Lasers are not just for skin rejuvenation anymore. The Thermage and Fraxel folks at Solta Medical have created Clear + Brilliant, a gentle laser designed for younger people looking to take control of their aging process.
A new alternative to more aggressive laser offerings such as Fraxel, Clear & Brilliant was developed in response to consumer research that revealed an unmet need between over the counter or spa treatments and the laser treatments currently offered. I was one of the lucky few who had a C+B treatment during the testing phase at the Solta Medical clinic in Hayward, California, before it even had a name and the experience was a breeze. The treatment is quick, painless, and I had mild redness and a bit of flaking for a day or so – well worth it to stave off lines and wrinkles. Since then, this fresh new kind of treatment received FDA approval and is now available at physician and skincare providers all over the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Clear + Brilliant is perfect for anyone in their 20s and 30s who wants to get a jump start on age prevention. You can think of this new treatment as a way to expand your skincare arsenal. Even if you are just shy of 30, sun exposure, environmental condition and lifestyle can contribute to lackluster skin. Clear + Brilliant benefits include visibly illuminated skin tone, smoother texture, enhanced radiance, improved tone and reduction in the appearance of pores.
Based on the original Fraxel technology, Clear + Brilliant basically creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in your skin, replacing damaged, slack, tired skin with healthy, bouncy, younger looking tissue. Its Intelligent Optical Tracking System ensures safety and uniform delivery of the treatment to the skin.
The procedure takes only 20 minutes and usually 4-6 sessions are recommended, so it’s an ideal quick fix lunchtime or before or after work treatment. The other good news is that Clear + Brilliant can be safely used on all skin types. For those of us who are no strangers to laser beams and light waves, it’s also a great way to maintain the effects of more aggressive laser treatments, such as ablative fractional lasers and deep peels. Unlike the more invasive skin resurfacing treatments, Clear + Brilliant costs around $200-300 depending on where you go.
“Clear + Brilliant addresses both prevention and maintenance. After a series of sessions, you can achieve good improvement in the tone and texture of the skin, resulting in healthier looking skin that looks and feels younger,” said New York Dermatologist Dr. Anne Chapas.
To find a Clear + Brilliant healthcare provider near you, clearandbrilliant.com/.