Skin Resurfacing

The Pearl Treatment

Renew your skin’s surfaces and minimise wrinkles, uneven texture and discolouration in only 1 or 2 treatments.

Pearl full face | $500

Visibile renewed skin. (deeper pigment, deeper texture, pores, fine lines, sun damage).

1-2 treatments recommended 6-12 weeks apart.

Pearl Fractional | $1000 – $1500

(deep lines, acne scarring, severe sun damage, irregularities, 10 years younger). Usually one treatment every 2-5 years.

What is the Pearl Procedure?

The Pearl 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 than other technologies to provide a healthy, pearl like glow.

How Does the Pearl 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 minimise downtime during the restorative process. On day 4 or 5, this natural dressing will peel or slough off, revealing new, vibrant, healthy skin underneath.

What is "social" downtime?

Downtime is the time spent recovering from a procedure. With “social” downtime, you can continue your normal 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 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, skin underneath. Make-up may not 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. 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 treatment.

How many treatments are recommended?

Some patients may require 2 treatments spaced approximately 6-12 weeks 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 treatment combined with other Cutera procedures such as Laser Genesis and/or Titan, as well as fillers or Botox®. Discuss your combination therapies with us.

How does Pearl compare to other laser treatments?

Pearl offers the most effective treatment to address fine lines, uneven texture and discolouration 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 1 treatment versus 4 – 6 fractionated treatments.

Who is a candidate for a Pearl treatment?

Patients with light to medium skin tones and mild to moderate sun damage are the ideal candidates.



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