Patients today are seeking a more aggressive treatment for facial lines and texture without the lengthy downtime of traditional ablative procedures. Cutera's introduction of Pearl™ with proprietary YSGG technology, provides this optimal balance between cosmetic benefit and patient downtime.
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. New collagen growth continues for 4 to 6 weeks post-treatment. The combination of fresher skin, free of sun damage, results in a healthier, more youthful appearance.
Pearl offers the most effective treatment to address fine lines & wrinkles, sun damaged skin and uneven texture without wound care and the lengthy downtime required with traditional full-face Erbium and CO2 laser procedures.
During treatment, a portion of the epidermis is removed. There is simultaneous thermal injury to all or part of the remaining epidermis. This creates a natural protective dressing on the skin to minimize downtime during the restorative process.
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.
Many patients experience excellent results after one treatment. Others may want a second treatment for best results. Pearl takes 10-15 minutes but you will need to apply a topical anesthetic cream to your face at least 45 minutes prior to having a Pearl treatment.