Pearl Skin Treatment
A safe, effective treatment for restoring the skin’s natural glow.
What is the Pearl skin treatment procedure?
The Pearl skin treatment procedure combines the impact of resurfacing lasers with the gentleness and safety of non-invasive procedures to treat aging and sun-damaged skin. Pearl reduces wrinkles, uneven texture, and solar damage with fewer treatments and less overall recovery time than other technologies to provide a healthy, pearl-like glow.
How does the Pearl skin treatment work?
During the procedure, the top layer of skin is treated with pulses of light in a pre-selected pattern. The laser simultaneously sends heat to the deeper layers of skin to provide longer-term benefits. A natural protective dressing forms on the skin to minimize downtime during the restorative process. On day 3 or 4, this natural dressing will peel or slough off, revealing new, healthy, and vibrant skin underneath.
In a short time after the Pearl skin treatment procedure, patients will notice greater overall skin clarity, smoothness, and softness – all from a 15 minute treatment with only 3-4 days of “social” downtime.
What is “social” downtime?
Downtime is the time spent recovering from a procedure. With “social” downtime, you can continue your normal daily activities. However, you may not wish to attend important social events because your face will appear pink/red for this time period.
How does a Pearl skin treatment feel?
The Pearl skin treatment feels like a series of brief pinches. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 representing pain, most patients report the treatment feeling like a 2 or 3.
When will I see results? How soon can I wear make-up after a Pearl treatment?
Results are noticeable by day 3 or 4 when the superficial tissue has peeled off, revealing fresh, bright, healthy skin underneath. Make-up may be applied at this time.
Are there any restrictions on my activity after a Pearl skin treatment?
After a Pearl skin treatment, the skin will look and feel mildly sunburned. You will apply ointment on the skin for 3-4 days. Since you cannot wear sunscreen during this time, you will need to wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure for a few days after the treatment.
How many treatments are recommended?
Some patients may require two Pearl skin treatments spaced approximately one month apart to achieve the desired results. Other patients may need only one treatment.
Can Pearl be part of a combination therapy treatment?
Yes, patients may choose to have a Pearl skin treatment combined with other Cutera procedures such as Laser Genesis and/or Titan, as well as fillers or Botox. Discuss combination therapies with your practitioner.
How does Pearl compare to other laser treatments?
Pearl skin therapy offers the most effective treatment to address fine lines, uneven texture, and discoloration, and Pearl does it without wound care and the lengthy downtime required with certain Erbium and CO2 laser procedures.
Compared to today’s fractionated technologies, Pearl offers noticeable results in just one treatment versus 4-6 fractionated treatments.
Who is a candidate for a Pearl skin treatment?
Patients with light to medium skin tones and mild to moderate sun damage are the ideal candidates.
Does Cutera have FDA clearance for the Pearl laser?
Yes, Cutera received FDA clearance in March 2007 for the treatment of wrinkles and skin resurfacing.