The procedure by Cutera combines the gentleness of non-invasive treatments with resurfacing lasers, in order to treat sun-damaged and aging skin. It works by reducing wrinkles and pore size while improving uneven tone, texture and sun damage with fewer treatments and less overall recovery time than with more aggressive technologies.
During the procedure, the top layer of skin is treated with pulses of light that target water in a pre-selected pattern. The laser simultaneously sends heat to the deeper layers of skin to provide long-term benefits. To minimize downtime, there is a natural protective dressing that forms on the skin during the restorative process.
On day 3 or 4, this natural dressing will slough off, giving you healthier, more vibrant skin. In just a very short time, patients report overall smoothness, skin clarity,and smoothness as well as softness from just a 20-30 minute treatment that requires only 3 – 6 days of downtime. To allow enough time for adequate healing, avoid scheduling the treatment for at least 7-10 days prior to any important social event.
"I received laser treatments to resurface my skin from chronic acne and the Titan™ treatments to tighten the skin. Then, I received Sculptra™ injections. The improvements are unbelievable. I look at least 10 years younger! I'm sooo happy!" — D. C.Read More »
After treatment, the skin looks and feels sunburned. You will apply ointment on the skin for 3 – 4 days. Since you cannot wear sunscreen during this time, you will need to wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure for a few days afterward. It is recommended that you stay indoors for at least 2-3 days.
Some patients may require 2-3 treatments for optimal results spaced one month or more apart. Other patients may see the desired results after only one treatment.
Yes, patients may choose to have a Pearl treatment followed by separate visits for Genesis, Titan, or injectables. We will customize an appropriate treatment plan for you.
It provides the most effective treatment addressing uneven texture, fine lines, as well as discoloration with no wound care necessary and no downtime required as with certain laser treatments. If you compare with today’s fractionated technologies, this treatment provides instant results with just 1 treatment treatment versus 4 – 6 with fractionated treatments.
Patients with wrinkles, light to medium skin tones and mild to moderate sun damage are ideal candidates.