I'm considering the Pearl Fractional to help with moderate scarring on my cheeks. I've heard lots of great things about this new procedure; but how does it work? In pictures, I've seen the laser blasting a pattern of holes into the skin, and I understand how that corrects the scarring in those spots; but what about the untouched areas in between the holes on the skin? How do those untouched areas get fixed?
How Does Pearl Fractional Help Acne Scars?
Doctor Answers 1
The fractional laser seems to stimulate new collagen which seems to fill in the scars and rejuvenate the skin through collagenesis, and tightening of the skin.
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