What is Clear + Brilliant?
How does Clear + Brilliant Work?
How Much Does Clear + Brilliant Cost?
What Are The Risks Of Clear + Brilliant?
What Are Clear + Brilliant Alternatives?
Clear + Brilliant
- Gentle Laser Resurfacing System
- For early signs of aging and light skin damage
- Not as aggressive as Fraxel
From Solta Medical, the makers of the popular fractional laser resurfacing procedure Fraxel, comes the Clear + Brilliant Laser System. Not as aggressive as it’s fractionated counterpart, Clear + Brilliant is a non-surgical laser treatment targeted at younger patients, in their 20s or 30s, who recognize they need a little more help with their skin but are not ready for fractional laser resurfacing. Receiving FDA clearance earlier 2011, Clear + Brilliant also has its CE Mark in the EU.
The Clear + Brilliant utilizes a laser to gently resurface the top layer of the skin. Using an Intelligent Optical Tracking System (IOTS), the laser delivers uniform and consistent treatment to the surface of the skin. The laser is only fired when IOTS senses skin contact through the rollers at the tip of the Clear + Brilliant hand-piece.
When lasers are used in aesthetic medicine, they must target and be absorbed by an existing component in the body – in this case, water is the primary absorber or the laser wavelength in the Clear + Brilliant laser system. Since skin comprises of over 70% of water, the system is effective and safe for all skin colors.
This treatment is ideal for patients in their 20s or 30s who have begun to notice signs of aging or skin damage that are further along than can be helped with serums or creams. However, the damage may not be severe enough to warrant a more costly and aggressive procedure such as Fraxel or Thermage. According to the manufacturer, the Clear + Brilliant Laser System may help reverse and prevent signs of aging and light skin damage by encouraging new collagen growth, improving skin tone and texture and reducing the appearance of pores.
The Clear + Brilliant treatment takes approximately 20-30 minutes and due to gentleness of the laser system, most patients experience little to no downtime. Post treatment, there may be slight redness and swelling for approximately 12 hours along with some pain that is easily managed with over the counter pain medication.
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The cost of the procedure will vary from geographic location of the practice, market availability and how many treatments are needed to achieve the best results. Typically 4-6 Clear + Brilliant treatments are recommended and cost per treatment can vary between $200-$350.
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Patients with certain skin conditions should not receive laser treatments, regardless of the intensity of treatment. Potential side effects may include prolonged swelling, redness, scarring, blistering, hyperpigmentation, infection or herpes and acne flare-ups. It is very important to consult with your specialist and made your medical history clear before undergoing any treatments.
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Other laser fractional resurfacing alternatives include:Back to Top