Pearl is the “one laser to choose” to renew your skin’s surface with quick, visible results. Pearl treats fine lines on the face and neck, uneven skin texture and light & dark spots caused by sun damage.
How does the Cutera Pearl Treatment Work?
The Pearl laser replaces the entire top sun-damaged layer of skin with new healthy skin. Simultaneously, it sends heat to deeper layers of the skin stimulating new collagen growth, filling out and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles.
What Can I Expect?
The Pearl treatment takes approximately 10-15 minutes for a full face. The treatment feels like a series of brief pinches. During a Pearl treatment, the top layer of the skin is treated with pulses of light. A portion of the epidermis (skin surface) is gently removed and a natural protective dressing is formed on the skin’s surface.
After treatment, the skin will look like it is sunburned. Dr. Alla will apply oxymist spray on the skin to keep it moist, clean and protected. You will be given a one-week supply of a complete skincare kit. The skin will need to be kept moist 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 following the treatment. You are free to wear make-up starting on day 3. After 3-4 days, the top layer of skin peels off revealing new, healthy, vibrant skin underneath.
New collagen growth continues for 4 to 6 weeks post-treatment.
Unlike “fractional” treatments, Pearl treats the entire face, minimizing the number of required treatments. Typically, only 1-2 treatments are necessary to renew your skin.
Who is a candidate for a Pearl treatment?
Patients of any age with sun damage, uneven skin texture and fine lines and wrinkles can benefit from Pearl treatments; however, the most common age group seeking treatment is between 25-60.
What areas will respond best to a Pearl treatment?
Pearl will smooth the skin’s texture, as well as soften fine lines and wrinkles, on the face, neck, upper chest and hands.
How many treatments are recommended?
Many patients experience excellent results after one treatment. Others may want a second treatment for best results.
Does Cutera have an FDA clearance for the Pearl laser?
Yes, Cutera received FDA clearance in March 2007 for Pearl for skin resurfacing and the treatment of wrinkles. Pearl is used primarily on the face but has also been used on the neck, upper chest and hands.