Pearl Laser Treatment
Resurfacing Laser – Semi Ablative Pearl
The Solihull Medical Cosmetic Clinic is one of the first clinics in the UK to introduce the PEARL, and Dr Sagoo is the lead doctor to carry out this exclusive procedure.
The Pearl Procedure
A safe, effective treatment that may restore the skin’s natural glow.
What is the Pearl Procedure?
The Pearl procedure combines resurfacing lasers with gentle and safe non-invasive procedures to improve ageing and sun-damaged skin. Pearl may reduce fine wrinkles, uneven texture and sun damage with fewer treatments and less overall recovery than other technologies, to provide a healthy, pearl-like glow.
How does the Pearl treatment work?
During the procedure, the top layer of skin is treated with pulses of light in a pre-selected pattern. The laser simultaneously sends heat to the deeper layers of the skin, which may provide longer-term benefits. A natural protective dressing forms on the skin, which minimises downtime during the restorative process. On about day three or four, this natural dressing will usually peel or slough off, which may then reveal new, healthy, vibrant skin underneath.
In a short time, many patients will notice overall skin clarity, smoothness and softness – all from a fifteen-minute treatment with only three to four days “social” downtime.
What is “social” downtime?
Downtime is the time spent recovering from a procedure. With “social” downtime, you can continue your normal daily activities. However, you may not wish to attend important social events because your face will appear pink/red for three to four days.
How does a Pearl treatment feel?
The Pearl treatment feels like a series of brief pinches. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 representing pain, most patients report the treatment like a 2 or a 3.
When will I see results? How soon can I wear make-up after a Pearl treatment?
Results are usually noticeable by day three or four when the superficial tissue has peeled off, revealing fresh, bright, healthy skin underneath. Make-up may be applied at this time.
Are there any restrictions on my activity after a Pearl treatment?
After treatment, the skin will generally look and feel mildly sunburned. Dr Sagoo will advise you fully on post-treatment care during your consultation.
How many treatments are recommended?
Many patients need only one treatment. However, some patients may require two treatments spaced approximately one month apart to achieve the desired results.
Can Pearl be a part of a combination therapy treatment?
Many patients have a Pearl treatment in combination with other laser and light procedures. Dr Sagoo advises on combination packages during the consultation.
How does Pearl compare to other laser treatments?
Pearl offers an effective treatment that may address fine lines, uneven texture and discolouration without the wound care and lengthy downtime seen with other Erbium and CO2 laser procedures.
Who is a candidate for Pearl treatment?
Patients with light to medium skin tones and mild to moderate sun damage are ideal candidates.
Does the Pearl laser have FDA clearance?
Yes, the Pearl laser has FDA clearance for the treatment of wrinkles and skin resurfacing.