Pearl Laser Vs. Pearl Fractional Laser?
- Asked 4 years ago
Fractional Pearl is a deep treatment for tightening, but will not remove the spots on the face. The coverage is a lower percentage with the fractional. The Pearl is 100% ablation of the top surface, but does less tightening.
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The Pearl laser is different from the Pearl fractional.
The Pearl laser is total shallow resurfacing technique that does an excellent job on minor sun damage. The Pearl fractional is a deeper treatment but delivers fractionated coverage (checkerboard) attempting to get the results of a total CO2 resurfacing (very aggressive treatment) without the collateral. I don't think any fractional laser is working out as planned. So, if you have minor skin discoloration issues, the conventional Pearl does a great job with minimal downtime and very few complications. I winkles, acne scars, deep sun damage, a fully ablative laser works (CO2) but is very aggressive with side effects. Fractional lasers don't work well.
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