You moisturize, apply sunscreen, and just generally pamper your skin. But the fact is, no matter how dedicated you are to keeping your skin healthy and youthful, eventually, it’s going to start to look older. And if you’re like most of us, that means you’re going to feel less attractive and less confident about the impression you’re making on others. At Melissa Schneider PC, we help patients battle the signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance with the Clear + Brilliant laser system. Here’s how it works.
The science behind the Clear + Brilliant system
Clear + Brilliant uses a fractional laser system that’s designed to treat tiny, discrete columns of skin tissue. Each column of tissue is separated by tiny columns of untreated tissue. These tiny columns are “damaged” in a controlled manner, stimulating the natural healing processes to renew and rejuvenate your complexion.
By treating isolated columns of tissue that are still extremely close to one another, you can achieve the same sort of results as you’d get with an “all-over” laser. But because a fractional laser leaves those tiny adjacent areas of tissue unaffected by the laser heat, your treatment and your postop period can be much more comfortable and recovery can be a lot faster.
The Clear + Brilliant system also uses a patented Optical TrackingTM System to ensure the laser applicator remains in contact with your skin for optimal treatment and more consistent and predictable results. Throughout treatment, the Clear + Brilliant computer system provides the doctor with feedback about the amount of energy that’s being delivered to your skin, so you can feel confident your treatment will be both safe and effective.
Clear + Brilliant’s fractionated laser can be used to safely, comfortably, and effectively treat a wide array of cosmetic issues, including:
- Uneven skin tone
- Texture abnormalities
- Sloughing off dead, dull skin
- Refining and reducing enlarged pores
- Improving skin’s natural elasticity
- Brightening skin that looks worn
- Promoting new skin generation
The Clear + Brilliant laser system can be used on all skin types and all colors, making it a great choice for just about anyone who wants to restore a more youthful complexion without surgery and without more aggressive laser treatments.
Your treatment: What to expect
Clear + Brilliant is very effective for treating lots of complexion issues, and that’s reason enough for its popularity. But it’s also very relaxing, beginning with the deep cleansing that precedes your treatment. After your skin is thoroughly cleansed, Dr. Schneider applies a topical numbing cream to keep your skin comfortable throughout your session. As a result, during your treatment, all you’ll notice is a gentle warming sensation as the applicator is passed over your skin. Most patients find the sensation especially relaxing. About halfway through your treatment, Dr. Schneider will apply a soothing gel mask to cool your skin.
After your treatment session, you'll probably have some redness, tenderness, and mild swelling in the treatment area, but all these issues are temporary and will resolve soon afterward. Mild puffiness can last a couple of days, but there's no downtime — you'll be able to go back to your regular routines right after your treatment.
Treatments take about a half hour or less, and most patients benefit from a series of three to five treatments spaced out over several weeks to promote optimal skin turnover and regeneration. While you’ll notice the initial results of your treatment within a week or two of your treatment session, your results will continue to improve as natural collagen production ramps up, helping your skin feel and look smoother and firmer. Depending on the condition of your skin, how well you care for your skin, and other factors, you can expect your results to last for several months. Many patients opt to make touch-up treatments part of their regular skin care routines.
Restore and rejuvenate with Clear + Brilliant
Don't let facial aging and other cosmetic issues make you feel less attractive or less confident. With Clear + Brilliant treatments at Melissa Schneider PC, you can enjoy a more youthful appearance without surgery or injections. To learn more about the Clear + Brilliant system and what it can do for you, book an appointment online today.