Laser Skin Resurfacing – Laser Genesis, Pearl, and Pearl Fractional

Over time, the natural aging process takes a toll on the appearance of our skin. Sun spots and pigment begin to appear, lines start to form around the eyes and lips and grooves appear at the corners of the mouth.  Fortunately laser resurfacing combats all of these problems.

Laser Genesis is a non-invasive laser treatment which uses Nd-Yag wavelength to penetrate the collagen layer of your skin and initiate contraction of the skin.  This will help tighten large pores, smoothen fine lines, and reduce redness in the skin by thickening the skin.

Pearl is a deeper laser peel that is used to address more aggressive sun damage while also toning the collagen damage in the skin.  This is one of the most popular laser treatments at Limelight Medspa!

Pearl Fractional uses a special wavelength of laser light like the Pearl but is used to treat the deepest wrinkles in the face as well acne and traumatic scarring.  It is the most aggressive laser treatment at Limelight and is the step used prior to any surgical resurfacing or treatments.

Pearl Fusion is using the combination of Pearl and Pearl Fractional in a single treatment to address the sun damage, texture issues and wrinkles.  The treatment is complete in one hour with a few days of social downtime.

 

What is Laser Genesis?

  • Laser Genesis is an advanced laser to effectively treat fine line wrinkles, large pores, uneven skin texture, excessive redness and scars. Laser Genesis works by heating the upper dermis to stimulate collagen re-growth, and has been scientifically proven to produce new collagen.

 

Is there social downtime after the Laser Genesis?

  • There is no social downtime after the Laser genesis, patients can immediately return to normal activities. On average, you may require one  to six treatments in order to achieve optimal results. Each treatment is separated by 1-2 weeks. Tightening of the skin will be felt even after the first treatment commonly.

What is the Pearl laser and how does it work?

  • The Pearl laser is the ideal treatment for photo damaged skin to improve brown spots, sun damage, tone and texture in one treatment. The Pearl reduces wrinkles, uneven texture and sun damage resulting in a healthy, “pearl-like” glow. The procedure works by peeling the top layer of skin to allow new “baby” skin to resurface the face that is smoother and more uniform in complexion and color.

 Am I a candidate for the Pearl?

  • Almost all patients are candidates for the Pearl laser.  Very dark skins or skin prone to hyperpigmentation are not always good candidates for this laser.  A complimentary consultation with one our staff will provide you with information regarding if this laser is ideal for you.

Is there social downtime after the Pearl?

  • After your treatment, your face will appear pink or look mildly-sunburned for a couple of days, however, you can continue your normal daily activities.  You will apply a soothing gel to hydrate your skin during the peeling process.  The skin will peel after about 3 days at which time your results are noticeable! By day 3-4, when makeup and sunscreen can be applied.

What is the Pearl Fractional treatment?

  • The Pearl Fractional is Fractional therapy exposes only a fraction of the skin to the laser beam, shortening healing time and stimulating the body’s own natural process for creating new collagen, plumping the skin from below and reversing aging.  It is the ideal treatment for patients troubled with aging loose skin, acne or traumatic scarring, and deeper lines around the mouth, eyes, and neck.

Is there social downtime after the Pearl Fractional?

  • Patients skin looks sunburned and may be swollen, however, patients report little to no discomfort post-treatment. After the treatment, patients are asked to limit sun exposure and apply protective ointments for four to five days, after that time make-up can be applied. Most patients see improvement one week after treatment and results only get better one to three months afterwards.

 

What do the Pearl, Pearl Fractional, Pearl Fusion treatments like? 

  • The treatments are typically started with a topical numbing agent and the laser feels like rubber band snaps to the skin.  A cooling mask is applied after the treatment and the sunburn heat subsides after one hour typically.