Palmetto Aesthetic Medicine

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Laser Skin Resurfacing (Pearl Thermal Resurfacing)

$600 per treatment


The Pearl procedure combines the impact of resurfacing lasers with the gentleness and safety of non-invasive procedures to treat aging and sun-damaged skin.  Pearl reduces wrinkles, uneven texture and solar damage with fewer treatments and less overall recovery than other technologies to proved a healthy, pearl-like glow.


During the procedure, the top layer of skin is treated with pulses of light while 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 off, leaving new, healthy skin underneath.

Right after the treatment, the skin will look and feel sunburned.  You will apply aquaphor or vaseline on the skin for 3 to 4 days.  Since you cannot wear sunscreen during this time, you will need to wear a protective hat to shield your face and limit sun exposure for 2 weeks after the treatment.


Some patients may require two treatments (spaced one month apart) to achieve the desired results.  Other patients may need only one treatment.  


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 C02 lasers.  Compared to today's fractionated lasers, Pearl offers noticeable results in just one treatment, versus 4-6 fractionated treatments.


Patients with light to medium skin tones and moderate sun damage are the ideal candidates.  Pearl cannot be done on dark skin tones.


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