Pearl Fractional Laser

Cosmetic Dermatology

Get Pleasantly Plumper Skin by Promoting Collagen Production with Light in New Jersey

The effects of ultraviolet radiation, gravity, and aging all become more obvious on the skin as time passes. Happily, laser skin resurfacing is one of the most effective strategies for undoing these signs of damage. Pearl Fractional Laser at our New Jersey-based practice is an advanced ablative fractional laser manufactured by Cutera, able to address all of the above—and more.

Pearl Fractional Laser rejuvenates the skin without the long recovery time associated with traditional laser procedures. That means clearer and smoother skin with less waiting.

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Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Robin Levin and the team of skin care specialists at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center are ready to get you started with Pearl Fractional Laser in New Jersey. Click here to contact us, and we will get in touch with you shortly. If you prefer, you may also contact us by phone at (856) 810-9888.

What Causes Skin Damage?

It goes without saying that time changes the look and feel of the skin. In fact, aging-related changes represent some of the most obvious and visible signs of aging. This is because the skin becomes thinner as it loses fat and collagen (a protein that provides strength and structure). Eventually, the skin may be not as plump, firm, and smooth as it was before.
Another change that comes with age? An increase in wrinkles and sagging.

Along with natural aging, our environment and lifestyle choices can also affect the appearance of the skin. Smoking, for example, will significantly speed up the effects of aging and create a dull or sallow complexion. The warmth and light from the sun can feel good, but ultraviolet radiation is one of the major causes of skin damage. When unprotected skin gets too much exposure to UV light from the sun or artificial sources, it may be burned, and it can become dry in certain areas because the skin’s natural lubricating oils are reduced. Additionally, there may be long-term changes to the structure and look of the skin—such as loss of elasticity and development of liver spots or age spots—because of overexposure to the sun.
Pearl Fractional Laser can address all of these common signs of skin damage.

How Does Pearl Fractional Laser Work?

Pearl Fractional Laser is designed to create smoother and clearer skin while providing the best possible patient experience and a shortened recovery time. The device works by triggering natural collagen production processes to make the skin more volumized from the inside out. At the same time, it uses light to target damaged skin on the surface and create a smoother, more even, and more youthful-looking complexion.

Fractional laser procedures like Pearl Fractional Laser deliver tiny columns of controlled light to target only small parts of the skin at a given time. Each beam creates a tiny channel surrounded by unharmed tissue, which means only a fraction of the skin impacted (hence the name).

Pearl Fractional Laser is an especially powerful laser treatment that works by creating intense heat in the targeted area to deeply penetrate the skin and encourage collagen regeneration. The energy also breaks down hyperpigmented skin cells and prompts their removal, allowing newer skin cells to be revealed when the superficial tissue peels off.

A Pearl Fractional Laser treatment can also remove dead or damaged skin cells and scar tissue to create a more even texture. It can be used on the entire face as well as the neck, upper chest, and hands. This laser can also be safely used on thinner, more delicate areas of skin that are difficult to treat, such as around the eyes and mouth—where the earliest signs of skin aging often appear.

Who Can Benefit from Pearl Fractional Laser?

Patients may be ideal candidates for Pearl Fractional Laser if they have mild to moderate skin damage, including texture changes, uneven tone, and pigmentation irregularities. Pearl Fractional Laser is ideal for patients with light to medium skin tones who want to improve skin issues such as acne scars, deep wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation irregularities, poor skin texture, facial skin laxity, and sun damage.

What Are the Advantages of Pearl Fractional Laser?

The goal for any type of laser skin resurfacing is to enhance the appearance of the treatment area. The effects of Pearl Fractional Laser treatment will vary depending on several factors, such as the patient’s specific skin type, medical background, and lifestyle. After this treatment, wrinkles will be significantly reduced, dark spots are minimized, and your complexion will be more vibrant and radiant. There will also be only a few days of social downtime.

How Do You Prepare for Pearl Fractional Laser?

Before having Pearl Fractional Laser treatments, there are some steps you will need to take to prepare, such as avoiding sun exposure and tanning products, limiting or reducing your alcohol consumption, and refraining from the use of harsh skin care products, peels, or aggressive scrubs. You may need to use a prescribed retinol cream, hydrocortisone pretreatment, or antiviral medication. You may be asked to avoid taking certain types of supplements or medications that can affect blood clotting, such as aspirin, several days before a laser treatment session. Avoid smoking for several weeks, since nicotine use will cause you to heal at a slower rate and increase your risk of other issues and complications.

What to Expect from Pearl Fractional Laser at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center

During a Pearl Fractional Laser treatment session, it’s normal to feel brief, hot, pinching sensations as the laser works. This is typically well tolerated, especially since a topical anesthetic cream will be applied to the skin before the treatment starts to reduce discomfort.

After a Pearl Fractional Laser session, the typical recovery time lasts around five days. Some swelling, redness, and other sunburn-like characteristics may develop in the skin. Over-the-counter medications and cold compresses can help with soothing. Some discoloration may persist for several weeks, but the tone will gradually even out.

Everyone’s healing process will be different, but the South Jersey Skin Care team will provide aftercare instructions and tell you more about what you can expect during your own recovery. It’s best to implement a good skin care routine, avoid exposure to UV rays, and take other steps to protect your skin from sun damage (such as wearing sunscreen) while you’re recovering. It will be safe for patients to apply makeup five days after a Pearl Fractional Laser session.

How Can You Improve Recovery After Pearl Fractional Laser?

After you have had Pearl Fractional Laser, chances are good that you will be looking forward to healing as quickly as possible and seeing what the results look like. Follow our guidelines and avoid anything that could be a setback for healing.

How Long Do Results from Pearl Fractional Laser Last?

Noticeable results can be achieved after just one Pearl Fractional Laser treatment. It’s important to remember, however, that it takes time for skin to regrow and repair itself. In other words, you won’t see the results right away after a Pearl Fractional Laser treatment. More dramatic results from Pearl Fractional Laser are visible after one week, but it may take between one to three months for the ultimate results to appear as they continue to develop and evolve. The quality of the skin will then continue to improve for up to six months after a treatment.

Also note that while Pearl Fractional Laser will give you dramatic and lasting results, your skin will still be affected by normal aging and sun damage as time goes on. Talk to the South Jersey Skin Care team about long-term maintenance to preserve beautiful results from Pearl Fractional.

What Are Some Other Laser Options?

Pearl Fractional Laser isn’t the only laser treatment available at South Jersey Skin Care and Laser Center. We offer a full range of laser and light-based cosmetic dermatology procedures, including laser hair removal, laser genesis wrinkle reduction, and IPL. Pearl Fractional Laser is often combined with other types of laser therapies to optimize results.

Contact South Jersey Skin Care online or by phone at (856) 810-9888 to request a consultation and arrange a treatment with Pearl Fractional Laser at our New Jersey practice.

*We are all different! Patient results may vary.