laser resurfacing to reverse the signs of aging

Pearl Fractional Laser is a new, fractional laser designed to improve imperfections due to aging, scarring, hyperpigmentation and sun damage. This laser procedure is an ideal treatment for deep wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage – plumping and firming the skin to create a more youthful look. Pearl Fractional offers the best combination of safety, patient experience, recovery time, in addition to improved skin tone and texture and a smoother, brighter complexion as a result. 


Pearl Fractional’s unique laser wavelength offers a safe but intense treatment to reverse the signs of aging. This combination gives patients dramatic results in a single treatment with approximately one week of recovery.  Pearl Fractional Laser renews your skin’s surface, minimizes wrinkles, uneven texture and discoloration on one or two treatments.



15 minutes


1-2 treatments,


 "Social" downtime. Your face will appear pink/red for 3–4 days.



Ablation: The safe removal of a portion of the epidermis is achieved with a controlled amount of vaporization. 10-30 microns of the epidermis are vaporized in this process.


Coagulation: Simultaneously, sufficient heat to produce coagulation is generated in the remaining epidermis. Depending upon selected energy, the coagulation region can vary from partial to full epidermal damage. This coagulation region creates a natural protective dressing on the skin that remains intact during the restorative process.


Collagen Remodelling: Finally, residual heat in the dermis generates new collagen growth.


During treatment, a portion of the epidermis is removed. There is a simultaneous thermal injury to all or part of the remaining epidermis. This creates a natural protective dressing on the skin to minimize downtime during the restorative process.


The treatment shortens healing time and stimulates the body’s own natural process for creating new collagen, plumping the skin from below and reversing photoaging and other imperfections. 


  • Tiny holes enable safe treatment and rapid recovery.

  • The deep treatment provides results in a single session.

  • Controlled energy means maximum results with more comfortable patient experience.



What is the Pearl procedure?

The Pearl procedure combines resurfacing lasers with gentle and safe non-invasive procedures to treat aging and sun-damaged skin. Pearl reduces fine wrinkles, uneven texture and sun damage with fewer treatments and less overall recovery than other technologies t 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 skin to provide longer-term benefits. A natural protective dressing forms on the skin to minimize downtime during the restorative process. On day 3 or 4, this natural dressing will peel or slough off, revealing new, healthy, vibrant skin underneath. In a short time, patients will notice overall skin clarity, smoothness, and softness - all from 15-minute treatment with only 3 - 4 days of "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 3 -4 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 feeling like a 2 or 3.

When will I see results? How soon can I wear make-up after a Pearl treatment?

Results are noticeable by day 3 or 4 when the superficial tissue has peeled off, revealing fresh, bright, healthy skin underneath. Makeup may be applied at this time.

Are there any restrictions on my activity after a Pearl treatment?

After treatment, the skin will look and feel mildly sunburned. Your practitioner will discuss post-treatment care.

How many treatments are recommended?

Many patients may need only one treatment. However, patients may require two treatments spaced approximately one month apart to achieve the desired results.

Can Pearl be part of a combination therapy treatment?

Many patients have a Pearl treatment in combination with other existing cosmetic therapies. These include other Cutera laser and light procedures, such as Laser Genesis, and LimeLight. Discuss combination treatment options with your practitioner.

How does Pearl compare to other laser treatments?

Pearl offers an effective treatment to address fine lines, uneven texture and discoloration without wound care and lengthy downtime seen with certain Erbium and CO2 laser procedures.

Who is a candidate for a Pearl treatment?

Patients with light to medium skin tones and mild to moderate sun damage are ideal candidates.

Does Cutera have FDA clearance for the Pearl laser?

Yes, Cutera received FDA clearance for the treatment of wrinkles and skin resurfacing.