One hour before the treatment a local numbing agent is applied to the area making the procedure with the Pearl almost painless. 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 skin to provide longer-term benefits. A natural protective dressing forms on the skin (thanks to the new YSGG laser wavelength) which protects the treated skin from weeping and harmful side effects to minimize downtime during the restorative process unlike traditional laser peels such as the Erbium Yag and the CO2 laser.
On day 3 or 4, this natural dressing will peel or slough off, leaving new, healthy, vibrant skin underneath. In a short time, patients will notice overall skin clarity, smoothness , softness and reduction in pore size - all from a 20 minute treatment with only 3 - 5 days of "social" downtime.
The Pearl yields similar results to Erbium Laser Peels, by treating uneven pigmentation and superficial texture of the face, neck, and chest, but with less down-time. We recommend a series of two-three treatments depending on desired result and original severity of the condition treated.