Do you follow a regular skincare routine but feel you may be ready for a more advanced treatment? Clear + Brilliant® might be the answer. It’s a gentle skin resurfacing laser procedure for patients of all ages who are interested in preventing or correcting early signs of aging or addressing minor sun damage. The Clear + Brilliant® laser treatment provides visible results that continue to improve with each session. Patients at Skin Spectrum love the procedure because there’s minimal discomfort and no downtime and — best of all — it works.
What conditions does Clear + Brilliant treat?
Clear + Brilliant is considered less aggressive than other skin rejuvenation laser procedures, but a series of treatments provides noticeable correction of photodamage, enlarged pores, and dull skin tone. The fractional laser technology used in Clear + Brilliant addresses early signs of aging by diminishing the appearance of fine lines, improving the skin’s texture, and brightening and evening the tone.
* 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 the surrounding tissue.
What can I expect?
A Clear + Brilliant treatment begins with the application of a topical anesthetic about 30 minutes before the procedure. The anesthetic minimizes any discomfort experienced during the treatment session, which typically takes about 20 minutes. After the numbing cream is wiped away, one of our providers carefully glides the handheld device across the treatment area, and patients wear protective eyewear while the laser is in use.
Patients say the sensation is of mild to moderate tingling for about 15 minutes. A cooling mask is applied immediately after the procedure to help alleviate any discomfort.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
We recommend including Clear + Brilliant in your overall skincare regimen and consulting with one of our providers to tailor the number of treatments to your concerns. Patients who undergo laser skin rejuvenation for the first time often schedule three to five treatment sessions about four weeks apart. After that, we recommend maintenance treatments about once every four to five months.
What is the recovery like?
Expect mild redness for approximately four to six hours after the treatment. Your skin will be a bit dry the following morning, with a “sandpaper” texture to the touch for about five days, but in most cases, there won’t be any indication that you’ve had a laser skin treatment. Redness that persists for up to two days may occur, but is less common.
Most patients notice smoother, clearer, and brighter skin a few days after each treatment.