What Is The Pearl Procedure And Who is a Candidate For 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 with less overall recovery than other technologies to provide a healthy, pearl-like glow. Patients with light to medium skin tones, and mild to moderate sun damage, are the ideal candidates.
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 longer-term benefits. A natural, protective dressing of your own skin forms on the treated area to minimize social downtime during the restorative process. On day 3 or 4, this natural dressing will peel or slough off, leaving new, healthy, vibrant skin underneath.
What is Social Downtime?
Downtime is the time spent recovering from a procedure. With “social” downtime, you can continue your normal daily activities. However, you may not wish to attend important social events, as your face will appear pink/red for 3-4 days.
How Does a Pearl Treatment Feel?
The Pearl treatment feels like a series of brief pinches. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 representing pain, most patients report the treatment feeling like a 2 or 3.
When Will I See Results? How Soon Can I Wear Make-Up?
Results are noticeable by day 3 or 4 when the superficial tissue has peeled off, leaving fresh, new, healthy skin underneath. Make-up may be applied at this time.
Are There Any Restrictions On My Activity After a Pearl Treatment?
After the treatment, the skin will look and feel 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. No makeup for 3-4 days following treatment.
How Many Treatments Are Recommended?
Some patients may require two treatments spaced approximately one month apart to achieve the desired results. Other patients may need only one treatment.
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