q. What areas of the face can be treated?
A. Pearl Fractional can treat the entire face and 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.
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Q. How does a Pearl Fractional treatment feel?
A. 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 some discomfort. Practitioners may choose to augment topical creams with other medications based on patient need.
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Q. When will I see results? How soon can I wear make-up?
A. 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.
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Q. Are there any restrictions on my activity after a Pearl Fractional treatment?
A. 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.
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Q. How does Pearl Fractional compare to other fractional laser treatments?
A. Pearl Fractional’s unique laser wavelength offers a safe but intense treatment to reverse the signs of aging. This combination gives patients dramatic results in a single treatment with approximately one week of recovery.
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