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Cutera Pearl

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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Cutera Pearl

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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Who is a candidate for a Pearl treatment?

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.

When will I see results?

You will see noticeable results on day 3 or 4, when the superficial tissue has peeled off, leaving fresh, new, healthy skin underneath.

What can I expect after the treatment?

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.

What is a Pearl treatment like?

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.

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.

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What areas will respond best to a Pearl treatment?

Pearl will smooth the skin’s texture, as well as soften fine lines and wrinkles, on the face, neck, upper chest and hands.

How does Pearl compare to other like laser treatments?

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.

How many treatments are recommended?

Many patients experience excellent results after one treatment. Others may want a second treatment for best results.

Does Cutera have an FDA clearance for the Pearl laser?

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.

At University Dermatology we have a brilliant staff of providers with many years of experience waiting to hear from you. Make an appointment today and let us help you achieve your goals.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Please note the following updates from our practice:

-We already follow strict infection control protocols in our clinic that keep our facilities safe for all patients, and we are continuing to follow these best practices.

-In addition, we have implemented a special COVID-19 preparedness plan and have asked any employees who are feeling sick to remain at home until they are better.

As a patient, you can help us protect the health and well-being of our patients and our community by following these guidelines:

•If you have a fever or are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory infection (e.g., cough, sore throat, fever or difficulty breathing),or history of travel to areas experiencing transmission of COVID-19 or contact with possible COVID-19 patients, please call our office to cancel your appointment.  When you are completely well or had a waiting period, we will do our best to reschedule any cancellations from this time period as soon as possible.

•Plan to come to your scheduled appointment alone, so that there aren't any extra unnecessary people in the office at one time. If you are a new patient, please refer to our website and download the necessary paperwork. If you do not have this information prepared, this could delay your appointment or you may be asked to reschedule your appointment.

•If you have a face mask or face covering, we strongly recommend wearing it as an added precaution.  Our clinical staff will all be wearing masks.

•When you arrive, please read the instructions on the front door. Then check in at the front desk. At that time, our staff will instruct you regarding check in procedures.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us keep all our patients and staff safe and healthy during this time.