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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by anon
This may be confusing to you and to other patients looking for reviews and information on Pearl Laser. Now Cutera has two Pearl Laser Treatments. The original Pearl Laser is more superficial and designed for general photo damage. The new Pearl Fractional Laser penetrates deeper into the dermis and addresses deepwrinkles and acne scars. We chose to bring in the Pearl Fractional to our office, rather than the original Pearl, because there are other treatments designed to treat your fine...
Hi Sue, Pearl is a laser that treats the entire skin surface; it is not fractional. Pearl is a superficial treatment of the skin which allows for relatively rapid recovery. Cutera, the laser company that manufactures Pearl, has developed an additional technology which is a fractional ablative YSGG (should be available in the second half of the year) to treat deeper levels of the skin, and to jump on the "fractional" band wagon. Be well and good luck with your rejuvenation. Dr. P...
Cutera has introduced a competitor to its own Pearl laser called the "Pearl fractional". It's confusing so I'm not sure why they named it that way. I use the non-fractional Pearl which is excellent and well tolerated for color variegation resulting from sun damage. I remain skeptical of any fractional system for acne scars or deep wrinkles. In my estimation, the results have been disappointing.
This is a confusing thing for a great many patients. There are two types of Pearl....Pearl and Pearl Fractional. We have both in our office (as well as Fraxel). The 'regular' Pearl laser is not fractional like Fraxel...in fact we can vary the way the spots are fired and actually have them overlap by as much as 20% (rather than treat only a fraction of the skin) . Regular Pearl is good for evening out the skin tone and color, sun damage and some textural...