Please note that we no longer offer Clear and Brilliant at Cityskin – this is an article giving advice on the laser.
What is Clear and Brilliant laser?
Clear and Brilliant is a gentle laser treatment with minimal downtime which helps treat large pores, pigmentation and signs of ageing. The laser uses light at 1927nm wavelength (similar to Fraxel laser) to break down pigment, improve skin quality and texture.
We like to think of Clear and Brilliant as a ‘Baby Fraxel’ treatment.
Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser that uses patented technology to deliver light energy in the layers of the skin most affected by early signs of ageing.
It has two lasers, one a 1440nm Original handpiece that targets those early signs of ageing such as fine lines, pores and sun damage. It works to improve the texture and quality of your skin.
The 1927nm Permea handpiece targets sun damage and pigmentation, improving the tone of your skin.
Clear + Brilliant comes from the same family of lasers as Fraxel, using the same technology that is gentler with little to no downtime. We like to call it our ‘baby Fraxel’.
Which areas can be treated with Clear and Brilliant laser?
The most popular area to treat with Clear and Brilliant laser is the face. The laser can also work on the chest, decolletage and backs of the hands to reduce signs of ageing.
Laser Nurse Kony performing Clear and Brilliant
Please note that we no longer offer Clear and Brilliant at Cityskin
How does Clear and Brilliant laser work?
Clear and Brilliant laser delivers fractional beams of light energy under the surface of the skin, shown in the image below. The wavelength of light being delivered is 1927nm – the same as Fraxel laser. The laser light is attracted to water in the skin which soaks up the energy and breaks down pigment whilst also rejuvenating the skin cells.
Is Clear and Brilliant laser safe?
Yes. We love Clear and Brilliant laser because it has strict settings that deliver the laser energy to achieve safe, predictable results.
How long does a Clear and Brilliant laser treatment take?
Your treatment will take 30 minutes.
Is Clear and Brilliant painful?
We use 10% lignocaine anaesthetic on the skin for 15 minutes before your treament to numb the skin. The laser can feel warm during treatment.
What will I look like straight after my treatment?
Immediately after your treatment you are likely to see redness, similar to a sunburn and some mild swelling. The photo below shows one of our patients after Clear and Brilliant laser treatment. Mineral make up can be worn immediately after.
A few days after the treatment, the skin will start to feel softer, look brighter and show more even tone. Within a week the whole visual healing process is complete.
Common Clear and Brilliant questions answered by Laser Nurse Kony
What will I look like 24 – 48 hours after treatment?
In the video below, Laser Nurse Kony discusses the healing process after Clear and Brilliant laser treatment.
Contraindications to Clear and Brilliant laser
The following list are contraindications (factors that may prevent you from having treatment):
- Use of Vitamin A cream within 2 weeks of treatment
- If you have taken Roaccutane within the past 6 months, or are currently taking Roaccutane
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Chemical peel in the past 2 weeks
- Anti-wrinkle or dermal filler treatment within the past 2 weeks.
- Conditions such as lupus, HIV, scleroderma and any condition or medication that affects the immune system.
- Predisposition to keloid or hypertrophic scarring
- Taking oral steroid medication (prednisolone)