Cutera Pearl Fractional Resurfacing Laser

A deep resurfacing treatment designed to improve imperfections due to ageing and sun damage.

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What is laser resurfacing?

The resurfacing laser slowly removes the surface of the skin layer by layer in a very precise manner. Because there is no bleeding the skin structures can be seen thereby enabling the correct amount of old skin tissue to be removed. New skin is formed from the deeper skin cells lying in the hair follicles. The new skin is fresher, healthier, less blemished and contains more collagen thus smoothing or softening wrinkles.

What is the Pearl Fractional

Pearl Fractional is a new, fractional, single treatment laser designed to improve imperfections due to ageing and sun damage. Pearl Fractional offers the best combination of safety, patient experience and recovery time. Patients also notice a smoother, brighter complexion overall. The Pearl Fractional is the sister device to the Pearl which was the first US FDA approved laser with a 2790nm wavelength for skin resurfacing including multiple common skin care concerns.

What does it treat?

Patients with light-to-medium skin tones and skin imperfections due to ageing and sun damage will benefit from a Pearl Fractional treatment. 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 ageing and can be the most challenging to treat.

Below are all reasons to consider a laser resurfacing treatment;

  • Sun Damaged Skin
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scarring
  • Poor skin texture
  • Large pores
  • Unwanted scars
  • Skin blemishes such as age spots

Fine wrinkles and brown blotches respond very well, deeper wrinkles will soften and look much less obvious. The skin texture will be softened and look fresher as it has improved in quality.

How does it work?

Fractional therapy describes a treatment that affects only a fraction or small percentage of the skin. With Pearl Fractional, laser pulses treat damaged cells deep in the skin. This fractional treatment selectively removes columns of tissue leaving surrounding skin intact.

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 photo damage and other skin imperfections.

This treatment shortens healing time and stimulates the body's own natural process for creating new collagen, plumping the skin from below and reversing photo ageing and other imperfections.

  • Tiny holes (the size of a pore) ensure maximum results in one treatment
  • Controlled energy means a more comfortable patient experience
  • Treatments are safe and effective with rapid recovery

The procedure

The procedure usually takes around 30 minutes and is performed by our highly skilled Doctors. 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 photo damage and other skin imperfections.

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. Our Doctors may choose to augment topical creams with other medications based on patient need.

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.

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.

Questions about Cutera Pearl Fractional

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    What does a Pearl Fractional treatment feel like?

    Answered by The COZmedics Team

    Pearl Fractional is often described as being like a series of fast, hot pinches.
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    Can Pearl Fractional be combined with other treatments?

    Answered by The COZmedics Team

    Yes, Pearl Fractional can be combined with other cosmetic treatments, including other Laser & Light treatments.
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    How soon will I see results?

    Answered by The COZmedics Team

    Typically patients will see results within a week of treatment. However, best results are visible in 1 to 3 months.
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    What should I do after treatment?

    Answered by The COZmedics Team

    For 4 to 5 days after treatment patients should try to limit sun exposure.
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    How many treatments are recommended?

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    Most patients will see significant improvement after just one treatment.
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