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Pearl Laser Skin Resurfacing

reduce the appearance of scarring, sun damage, lines and wrinkles
Pearl laser skin resurfacing MUSE Clinic Chatswood

Laser skin resurfacing is an ideal solution to dramatically tackle pigmentation, uneven skin tone, wrinkles, acne scarring and generalised sun damage. Over time, sun and other environmental triggers can result in coarsening of the skin texture and skin dullness. Collagen depletion also results in lines, wrinkles and loss of skin firmness. Our incredible Pearl laser resurfacing system is able to target all these signs of skin ageing. After just one treatment, we can dramatically transform and rejuvenate your skin, reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, sun spots, acne scarring, sun damage, lines and wrinkles. Even the delicate eye area can be treated with this revolutionary laser technology.

There are two components: Pearl laser tackles the more superficial changes whilst Pearl Fractional causes micro-damage within the collagen rich deeper layers of the skin triggering new collagen production. Pearl and Pearl Fractional can be combined as Pearl Fusion to address the multiple signs of skin ageing for a truly impressive result.

What is Laser Resurfacing?

The Pearl laser resurfacing system uses high energy Er:YSGG laser to safely destroy aged and damaged skin. It is an ablative laser, similar to Erbium and CO2 laser surfacing, but the laser’s unique wavelength technology makes treatment intense but lower risk. The Pearl laser targets the superficial layer of the skin by delivering pulses of light at 2790nm. The Pearl Fractional laser component targets deeper layers of the skin in a chequered pattern to address imperfections by creating micro-columns of skin injury which stimulates the body to repair and grow new, healthier skin. 

What to Expect

Once you have discussed your anti-ageing options with Dr Lowe or one of our experienced clinicians, it will be determined whether Pearl laser is the ideal option for your concerns. We may optimise your home skin care regime or suggest a series of skin treatments prior to Pearl Laser to prepare your skin for the best result.

On the day, strong topical anaesthetic cream will be applied to your skin for about 1 hour and you will be also be offered analgesia.  During your Pearl laser treatment, you may experience a slight pinching sensation as the laser repeated moves across your skin. We often advise that Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) be applied to the skin immediately after the laser to promote faster healing, followed by our Healite II LED phototherapy. The average laser treatment takes around 60 minutes but additional time will be allowed for the topical anaesthetic and the aftercare instructions.

Since the treatment is quite intense, patients may require around a week of social down time. During these days, the skin will darken, tighten and peel. The aftercare is extremely important and includes regular face washes and application of a protective moisturiser. We also encourage Healite II LED phototherapy every 2nd day afterwards to promote safer healing.

Whilst one treatment is enough for most patients, others may require several treatments or a combination of different lasers to achieve their desired result.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Before and After

What Kind of Laser Do We Use?

Pearl laser and Pearl Fractional laser are manufactured by Cutera- an award winning American company with over 20 years of laser innovation experience.

What can be treated with Pearl and Pearl Fractional Resurfacing?

Here are a few of the concerns that can be treated using the Pearl fractional laser system.

Facial Wrinkles: Reduce the appearance and quantity of wrinkles on your face. Deeper lines and furrows may require a combination approach with laser, anti-wrinkle injections or even dermal filler.

Sun Damaged-Skin: Treat some of the most common effects of sun damage including freckles, pigmentation, uneven skin tone along with skin dryness and dullness.

Acne Scarring: Can also be treated with the Pearl Fractional laser system.

Chapped Lips: Repair lips that have been damaged due to sun exposure.

Ideal Candidates for Pearl and Pearl Fractional Resurfacing?

Pearl and Pearl Fractional resurfacing is ideal for patients with light to medium skin tones who want to treat the common signs of ageing and skin damage. It’s also ideal for patients who are not keen on a more aggressive laser resurfacing which can involve extended recovery or even general anaesthesia.

We will still need to take your medical history and your aesthetic goals into consideration before it can be determined whether you are an ideal candidate for Pearl laser resurfacing treatments.

Pearl Resurfacing Results

The results of your Pearl laser skin resurfacing treatments will not be immediate – you will need to wait at least a week before you’ll start seeing results. The best results develop over the following weeks, with some people seeing ongoing improvement over 3-6 months. To achieve the very best result, we will ensure you are using the best home skin care regime to promote long lasting results.

FAQs

Is laser resurfacing safe?

All medical procedures carry some risk, but Pearl laser resurfacing is able to offer an intense and effective treatment, with low associated risks.

Is laser resurfacing painful?

Your comfort is a priority for us. Our combination of prescription strength topical anaesthetic creams and analgesia results in minimal discomfort allowing for maximum results.

How long does it take to recover from Pearl laser resurfacing?

It varies from person to person, but between 5-8 days is typical.

How often do I need to keep having resurfacing done?

Some people may only require a single treatment, others may require a series depending on their skin condition. Most people will have a maintenance treatment every 12-24 months.

How much does laser resurfacing cost?

Pearl Fusion (combination of Pearl and Fractional lasers) costs $2500.

What is the difference between Fraxel, CO2 and Erbium?

Pearl Fusion is more intense than most Fraxel treatments. It is less intense than CO2 and Erbium but associated with significantly less downtime with comparable results.

How long will it take for collagen to build after resurfacing?

New collagen production starts almost immediately!

What are the side effects?

Your skin will be red immediately after treatment. There may be some bleeding or weeping in the first 24 hours. The skin will darken, tighten and peel over the first few days. It is important not to pick at the peeling skin to avoid infection and scarring. Skin infections and dermatitis are uncommon but may require additional treatment. Preventative cold sore medication will be recommended if you suffer from recurrent cold sores. Hypo and hyperpigmentation can occasional occur.

When can I go back to work?

Usually after about a week.

How do I care for my skin after resurfacing?

We will advise on a personalised skincare regime to ensure the very rest results.

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Thur: 9am – 8pm

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Chatswood Village
Suite 66, 47 Neridah Street
Chatswood, NSW 2067

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