What is Clear + Brilliant®?
Everyone knows about the treatments available to target the advanced signs of aging: Intense chemical peels, injectable fillers and neurotoxins, and surgical remedies. But what about patients who simply want to improve and refine their skin but don’t yet have the need or desire to go to extreme measures?
Clear + Brilliant, available in our Santa Rosa medspa, is a modern, gentle laser that rejuvenates your skin from the inside. By replacing damaged skin with fresh tissue, it improves fine lines, reduces pore visibility, and minimizes sun damage. The end result is a fresh healthy glow, with no pain and no down-time.
What Does Clear + Brilliant Treat?
Clear + Brilliant is a refining tool that works well against texture issues like overly large pores or mildly crepey skin. It’s also a good weapon against the first signs of aging and makes a great first line of defense against those early fine lines and sun damage that can lead to age spots and melasma. In addition, it will improve your overall appearance by adding brilliancy to your complexion.
How Does Clear + Brilliant Work?
Clear + Brilliant works by using beams of light to create tiny holes in your skin that stimulate the surrounding zones of healthy skin to produce new collagen. The fresh collagen plumps up your skin, evens out fine lines and texture issues, and brings out a radiant glow from within. Unlike harsher lasers, Clear + Brilliant works gently and rejuvenates your skin with no significant pain or peeling.
Clear + Brilliant Results
Within days of your first Clear + Brilliant treatment, you’ll notice that your skin feels firmer and looks more radiant. Over the next few weeks, the regenerating collagen will bring out the stronger results of the laser, and you’ll notice your fine lines, pores, and sun damage fading as that healthy glow increases. The results will peak about eight weeks after the treatment, since that’s when collagen production will be at its highest.
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Does Clear + Brilliant have any side effects?
Side effects from Clear + Brilliant are quite minimal. Your skin will be slightly red and swollen for a day or two after the procedure, almost like you’ve had a sunburn. You may also notice that your skin feels slightly rough for 3-5 days, but that won’t be visible at all. For patients who are specifically targeting pigmentation like sun spots, there may also be slight flaking in the affected area 7-14 days as the healthy skin replaces the damaged tissue.
Can Clear + Brilliant be used on patients with darker skin?
Yes, Clear + Brilliant is usable on dark-skinned patients with much better results than some harsher lasers. Some patients may need to pre-treat their skin with a solution to prevent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation for several weeks before the procedure, though, so be sure to discuss this when scheduling your treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Since Clear + Brilliant works so gently, best results are achieved with a series of treatments. Most patients are best served by 4-8 treatments spaced about a month apart to allow the skin to regenerate adequately. Once you’ve achieved the results you were looking for, scheduling a maintenance treatment once or twice a year often works well to counteract any future aging.
What’s the procedure like?
Once you enter our Santa Rosa medspa, your face will be cleaned to remove any products or bacteria that could interfere with the process. Since Clear + Brilliant is so gentle, you won’t need an anesthetic before the procedure begins. A hand piece will be slowly moved over your skin. As it moves, it will emit rapid pulses of light that create tiny channels in your skin to stimulate the healing process. The whole procedure will take no more than 30-60 minutes, and you’ll be able to return to your normal life immediately after you leave.
Does the Clear + Brilliant treatment hurt?
No, most patients report no pain, even without any anesthetic or numbing cream. You may experience a faint stinging afterward, but it should be no worse than a mild sunburn, and it will fade within a day or two.