Do you already follow a regular skincare routine but feel ready for a more advanced treatment? Clear + Brilliant may be the answer. It’s a gentle laser skin resurfacing procedure we offer at our Tucson, Arizona, clinic. For patients in their 20s and 30s who are interested in preventing early signs of aging or addressing minor sun damage, the Clear + Brilliant laser treatment provides visible results that continue improving with each session. But patients of all ages at Skin Spectrum love the procedure because there’s no discomfort or downtime and — best of all — it works.
What conditions does Clear + Brilliant treat?
Clear + Brilliant is considered an excellent “starter” laser treatment because it is less aggressive than other laser skin rejuvenation procedures. The fractional laser technology used in Clear + Brilliant treatments addresses early signs of aging and — when performed as part of an overall skincare regimen — can help prevent them. These treatments can also be part of the Proactive Aging Management care we offer at Skin Spectrum, which addresses the role diet, exercise, and hormones play in aging.
Patients with more significant skin concerns may benefit from other laser skin rejuvenation treatments at our Tucson practice, such as MaxFX™ CO2 or ActiveFX™ fractional laser procedures.
* Individual results may vary.
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How does the laser work?
Fractional laser treatments work by creating millions of controlled pinpoint wounds in the skin’s upper layers, stimulating the production of healthy tissue to replace damaged tissue. Unlike older laser technology — which essentially obliterated the upper layer of the skin and required significant downtime — the Clear + Brilliant laser creates micro treatment zones without damaging surrounding tissue.
What can I expect?
A Clear + Brilliant treatment begins with the application of a topical anesthetic about 30 minutes before we use the laser. After the numbing cream is wiped away, your provider carefully glides the handheld device across the treatment area. Patients wear protective eyewear during the procedure.
The anesthetic helps minimize any discomfort experienced during the treatment session, which typically takes about 20 minutes. Patients say the sensation is of mild to moderate tingling for about 15 minutes. We apply a cooling mask immediately after the procedure to help reduce any discomfort.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
We recommend including Clear + Brilliant in your overall skincare regimen and tailoring the number of treatments to your concerns. Patients who are getting laser skin rejuvenation for the first time often schedule 3 to 5 treatment sessions about 4 weeks apart. After that, we recommend maintenance treatments about once every 4 to 5 months.
In most cases, patients notice their skin appears smoother, clearer, and brighter a few days after each treatment. The Clear + Brilliant laser treatment also helps reduce the size of pores, minimize fine lines, and improve the skin’s texture.
What is the recovery like?
Expect your skin to appear pinkish for about 6 hours after the treatment. Your skin may be a bit dry the following morning, but in most cases there won’t be any indication that you’ve had a laser skin treatment. Redness that persists for up to 2 days may occur, but that’s less common.