We love lasers because they can transform your skin without invasive surgery, but there are so many laser treatments out there, it can be overwhelming to pick the right one for you, especially if it’s your first time.
Clear + Brilliant is a great and affordable place to start if you’re looking to kick your skincare routine up a notch with treatments that go beyond microdermabrasion. It’s one of the gentlest resurfacing lasers available and will get your skin looking clear and brilliant!
What Exactly is Clear + Brilliant Laser Resurfacing?
You may hear the words “ablative” and “fractional” being thrown around while you learn more about lasers. Clear + Brilliant is what we call a fractional non-ablative laser, meaning it sends a laser beam through only a fraction of your skin at a time (fractional), without wounding your skin’s surface (non-ablative). This allows you to get right back to work or play after your treatment.
The Clear + Brilliant laser works from the inside out, lightly penetrating your skin with laser light to replace damaged skin cells with healthy, younger looking skin. These youngsters will trigger a healing process that includes collagen production. The result is fresh and rejuvenated skin almost immediately after the treatment.
Clear + Brilliant Vs. Fraxel Laser
It’s a well known fact that celebs love Fraxel, which is also a non-ablative fractional laser treatment. This comes as no surprise to us, since Fraxel is so great at smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. So why choose Clear + Brilliant over Fraxel? There’s a few reasons Clear + Brilliant is a better option for some patients.
Fraxel typically requires a couple days of hibernation for recovery because it is more invasive than Clear + Brilliant. Patients who are new to lasers and not looking for an invasive treatment, or don’t have time for a recovery period, might find that Clear + Brilliant is a better option for them. Clear + Brilliant is a gentle treatment that requires no downtime. Although results are generally more dramatic after Fraxel, your skin will look rejuvenated within a few days after your Clear + Brilliant treatment. Typically 4-6 Clear + Brilliant treatments are recommended for optimal results and continued improvement can be expected for three to six months following treatment.
What’s the Treatment Like?
Clear + Brilliant is a quick and simple treatment. Our laser specialist, Meaghan, first applies a numbing cream to your skin about 30 minutes before treatment. Since the laser is so gentle, the cream should be enough to make the entire process painless for you. Once you’re ready for treatment, Meaghan rolls the handheld laser device over your desired treatment areas. You may feel a slight warm sensation from the device, but it shouldn’t be painful. After about 15 minutes, you’ll be ready for a topical antioxidant serum to boost your skin’s health even more. Finally, your face is cooled with a refreshing mask. The entire treatment shouldn’t take longer than 30 minutes, making it perfect for busy bees and working professionals.
Results That Will Leave Your Skin Looking Clear and Brilliant
So now that you know what the treatment is like, what can you expect your results to be? It really depends on the type of treatment you receive. Clear + Brilliant offers two treatment options to choose from: Clear + Brilliant Original and Clear + Brilliant Permea. Along with rejuvenating your skin, the goal of the Original handpiece is to improve your skin’s texture, minimize pores, smooth fine lines, boost elasticity and improve tone. Permea improves fine lines and pores as well, and also minimizes mild skin discoloration, such as sun spots and melasma. This is because Permea’s laser doesn’t penetrate as deep into your skin as the Original handpiece does.
No matter which of the two treatments you choose, you’ll walk out of your Clear + Brilliant treatment room with clearer, smoother and glowing skin! You’ll also notice that the appearance of your fine lines, sun damage and pores will be significantly reduced with progressive treatments.
Add Dermaplaning to Your Clear + Brilliant Treatment
Since Clear + Brilliant is a laser resurfacing treatment, dermaplaning can be used in conjunction with the laser for total skin renewal. Dermaplaning is another painless procedure that involves facial exfoliation. One of our trained and skilled estheticians at True Skin Care Cente perform dermaplaning to remove the dead layers of skin cells and vellus hair or “peach fuzz” from the skin’s surface. This leaves you with glowingly fresh skin, especially if you add it to your Clear + Brilliant treatment!
Whether you’re looking to refresh aging skin or prevent the signs of aging, Clear + Brilliant and dermaplaning will get you there. If you’re interested in rejuvenating your face with this transformative laser, now is the time to do it! Clear + Brilliant with Dermaplaning is Dr. Dayan’s I Love Mondays special for July. Give us a call at 312.335.2070 to make an appointment with our Laser Specialist, Meaghan, today! If you would like to ask Michelle a question, email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Question for Michelle”.