About Clear + Brilliant
When it comes to options for improving the appearance of your face, it can feel like there isn’t much middle ground. On one hand, you’ve got the limited results that are achievable with at-home treatments like creams and moisturizers. On the other hand, you’ve got other forms of treatments like chemical peels and cosmetic surgeries that are meant to treat severe aging. But what is there for people who simply want to make the most of their current face and ward off the early signs of aging?
Clear + Brilliant is a new laser treatment that gently works to revitalize your face. By causing your skin to heal itself from within, it naturally reduces fine lines and sun damage while improving skin texture and adding a radiant glow. Best of all, it works with no pain, no down-time, and no scars.
How does Clear + Brilliant Work?
Like other fractional lasers, Clear + Brilliant works by using intense light energy to drill microscopic holes into your skin at precise intervals, leaving the skin between the holes completely untouched. The healthy skin rapidly works to heal the damaged areas, creating a network of fresh skin with brand new collagen. As your skin naturally heals itself, you’ll notice a plumper look with more even tone and a youthful glow.
What is a Clear + Brilliant Treatment like?
Your Clear + Brilliant treatment will begin with a thorough facial cleansing. This removes any trace of bacteria or facial products like makeup or moisturizer that could interfere with the treatment process. Once the cleaning process is done, you’ll be ready to begin treatment. Since the laser is so gentle, you won’t need any numbing agents before moving on.
During the treatment, a proprietary hand-piece will be moved over your skin while it emits pulses of light energy to create a network of holes in your skin. Depending on your treatment goals, a 1440 nm hand-piece may be used to improve fine lines and texture or a larger 1927 nm hand-piece may be used to correct pigmentation problems like sun damage. In most cases, the whole process will around half an hour. After it’s finished, you’ll be free to go. Most patients experience no side effects other than a bit of redness and swelling that is similar to a slight sunburn, so you can resume your normal activities right away.
Since Clear + Brilliant works by causing your skin to heal itself from within, the results will not be instantly apparent. Within a few days, though, you’ll notice a revitalized glow, and your skin will continue to improve for about eight weeks as the collagen regenerates. Your fine lines will diminish, and your skin tone will even out, even in areas with sun damage. Across your whole face, you’ll notice a smoother skin texture with a healthy, natural glow.
What exactly does Clear + Brilliant target?
It depends on the hand piece used, but Clear + Brilliant primarily targets early signs of aging like coarse skin texture, fine lines, sun damage, and skin dullness. It can also reduce the appearance of pores for finer-looking skin.
Will I need more than one treatment?
Most patients are happiest with a series of 4 treatments, since the laser is so gentle. These should be spaced approximately four weeks apart to give the skin time to completely regenerate between sessions. Patients with more extensive sun damage or texture issues may wish to schedule more treatments.
How soon can I resume my skincare routine?
Clear + Brilliant is gentle enough that you can resume normal skincare, including cleansing and moisturizing, the same day. You can also resume wearing light makeup immediately, but you should avoid exfoliating until the redness and any tingling has disappeared.
Will my skin feel funny afterward?
You may experience some tingling similar to a faint sunburn, and some patients may also be able to detect a faint roughness like sandpaper when touching their skin for the first days after the treatment. This won’t be visually apparent, though, and it will go away quickly as your skin repairs itself.
Will I have peeling or discoloration afterward?
No, Clear + Brilliant is a very gentle treatment that does not ordinarily cause peeling or discoloration. If you’re targeting a particular area of skin discoloration, though, you may notice a few discolored spots flake off 10-14 days after treatment as they are replaced by healthy skin.