The Growing Demand for Fractional Treatments
Fractional lasers were developed in two distinct phases. The first generation of fractional lasers were non-ablative and improved superficial skin imperfections with 4 to 6 treatments. In 2007, the second generation ablative fractional lasers were introduced applying CO2 technology–a change that achieved deep dermal effects and more dramatic results. However, the downside to CO2 is the risk of excessive thermal damage.
To improve upon current devices, Pearl Fractional’s unique 2790 nm wavelength was developed optimizing the ratio of ablation to coagulation—while controlling thermal damage.
As a category, laser resurfacing combined with fractionated treatments, approximates one million* procedures a year with an average cost of $3000 for a single treatment session.
What is the Pearl Fractional Procedure?
The Pearl Fractional procedure aggressively treats the signs of
photodamage in addition to a broad range of dermal imperfections. Long term improvement is attained from a single treatment and patients typically experience only one week of downtime.
How Does the Laser Work?
Pearl Fractional penetrates the deep dermis producing a series of microcolumns across the skin, vaporizing and removing damaged tissue. Simultaneously, it heats and coagulates neighboring tissue, reducing operative bleeding.
Immediately post treatment, dermal tissue begins to repair itself. Over time, stimulation initiated by the combination of ablation and thermal coagulation leads to the production of new collagen – resulting in volumetric improvement to reduce the effects of photodamage.
Ease of Use Features
The Pearl Fractional laser gives the physician ultimate control. With an intuitive user interface and integrated scanner, the physician can vary both density and depth to achieve the best results for a wide range of patients and conditions. Amenities such as a hands-free smoke evacuator ensure Pearl Fractional is a single practitioner treatment.
Patients only require a single treatment for significant improvement in photodamage and dermal imperfections. Recovery is fast with re-epithelialization during the first 2-4 days post-treatment and most erythema gradually subsiding over 5 to 7 days. Patient downtime is typically limited to one week.