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Clear + Brilliant®

Uncover the Brilliance Today

Clear + Brilliant® System: Designed for patients seeking a simple, smart skincare solution to fight the effects of aging skin, while unveiling beautiful, radiant skin without turning to severe or expensive treatments.

Clear + Brilliant is an affordable treatment that utilizes fractional laser technology to address and help prevent early signs of aging for both men and women of all skin types. The Clear + Brilliant technology is a perfect way to address skin concerns without resorting to more aggressive laser resurfacing treatments. Since the Clear + Brilliant laser is a gentle yet effective skincare treatment, patients can expect improved skin tone, smoother texture, and softer, glowing skin.

Features and Benefits

  • An effective and non invasive solution to address and help prevent signs of aging
  • A quick, minimal downtime treatment that can be completed within a “lunch hour”
  • A smart way to protect your skincare investment
  • Complements other treatments, such as injectables and fillers
  • Visible results, including glowing and softer skin
Clear and Brilliant before and after

How it works

Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser that refreshes your skin from the inside out. The laser energy creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in the upper layers of the skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger-looking tissue. After treatment session(s) that takes about 20 minutes or less, Clear + Brilliant revitalizes skin and brings back a natural, radiant glow without the downtime of more invasive treatments.

Most patients experience immediate and progressive results that can last for months depending on age, skin condition and how the patient protects the skin.

Answers to Patients’ Frequently Asked Questions

What is Clear + Brilliant?

The Clear + Brilliant laser is a unique skincare treatment that uses fractional laser technology to address the early signs of aging skin and help prevent them.

How does Clear + Brilliant work?

The Clear + Brilliant laser is gentle and refreshes your skin from the inside out. The laser works by creating microscopic treatment zones in the upper layers of the skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy tissue, for younger-looking skin.

What is Clear + Brilliant Perméa?

The Clear + Brilliant Perméa handpiece treatment is optimized for improved skin tone and texture and enhanced skin permeability for added benefits of topical skincare products when applied immediately after treatment. This treatment integrates the elements of your skincare regimen to create comprehensive results.

What is the difference between the original Clear + Brilliant and the Clear + Brilliant Perméa?

Each of the Clear + Brilliant laser treatment offerings serves a unique purpose. The Clear + Brilliant Perméa laser treatment offers visible enhancements in tone and radiance, while the original Clear + Brilliant laser treatment is optimized to improve your skin’s texture. During a consultation, Dr. Shell can discuss the best treatment plan for you.

What does the Clear + Brilliant procedure feel like?

Most patients describe a pricking feeling and an increased sensation of heat during the treatment.

  • For the original Clear + Brilliant laser treatment – topical anesthetic ointment may be applied before the procedure. Afterward, you may have mild redness and swelling, which typically subside within a few hours.
  • For the Clear + Brilliant Perméa laser treatment – topical anesthetic is not required. Topical skincare products, such as an antioxidant serum, will be applied to each treatment area after the treatment is administered. This combination approach is used to address post-treatment skin responses such as redness and swelling.

Who can benefit from Clear + Brilliant treatments?

Clear + Brilliant treatments are great for women and men who are looking to prevent and fight the early signs of aging, or people who want to maintain their youthful appearance.

What kind of results can I expect?

Your skin will feel softer and have improved tone for a youthful, more radiant glow.

Clear + Brilliant treatments can help:

  • Prevent the signs of aging
  • Improve the look of fine lines
  • Improve skin tone and texture
  • Minimize the appearance of pores
  • Improve your skin’s overall appearance

When do the results appear, and how long do they last?

Treatment results are both immediate and progressive. A few days after the treatment, your skin will start to feel softer, look brighter, and show a more even tone. With each successive treatment, the results will become more noticeable. Results can last for months depending on your age, skin condition, and skincare and protection regimen.

What will I look like immediately after the procedure?

Clear + Brilliant laser treatments are very gentle. You may experience mild redness and subtle inflammation immediately after treatment. These generally resolve within a few hours but may last until the following day.

How long is the treatment?

Clear + Brilliant laser treatments take about 20 minutes to complete. We ask that you reserve one hour for your appointment.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments is tailored to your concerns and skin care desires. In recent studies, consumers reported visible improvements after 4-6 treatments, though many patients choose to have routine treatments as part of their overall skincare regimen. Your skincare provider will discuss a personalized treatment regimen with you.

Can I get Clear + Brilliant treatments if I’ve already had other procedures?

Clear + Brilliant treatments may be complementary to most cosmetic procedures, like fillers, Thermage® treatments, or even Botox®. Talk to your doctor to learn more about combining Clear + Brilliant treatments with other procedures.

How long has Clear + Brilliant been available?

Clear + Brilliant laser treatments have been available since 2011. The new Clear + Brilliant Perméa treatment was introduced in the fall of 2012. Our office has been offering Clear + Brilliant treatments since.

How much does the Clear + Brilliant treatment cost?

The cost depends on the number of sessions and varies from country to country. We encourage you to come in for a consultation so we can accurately assess your specific needs.