What is the Pearl?

The Pearl by Cutera is the first of the new-generation skin resurfacing dermatological technologies used to reduce age spots and brown spots and renew the skin’s surface with beautiful, visible results… all with less social downtime than other laser resurfacing technologies.

Collagen production continues for four to six weeks post-treatment which smooths and softens the skin resulting in decreased fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike multiple, costly fractional treatments, The Pearl treats the entire area, therefore requiring only one to two treatments with relatively little downtime or discomfort.


  • Brown spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven texture
  • Acne scars

What happens during the Pearl Treatment?

The top layer of the skin is treated with small pulses of light. A portion of the epidermis (skin’s surface) is carefully removed and a natural, protective dressing is formed. The Pearl treatment simultaneously sends heat into the deeper layers of the skin resulting in the stimulation and production of new collagen.

What does the Pearl treatment feel like?

A topical numbing cream is applied to the skin 30 minutes prior to the laser treatment to help with discomfort. Most patients describe the treatment as a feeling of brief pinches, and tolerate the treatment quite well.

What should I expect after the Pearl treatment?

The best description of the appearance as well as the sensation of the skin post treatment is likened to a moderate sunburn. The clinician will apply a soothing ointment to keep the skin moist. Home care is straight forward, but the skin must be kept clean and moist for three to four days following treatment. The protective dressing peels off three to four days post-treatment revealing new, healthy skin beneath. Sun exposure will need to be limited for a few days following the treatment since SPF cannot be applied during this time. Most patients will be able to wear mineral make-up starting on day four.

When will I see the results?

The results of the Pearl treatment are amazing as it delivers noticeable improvement as soon as the skin peels. The skin appears younger and much healthier as the superficial tissue sloughs off. The best results are achieved three to six months post treatment as the collagen stimulated in the deeper portion of the skin fully develops.

Who can be treated?

Proper skin evaluation is crucial to achieve the desired results. Patients over the age of 18 with sun damage, uneven texture, and fine lines and wrinkles can benefit from the Pearl treatment.

How does The Pearl compare to other laser treatments?

The Pearl offers the most effective treatment to address fine lines, uneven texture and discoloration without wound care, and the lengthy downtime required with certain erbium and CO2 laser procedures. The Pearl safely and effectively addresses uneven texture, sun damaged skin, fine lines, and wrinkles in one to two treatments. Fractional laser technologies that are currently offered require four to six treatments plus the associated downtime for each session.

Call today for your complimentary consultation appointment to find out if Laser Resurfacing is right for you, (352) 331-5355, or CLICK HERE to request an appointment by email.

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