If you spend any amount of time looking back at yourself in the mirror, it may feel like every time you turn around, there’s a new brown spot, blemish, fine line, wrinkle or area of sagging skin. It can feel defeating and downright annoying. And sure, there are numerous treatments out there, but if you don’t know much about them, most of the options may be costly and feel out of reach. And how do you know which one is best for you? Questions can add up quickly, and it can be easy to get lost in the shuffle. If this is you, we are here to help! Keep reading to let us break down one of our most promising treatment solutions for you…and if your skin has you feeling down in the dumps, CHC Medical Weight Loss and Spa offers many skincare treatment options to transform your skin to its original glory.
Revitalize and Refresh
The Pearl procedure, a skin resurfacing treatment, improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin blemishes. The Pearl combines the impact of resurfacing lasers with the gentleness and safety of a non-invasive procedure to treat aging and sun-damaged skin. The Pearl is named for the smooth, radiant, and pearl-like texture and glow your skin will experience after receiving the treatment (and recovery).
How does it work?
The Pearl targets the very top layer of skin by pulsing light in a pre-selected pattern over a specific area. At the same time, the laser sends heat to deeper layers of the skin to provide long-term benefits. A natural protective dressing forms on the skin to minimize downtime during the restorative process. By the third or forth day following treatment, the “natural dressing” will peel or slough off to reveal new, vibrant and healthy skin underneath.
What should I expect?
The Pearl procedure is only a 15- to 20-minute treatment that gives its patients’ skin clarity, smoothness and softness. With only three to four days of downtime from social events, it is an exceptional option for skin restoration. You may choose to continue with normal daily activities, but your skin will appear pink or red during the three to four days following a treatment.
What does it feel like?
The Pearl feels like a series of quick pinches. Most people who have received the treatment say it feels like a 2 or 3 on a pain scale of 1 to 10. After treatment, your skin may look and feel like you’ve had a mild sunburn. Ointment (given to you by your skincare professional) will need to be applied for three to fours days following the Pearl procedure. It is not recommended to wear sunscreen during the first few days after treatment, so you will need to limit your sun exposure and be sure to wear protective clothing, hats and sunglasses to safeguard your skin.
When should I see results?
Most people only need one treatment to see desired results. Depending on how complex your skin concerns are, you may require two treatments spaced out about a month apart. After the initial skin peeling within three to four days after treatment, lasting results continue to improve over the course of three to six months, as collagen continues to remodel.
How do I know the Pearl is right for me?
If you suffer from fine lines, uneven texture, discoloration and/or scarring, you are a great candidate for the Pearl! Other laser resurfacing like the ablative Erbium or CO2 treatments require specific wound-care and lengthy downtime. Many other fractional laser treatments require more treatments (around four to six) to deliver optimal results, whereas the FDA-approved Pearl only takes one. Ideal candidates will have light to medium skin tones, and mild to moderate sun damage.
Ready for Your New Glow?
Give yourself the gift of glowing skin this holiday season. Your skin is worth it! Ask your CHC Medical Weight Loss and Spa skincare professional how the Pearl laser therapy offers the ultimate reward of glowing and refreshed skin, along with renewed confidence.
Want More Information?
At CHC Medical Weight Loss and Spa, our treatment consultants and team of medical professionals can give you all the details you need to make an informed decision about any of our highly acclaimed facial and skin care services. Whatever your goals are, we proudly offer multiple safe and effective options to help you reach them. Be proactive, take control of your health, and contact us today at 813-915-8666 to discuss your best lifestyle plan.