Pearl™ and Pearl Fractional – Pearl Fusion
Skin imperfections caused by aging and sun damage can make your skin look dull and older. Cutera Pearl and Pearl Fractional can help you deal with these concerns by safely treating signs of aging and photodamaged skin. You can choose between Pearl and Pearl Fractional or combine them in a procedure called “Pearl Fusion”.
Both Pearl and Pearl Fractional are laser skin resurfacing treatments in Singapore for reducing wrinkles, uneven texture, and solar damage. They can help you achieve a healthy, “pearl-like” glow with as little as one treatment.
Pearl procedures can treat or improve the appearance of:
- Fine lines/wrinkles
- Acne marks/hyperpigmentation
- Acne scars
- Sunspots/age spots
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Sun-damaged skin
PEARL LASER PROCEDURE
The Cutera Pearl Laser is a US FDA-cleared laser that can take years off your skin in just one to two treatments. It is a full resurfacing technique that works well for mild to moderate sun damage and aging skin.
How it works
Pearl treats the top layers of the skin using pulses of light in a pre-selected pattern. The laser simultaneously delivers heat to the skin’s deeper layers, stimulating collagen growth. The skin will then form a protective dressing, which will peel off after three to five days, revealing healthier and clearer skin.
Pearl is a minimally invasive 2790nm laser that treats the full thickness of the epidermis. There is no bleeding, weeping, oozing or PIH and patients. The residual head in the dermis stimulates new collagen resulting in a 98% patient and physician satisfaction from surveyed Pearl patients.
Pearl Fractional is a skin rejuvenation technique designed to deeply penetrate the skin to improve signs of aging in a single treatment. It is a deeper technique that works well if you have moderate to severe sun damage or signs of aging on the entire face.
How it works
The Pearl Fractional Laser places tiny holes in the skin (size of a pore) to selectively remove columns of damaged tissues. It stimulates the natural process of the body for building new collagen and plumping the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, scars, sun damage, and other imperfections.
The tiny holes leave the skin intact, exposing only a fraction or a small percentage of the skin to the laser beam. This enables a safe treatment and rapid recovery while providing a deep treatment with results in just a single session. It can treat the entire face including the periorbital (around the eyes) and perioral (around the mouth areas).
The Pearl Fractional is ablative, which is a more aggressive form of laser skin resurfacing treatment. It delivers much more intense heat to the area of concern to vaporize skin cells and stimulate a response, resulting in collagen production.
Both Pearl Laser and Pearl Fractional can be combined in one procedure called Pearl Fusion. The treatment starts with Pearl for the full face, followed by Pearl Fractional for the most severe areas. It provides complete epidermal renewal and plumping and firming of the skin, creating a healthier and more youthful appearance.
Pearl Laser Resurfacing improves the skin by removing its outermost damaged layers. In turn, Pearl Fractional creates tiny wounds deep within the skin, stimulating collagen production. The combination of two technologies promotes healthier and smoother skin, with reduced depth or appearance of enlarged pores and wrinkles.
Pearl Fusion can treat a variety of skin types and can be used on the face, neck, and decolletage. You can turn to this treatment combination for:
- Mild to moderate photoaging
- Facial wrinkles (especially around the eyes and mouth)
- Skin laxity
- Acne or surgical scarring
- Other textural concerns
Is the Pearl Procedure safe?
Yes. Pearl is developed by Cutera, a leading provider of aesthetic systems in the United States. This new generation laser is also FDA-cleared and can take years off your skin in one to two treatments.
Does the Procedures hurt?
You may feel a series of brief pinches as the pulses of light treat and penetrate the skin. However, this can still depend on the individual as each patient has varying levels of pain tolerance. Numbing cream will also be applied before the treatment to numb the area and make the procedure more comfortable.
What can you expect after the procedure?
After the Pearl Procedure, it is normal for your skin to look sunburned and feel tight. The skin will start peeling off on the 3rd or 4th day and patients are advised not to rub, pick, or scrub the skin. You need to allow your skin to slough off on its own after a week to avoid irritation while it is healing.
After the Pearl Fractional, your skin will feel sunburned and may be slightly swollen. Most patients report little to no discomfort after the treatment. Patients are asked to apply ointment to the skin for 4 to 5 days during the post-care period. You’ll also need to limit sun exposure and wear protective clothing.
Our clinic will give you complete post-care instructions after your laser resurfacing treatment in Singapore.
How many Pearl treatments do I need?
Patients will require about one to two treatments to achieve desired results. To maintain or prolong its effects, you need to commit to a quality skin routine after finishing your Pearl treatments.
When will I see results?
With Pearl Laser, patients can expect to see results on the 3rd or 4th day when the skin has peeled off. Overall improvement in skin clarity, smoothness, and softness is visible after at least one to two weeks. Also, new collagen continues to grow in about 3 to 6 months after the treatment.
Pearl Fractional can deeply penetrate the skin and significantly improve the appearance of aging and sun-damaged skin in a single session. Maximum results are seen within 1 to 3 months.
Are there any side effects or downtime?
Side effects include temporary redness, swelling, and peeling after the treatment. You can also expect a minimal to moderate downtime of 3 to 5 days. During this period, you need to let your skin heal and avoid UV exposure to prevent permanent damage to the skin.
Who is a candidate for Pearl and Pearl Fractional treatments?
Good candidates include patients with light to medium tones and mild to moderate sun damage. Those looking to reduce or soften fine, medium, and deep wrinkles on the face, neck, chest, and back of hands can also turn to these treatments. It is not recommended for those with dark skin tone due to the risk of hypopigmentation.
If you’re looking for a non-surgical way to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and sun-damaged skin, don’t hesitate to consider Cutera Pearl treatments in Singapore. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about Pearl Laser, Pearl Fractional, and Pearl Fusion.