Damaged skin may be a normal part of growing older, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept those changes as inevitable. As one of the most sought-after aesthetic medicine specialists in Beverly Hills, California, Arash Moradzadeh MD, offers several outstanding and non-surgical skin resurfacing treatments at AM Facial Plastics. To learn more about treatments, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Pearl Fractional is a new, voluminizing, fractional laser that has been perfected for treating photo damaged skin (skin damaged by exposure to sunlight). It’s designed to improve brown spots and sun damage and to tone and texture the skin — resulting in a noticeably smoother and brighter complexion. Pearl Fractional can be used on the entire face and is particularly effective in treating the delicate periorbital (around the eyes) and perioral (around the mouth) areas, which often show the first signs of aging and can be the most challenging to treat. Most patients see significant improvement in about a week after only one treatment. Maximum results are visible in one to three months.
Fractional therapy refers to a treatment that exposes only a fraction of the skin to the laser bean in a pattern of tiny dots. With Pearl Fractional, laser pulses tiny holes in the skin. Columns of damaged tissue are selectively removed, leaving the surrounding skin intact. The treatment shortens healing time and stimulates the body’s own natural process for creating new collagen — “plumping” the skin from below and reversing photo-aging and other imperfections.
Patients describe the treatment as a series of fast, hot pinches. A topical numbing cream is applied to the skin before the treatment to alleviate any discomfort.
After the treatment, the skin looks sunburned and may be slightly swollen. But patients report little or no discomfort. It’s best to apply ointment to the skin for four to five days afterwards, limit sun exposure and wear protective clothing.
The unique laser wavelength of Pearl Fractional offers a safe and effective way to reverse the signs of aging, and patients see dramatic results in a single treatment — with a quick one-week recovery period. A consultation with Dr. Moradzadeh will help you determine if Pearl Fractional is a viable option for you.