Cutera Pearl delivers superior results in one to two treatments – improving upon non-ablative fractional laser.
Cutera Pearl offers the most effective treatment to address fine lines & wrinkles, sun damaged skin and uneven tone/texture with minimal wound care and without the lengthy downtime required with traditional Erbium and CO2 laser procedures. Many patients experience excellent results after one treatment. Others may want a second treatment for best results. The typical recovery time for Cutera Pearl is 3-4 days.
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Patients of any age with sun damage, uneven skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles can benefit from Pearl treatments, however, the most common age group seeking treatment is between 25-60.
You will see noticeable results on day 3 or 4, when the superficial tissue has peeled off, leaving fresh, new, healthy skin underneath.
After treatment, the skin will look like it is sunburned. Your practitioner will apply ointment on the skin to keep it moist. 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. Typically you are free to wear make-up starting on day 4. After 3-4 days, the top layer of skin peels off revealing new, healthy, vibrant skin underneath.
The practitioner guides the Pearl laser over the skin, gently removing the top layer of the epidermis and heating a layer of tissue below it. The treatment feels like a series of brief pinches.
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.
Pearl will smooth the skin’s texture, as well as soften fine lines and wrinkles, on the face, neck, upper chest and hands.
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 Erbium and CO2 laser procedures.
Today’s fractionated technologies typically address more serious flaws, in addition to the fact that they require more wound care and have longer social downtimes associated with them.
Many patients experience excellent results after one treatment. Others may want a second treatment for best results.
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.