The Pearl by Cutera

Today’s resurfacing treatment, like the Pearl, offers quick, dramatic, and safe results, and complements other laser treatments such as IPL and Laser Genesis.  The Pearl treatment dramatically reduces fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, and pigmentation in just one to two treatments.  It is the perfect choice for anyone with textural concerns.  The treatment is extremely safe because it allows the skin to form a natural protective dressing which sloughs off after 3-4 days.  The Pearl can be done alone or in conjunction with traditional non-ablative treatments to enhance overall effects or to treat redness as well.


The Pearl treatment takes only about 30 minutes to complete, although a topical numbing cream will be applied for approximately 1 hour before the treatment.  Once the treatment is finished, your skin will be red and feel “sunburnt” as you head home.  This sensation will continue for another 1-3 days. You may also experience some swelling and itching on these days. It is best to stay in and be comfortable at this point.  Rest will allow you to heal quickly and completely.

Like all laser treatments, the results from the Pearl will evolve over a few months’ time. However, you will notice smooth skin with bright even appearance within just 2 weeks.  Gradually you will notice that fine lines have resolved and that you possess better skin tone and less laxity.  Scarring will also continue to fade as more time elapses.  If needed, a second treatment can be scheduled.  Moderate to severe acne scarring, for example, often resolves better with two treatments.