To delay and minimize signs of aging, many individuals employ anti-oxidant serums, night creams, and daily sunscreen as part of their skincare regimen.
In addition, patients are seeking proactive and preventative treatments like Clear + Brilliant to keep their skin looking radiant and youthful.
What Is Clear + Brilliant?
Clear + Brilliant is a non-invasive laser that creates microinjuries on the skin’s surface to stimulate collagen and elastin.
The device operates at two different wavelengths to target enlarged pores, fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, hyperpigmentation, and tone and texture.
Who’s a Good Candidate for Clear + Brilliant?
Clear + Brilliant is a highly-effective option for patients that want smooth, vibrant, and even skin. It is also safe for all skin types, unlike some other lasers.
Healthy patients of all ages can benefit from Clear + Brilliant. However, younger patients interested in the treatment for proactive and preventative measures tend to have better results.
This treatment may not be ideal for excessive skin laxity, deep wrinkles and folds, significant acne scarring, and very dark spots.
What to Expect During Treatment
A Clear + Brilliant appointment begins with the application of a topical anesthetic, which takes effect in approximately 45 minutes.
Our medical specialists will then remove the numbing cream, cover the patient’s eyes with protective shields, and begin rolling the laser’s handpiece over the skin to create very small punctures.
Patients may experience a sensation of warmth or stinging during and after the treatment. A post-procedure cooling mask can help reduce the heat and any discomfort.
Immediately after a Clear + Brilliant treatment, the face may appear red and swollen, similar to a mild sunburn. These effects subside within 12 hours, and patients can resume all normal activities the same day.
In addition, it’s important to limit sun exposure for the next two weeks and wear a daily broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least a 30 SPF.
Clear + Brilliant Results
Glowing skin, pore refinement, fading dark spots, and improved tone and texture can be noted as early as one week after the first treatment.
Many patients benefit from a series of several sessions that are spaced four weeks apart.
To learn more about Clear + Brilliant in Chevy Chase, please call our office today to schedule an appointment.