What is the Pearl procedure?
The Pearl is a resurfacing laser that gently and safely
treats signs of aging and damaged skin. The Pearl
procedure reduces fine wrinkles with fewer treatments
and less overall recovery than other technologies.
How does the Pearl treatment work?
A pattern of light pulses treats both the top layer and
deeper layers of skin, providing long-term benefits with
minimal downtime. As you heal, your skin will form a
thin protective barrier that will slough around day 3 or
4 after the procedure.
In a short time, patients will notice overall skin
improvements – 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 3 – 4 days.
How does a Pearl treatment feel?
The Pearl treatment feels like a series of brief pinches.
On a scale of 1-10, with 10 representing highest level
of 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 healthy skin
improvements. Make-up may be applied at this time.
Are there any restrictions on my
activity after a Pearl treatment?
After treatment, the skin will look and feel mildly
sunburned. Your practitioner will discuss post
treatment care.
How many treatments are
Many patients may need only one treatment.
However patients may require two treatments
spaced approximately one month apart to achieve
the desired results.
Can Pearl be part of a combination
therapy treatment?
Many patients have a Pearl treatment in combination
with other existing cosmetic therapies. These include
other Cutera laser and light procedures, such as
Laser Genesis and LimeLight. Discuss combination
treatment options with your practitioner.
How does Pearl compare to other
laser treatments?
Pearl offers an effective treatment without wound care
and lengthy downtime seen with certain Erbium and
CO2 laser procedures.
Who is a candidate for a
Pearl treatment?
Patients with light to medium skin tones and mild to
moderate sun damage are ideal candidates.