Correct the physical signs of your “wisdom”
When it comes to non-surgical options for skin rejuvenation, we have some the newest and most advanced laser technologies at VITAHL Medical Aesthetics. Our Pearl™ fractional laser can help correct deep signs of aging without invasive procedures or extended time away from your normal activities.
What is the Pearl™ Fractional Resurfacing Laser System?
A newer technology that combines high patient satisfaction with minimal downtime, the Pearl™ fractional resurfacing laser system can create noticeable improvements to aging and damaged skin in as little as one treatment. Pearl™ can help correct a wide range of skin imperfections such as:
- Deep wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Rough, dull complexion
Where other skin rejuvenation treatments fall short, fractional resurfacing can help patients meet their aesthetic goals by targeting skin concerns at a cellular level underneath the skin.
How Does the Pearl™ Fractional Laser System Work?
The Pearl™ fractional system works by treating a small area, or fraction, of the skin at a time, creating tiny holes deep into the skin using controlled laser pulses. Columns of damaged tissue are removed, leaving surrounding skin intact to help accelerate the healing process. This process stimulates the skin’s natural healing response, promoting the production of new collagen to help resurface and rebuild the treated area.
Fractional laser therapy stimulates the creation of fresh, healthy skin from the inside out for natural, long-lasting improvements that gradually erase visible signs of aging from your skin.
Why Choose the Pearl™ Fractional Laser?
In addition to helping create dynamic results with minimal to no downtime, this laser system offers several advantages to patients:
- Targeted treatment for deeper signs of aging that can be difficult by other means
- Efficacy for all areas of the face including the sensitive areas around your eyes and mouth
- Precision that can create visible results in as little as one treatment, although additional sessions may be necessary to achieve your full aesthetic goals
- Comfortable treatment that is often described as a series of brief hot pinches but is typically well-tolerated. Topical numbing cream may also be available to help sooth your skin throughout the procedure.
Is There Any Recovery?
Slight redness akin to a sunburn may develop in treated areas and will subside within days as the skin begins to repair and heal itself. Most patients are able to return to normal activities immediately without adverse complications. Doctor Humes and our medical team will discuss all relevant safety information that may apply to you during your consultation.
Pearl™ Fractional Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Pearl Fractional treatment?
Pearl Fractional is a new, volumizing fractional laser perfected for treating wrinkles and photoaging in as few as one treatment. Pearl Fractional offers the best combination of patient experience and recovery time. Pearl Fractional is used to treat deep wrinkles, photodamage, uneven tone and texture. It will also produce a noticeably smoother, brighter complexion.
What does "fractional" mean? How does the Pearl Fractional treatment work?
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.
This fractional treatment shortens healing time and stimulates the body’s own natural process for creating new collagen, plumping the skin from below and reversing wrinkles, 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
How many treatments are recommended?
Most patients will see significant improvement after just one treatment; however, some patients may require a second treatment to achieve their goals.
Who is a candidate for a Pearl Fractional treatment?
Patients with 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 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.
What can I expect during the Pearl Fractional treatment?
During the procedure, the laser uses heat to create tiny holes deep in the skin. The process removes sun-damaged tissue and then stimulates the growth of healthy, new skin, full of fresh collagen. This plumps the skin from below, repairing wrinkles, photodamage, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, uneven texture, and other skin imperfections.
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 some discomfort. Practitioners may choose to augment topical creams with other medications based on patient need.
What is "social" downtime?
Downtime is the time spent recovering from a procedure. With “social” downtime, you can continue most normal activities. However, avoid scheduling this treatment for at least 10 to 14 days prior to any important social events.
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.
What can I expect after a Pearl Fractional treatment?
After treatment, the skin looks sunburned and may be slightly swollen. Patients report little or no discomfort post treatment. Your physician will recommend post-treatment care, including NeoCutis Bio-Gel to aid healing and Aquaphor to keep the skin moisturized for approximately four to five days. In addition, you should limit sun exposure and wear protective clothing
Can Pearl Fractional be part of a combination therapy treatment?
Many patients have a Pearl Fractional treatment in combination with other cosmetic therapies. These include other laser and light procedures, such as Pearl, Laser Genesis, Titan and IPL, as well as injectable treatments such as Botox, Juvederm, and Sculptra. Combination treatment options should be discussed with your clinician or doctor.
How does Pearl Fractional compare to other fractional laser treatments?
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. Other fractional devices require more treatments than Pearl Fractional, and may not be as effective in treating deep wrinkles.