Clear + Brilliant

Pre-Treatment and Post-Treatment Instructions for Clear and Brilliant Laser

  • Sun Protection: Avoid prolonged sun exposure and tanning beds for 5-7 days prior to treatment.  Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your skin from the sun. Remember to reapply every two hours and wear protective clothing and a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors.
  • Self Tanners: The use of self-tanning skin products must be discontinued one week before treatment. Any residual self- tanner should be removed prior to treatment.
  • Skincare Products: Do not use any retinoids, exfoliants, or harsh skincare products on the treatment area for at least one week before the procedure.
  • Oral Medications: Inform your laser professional about any oral medications you are taking, especially those known to cause photosensitivity (increased sensitivity to the sun).
  • Hydration: Stay well-hydrated in the days leading up to your treatment to support your skin’s healing process.
  • Makeup: Arrive at the appointment with clean, makeup-free skin, as makeup can interfere with the treatment process.
  • Skin Condition: Inform your healthcare provider if you have any active skin infections or outbreaks, as the treatment may need to be rescheduled to ensure optimal results.
  • Avoid alcohol: Avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours before the treatment to reduce the risk of skin irritation.
  • Sun Protection: Direct sun exposure can increase the risk of complications and hinder the healing process.  Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your skin from the sun. Remember to reapply every two hours and wear protective clothing and a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors.
  • Avoid Irritants: Refrain from using harsh or abrasive skincare products, such as scrubs or exfoliants, for at least one week after your treatment. These products can irritate the treated skin and hinder the healing process.
  • Gentle Cleansing: Cleanse with a mild, non-abrasive cleanser and lukewarm water. Avoid hot water, harsh soaps, or rough washcloths that could irritate the treated areas.
  • Moisturize: Keep your skin well-hydrated by applying a gentle, non-irritating moisturizer to the treated areas. This helps soothe the skin and promote healing.
  • Avoid Makeup: It is recommended to avoid applying makeup on the treated areas for at least 24 hours to allow the skin to recover.
  • Cold Compress: For added comfort, you can apply a cold compress to the treated areas as needed to reduce any swelling or discomfort.
  • Avoid Hot Showers and Baths: Avoid taking hot showers and baths for the first 24-48 hours after treatment, as hot water can irritate the skin. Additionally, cleanse with a mild, non-abrasive cleanser and avoid harsh soaps, or rough washcloths.
  • Avoid Strenuous Exercise: Avoid strenuous exercise or anything that causes excessive sweating for at least 24-48 hours after treatment, as sweat can irritate the skin.

What to Expect During Treatment

  • Sensations: You may experience mild sensations of warmth, a tingling feeling, or a snapping sensation during the procedure. These sensations are generally well-tolerated.
  • Protective Measures: Eye protection, such as goggles or shields, may be provided to safeguard your eyes from the laser light.
  • Treatment Duration: The actual treatment typically lasts between 10 to 15 minutes, but this can vary depending on the specific procedure and the area being treated.

Expected Side Effects of Clear and Brilliant Laser: What to Know

Clear and Brilliant laser is generally well-tolerated, but some individuals may experience temporary side effects. These side effects are typically mild and resolve on their own within a few days to a week. The expected side effects may include:

  • Redness: Immediately after the Clear and Brilliant laser treatment, the treated skin may appear red. This is a common and expected side effect and is similar to the appearance of a mild sunburn. The redness is typically mild and subsides within a few hours to a day.
  • Swelling: Some individuals may experience minor swelling or puffiness in the treated areas. This swelling is usually mild and transient, resolving within a few days. Applying a cold compress or cooling gel can help alleviate swelling.
  • Sensitivity: The treated skin may feel sensitive or tender to touch for a short period. This sensitivity is a normal response to the laser treatment and typically resolves within a few days. It is important to avoid excessive rubbing or scratching the treated areas to prevent irritation.
  • Dryness and Rough Texture: Following the treatment, you may experience dryness or a rough texture in the treated area. This is a normal part of the skin’s healing process and indicates the removal of damaged skin cells. It usually improves within a week, and moisturizing the skin can help alleviate dryness.
  • Temporary Darkening or Lightening of Pigmented Areas: In rare cases, temporary changes in skin pigmentation may occur after Clear and Brilliant laser treatment. Some individuals may experience temporary darkening (hyperpigmentation) or lightening (hypopigmentation) of the treated areas. These pigment changes are typically transient and resolve on their own over time as the skin heals. It is important to protect the treated areas from excessive sun exposure, as sun damage can exacerbate pigmentation issues.

It is worth noting that the severity and duration of side effects can vary depending on individual factors, such as skin type, treatment intensity, and post-treatment care. Most individuals find that any side effects are mild and well-tolerated, with the skin returning to normal within a week.

Clinical Endpoints During Clear and Brilliant Laser Treatment

  • Microscopic Treatment Zones: During the Clear and Brilliant laser treatment, your laser professional closely observes the formation of microscopic treatment zones on your skin’s surface. These precise and targeted areas indicate the successful delivery of laser energy, stimulating your skin’s healing response. By ensuring proper coverage and distribution of these treatment zones, professionals can confirm the thoroughness and effectiveness of the procedure.
  • Skin Warming and Sensations: Your laser professional closely monitors the client’s feedback regarding skin warming and sensations. This is important to ensure that the laser energy is being effectively absorbed by the skin.

Clinical Endpoints After Clear and Brilliant Laser Treatment

  • Immediate Post-Treatment Redness: The presence and intensity of redness immediately after the treatment are assessed. This redness, similar to a mild sunburn, is an expected response to the laser energy.  Your laser professional monitors the resolution of redness to evaluate the skin’s reaction and the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • Skin Texture Improvement: Assessing changes in skin texture is essential in evaluating the success of Clear and Brilliant laser treatment. Your laser professional closely observes improvements in smoothness, reduction of rough areas, and an overall refinement of skin texture. These transformations signify effective collagen stimulation and rejuvenation of the skin’s surface, demonstrating the positive outcomes achieved through the treatment.
  • Enhanced Skin Tone and Reduced Pigmentation Irregularities: Evaluation of skin tone and pigmentation irregularities is an important endpoint. Your laser professional will look for a more even complexion, diminished appearance of age spots, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation. Improved skin tone indicates successful targeting of pigmented areas and the reduction of discoloration.
  • Reduction in Fine Lines and Wrinkles: A significant endpoint is the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Your laser professional will assess the softening or smoothing of these visible signs of aging, such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, and marionette lines. The improvement suggests successful collagen remodeling and overall skin rejuvenation.

Why Numbing Cream is Not Commonly Used

Clear and Brilliant laser treatment is known for its tolerability, and therefore, numbing cream is not typically required. The absence of numbing creams allows the laser to penetrate the skin more effectively, ensuring consistent and precise treatment across the targeted areas. This helps to maintain the integrity of the treatment and optimize the results.

The Significance of Clinical Endpoints

Evaluating clinical endpoints during and after Clear and Brilliant laser treatment is crucial for confirming the success of the procedure. Your laser professional will assess these endpoints to ensure proper treatment coverage, effective collagen stimulation, and improvements in skin texture, tone, and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. These assessments guide professionals in making any necessary adjustments and providing personalized recommendations for subsequent sessions and post-treatment care.

Clear and Brilliant laser treatment offers a pathway to skin rejuvenation. By closely monitoring microscopic treatment zones, skin sensations, post-treatment redness, texture improvements, enhanced skin tone, and reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, your laser professional can tailor treatments and provide personalized care. With our expertise, we can guide patients toward achieving radiant, youthful skin through this advanced laser treatment.