What is Pearl?
Pearl is the “one laser to choose” to 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
During a Pearl treatment, the top layer of the skin is treated with pulses of light. A portion of the epidermis (skin surface) is gently removed and a natural protective dressing is formed on the skin’s surface. Most patients feel a series of brief pinches during the treatments. After 3-4 days, the protective dressing peels off revealing new, healthy, vibrant skin underneath.
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 and wrinkles. New collagen growth continues for 4 to 6 weeks post-treatment. The combination of new skin and decreased wrinkles results in a healthier, more youthful appearance.
Unlike “fractional” treatments, Pearl treats the entire face, minimizing the number of required treatments. Typically, only 1-2 treatments are necessary to renew your skin.
What is Pearl laser?
Pearl is a laser resurfacing procedure for the face and neck. This fractional laser treats both the epidermis (the skin’s top layer) and dermis (the deeper tissues) with pulses of light. The laser’s heat creates micro wounds that break up pigmentation and speed up the body’s natural production of collagen. A few days post-treatment, your skin will start to peel, revealing a new, healthy layer of skin.
Pearl laser treatments can:
* Minimize wrinkles and fine lines
* Improve discoloration and hyperpigmentation
* Smooth out the skin’s texture
* Reduce the appearance of acne scars
* Tighten pores
As with many lasers, there is a risk of hyperpigmentation for people with olive or brown skin, so Pearl laser works best on light or medium-tone skin.
There are three levels of Pearl laser treatments.
Pearl: This laser is non-ablative, meaning that it doesn’t remove the top layer of skin. It’s designed to reduce hyperpigmentation and fine lines and improve texture.
Pearl Fractional: This ablative laser targets deeper wrinkles, darker sunspots, and acne scars.
Pearl Fusion: A combination of Pearl and Pearl Fractional lasers maximizes results.
One study showed that Pearl could improve the appearance of wrinkles by up to 70%.
What to expect during a Pearl laser treatment
Most Pearl laser sessions take about 20 minutes. First, your provider will typically give you a local anesthetic to numb your skin and reduce discomfort. You’ll feel pinching and a hot sensation as the laser delivers pulses of heat.
Afterward, it’s normal for your face to look and feel sunburned for a few days to a week, depending on which Pearl laser was used. Your skin will peel for three to four days, and you’ll need to avoid makeup and sun exposure during that time (you won’t be able to wear sunscreen until it’s done peeling). You can also expect some swelling and feelings of tightness, irritation, burning, and itching in the treated area.
Depending on the severity of your concerns, your provider might recommend another session one month later, once the skin is fully healed.
With Pearl Fractional and Fusion, your skin’s appearance should continue to improve for up to six months as it produces new collagen.