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  • What is the Pearl procedure?

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.

  • How does the Pearl treatment work?

During the procedure, the top layer of skin is treated 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.

  • What is "social" downtime?

Downtime is the time spent recovering from a procedure. With "social" downtime, you can continue most normal activities. However, avoid scheduling this treatment for at least 7-10 days prior to any important social events.

  • Are there any restrictions on my activity after a Pearl treatment?

After treatment, the skin will look and feel mildly sunburned. You will apply ointment on the skin 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 after the treatment.

  • How many treatments are recommended?

Some patients may require 2-3 treatments spaced approximately one month apart to achieve the desired results. Other patients may need only one treatment.

  • Can Pearl be part of a combination therapy treatment?

Yes, patients may choose to have a Pearl treatment followed by separate visits for 3D Skin Rejuvenation, Titan, or injectables. We will customize an appropriate treatment plan for you.

  • How does Pearl compare to other laser treatments?

Pearl offers the most effective treatment to address fine lines, uneven texture and discoloration without wound care and the lengthy 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.

  • Who is a candidate for a Pearl treatment?

Patients with light to medium skin tones, uneven skin texture, acne scar, mild to moderate sun damage are candidates for the treatment.