Skin resurfacing refers to the improvement of health and appearance of skin that is scarred, wrinkled or damaged by the sun.
Skin resurfacing works by treating the root cause of the skin problem which is removing the upper layer the skin. It is done to improve skin texture and minimize the appearance of fine lines, especially around the mouth and eyes. Significant improvement in the tightness and firmness of the skin can also be noticed.
The Cutera Pearl Procedure is a US FDA approved laser treatment for skin resurfacing. The Cutera PearlProcedure is a new generation of laser treatment that uses a unique wavelength to safely remove a layer of the old and damaged skin. Italso facilitates the proper balance of tissue removal and thermal damage to the epidermis.This creates a natural protective dressing on the skin to minimize "social" downtime during the restorative process.
After the treatment, there is a 3-4 days downtime. The results can be seen around day 3 or 4 when the damaged tissue has peeled off, leaving a fresh, new and smoother skin underneath.