Clear and Brilliant Laser
What It is
The Clear + Brilliant Laser is a great way to maintain the look of healthy skin. Affordable and proactive, it helps in the maintenance of youthful skin for anti-aging benefits to improve skin tone and texture. Based on fractional laser technology, Clear + Brilliant Laser is a new category of laser aesthetic treatments that treat only a small portion of the skin, leaving healthy tissue around each treatment site. This healthy skin plays a monumental role in the healing process and because of this, the treatment is comfortable and recovery time is much shorter.
Men and women spanning any age group who are looking to quickly improve the texture, tone, and radiance of their skin can find the Clear + Brilliant Laser very effective. Patients can discus their ideal results with Dr. McLean during their consultation, especially if they seek dramatic results. The Clear + Brilliant Laser is the perfect solution for patients who are looking for natural result which can be done quickly with relatively no downtime.
Clear + Brilliant Laser may be an effective treatment option for you if you already have or plan to begin an anti-aging skincare routine, if you would like to maintain a long-term youthful appearance, and if you do not have the time required to recover from invasive procedures such as cosmetic surgery or strong resurfacing treatments.
Fractionated resurfacing lasers such as the Clear + Brilliant Laser will help reduce the appearance of pores, improve skin pigmentation, and improve the texture of the facial complexion. It is most commonly used on the face, neck, decolletage, and hands, but can be performed on almost any part of the body.
Many of our patients here at The McLean Clinic can return to their normal activities within a few days, experiencing relatively no downtime, which is excellent for patients who have busy lifestyles. Typically, multiple treatments are recommended to achieve the best results, which can be discussed during your consultation.
How to Prepare
In preparation for the Clear + Brilliant Laser, we recommend patients to avoid the use of chemical exfoliants (ie: products that contain retinol, retinoid, glycolic acid, etc) for at least two weeks prior to receiving the treatment. Additionally, avoid receiving Botox injections
or dermal fillers within two weeks prior to receiving treatment. During your consultation, Dr. McLean will further discuss the steps that you should take to ensure you receive the safest and most effective procedure.
How it Works
The Clear + Brilliant Laser utilizes revolutionary laser technology to deliver powerful anti-aging benefits to the skin quickly and gently. The laser handpiece delivers uniform application across the entire treatment area using a patented Optical Tracking™ System, which will administer the exact amount of contact that is required to provide you with the results you desire.
Typically, a single treatment session will only take 30 minutes. You will first begin with a consultation with Dr. McLean where he will help determine if the Clear + Brilliant Laser is the best treatment option for you depending on the results you desire. He will walk you through the entire process and address any questions that you may have. If you have sensitive skin, you can inquire about the use of a topical numbing cream to limit discomfort during the procedure, although this is typically not required.
The Clear + Brilliant Laser provides both short-term and long-term results, which improve and continue to progress after the treatment. Within a few days after receiving the treatment, the skin will be noticeably softer, brighter, and more even in tone. Results can last for several months, although it does vary from patient to patient depending on their age, skin condition, and how well the skin is protected.
The Clear + Brilliant Laser provides visibly noticeable results that naturally enhance your features. Many patients report experiencing smoother, softer skin, a reduction in pore size, an improvement in the look of fine lines, an improvement in skin tone and texture, and enhanced overall skin health.
The Clear + Brilliant Laser treatment can be paired with most cosmetic procedures such as dermal fillers, Botox, and Thermage treatments
to name a few. During your consultation, Dr. McLean can recommend the best combination of procedures to achieve your desired results on an individualized basis.
At McLean Clinic, our patients report visible improvements after recieving 4 to 6 treatments, although the number of treatments required is completely tailored to your skin concerns and desired results. Many patients continue to receive routine treatments to play a maintenance factor in their overall skin care regimen. Dr. McLean will discuss a unique treatment schedule that is customized to your specific needs and skin type.
Aftercare and Recovery
Immediately after receiving the Clear + Brilliant Laser treatment, you may apply makeup and resume your normal activities and skin care regimen without causing harm to your skin. Make sure to wear broadband sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater and avoid direct sun exposure for at least 7 days after receiving the treatment. Dr. McLean will provide you a list with skincare products that you should avoid immediately following your procedure.
The Clear + Brilliant Laser treatment is perfect for those who have busy lifestyles as it is minimally invasive, allowing patients to return to their normal activities immediately. Some patients experience mild swelling and redness at the treatment site, although this usually resolves on its own within a few hours after treatment. The treatment area may also be tender and sensitive to temperature immediately post-treatment, so it is crucial to protect your skin and to use sunscreen during this time.
Myths and Facts
Contrary to popular belief, laser resurfacing treatments
are ideal for patients of any age. In specific, Clear + Brilliant Laser treatments can help prolong the youthful appearance of your skin and provide fantastic anti-aging benefits no matter what your age is. Anything from sun exposure, environmental conditions, and general lifestyle can result in lackluster skin, making Clear + Brilliant a fantastic option for patients spanning all age groups.