Pearl Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
If you are suffering from moderate to severe facial wrinkles or moderate to severe acne scarring, laser skin resurfacing can be a very effective solution for you. Multiple types of minimally to moderately ablative fractional laser treatments are available on the market these days, each with their own benefits, depending on the patient’s skin condition and natural color, the patient’s lifestyle, or the amount of downtime, to name a few. Troy Laser Center has found that the Pearl Fractional by Cutera offers the best combination of versatility and efficacy while producing sustainable skin rejuvenation and anti-aging results repeatedly, time after time.
What is the Pearl Fractional resurfacing laser?
This is a minimally to moderately ablative (read: skin removal) 2790 nm wavelength of a ER:YSGG laser light, approved by the FDA for tissue ablation, vaporization, coagulation, and skin resurfacing. This specific wavelength offers a perfect marriage of coagulation and thermal heat, resulting in reduced healing time (comparing to traditional CO2 lasers) and a significant increase in new collagen formation. It allows for skin ablation in depths of up to 1mm (micro-ablation), allowing maximum results in one single session.
What to expect during Pearl Fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment?
In a pattern of tiny dots, intense beams of light energy are delivered at the skin; the laser beam vaporizes the outer layer of skin (the epidermis) while heating up the underlying layer (the dermis). These fractionated columns of microscopic wounds result in creation of new collagen and elastin fibers. Once the skin heals, in about 7 days, a new fresh layer is reveled with drastically smoother, tighter, younger looking skin. The collagen regeneration process continues on for up to 6 months, gradually improving the skin even further. For the patients’ comfort, a local anesthetic is applied about 30 minutes prior to the session and a specialized cryo fan used during the treatment for additional cooling. For that extra sensitive patient, supplementary pain medication can be administered. The downtime, to include open skin, redness, and swelling is comparable to a moderate to severe case of sunburn, lasting only about 7 days, unlike the 2 weeks with an old-school CO2 or an ablative erbium:yag laser. Troy Laser Center provides patients with detailed post-treatment care instructions and a follow-up care, to include 1 week and 4 weeks post-treatment evaluations.
What skin conditions can the Pearl Fractional treat?
The Pearl Fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment is a very effective and powerful “weapon” in treating moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles; specifically, unique in addressing those pesky wrinkles around eyes (peri-orbital) and around the mouth such as the “smokers’ lines” or “pucker lines” (peri-oral). No injectable nor any other skin rejuvenating device can produce such a dramatic and long-lasting improvement in the deep wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. This statement also proofs true in case of moderate to severe atrophic acne scars; ablative laser skin resurfacing is king when it comes to producing drastic measurable improvement in acne scarring.
Pearl Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing – Look up to 10 Years Younger in One Session Only!
So, if you were ever thinking of taking the plunge – NOW is the PERFECT TIME to do it! Since laser ablation leaves the skin more sensitive to sun and heat, winter /beginning spring is still the best time to undergo a Pearl Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment!
And for the very few of you😊 not just YET ready to take that plunge with an ablative laser skin treatment, Troy Laser Center offers non-invasive/non ablative laser skin resurfacing options with no to minimal downtime; the Laser Genesis for fine lines, large pores, superficial acne scarring, large pores, and facial redness (multiple sessions required) or the novel 1927nm thulium LaseMD laser for sun damage/brown spots/pigmentation, superficial melasma, enlarged pores, and irregular skin texture (once again, multiple sessions required for optimum outcome).
To get your skin looking hot for summer 😊, make an appointment today for a consultation with our expert certified laser skin technician at Troy Laser Center in Sterling Heights, MI.