Clear & Brilliant
Our board-certified plastic surgeons offer Clear + Brilliant™ Laser Resurfacing to help patients achieve smoother, younger looking skin. Using a gentle fractional laser technology, Clear + Brilliant™ addresses early signs of aging and refreshes skin from the inside out. It is an easy treatment to add to your routine, much like the way you plan for a facial or a trip to the hair salon. Treatment typically takes about 20-40 minutes and can benefit men and women of all ages. Our practice utilizes both the original and new Permea handpieces for our Clear + Brilliant™ procedures. The Permea treatment can be combined with a topical antioxidant and is able to penetrate millions of microscopic areas of the skin for comprehensive replacement of damaged cells.
No matter how old you are, sun exposure, environmental conditions, and lifestyle can contribute to lackluster skin. Whether you want to prolong the younger look of your skin or address signs of aging, Clear+Brilliant® can help. Depending on your particular aesthetic concerns, Clear+Brilliant® can be used to help:
-Improve skin tone & texture.
-Minimize fine facial lines and wrinkles.
-Correct mild acne scarring.
-Enhance skin clarity.
-Treat pigmented areas of skin.
-Reduce sun damage and melasma.
-Increase permeability of skincare products.
-Fight early signs of aging.
During treatment, the unique Clear+Brilliant® handpiece is gently guided across the targeted region as it directs fractional laser energy into specific layers of the skin. This energy creates millions of microscopic thermal treatment zones, leading to the replacement of damaged tissue with healthy tissue. Once produced, the newly developed collagen helps to gradually raise, tighten, and fortify the skin in the treatment area for a rejuvenated, revitalized aesthetic. The entire Clear+Brilliant® procedure generally takes around 45 minutes to complete, and can be performed on the face and body. Clear+Brilliant® treatments may be complementary to most cosmetic procedures, like fillers, Ultherapy® treatments, or even Botox®.
As a non-invasive procedure, there is typically little to no downtime following Clear+Brilliant®, though some degree of redness and/or swelling may be present in the targeted region. These temporary side effects should dissipate relatively quickly, and most individuals are able to resume their normal daily activities immediately after treatment. A rough feeling to the skin can be observed from 1-4 days post-treatment as the damaged tissue is being replaced. This is typically not noticeable to the naked eye, and can be hidden easily with makeup. The results of Clear+Brilliant® treatment are both immediate and progressive. Within a week or two after one treatment, your skin will start to feel softer, look brighter and show more even tone. Results can last for months depending on age, skin condition, and how you protect your skin.