More severe skin problems require stronger treatments. Cutera’s Pearl resurfacing laser delivers laser energy more deeply to affected areas, prompting more rapid and noticeable results for serious complexion problems. The Pearl laser can be used to treat skin on the face, neck, hands, and even the chest, and is effective in correcting:
- brown discoloration
- moderate to severe sun damage
- lines around lips
- acne scars
- surgical scars
- lax eyelids
- loose skin around the jawline
Treatment and recovery. Unlike our other Cutera laser treatments, Pearl does require some recovery time. This is due to the fact that the Pearl laser is stronger and penetrates more deeply into your skin. Most patients feel that the five to seven day recovery time is well worth the more significant results provided by the Pearl laser.
On the day of your appointment, you might choose to take a pain medication about one hour before treatment, although this is not necessary for every patient. We will also numb your face with a topical cream to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Afterward, you might experience redness, swelling, and discomfort, although most patients do not report significant levels of pain. Despite the strength of the Pearl laser, there is a very low risk of serious side effects with this procedure. Results will become apparent as the redness fades, in about one week, and are usually quite dramatic.
If the problems with your skin are more moderate to severe, and other treatment options have not provided the results you sought, the Pearl laser might be just right for you. Pearl is also a great option for those who have never before sought treatment for skin problems, but are facing greater challenges. Call us for an appointment, and we can discuss the different laser procedures available to treat your skin problem. Together we will decide if Pearl is the right option for you.