Looking for a non-invasive, minimal to no downtime procedure that helps illuminate the skin from the inside out? Want to improve discoloration, reduce wrinkles, soften acne scars, minimize pores and improve skin tone? Here at TDI we offer the Clear + Brilliant Laser, a revolutionary, gentle laser skin care treatment, clinically proven to fight the effects of aging skin. The gentlest treatment in the Fraxel family, this non-ablative fractional resurfacing laser is a great addition to any healthy skin regimen! Commonly referred to as the “Mini Fraxel” Clear + Brilliant laser is the perfect “pick me up” to give your skin a jump start to repair, prevent and maintain. The Clear + Brilliant Laser is an essential rejuvenation adjunct for anyone seeking a no downtime (maybe a few hours of mild pinkness) procedure to refresh and rejuvenate the skin, be proactive and preventative with aging changes, and to correct mild photodamage or discoloration including melasma. Our patients and staff alike LOVE this procedure to look glowing all year long!
Our clinic takes a unique approach by not using the same pre-set standardized settings for every patient. Dr. Chiu personally evaluates and creates a customized Clear + Brilliant Laser treatment plan for every patient, different settings and increased treatment passes are used to create a greater density of coverage, depending on your specific skin concerns.
At The Derm Institute, we offer two unique types of Clear + Brilliant Laser Treatments. We will help you to chose the best treatment or series of treatments for you:
1440nm Clear + Brilliant Laser Classic
1927nm Clear + Brilliant Laser PERMEA
Every Clear + Brilliant Laser is followed by our proprietary growth factor and antioxidant infusion to further boost your results.
Dr. Chiu will personally ensure that your treatment plan is customized to your unique needs, which often requires specialized settings and increased treatment passes – something not found in treatments outside of our clinic. To maximize skin benefits, our patients are also often placed on a series of alternating the Clear + Brilliant Laser treatments with Physician Strength Chemical Peels.
The Clear + Brilliant Laser utilizes innovative fractional laser technology to create millions of microscopic treatment zones in the upper layers of the skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger looking tissue from the inside out.
The Clear + Brilliant Laser is beneficial for everyone. This is the definitive treatment for anyone with discoloration or melasma.
For those in their late teens and early 20s, patients can see improvement on active acne , acne scarring, pore size, and is a great kick-start to an early anti-aging regimen. In your 30s-40s, the Clear + Brilliant Laser is a great way to reverse early signs of fine lines and to stimulate collagen production. After the age of 50, the Clear + Brilliant laser provides a great maintenance treatment for your skin—with our patient often doing sessions when they touch up their Botox and fillers.
Minimal to none. There is mild redness that lasts for usually a few hours to a day that is either not noticeable or can be easily covered with a tinted sunscreen. After the first day, the skin has a light sandpaper feel that is not noticeable without very very close scrutinization.
Each session requires about 30 minutes.
No! Topical numbing cream ensures that most patients just feel little prickles when the laser is being used.
Absolutely! The Clear + Brilliant Laser is the perfect complement to any injectable treatments such as botox and fillers. In fact, the golden “trifecta” for anti-aging includes relaxation of wrinkles with neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport, refilling of volume changes with fillers, and resurfacing with the Clear + Brilliant Laser to improve the overall canvas of the skin. It is very common for our injectable patients to do all of these treatments on the same day a few times a year—the perfect maintenance and upkeep for all rejuvenation needs.
Both treatments promote resurfacing through different methods, and are often great when alternated to stimulate new collagen production and skin cell turnover. Unlike chemical peels however, the Clear + Brilliant laser has minimal to no downtime, making it a lot easier to schedule into a busy lifestyle.
The Permea handpiece for the Clear + Brilliant Laser is one of the few lasers with extremely low thermal (or heat) index, making it a safe and effective way to treat stubborn discoloration including melasma. It also makes the skin more permeable to skin brightening ingredients. We customize a post-treatment infusion of CE Ferrulic serum, growth factors, and brightening ingredients to bring back radiance and glow.
Results from the Clear + Brilliant Laser are both immediate and progressive, as improvements become more visible with additional treatment sessions. A few days following each treatment skin appears smoother, clearer, brighter and more even-toned, with a noticeable refinement in pore size, fine line, and texture. Best results are realized after a series of 3-6 sessions, scheduled three to four weeks apart not just to maintain results but to continue to improve the radiance of your skin.
If you are looking for more dramatic correction of wrinkles and scarring, there are alternatives with a bit more downtime like non-ablative fractional laser or microfocused radiofrequency INFINI. The Clear + Brilliant Laser can then be used after those treatments for maintenance of healthy skin. Dr. Chiu offers a fully customized, tailored experience based on your personal needs and wants, and can discuss what combination of treatments is best for you.