WHAT IS IS CLEAR + BRILLIANT?
Of all the skin resurfacing lasers, Clear + Brilliant is one of the most gentle, which is why it’s often described as the “starter” laser. Its intensity lies between receiving a microdermabrasion treatment and a more aggressive Fraxel laser resurfacing procedure.
Like Fraxel, Clear + Brilliant is a non-ablative fractional laser, but it penetrates at a lighter depth. This means that instead of damaging all the cells in a treated area, only a fraction of them are destroyed, leaving behind a smattering of healthy cells that will be the heroes and initiate a robust healing response. The regenerative action provided by the non-damaged tissue left behind is what actually rejuvenates the skin.
Clear + Brilliant offers two different treatment options: Clear + Brilliant Original reduces pore size and fine lines, and improves skin texture, elasticity, and tone; Clear + Brilliant Perméa also helps with fine lines and pore size, but corrects mild pigmentation discolorations like melasma and sunspots. The Permea is a slightly shallower laser than the Original, so it more effectively addresses uneven pigmentation. The Perméa treatment also enhances skin permeability, increasing the benefits of topical skin care products applied immediately after treatment.
WHO IS CLEAR + BRILLIANT FOR?
Clear + Brilliant is great for anyone who wants a more advanced treatment than their current skincare regimen, but doesn’t need the full transformative benefits of a more aggressive laser skin resurfacing procedure. It’s perfect for reversing and preventing early signs of aging and correcting minor sun damage. Those with moderate to severe concerns should opt for a more advanced laser treatment like Fraxel.
While Clear + Brilliant is great for those seeking preventative skincare, it is also great for those looking to maintain results of more transformative procedures.
Clear + Brilliant can help with uneven skin tone, where the skin looks a little lighter and darker in areas, but it does not address redness. For those with redness concerns, read up on vascular lasers like Vbeam.
HOW IS CLEAR + BRILLIANT DONE?
A Clear + Brilliant treatment requires the skin to be cleansed. Once that is done the laser professional slowly and evenly glides the handheld laser device over your skin, causing a mild to moderate sizzling feeling for approximately 15 minutes.
Once the laser treatment is finished, an application of SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic quickly follows, which is a combination of potent antioxidants that protects against damaging free radicals and replenishes lipids to speed up recovery time and improve results.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST OF CLEAR + BRILLIANT?
$500 to $1,000. (Make sure to check our current specials page to get the best deals)
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF CLEAR + BRILLIANT?
Typically, a patient will be pink for about 6 hours after the treatment. The next morning they’ll feel a little bit dry, but they won’t look like they’ve had a treatment at all. Most patients return to their daily routine within one day post treatment.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CLEAR + BRILLIANT?
The results from a Clear + Brilliant treatment are both immediate and progressive, as improvements become more visible with additional treatment sessions.
A few days following each treatment, skin appears smoother, clearer, brighter, and more even-toned, with a noticeable refinement in pore size, fine lines, and texture. Your skin tone will look more illuminated and radiant.
RECOMMENDED COURSE FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS?
Best results are realized after a series of 3 to 5 sessions, scheduled 3 to 4 weeks apart. The going forward, you only need a touch-up treatment every 4 to 5 months to maintain results.