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Clear + Brilliant is a laser treatment that is often misunderstood. First, it’s important to understand that it is a fractional laser treatment, as opposed to an ablative laser treatment. Fractional lasers apply laser energy beneath the skin’s surface, rejuvenating the skin from the inside-out. This means gentler treatments and less downtime. Ablative lasers apply laser energy directly to the skin’s surface, using it as a method of exfoliating the skin and rejuvenating the remaining layers. This is more aggressive, often causing sensitivity, redness and other side effects that can persist for days or weeks. Keep reading to find out how Clear + Brilliant uses fractional laser technology for powerful skin rejuvenation benefits – and why it’s earned a recommendation from model Christie Brinkley in her self-help beauty book, “Timeless Beauty”.

What is Clear and Brilliant good for?

Clear + Brilliant laser treatments are a good fit for patients seeking something more aggressive than over-the-counter skin care solutions, but gentler than aggressive laser treatments. Clear + Brilliant is unique in that it can be used to both address and prevent signs of aging in the skin. Patients who want to prolong the health and youthfulness of their skin can be great candidates for Clear + Brilliant, as can patients who are experiencing early signs of aging and wish to address them.

Which is better: Clear and Brilliant or IPL?

Clear + Brilliant and IPL are both effective laser treatments, but they are best suited for different skin concerns. As described above, Clear + Brilliant is most effective for preventing and addressing early signs of aging. Patients who want to achieve a “youthful glow” are likely better off with Clear + Brilliant. However, patients struggling with hyperpigmentation in the skin will likely achieve better results with IPL treatments.

How long do Clear and Brilliant results last?

Within just 1-2 weeks of treatment, you’ll see results from your Clear + Brilliant laser treatment. These results include softer, brighter-looking skin. The duration of your Clear + Brilliant results will depend on your age, skin type and your usual skin care routine. Most patients notice that their results last for months, but patients who take extra care to nourish and protect the skin may find that their results last longer.

How often should I do Clear and Brilliant?

The optimal schedule for a Clear + Brilliant treatment routine will depend on the patient’s skin type and skin care goals. When first getting started with Clear + Brilliant, most patients receive a series of 4-6 treatment sessions performed on a monthly basis. After this initial series of treatments, patients may require less frequent treatment sessions to maintain their results.

At McRae MD Medical Laser Center, we’re here to help you navigate Clear + Brilliant laser treatments and deliver the best results possible. Whether you’re looking for a solution to signs of aging or a long-term skin care routine, we can help you determine if Clear + Brilliant is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.