Pearl Laser Rejuvenation / Thermal Peel
The Pearl procedure is a “Thermal Peel” laser treatment. The Thermal Peel reduces wrinkles, uneven texture and solar damage with fewer treatments and less overall downtime than other technologies. The Pearl laser will renew your skin’s surface with quick, visible results. Pearl treats fine lines on the face and neck, uneven skin texture and light & dark spots caused by sun damage.
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.
During treatment, the top layer of skin (portion of the epidermis) is removed with pulses of light in a pre-selected pattern. The laser simultaneously sends heat to the deeper layers of skin to provide long-term benefits. A natural protective dressing forms on the skin, to minimize downtime during the restorative process. On day 3 or 4, this natural dressing will peel or slough off, leaving new, healthy, vibrant skin. In a short time, patients will notice overall skin clarity, smoothness and softness – all from a 15-20 minute treatment with only 3 – 6 days of “social” downtime.
Most patients will choose a Pearl treatment because it significantly improves the skin’s texture and pigmentation and minimizes wrinkles, without clinical downtime required with certain Erbium and CO2 laser procedures. Compared to today’s fractionated technologies, Pearl offers noticeable results in just one treatment versus 4 – 6 fractionated treatments.
After treatment, the skin will look and feel mildly sunburned. You will apply ointment on the skin to keep it moist. The skin will need to be kept moist for 3 – 4 days. Around day 3 or 4, thermally damaged epidermal tissue will peel or slough off, leaving fresh, new, healthy skin underneath. Additional minimal peeling may occur for another 2 to 3 days.
Some patients may require 2-3 treatments spaced approximately one month apart to achieve the desired results. Other patients may need only one treatment.
Patients with light to medium skin tones, uneven skin texture, and acne scar, mild to moderate sun damage are also candidates for the treatment.