Pearl Laser – Houston Laser Treatment

What is the Pearl Laser?

The Pearl Laser treatment is available at Oasis Salon & MediSpa in Houston. Pearl is the “one laser to choose” to renew your skin’s surface with quick, visible results. Pearl treats fine lines on the face and neck, uneven skin texture, and light or dark spots caused by sun damage.

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, stimulating new collagen growth while filling out and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. New collagen growth continues for 4–6 weeks after treatment. The combination of new skin and decreased wrinkles results in a healthier, more youthful appearance.

During a Pearl Laser treatment, the top layer of the skin is treated with pulses of light. A portion of the epidermis (the skin surface) is gently removed and a natural protective dressing is formed on the skin’s surface. Most patients feel a series of brief pinches during the treatments. After 3–4 days, the protective dressing peels off, revealing the new, healthy, vibrant skin underneath.

Unlike “fractional” treatments, Pearl treats the entire face, minimizing the number of required treatments. Typically, only 1–2 treatments are necessary to renew your skin.

What is the downtime from a Pearl treatment?

Downtime is the time spent recovering from a procedure. After a Pearl Laser treatment, you can continue your normal daily activities; however, you may not wish to attend important social events because your face will appear pink or red for 3–4 days.

What is a Pearl treatment like?

At Oasis Salon & MediSpa in Houston, we guide the Pearl laser over your skin, gently removing the top layer of the epidermis and heating a layer of tissue below it. The treatment takes approximately 10–15 minutes for a full face. The treatment feels like a series of brief pinches. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 representing pain, most people report the treatment feeling like a 2 or 3.

What can I expect after the treatment?

After treatment, the skin looks like it is sunburned. We apply an ointment on your skin to keep it moist. Your skin will need to be kept moist for 3–4 days. Since you cannot wear sunscreen during this time, you need to wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure for a few days following the treatment. You are free to wear makeup starting on day 3. After 3–4 days, the top layer of skin peels off to reveal the new, healthy, vibrant skin underneath.

When will I see results?

You will see noticeable results on day 3 or 4, when the superficial tissue has peeled off, leaving the fresh, new, healthy skin underneath.

Who is a candidate for a Pearl Laser treatment?

Patients of any age with sun damage, uneven skin texture, and fine lines and wrinkles can benefit from Pearl treatments; however, the most common age group seeking treatment is between 25–60.

What areas will respond best to a Pearl treatment?

Pearl Laser can smooth the skin’s texture, as well as soften fine lines and wrinkles on your face, neck, upper chest, and hands.

How many treatments are recommended?

Many patients experience excellent results after one treatment. Others may want a second treatment for best results.

How does Pearl Laser compare to other “like” laser treatments?

Pearl offers the most effective treatment to address fine lines and wrinkles, sun damaged skin, and uneven texture without wound care and the lengthy downtime required with traditional Erbium and CO2 laser procedures.

Today’s fractionated technologies treat only small portions of the face during each treatment. Typically, 4–6 treatments, each with 4–6 days of downtime and spaced a month apart, are required to treat the face. Pearl is superior, needing at most two treatments.

Does Cutera have an FDA clearance for the Pearl Laser?

Yes, Cutera received FDA clearance in March 2007 for Pearl for skin resurfacing and the treatment of wrinkles. Pearl is used primarily on the face, but has also been used on the neck, upper chest, and hands.

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