Dec 26 2011

Clear and brilliant


Clear and Brilliant is a new machine from Solta, the company that brought you Fraxel, which rejuvenates and maintains healthy skin. 




How does Clear + Brilliant Work?

The Clear + Brilliant utilizes a laser to gently resurface the top layer of the skin. Using an Intelligent Optical Tracking System (IOTS), the laser delivers uniform and consistent treatment to the surface of the skin. The laser is only fired when IOTS senses skin contact through the rollers at the tip of the Clear + Brilliant hand-piece.

When lasers are used in aesthetic medicine, they must target and be absorbed by an existing component in the body – in this case, water is the primary absorber or the laser wavelength in the Clear + Brilliant laser system. Since skin comprises of over 70% of water, the system is effective and safe for all skin colors.

This treatment is ideal for patients in their 20s or 30s who have begun to notice signs of aging or skin damage that are further along than can be helped with serums or creams. However, the damage may not be severe enough to warrant a more costly and aggressive procedure such as Fraxel or Thermage. According to the manufacturer, the Clear + Brilliant Laser System may help reverse and prevent signs of aging and light skin damage by encouraging new collagen growth, improving skin tone and texture and reducing the appearance of pores.

The Clear + Brilliant treatment takes approximately 20-30 minutes and due to gentleness of the laser system, most patients experience little to no downtime. Post treatment, there may be slight redness and swelling for approximately 12 hours along with some pain that is easily managed with over the counter pain medication. 

How Much Does Clear + Brilliant Cost?

Typically 4-6 Clear + Brilliant treatments are recommended and cost per treatment can vary between $200-$350 depending on the amount the Tips for the laser cost. 

What Are The Risks Of Clear + Brilliant?

Patients with certain skin conditions should not receive laser treatments, regardless of the intensity of treatment. Potential side effects may include prolonged swelling, redness, scarring, blistering, hyperpigmentation, infection or herpes and acne flare-ups. It is very important to consult with your specialist and made your medical history clear before undergoing any treatments. 



Here is what people are saying.



"My skin has never felt and looked so amazing. The procedure was very easy with no downtime! It has given me silky smooth, illuminating, beautiful skin again!" - Melissa S. Staff at MPSA


"Everyone noticed that my skin looked better, but nobody knew I had anything done. My brown spots faded and my skin got smoother with each treatment. Clear + Brilliant = Forty and Fabulous Skin!"
- Tammy K., 5 treatments


"Clear + Brilliant delivered positive visible results after 4 treatments. There was minimal down time and it improved the overall tone and texture of my face. Clear + Brilliant is a good value when compared to other treatments. For the value and results I got out of the Clear + Brilliant, I would pay more for this over any peels or microderm treatment." - David, 51 , 4 treatments


"I am 37 years old. After the treatments, I have noticed a big difference in the tone and texture of my skin. My skin is much smoother than before, and I believe it has minimized my pores as well. I would highly recommend these treatments." - Misty , 4 treatments

Comments (3)

# 1 | Posted by: amy, over 4 years ago


# 2 | Posted by: nathalie badger, over 4 years ago

i have really dark pigmentation around my cheeks forehead, nose and chin and i have a dark complection. Will clear and brilliant be okay for my skin type?. Very scared to try. I'm going on a family hoilday in dec and I'm scared that it will get worse. I have tryed herbal aktiv peel. I dont know whether to do another treatment of aktiv peel or try clear and brilliant . No photos on your website of anyone close to what i have with my pigmentation and my skin type. If you have any photos can you please send it to me? I have a complmentary trial and Im scared. thank you for your time

# 3 | Posted by: Dr. Mountcastle, over 4 years ago

Clear and brilliant is very safe for all skin types. It really just smooths the skin and declogs the pores. Pre and post op pictures don't really show all the changes seen in real life as the difference is in the texture of your skin. It is difficult to portray the difference in pictures because it results in smoother skin, smaller pores, etc. Your skin also feels tighter on your face, like you have a new, fresh layer to present to the world. On the other hand, in order to get rid of pigmentation in the skin, the best treatment is Fraxel 1927. This is a 1-2 session laser treatment. However, when performed on patients with fitzpatrick 6 skin type ( Sun-insensitive, never burns, deeply pigmented. Example: Afro-American, African, Middle Eastern ) ,Fraxel has a higher risk of causing hypo -pigmentation (or lightened skin), which is a possible side effect of the treatment. Photos of clear and brilliant can be seen at http://clearandbrilliant.com/index.cfm?page=learnmore/photos

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