Your skin can give away a lot about you. Your age, diet and lifestyle are all reflected in the condition of your skin, contributing to the development of lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. These concerns can make you look older than you’d like, but there are options available that can turn the clock back on aging and rejuvenate your appearance.
Newport Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates now offers Clear + Brilliant laser treatments, a gentle yet effective way to remedy lackluster skin caused by sun damage, stress and the passage of time. After just a few appointments, you can address the early signs of aging and reclaim a healthy, youthful glow without any downtime.
What is Clear + Brilliant?
The Clear + Brilliant laser system provides you with the ammunition you need to fight the signs of aging and rejuvenate your appearance. This gentle yet effective treatment uses fractional laser technology to address common skin concerns such as lines, wrinkles, roughness, sagging, pigmentation, enlarged pores and more. It works by delivering an array of tiny energy beams directly into the skin’s upper layers, creating thousands of microinjuries that stimulate the production of collagen. As the body’s healing process gets underway, damaged, aging skin is replaced with fresh tissue, revitalizing targeted areas.
Compared to other lasers, Clear + Brilliant resurfaces a percentage of your skin at a time, leaving the rest intact. It’s often referred to as a “baby” or “mini” Fraxel treatment for this reason. This unique approach to skin rejuvenation means the Clear + Brilliant laser can deliver the same outstanding results with less damage and no downtime, making it safe for a wide range of concerns and complexions.
What Can Clear + Brilliant Treat?
Clear + Brilliant will help your skin look younger, fresher and more radiant than before, especially for those experiencing the early signs of aging. Some common concerns that can be safely and effectively treated with the Clear + Brilliant laser include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven tone or texture
- Age spots
- Crow’s feet
- Mild sagging / volume loss
This treatment can be used to address existing signs of aging, but it can also be used as a preventative or “prejuvenation” treatment to help patients maintain a youthful appearance.
Ideal Candidates for Clear + Brilliant
Clear + Brilliant is an effective treatment that is safe for all skin tones and types. It is powerful enough to address many common concerns related to the early signs of aging, but gentle enough to be incorporated into your regular skin care routine. Clear + Brilliant is also a great maintenance option for those who have undergone more aggressive laser treatments, helping to extend and improve upon previous results. It will also not make your skin sun-sensitive, so this treatment can be performed year-round with no restrictions, although sunscreen is still recommended to prevent damage from harmful UV rays.
If you want to learn more about the Clear + Brilliant laser and find out if this treatment is right for you, schedule a consultation today. Our skin care experts will examine your specific needs and goals to develop a personalized treatment plan and schedule. If you have other concerns, we can also recommend additional services that may enhance your results, such as dermal fillers, Botox and other laser treatments.
What to Expect During Treatment
Clear + Brilliant laser treatments are performed in-office and can be completed in 30 minutes or less. The length of your appointment might vary depending on which skin care concerns are being addressed and the amount of correction needed.
During your procedure, a topical anesthetic may be used to ensure your comfort. Once it takes effect, you’ll be able to relax as your provider moves the handpiece over your treatment areas. You might feel a slight prickling sensation as the laser energy is delivered into your skin, but most patients find this easy to tolerate. Throughout your treatment, the Clear + Brilliant device uses patented Intelligent Optical Tracking technology to maintain proper skin contact and a uniform application, ensuring the best possible results.
After treatment, a cooling mask or serum may be applied. You’ll be able to return home and immediately resume all regular activities with no downtime or recovery.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Your skin may feel warm and tender following your treatment, similar to a mild sunburn. Some patients also experience some itchiness, swelling and redness. These symptoms are normal and should subside quickly. A dry or rough skin texture may also develop after a few days, but as this resolves, it will reveal a brighter, softer and more supple complexion. For the best results, our providers will recommend skin care products you can use to accelerate the healing process. By the fourth or fifth day, no one will be able to tell that your skin has been treated with the Clear + Brilliant laser, except to notice how rejuvenated you look!
Clear + Brilliant Results
Your full results will develop a week or two after treatment. Your skin will start to look noticeably softer, smoother and brighter, with a more even tone and texture. The appearance of unwanted lines and wrinkles will be visibly reduced, and your skin will have a healthy glow. These improvements can last for several months, but this may vary depending on your age, overall skin condition and if you take steps to maintain or prolong your results.
While you’ll see impressive results after your first appointment, most patients undergo a series of treatments to achieve their skin care goals. We typically recommend starting with four sessions spaced four to six weeks apart for optimal results, but our providers will develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Once you’ve achieved your final look, it can be maintained with the occasional touch-up appointment. Ongoing treatments will help you prolong your new, healthy glow and keep the signs of aging at bay.
Before and After