Clear + Brilliant, also known as “mini-Fraxel,” is a fractional laser which emits varying amounts of energy across your skin. This causes vibrations which signals cells to increase turn-over and produce collagen. This results in improved skin texture and tone, and diminished appearance of scars and fine line.
Unlike other lasers, Clear + Brilliant has no down-time or peeling. You leave your treatment session feeling sun-burnt and a little rosy which typically fades within an hour of treatment. Over the next few days, your skin will be dry and feel like sand-paper. During this time, your skin will soak up serums, topical vitamins, and moisturizes so apply liberally. Once the rough-patch subsides (no pun intended), your skin will look brighter and more radiant.
Clients report mild discomfort, like your skin is being zapped or pricked followed by a “sun-burn” sensation. This typically subsides within an hour of treatment.
You will notice a subtle improvement in your skin tone/texture after one session. For optimal results, Clear + Brilliant should be performed monthly for at least three treatments. However, it should be incorporated into your skin maintenance routine like dermaplaning, micro-needling, and chemical peels.
Rarely, the laser can cause acne to flare. If you have a history of cold sores the laser could trigger an outbreak. Therefore, we recommended scheduling your treatment session two weeks before any major event and take a prophylactic anti-viral if you are prone to cold sores.
As always, we recommend being diligent about sun protection. This means applying sunscreen throughout the day and wearing a hat while outside. If you are going on a beach vacation best to wait until after your trip to schedule a session.
At GFaceMD in Wellesley, MA we are currently offering a discount if you book three Clear + Brilliant sessions. As a bonus, you will also receive a free travel size Vitamin C Brightening Serum. Call us at 617-524-FACE (3223) for more information.