When you look in the mirror, do you only see fine lines and large pores? Does your skin look “tired” and feel dry and lackluster? Are you just starting to notice signs of aging and want to stop them from getting worse? Perhaps, you must use more and more heavy makeup to cover up dark spots or melasma? If you find yourself responding in agreement to any of those questions, Clear and Brilliant® may be the treatment for you! Our estheticians at EsthetixMD in Bend, OR, are skilled in applying this unique preventive (and uniquely gentle) laser technology.
Fractional laser systems create microscopic treatment “zones” or injuries in the skin’s outermost layers, which triggers a healing and resurfacing process. The damaged outer layers then make way for fresh, glowing, perfected skin underneath.
If we determine that Clear + Brilliant® is right for you, treatment may involve applying a numbing topical for your utmost comfort.
Generally, this FDA-cleared technology is so well-tolerated that all skin types and tones can safely undergo treatment without the risk and downtime of wounding technologies or invasive surgical procedures. A specialized handpiece delivers the fractionated laser energy to the trouble spots and areas.
Built-in features allow us to assure that the energy is delivered precisely and uniformly to the treatment zones. Clear + Brilliant® may also be administered to increase skin care products’ effectiveness by enhancing the skin’s ability to absorb these topicals. Application of the laser takes around 20 to 40 minutes, with each treatment session requiring about 60 minutes. So, it’s an actual lunchtime procedure!
After a single treatment session, many patients enjoy softer, brighter-looking, and more evenly toned skin. Depending on the nature of your concerns and needs, we may recommend around three to five more treatment sessions.
Results are long-lasting, as long as you protect your skin from further damage from sources such as UV light. Results also depend on your “starting” point, such as your age and overall skin condition. Since there is no cutting, scalpels, or invasive techniques and tools associated with Clear + Brilliant®, there is nothing to heal from, and you can go about your business immediately after treatment. 541-303-9155
This gentle laser technology is designed to improve the appearance of early signs of aging and for “rejuvenation.”
It’s a movement! The idea is, “Why correct wrinkles, spots, dryness, and other signs of aging when I can prevent it?” Clear + Brilliant® is a powerful tool to do just that; halt the effects and stop the visible signs of sun damage from forming in the first place.
In the hands of skilled Certified Advanced Estheticians and Providers, the Clear + Brilliant® fractional laser device is directed toward the treatment area. The produced energy is delivered to promote a process of resurfacing; the damaged skin is replaced with fresh and new tissue.
Fractional lasers create microscopic treatment zones. So, instead of the tissue being treated all at once, the tissue is divided into tiny areas. A fraction of skin is treated at a time.
The Clear + Brilliant® laser design promotes the most gentle, well-tolerated, low-risk, and no-downtime process possible.
We won’t know for sure until we evaluate your skin and discuss your goals and preferences. Generally, Clear + Brilliant® is an excellent preventive treatment and helps minimize lines, visible pores, uneven tone, leathery texture, and discoloration (such as melasma).
Clear + Brilliant® is best for earlier or more minor signs of sun damage and aging, for instance, modest lines and hyperpigmentation. We are happy to review other options for treatment with you as needed.
Yes! Solta Medical achieved FDA clearance for the Clear + Brilliant® system several years ago, in 2011. It was observed at the time of the announcement that this technology was creating and defining a new category of laser treatments designed for younger patients who want to have more control over the aging process.
No. For starters, the system is non-invasive. No cutting. No needles. For utmost comfort, we may apply a numbing product before the application of the laser and use a zimmer for cold air throughout the procedure.
Minor and temporary. You may notice some red discoloration, tenderness, swelling, itching, pimples, or white dots (milia) post-treatment. Again, these conditions should resolve in a couple of days.
Your skilled Certified Advanced Esthetician and Provider uses a handpiece to guide the Clear + Brilliant® device over your skin. Built-in technology supports precision, uniform, and comfortable treatment. A serum and cooling masque may be applied, and you can also use the system to aid in the absorption of effective skincare products, which increases their effectiveness!
Yes! The actual application of the laser only takes about 20 to 40 minutes. The entire treatment may only require about 60 minutes.
It is very patient-specific. Generally, patients may get the improvement that they desire within around four to six treatment sessions. That depends on the nature and severity of your concerns and your goals, and expected progress. Some patients may choose to make this a routine part of their skin care regimen.
There is nothing to recover from! Your skin may be a little flushed, warm, and feel leathery right afterward, which usually goes away after a day.
Your skin may be more sensitive following treatment. We encourage you to take extra care to avoid damage from the sun and to protect your skin from UV light. Sweat can also irritate your skin. So, you may wish to refrain from exercises that involve lots of sweat for 24 to 48 hours afterward.
Some changes are instant. However, it only takes a week or two for your skin to look noticeably healthier and more youthful. Our patients notice a renewed glow, improved tone, and their skin feels silkier to the touch.
Months. But that all depends on your skin condition to start with and on how well you protect and care for it afterward.
Additional sessions or maintenance treatments can be spaced anywhere from a week to a month apart due to the treatment’s gentle and non-invasive nature. We’ll make recommendations based partly on your skin’s unique characteristics and needs.
Yes! It is safe and low risk for all skin tones. However, we will discuss options and considerations if you have a history of herpes, acne, and eczema flare-ups.
There are many procedures and products that treat the conditions Clear + Brilliant® addresses, for instance, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, IPL, and microneedling. Clear + Brilliant® may also be safely paired with other cosmetic treatments, including RF Microneedling, Botox® and dermal fillers, for complete and dramatic (yet natural) rejuvenation.
The total cost varies from person to person and depends at least partly on the number of treatment sessions that you want or need and the areas you are treating. We look forward to discussing ways to make Clear + Brilliant® treatment a reality for you.
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