When you begin seeing the signs of aging skin, it’s natural to wonder about the best steps to take to maintain your youthful appearance. While many aesthetic services target and treat the signs of aging, the Clear and Brilliant laser is among the most effective and gentle options available.
The Skin Retreat in Little Rock, AR, offers patients the most innovative solutions to restore their skin’s health and appearance. Clear and Brilliant treatments are among our most buzzworthy procedures, promoting smooth, even, radiant skin.
The benefits of comprehensive skin resurfacing with Clear and Brilliant make it one of the most popular medical lasers worldwide. You can discover younger-looking skin after just one treatment that addresses many skin concerns simultaneously.
What Is Clear and Brilliant?
FDA-approved in 2011, Clear and Brilliant is a laser skin resurfacing treatment that addresses the early signs of aging skin. The treatment rose in popularity due to its mildness, serving as one of the few lasers that can rejuvenate the skin without requiring extensive downtime.
How Does the Clear and Brilliant Laser Work?
Clear and Brilliant uses a nonablative fractional laser configured to create microscopic thermal injuries in the upper layers of the skin. The treatment restores strength and structure to aging skin by inducing neocollagenesis.
Necollagenesis is the building of new collagen. Collagen and elastin provide your skin with the structure and resilience that keeps it firm, smooth, and even. But with age, collagen, and elastin production declines.
As part of the body’s healing response, fibroblasts produce new collagen and elastin, restoring a youthful look to aging skin. The best way to trigger neocollagenesis is by causing damage and stimulating this healing response.
The tiny injuries created through Clear and Brilliant treatments stimulate the body’s natural healing process, inducing collagen and elastin production while triggering cell turnover. As a result, your skin appears fresher, smoother, and healthier.
How to Do Laser Treatments Work?
There are many different types of lasers designed to target skin concerns. Skin resurfacing lasers generally fall into one of two categories: ablative and nonablative.
Ablative lasers are more invasive, as they remove the top layer of skin. While they can offer dramatic improvements in the skin, they often require two weeks of recovery or longer.
Nonablative lasers bypass the skin’s surface to heat underlying tissue to trigger neocollagenesis. As a result, nonablative treatments require little, if any, downtime. Results appear gradually, so no one can guess you’ve had a treatment.
Common skin rejuvenation laser types include:
- CO2 ablative lasers
- Erbium: YAG ablative or nonablative lasers
- Pulsed dye nonablative lasers
- Fractional ablative or nonablative lasers
Clear and Brilliant uses a fractional laser; it breaks up the laser energy to create thousands of tiny thermal beams that treat a fraction of the skin at a time. Fractional lasers produce micro-injuries that are surrounded by healthy skin, reducing downtime.
How Is the Clear and Brilliant Laser Different?
The Clear and Brilliant laser differs from typical fractional lasers, as it uses a reduced intensity, allowing patients to resume their regular activities immediately. This laser offers even more features that differentiate it from other treatments:
Recommended for All Skin Types
Unlike many laser treatments, Clear and Brilliant rejuvenate the skin from the inside out. Therefore, all skin types and tones can benefit from laser treatment.
We fully customize your Clear and Brilliant procedure based on your skin concerns, type, tone, and degree of damage. In addition, we can adjust the density and depth of the thermal energy depending on your specific needs and the topical serums we add to enhance your results.
Clear and Brilliant treatments easily fit into your schedule. A standard treatment lasts around 20 minutes. Patients looking to restore the skin of their face, neck, chest, and hands can complete the process in about 30 to 40 minutes.
Multiple Critical Improvements at Once
The Clear and Brilliant laser targets several of the most prominent signs of aging skin:
- Fine lines
- Enlarged pores
- Dull, uneven skin tone
- Rough texture
Treatments leave your skin looking and feeling fresh, smooth, and radiant.
After your Clear and Brilliant treatment, the micro-injuries allow your skin to absorb topical serums or creams. After your treatment, we can discuss the best post-treatment care to take advantage of your skin’s enhanced permeability and target any lingering concerns.
Prevention and Treatment
The Clear and Brilliant laser treats your current skin concerns. At the same time, the boost in collagen and elastin restores strength and resilience to your skin, preventing and delaying the development of new lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
What Results Can I Expect from Clear and Brilliant Laser Treatments?
Most patients see initial benefits from their treatment very quickly. A single session can almost instantly improve your skin’s texture, eliminating dullness and restoring your youthful glow.
You’ll see brighter, softer, more even skin in one to two weeks as the increased collagen production takes effect. Additionally, your skin will continue to improve for the next few weeks.
While some patients need just one treatment to achieve their desired results, many enjoy the more dramatic results that come from three to six treatments scheduled three to four weeks apart. Those who undergo a series of treatments can maintain their results with a couple of touch-up treatments a year.
Ready to Rejuvenate with Clear and Brilliant?
Rejuvenating your aging skin is more accessible than ever with the Clear and Brilliant laser at The Skin Retreat. Patients in and around Little Rock, AR, can enjoy smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin when they schedule their consultation with our skilled team today.