Pearl is a laser resurfacing treatment that combines the impact of a traditional skin resurfacing laser with the gentleness and safety of the more non-invasive lasers to treat ageing and repair sun damaged skin. It works best on patients who have fair to medium skin with mild to moderate sun damage. It can improve the appearance of wrinkles, skin tone, texture, dull skin, and those with acne scars, large pores and dyschromia. Your treating clinician will advise if you’re suitable for this treatment. One treatment is usually enough to see significant results.
Patients of any age with sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, or uneven texture can benefit from a Pearl treatment. However, it is most often used on those with specific ageing concerns.
How does Pearl work?
Pearl uses a pattern of laser pulses to treat both the surface layer and deeper layers of the skin, giving you long-term benefits by stimulating collagen growth while helping to remove superficial imperfections.
What will happen during the procedure?
Pearl is administered using a handheld device. It will feel like someone is delivering a series of brief pinches to your skin.
How much discomfort is involved?
Pearl does involve some discomfort. A registered nurse will apply numbing cream to help manage pain levels.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Allow for 1 week of healing time. Back to work within 7-10 days. Your skin will look and feel like it is mildly sunburnt. You can resume normal activities immediately, but you will experience ‘social’ downtime. For 4-5 days it is advised that you do not attend any important events because you will appear pink or red and you will be unable to wear makeup.
How many treatments will I need?
One Pearl treatment is usually enough, but depending on how you respond, you may require a follow-up treatment. Your clinician will advise.
What are the results?
The fractionated treatment allows for a significant structural improvement in tone and firming of the skin within the same downtime as a superficial treatment alone. This continues to improve gradually over 12 months.