Clear and Brilliant Fractional Laser Therapy Chicago
What is Clear and Brilliant® and am I a good candidate?
Clear and Brilliant is a revolutionary, gentle – laser treatment, clinically proven to fight the effects of aging skin and can treat all skin types. Clear and Brilliant treatments fit into a patient’s busy lifestyle as a strong preventive treatment. For many patients, it is a natural, next step in the skin care continuum – a true fractional laser treatment that is effective and safe, but also gentle and affordable
What are the benefits of Clear and Brilliant and how does it work?
The Clear and Brilliant uses proven fractionated laser technology, using a 1440 nm wavelength that creates tiny channels in the skin to create a collagen response in the skin to help fight various signs of aging.
The Clear and Brilliant laser addresses:
- Skin texture
- Refines Pores
- Brightens skin
How many treatments will I need?
Patients can greatly benefit doing a series of 5-6 treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart. We do offer a discounted laser package for 4 treatments. Some patients will alternate other treatments with the laser depending on their concern. Maintenance laser treatments can be done every other month or every few months to help maintain new collagen growth and brighter skin tone.
What type of results will I see?
Patients will experience a glow to their skin after the week and the skin will appear brighter and softer. Patients will also experience textural improvements such as lessening of fine lines, wrinkles, reduction in pore size, and improvement in superficial scars. This treatment is preventative as well as restorative, and it is a great introductory laser for patients who do not need more intensive treatments or want to avoid the downtime.
Is there any downtime associated with this procedure?
This laser has minimal downtime (typically 1-2 days of redness and patients will avoid exercise during this time, but can cover with mineral makeup the next day). After the redness fades, the skin will feel sandpapery, and the texture will feel rough. No one will notice this on your skin, but when you touch or cleanse your skin you will feel this change. This does not flake off or peel, it will begin to feel very soft working its way from the inside of the cheeks out toward your hairline with no physical sloughing of the skin. Patients can work and do normal activities during this stage. By day 7, the skin looks healthy, luminous, and rejuvenated. Collagen will continue to stimulate a few weeks after treatment, continuing to improve results.
What is the Post Treatment Care?
- No working out for 48 hours post treatment
- No makeup for 48 hours post treatment
- Gentle Cleanser to be used 1 week post treatment
- Gentle Cream to be used 1 week post treatment
- Sunblock can be resumed day after treatment
- Try not to touch the skin too much during 48 hour healing phase to reduce risk of any infection
- Avoid retinols, glycolics, salicylic, benzoyl, other exfoliating prescription topicals, scrubs, Clarisonics for 1 week. After a week all exfoliants may be resumed unless any dryness post treatment persists.
What other treatments/procedures can Clear and Brilliant be combined with?
Depending on the patients concern or overall goals, this treatment is great combined a few weeks apart with various anti-aging therapies as well as tightening and injectable procedures such as Ultherapy, Thermage, Botox, Fillers. Patients can also see dramatic improvement alternating MicroPeel with Dermasweep™ and laser resurfacing as part of their treatment regimen. Clear and Brilliant is a great beginner laser resurfacing treatment prior to C02 to prep the skin or can be used as a maintenance laser after C02 to continue to help build upon the deeper results achieved with more aggressive laser resurfacing. Combination therapy can help further correct damage and reveal healthier, more youthful skin.
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