Living in the Mountain West, there’s no shortage of sun and cold weather to take a toll on your skin. The number one contributor to skin aging is sun exposure, and when you couple the intensity of high-altitude exposure it has even more power. Although skin aging, obviously, is inevitable, there are skin care treatments that can help you regain your youthful look. Dr. Saltz will provide you with treatment options, such as the Pearl Fractional laser treatment, after a thorough assessment of your skin and preferences.
What is Pearl Fractional laser treatment?
In a Pearl Fractional laser treatment, the laser uses heat to create tiny holes deep in the skin. The process removes damaged tissue and initiates a healing response in the body that stimulates the growth of healthy, new skin supported by new collagen. This fractional laser treatment volumizes the skin, treating wrinkles and photo-aging to restore a youthful look. It can also even out the skin’s tone and texture, smoothing out rough surfaces and brightening the complexion.
How does Pearl Fractional laser treatment work?
The name “fractional” comes from the way the laser treats only a fraction of the skin. This is done by emitting laser pulses directly into the affected area of the skin, creating microscopic holes. The fractional treatment selectively removes columns of tissue leaving the surrounding skin intact. These very limited areas of injury still make the body think it has been wounded; it reacts by creating new skin and collagen, repairing imperfections and skin damage.
How many sessions will I need?
Dr. Saltz’ patients have seen improvement in their skin after a single Pearl Fractional session.
Where can Pearl Fractional treatment be used?
Pearl Fractional treatment may be used on the patient’s entire face, yet it is very effective on the delicate areas around the eyes and mouth, the areas of the face that show the first signs of aging. It also is effective on scars and stretch marks anywhere on the body. The procedure works well on patients who have light to medium skin color and whose skin imperfections are due to sun damage and general aging.
What can I expect during my Pearl Fractional laser treatment?
Patients describe the sensation as a series of quick, hot pinches on the skin. To alleviate discomfort during the procedure, we apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment sites beforehand.
When can I see the results from my treatment?
Patients notice improvement in their skin a week after their initial session. Full results are visible in one to three months as new collagen formation really shows itself. Five days after your treatment, you will be able to apply makeup to the treated areas.