A complication of the Cutera Pearl Fractional!

Hi Dr. Irwin, About three years ago, I wanted a fresh look to my skin. I was 48 and I had fine lines. My doctor suggested Cutera Pearl Fractional, she said it would stimulate collagen. I turned the machine up around my mouth area and now that whole area is wrinkled and I have grid marks all over my face. I don't know what to do! She suggested having Pearl done. I will not do that because I do not trust the company that has the Pearl machine anywhere near my face. I did get a second opinion and that doctor said that she has done this to someone else! This doctor suggested Sublative Rejuvenation. I was wondering about peels or dermabrasion. Please help. Thank you. Kelly

Sadly, many fractional lasers are not well engineered and then there are some that are fabulous.  Also, the person operating the laser may or may not be experienced.  And, sometimes complications happen even in the best of circumstances.    Did the dermatologist you saw for a second opinion have any suggestions?  Link to fractional lasers

At this point, it would be wrong of me to hazard a guess as to what happened without seeing you.  I do know though that there are some excellent, experienced dermatologists with laser centers in this country (and all over the world) so I would suggest that you find the best one nearest you that has a DEKA DOT CO2 or an Affirm CO2.    Dr. I

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