Vain individuals are getting more and more younger in terms of age. It’s no longer a surprise that today, even teens are very conscious on how they look and on their state of health. On the cosmetic industry, aesthetic products and services demand coming from the young adult age group are also noted to constantly rise. Most people would like to get rid of the common signs and symptoms of aging almost immediately or as soon as these features start to exhibit. There can be topical solutions and creams available on the market, but most of the time, these solutions fail. A lot of beauty and cosmetic clinics have a number of fractional laser treatments to offer, but almost all are very much aggressive and are suitable only to older people who have more severe symptoms. One of the most advance solutions to these concerns is the new Clear + Brilliant fractional laser system.
What is Clear Brilliant laser?
Clear and Brilliant is an FDA approved fractional laser device developed by Solta Medical targeted to work for skin rejuvenation and resurfacing on most common body parts (face, neck, hands, chests, etc.) that exhibit the early signs and symptoms of aging like the freckles, lines, fine lines, and wrinkles. It is the only laser system noted to be classified in between the less aggressive or common topical peels/solutions and the more aggressive or ablative cosmetic and laser aided treatments.
Clear + Brilliant can work as a preventive treatment and improve the current state of the skin or used as an early cure when skin problems starts to reveal. The treatment is non-invasive, no sensations of pain can be felt, and only minimal or negligible downtime is associated with it. A lot of cosmetic surgeon who are using this new treatment also find it best to couple a fractional laser treatment with Clear + Brilliant on other parts of the body right after the first procedure to ensure uniformity of treatment for the body.
How does Clear + Brilliant works?
The device works in the same principle with the rest of skin resurfacing and rejuvenating treatments and devices, but, with one major difference; laser diodes incorporated in the Clear + Brilliant unit emit a milder laser light and heat suitable for the milder skin conditions.
Clear and Brilliant laser skin resurfacing is simply, skin peeling aided by laser. The resurfacing process starts by delivering laser light and heat to the surface of the targeted skin area. This eventually destroys and removes the outermost layer of the damaged skin. As the process of healing starts, new deposits of collagen are produced, which is essentially suppler, elastic, healthy, and youthful looking. Since lines and wrinkles is directly related with the depletion of the collagen deposit on that area, the production of new collagen in those areas will mean, elimination of these signs of aging.
The process of laser skin rejuvenation on the other hand also involves delivering laser heat energy on the dermal layer of the skin. But instead of eliminating the entire outer layer of the targeted skin area, minor scattered damages are induced. Production of new collagen is still the end goal but the milder process will translate to a faster recovery period. The average Clear + Brilliant treatment would only last from 7 to 15 minutes.
Is Clear Brilliant laser treatment effective?
Though still on its introductory phase, Clear and Brilliant has already gained popularity and acceptance from most patients and practicing surgeons. It had successfully tapped into the need of young adults for a milder laser skin treatment but more effective than the common anti-aging and skin problem creams available on the market. The treatment is effective in eliminating lines, wrinkles, age spots, freckles, etc. and eventually reveals clear and brilliant skin characterized by improved skin tone and texture, smoother, fresher, and a healthier looking one.
Among the doctors who use Clear + Brilliant in making their patients satisfied and happy is Dr. Scott M. Gerrish. He wrote in a review that: “Patients loved what we were doing with the original Fraxel, but now we’re doing it better with Clear + Brilliant. Everyone wants to slow the appearance of aging. Nobody wants downtime or painful treatment – this is the perfect solution.”
Clear + Brilliant is also a great partner for all other laser based skin rejuvenation/resurfacing treatments like Fraxel, Thermage, etc to target other body parts which require milder treatment and maintain a uniform skin tone and texture.
Who may undergo Clear Brilliant laser treatment?
Clear and Brilliant is ideal for patients searching for a milder alternative than the existing ablative and non-ablative laser-aided skin treatments. It is also a cost effective anti-aging treatment option still in comparison with other laser devices. Individuals who are generally frustrated on the efficacy of chemical peels and photo facial agents are suggested to take advantage of this new technology. Aside from aesthetic purposes, the device can also treat mild to medium-severe skin problems like melasma, instances of scarring, freckles, lines, wrinkles, etc. But patients with pre-existing skin problems should initially consult a qualified doctor first.
Clear and Brilliant health risks and health hazards
Clear and Brilliant is non-invasive therefore it’s generally safe. The developers of the device noted that minor side-effects like skin redness may exhibit on certain patients but such occurrences will not hinder the patient from exercising his or her regular routine and schedule. Also, post treatment results will vary from one patient to another. Long term effects and complications are still yet to be studied.
How much does Clear Brilliant laser costs?
Currently, there are no price reviews yet for the treatment. A prospective patient usually will need to complete 3 to 6 sessions when it is intended to cure or correct a skin condition, for maintenance and regular skin rejuvenation, a monthly or quarterly session is enough. Costs would also be determined by the availability of the device in a certain state or locality and of the surgeon or technician capable of administering the treatment.