Clear + Brilliant was designed by the makers of the Fraxel® laser. It has similar fabulous results as the Fraxel® laser but with no recovery time. For this reason, many doctors and patients refer to it as the “Mini-Fraxel.”
There is a new handpiece to the Clear + Brilliant Laser called the Perméa. The Perméa handpiece utilizes a 1927nm wavelength that has a higher absorption of pigmentation. Since the Perméa handpiece depth is fixed at 170nm, it treats the tissue where melanin resides. This is why the Perméa is so effective at treating pigmentation, brown spots and sun spots, without any “down time.” Perméa is safe on all skin types because it targets water, not other chromophores such as pigment.
If you’re noticing early signs of aging on your face like age spots or fine lines and wrinkles but you’re not ready to commit to a more comprehensive laser resurfacing procedure, Clear + Brilliant® can offer the ideal compromise. By using non-ablative fractional laser technology, the Clear + Brilliant® system can leave you with healthy, glowing skin and a shorter downtime than other laser resurfacing procedures in New York.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 if you’re ready to learn more about treating fine lines and wrinkles and improving skin tone with Clear + Brilliant® laser resurfacing. Dr. Michele S. Green, a board certified NYC dermatologist, practices the latest techniques at the forefront of skin care to give you the look that you deserve.
Benefits of Clear + Brilliant®
Like other types of laser resurfacing, Clear + Brilliant® physically removes the damaged outer layers of the skin’s surface to reveal the healthy, glowing skin below. At the same time, the laser treatment stimulates renewed collagen production, helping your skin look firmer and more youthful. However, since Clear + Brilliant® is a nonablative fractional laser, treatments are simple and gentle, designed to proactively fight the early signs of aging on your face without significant downtime after your treatment.
Ablative lasers burn away the entire top layer of skin of the treatment area, requiring a much longer recovery process. The Clear + Brilliant® laser is fractional, which allows for treatment just of specifically targeted areas. A smaller treatment area means faster healing, plus shorter individual treatment sessions as well. Nonablative fractional lasers can be used on all skin types, including darker skin tones, and still deliver positive results.
The combination of shorter and painless appointments, minimal recovery time and the targeted fractional approach to laser resurfacing makes Clear + Brilliant® ideal for those patients who want to see an improvement in their appearance without committing to a lengthy appointment time or recovery.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary with each patient.
What to Expect
Dr. Green applies a topical numbing cream 30 minutes before the procedure. One session takes about 30 minutes, although this may vary depending on the size of the targeted treatment area. After your session, you’ll experience some redness that fades quickly, with no downtime. Most patients equate the sensation to a mild sunburn.
The faster healing time and simpler treatment process make Clear + Brilliant® the ideal solution for laser skin resurfacing. Although repeated sessions are recommended for optimum results, many patients notice an improvement in their skin tone and texture following their first treatment. Sessions are scheduled a few weeks apart, and most patients reach their appearance goals in between four and six sessions.
After completing your treatment sessions, you should notice an improvement in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles or scars, diminished age spots and a more even skin tone. Over time, the increase in natural collagen production will help your skin look firmer and more youthful as well.
If you’re interested in enjoying the benefits of laser skin resurfacing without the downtime commitment of ablative lasers, there’s finally a solution that can help. Contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 to learn more about whether laser resurfacing treatments with the Clear + Brilliant® system may be right for you.