By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2011
Dr. Mallory Spoor-Baker suggests the Pearl for patients who want significant surface exfoliation.
During the fast-approaching summer months, less is more – people will be eating lighter, dressing in less clothing and wearing less makeup. When you’re out at the lake or swimming pool in the next couple months, you won’t want to have foundation caked on your face – you will want to feel free and confident in your skin.
Mallory Spoor-Baker, D.O., Advanced Cosmetic Medicine in Tulsa, can help transform the appearance of your skin into a look of radiance and health this summer.
For patients who desire dramatic changes in heavy textural issues, Dr. Spoor-Baker recommends the Pearl, a resurfacing laser that combines the best effects of Erbium and CO2 lasers without the risk of serious side effects. “The Pearl is essentially a thermal peel, providing significant surface exfoliation. My Pearl patients have smoother skin, smaller pores and an overall refined texture within three to five days. Their skin is fresher, softer and brighter, and their heavy lines are greatly improved.”
“The Pearl treatment renews your skin’s surface and minimizes wrinkles, uneven texture and discoloration with only one or two treatments and minimal downtime,” says Dr. Spoor-Baker. 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 and create a healthy, pearl-like glow.
The top layer of skin is treated with pulses of light in a preselected 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, and on day three or four, this natural skin will peel or slough off, revealing new, healthy, vibrant skin underneath. In a short time, patients will notice overall skin clarity, smoothness and softness, with minimal “social” downtime.
Downtime is the time spent recovering from a procedure. With “social” downtime, patients can continue normal daily activities. However, they may not wish to attend important social events because the face appears pink or red – resembling a mild sunburn – for those few days.
The Pearl treatment is not a painful process; it feels like a series of brief pinches. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 representing pain, most patients report the treatment feeling like a 2 or 3.
Some patients may require two treatments spaced approximately one month apart to achieve the desired results. Other patients need only one treatment. Patients with light to medium skin tones and mild to moderate sun damage are the ideal candidates for Pearl.
Another wonderful solution for beautiful skin this summer is a new product at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, the SkinCeuticals Advanced Skin Brightening System. This five-product regimen features breakthrough skin technologies. In as little as four weeks, the system is clinically proven to significantly lighten dark spots, brighten and even out skin tone, minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and help improve overall skin health.
Call (918) 280-0270 today to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Mallory Spoor-Baker.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.