Pearl treats fine lines on the face and neck, uneven skin texture and light & dark spots caused by sun damage. The top layer of the skin is treated with pulses of light. A portion of the epidermis is gently removed. With the Pearl Fractional, laser pulses treat damaged cells deep in the skin. This fractional treatment selectively removes columns of tissue leaving surrounding skin intact. Most patients feel a series of brief pinches during the treatments. The Pearl laser replaces the entire top sun-damaged layer of skin with new healthy skin and stimulates new collagen growth. New collagen growth continues for 4 to 6 weeks post-treatment. The combination of new skin and decreased wrinkles results in a healthier, more youthful appearance.