A safe and effective treatment for wrinkles and improvement of skin texture, Cutera Pearl is a resurfacing laser that gently and safely treats signs of aging, scars, pigment, and sun-damaged skin. Cutera Pearl reduces fine wrinkles with fewer treatments and less overall recovery than other laser treatments.
A pattern of pulses treat 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 shed around day 3 or 4 after the procedure. In a short time, you will notice overall skin improvements – all from a quick in-office treatment with only 3-4 days of “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 red and healing for 3-4 days. Your results may vary.
The Pearl treatment feels like a series of quick pinches. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 representing the highest level of pain, most patients report the treatment feeling like a 2 or 3.* Numbing cream is available to ensure the treatment is as comfortable as possible. Results are noticeable by day 3 or 4 when the superficial skin has peeled off, revealing healthy skin below.* Make-up may be applied after healing is complete. After treatment, your skin will look and feel mildly sunburned. You can go about your daily activities, but it is best to avoid sun exposure and strenuous activity.
Many patients may only need one treatment. Depending on the situation, some patients may require two treatments spaced approximately one month apart to achieve their desired results. Many patients have a Pearl treatment in combination with other cosmetic therapies. Please schedule a consultation to discuss what treatment plan would be best for your situation. Pearl offers an effective treatment without risks, wound care, and extensive downtime seen with many Erbium or CO2 laser procedures. Patients with light to medium skin tones and ideal candidates for laser resurfacing with the Cutera Pearl.
A careful evaluation by one of our medical providers will help determine the best course of treatment for you and your concerns.