Laser Skin Resurfacing for Younger Looking Skin
What is the Pearl procedure? The procedure by Cutera combines the gentleness of non-invasive treatments with resurfacing lasers. The goal is treating sun-damaged as well as aging skin. It works by reducing wrinkles and pore size while improving uneven tone, texture and sun damage with fewer treatments and less overall recovery then with more aggressive technologies. How does the treatment work? Laser skin resurfacing with Pearl fractional laser by Cutera. During the procedure, the top layer of skin is treated with pulses of light that target water in a pre-selected pattern. The laser simultaneously sends heat to the deeper layers of skin to provide long-term benefits. To minimize downtime, there is a natural protective dressing that forms on the skin during the restorative process. On day 3 or 4, this natural dressing will slough off, giving you healthier, more vibrant skin. In just a very short time, patients report overall smoothness, skin clarity, smoothness as well as softness from just a 20-30 minute treatment and approximately requiring only 3 – 6 days of downtime. To allow for adequate healing, avoid scheduling the treatment for at least 7-10 days prior to any important social event. Are there any restrictions on my activity after a treatment? After treatment, the skin looks and feels 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 afterward. It is recommended that you stay indoors for at least 2-3 days.
Individual results may vary
How many treatments are recommended?
Some patients may require 2-3 treatments for optimal results spaced one month or more apart. Other patients may see the desired results after only one treatment.
Can it be part of a combination therapy treatment?
Yes, patients may choose to have a Pearl treatment followed by separate visits for Genesis, Titan, or injectables. We will customize an appropriate treatment plan for you.
How does Pearl compare to other treatments?
It provides the most effective treatment addressing uneven texture, fine lines, as well as discoloration with no wound care necessary and no downtime required as with certain laser treatments. If you compare with today’s fractionated technologies, this treatment provides instant results with just 1 treatment treatment versus 4 – 6 with fractionated treatments. Who is a good candidate? Patients with wrinkles, light to medium skin tones and mild to moderate sun damage are ideal candidates. Does it have FDA clearance for the laser? Yes, it has FDA clearance dated in March 2007 mainly for the treatment of wrinkles. Ready to look younger with today’s most effective treatmentt? Call us today at (561) 641-9490 to schedule your treatment. We have two locations in Palm Beach Gardens (PBG) or Lake Worth, FL.