For some of us, laser treatments can sound quite daunting. There are a lot of different opinions out there on if lasers are painful or not, aggressive or not, or invasive or not. The truth is, laser treatments are a critical component to maintaining youth and treating certain conditions that are traditionally harder to treat (we’ve all heard about acne scarring, right?).
When performed by experts, like our Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Zaki Taher, and his team of skin specialists at Lucere, laser treatments are highly effective and deliver real results you can count on. Not to mention the measures that are taken to make the experience as safe and as comfortable as possible!
The myth with laser treatments is that many people assume they’re all quite aggressive. We’ve all heard about the Fraxel Skin Resurfacing treatment, which is basically the king of all lasers! However, the truth is, there are different lasers designed to target different outcomes with varying degrees of intensity.
That’s where the Clear + Brilliant Laser treatment comes in! Many celebrities, like Jennifer Aniston, swear by this skin resurfacing and brightening treatment. It helps prevent the visible signs of aging, while addressing key issues that the effects of the environment and time have on your skin. It’s known as the ‘Baby Fraxel’ because of its less intense approach compared to the Fraxel Laser. Let’s dig into it more!
This beautiful client wanted to improve the appearance of her skin tone & texture, reduce the appearance of her pores and minimize the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
What is Clear + Brilliant?
Clear + Brilliant is a gentle skin resurfacing and brightening treatment that uses state-of-the-art, fractional laser technology to ultimately focus on and prevent the early signs of aging. The treatment is highly effective for minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, evening out skin tone and texture, as well as reducing the size of visible pores.
The Clear + Brilliant Skin Resurfacing treatment is non-invasive in that there is no cutting or use of needles. It has little downtime without a real disruption to your day-to-day life. You can easily carry on with daily activities after your appointment.
How Does Clear + Brilliant Work?
The Clear + Brilliant laser works by focusing on the upper layers of the skin, creating millions of microscopic treatment zones. Essentially, this process replaces damaged skin with healthy tissue, giving clients more youthful results. Skin appearance becomes younger, smoother and more even-toned.
The treatment is not only quick and effective, but suitable for all skin types. Clinical studies show that a Clear + Brilliant laser treatment leads to improvement in skin quality, with an emphasis on reducing the appearance of fine lines and reducing the visibility of pore size.
What Can I Expect Before My Clear + Brilliant Laser Treatment?
At Lucere, we value educating and informing our clients on our various treatments and making sure that all your questions are answered in the process. That’s why we offer a complimentary consultation before any of our treatments. This helps our experts determine your goals, in order to treat you with the best option for your needs.
We also understand that any procedure, especially lasers, can be daunting for some. The Clear + Brilliant is completely safe and advanced, however, we use the consultation as a safe space to answer all your questions and address any concerns you may have. Once we determine if this treatment is right for you, and you are comfortable moving forward, we can then move on to the actual procedure.
You must be sure to stay out of the sun at least two weeks prior to the treatment. Treating sunburned skin is a huge no! You must also not be using self-tanner or any retinol products for at least a week before your appointment.
What Can I Expect During My Clear + Brilliant Laser Treatment?
Our laser technicians begin the treatment by applying a topical numbing cream to your entire face. Topical numbing isn’t necessary for this specific laser treatment, but at Lucere, your comfort is a priority always! The numbing cream will add extra comfort during the actual procedure.
Once the numbing cream has worked its magic, your expert Laser Technician will gently guide the device over your skin, focusing on your face as a whole, while putting special emphasis on targeted areas determined in your consultation. The whole procedure takes about 20 minutes once you start, so this treatment is not only effective and safe, but quick!
Is There Any Downtime with the Clear + Brilliant laser?
There is very little downtime with the Clear + Brilliant laser treatment. You can expect redness and swelling, very much like a mild to moderate sunburn. These effects should subside after 24 hours. Within two days, your skin will begin to feel ‘sandpaper-like’ and very dry. You can expect the dryness and roughness to last for a few days.
It is important in the first week not to be using skincare such as exfoliants, toners, serums, retinols, etc. Simply use a gentle cleanser and a moisturizer. It’s necessary to keep your skin hydrated. Be sure to also use a physical sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30.
How Many Sessions of the Clear + Brilliant Treatment Will do I Need?
You will notice visible results after even one treatment of Clear + Brilliant, however, you will want to have at least 3-6 sessions, depending on your skin needs and desired outcome. Most clients maintain results afterward, with a session every few months. Many clients who use more aggressive lasers, such as the Fraxel Skin Resurfacing treatment, will also use the Clear + Brilliant for maintaining results throughout the year.
Remember, achieving the skin of your dreams is a journey, so consistency is absolutely key. That being said, continuous sessions may not be for everyone, so it’s important to discuss the best approach with our skin experts for a truly personalized skincare experience.
How Long Will It Take Before I See Changes in My Skin?
All skin types are different, so it’s not uncommon for different people to have different results. Typically speaking, your skin will start to feel softer about a week after treatment. Your skin tone should also see visible improvement. The results of a Clear + Brilliant can remain visible for months, but as we mentioned earlier, maintaining results with supplementary treatments or other procedures is key.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The length of time your results remain visible will really depend on several key factors, such as your age, gender, skincare routine, the condition of your skin, and the frequency of other treatments. It is key to maintain results with medical-grade skincare and follow-up treatments to really reap the benefits of this skin resurfacing treatment.
Other factors like your lifestyle and diet, as well as UV exposure and environmental factors like pollution also play a role in the health of your skin and the results you see. Clear + Brilliant is an effective treatment to tackle these issues!
This beautiful client wanted to really focus on reducing her skin’s pore size as well as improve the appearance of her skin tone & texture, while achieving a radiant glow.
Is the Clear + Brilliant a Complete Solution?
The Clear + Brilliant Skin Resurfacing treatment is an amazing procedure for sure! It can be used as a standalone laser or used to help maintain results for more advanced lasers. Regardless of where you are in your skin journey, we at Lucere always promote three essentials for anti-aging that are non-negotiable.
Along with your laser treatments using proven technology, such as the Clear + Brilliant, you will want to be making use of expertly injected fillers and neuromodulators (i.e. Botox, Dysport, etc.), as well as medical-grade skincare.
If you’re interested in learning more about Lucere’s Skin Resurfacing treatment using the Clear + Brilliant laser, please contact us to book your complimentary consultation today!