Clear + Brilliant®

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Clear + Brilliant® is a powerful yet gentle laser, clinically proven to help fight against signs of aging including sun damage, melasma, enlarged pores, and fine lines and wrinkles. The specialized handpiece delivers non-ablative fractional energy into the skin, creating millions of controlled microscopic injury points which stimulate collagen production. As the body heals, the damaged skin is replaced with healthy, younger- looking tissues. Clear + Brilliant® can be performed on the face, neck, chest, and body. Each treatment plan is individualized, and multiple treatments may be recommended.  We often recommend other treatments and products that will help maximize and maintain optimal results (i.e. Botox, Dysport, fillers, tretinoin, Clear + Brilliant, Exilis, facials, etc.). Please consult your provider to create an individualized care plan to achieve your unique goals.

What does the treatment feel like?

Topical anesthesia is applied to the skin prior to treatment. Your eyes will be covered with safety goggles. Pain is minimal, and patients often describe a prickly feeling accompanied by heat during the treatment. 

What is my preparation for the treatment?

An in-office consultation with one of our physicians prior to scheduling the procedure is required. Unless otherwise directed, you may continue using topical retinoids (i.e. tretinoin, Retin-A, Triluma, Melasma Quadruple Cream), antioxidants, and/or hydroquinone up to the day of your treatment. Patients must avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks prior to treatment. If you have a history of cold sores, we will want to start you on a treatment of 500mg twice daily of Valtrex starting the day before your procedure.  Please call the office so we can prescribe the appropriate prescription if you need it.

What should I expect after my treatment?

Immediately following the procedure, the skin will feel warm and tight, as if sunburned. Some mild swelling and redness may occur but should resolve within 24-48 hours. The skin will feel rough in texture for up to 4 days. Avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks and protect your skin with a zinc-based sunscreen (available at Modern Dermatology for purchase).

Are there any risks or possible side effects?

The most common side effects with Clear + Brilliant® are minimal and include some minor redness, tenderness, and swelling in the treated area.

Are there any contraindications?

Clear + Brilliant® is contraindicated for people who have a predisposition to keloid formation or excessive scarring. It is also contraindicated for women who are pregnant or lactating, for people who have takenAccutane in the past 1 month and those with active cold sores. Individuals with vitiligo may not be appropriate candidates for Clear + Brilliant.

Cancellation Policy
Modern Dermatology requires a credit card for scheduling of all aesthetic appointments (except Botox/Dysport/Jeuveau). We will remind you of your appointment 1 week prior in case you need to cancel or reschedule. Appointments broken without 48 business hours of notice will be charged a $250.00 cancellation fee for the time we reserved for you.