Pearl Fractional is an excellent treatment that is providing great results for our patients. The after care is critical and our staff spends a lot of time and attention with each patient going over what to expect.
Below are our patient instructions for at-home soaking after Pearl Fractional.
• Apply a thin layer of Aquaphor Healing Ointment or plain Vaseline to treated area.
o Always thoroughly wash hands before touching treated area.
o Re-apply frequently as needed to maintain a continuous layer on your skin.
• Soak the treated skin with a plain white vinegar solution at least 4 to 8 times each day.
o You can’t soak too much. Soaking reduces redness and speeds healing!
• Do not pick, rub, scrub or irritate your skin while it is healing.
How to Soak:
Dip a clean, soft, cloth into vinegar solution and place the wet cloth against your skin, gently pressing to ensure the vinegar solution wets the skin. Rinse and repeat for 10 to 15 minutes.
Most of the ointment should come off during the soak (do NOT rub).
1 teaspoon of plain white vinegar to 2 cups of water. Solution may be mixed up ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator.
o Apply a thin layer of ointment to the treated area immediately after soaking. If the skin gets dry or scabs appear, you need to soak more often and apply more ointment.
You should contact your doctor immediately if you experience intense pain, drainage, severe redness or fever, increased itching, the appearance of a cold sore, blister or a tingling sensation, or if at any time you feel that you are not healing normally.