Cutera Pearl Laser

Skin Treatment

Cutera Pearl Fractional Laser Resurfacing

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 and this stimulates new collagen growth, while filling out and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. New collagen growth will continue for four to six weeks post treatment. the combination of new skin and decreased wrinkles results in a healthier, more youthful appearance.

Unlike fractional treatments, Pearl Laser treats the entire face, minimising the number of treatments that you will need. Typically, most patients will only need one or two treatment sessions to renew the skin and product a youthful glow. In addition, you can expect there to be minimal downtime and only minor after effects from the treatment.

What Can I Expect During Pearl Fractional Laser Treatment?

After your consultation, the treatment will involve the skin being treated with pulses of light from the Pearl Laser machine. This will remove the epidermis of the skin so that a new surface can develop. This is a simple procedure that is carried out by a professional. Normally, one treatment session does not last long and you can expect it to be in the clinic for around 20 minutes. But, for larger treatment areas, this can take up to one hour.

Does Pearl Laser Treatment Hurt?

Most patients are able to tolerate Pearl Laser very well. It has been described a series of pinches that are hot on the skin. But, a numbing cream is normally applied to the skin before treatment begins. This will help patients to feel more relaxed and comfortable during the procedure.

What Can I Expect After Pearl Fractional Laser?

After having Pearl Laser treatment, it is normal for the skin to appear read and be slightly swollen. This can often look like sunburn. But, there should be little discomfort after the procedure. These after effects normally fade within a couple of days of having the Pearl Laser treatment and should not be concerning.

Most patients will notice an improvement in their skin after one week of having Pear Laser. But, as the collagen production is stimulated by the treatment continues for several months, there will also be a noticeable improvement in the skin during this time too.

Is there any Downtime associated with Pearl Laser?

There is downtime associated with Pearl Laser. Everyone will be different and as the skin can appear red after the Pearl Laser treatment, it is up to you whether you are comfortable attending social engagements in the days after the treatment.  But, direct sun exposure should be avoided for a number of days after having Pearl Fractional Laser treatment to allow the skin to heal and not suffer from more sun damage. You may experience a range of side effects from the Pearl Laser Resurfacing Treatment – it requires approximately one week to recover.

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Pearl Laser?

Suitable patients for Pearl Laser include men and women who want to try an anti-aging skin treatment. This includes diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improving uneven skin textures. In addition, if you would like to improve sun damaged skin then Pearl Fractional Laser can be a procedure for you. This treatment is suitable for the face, which includes the skin around the eyes and mouth where the first signs of aging start to show. This procedure is normally for patients with light to medium skin tones.

If you would like to find out more about Pearl Laser resurfacing in Melbourne and whether you are the right candidate for this treatment, you can contact us today to arrange a consultation.