How Long Do Clear + Brilliant® Results Last?
No matter what your skin type, achieving a smooth, even complexion can be challenging. Even San Francisco, CA area patients who follow a diligent skincare regime struggle with uncontrollable factors such as genetics, sun exposure, and the natural aging process. Everyone wants to look and feel their best but when our skin fails to put its best face forward, it can force many to turn to cosmetic assistance for solutions. While there are many kinds of treatments designed to minimize the signs of aging, Clear + Brilliant® is a gentle yet advanced laser resurfacing solution that reduces the effects of aging and damaged skin. Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco & Marin is proud to offer this laser skin resurfacing treatment to patients so they can take advantage of all its benefits.
Clear + Brilliant is an innovative, noninvasive treatment that targets fine lines and improves skin tone. A fractional laser is used to create thermal micro-injuries in the top layers of the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing abilities through the production of collagen and elastin which work together to improve skin tone, texture, discoloration, fine lines, and pores. Following treatment, patients can reveal a refreshed, healthy skin tone appearance. Please read below to learn more about the Clear + Brilliant solution, including how long its results last.
How do I know if Clear + Brilliant will help?
Clear + Brilliant is a beneficial treatment for both men and women of all ages and skin types who want to be proactive in their skincare, address the early signs of aging, or maintain the look of their skin. This treatment is a fantastic option for those people who do not want to undergo more aggressive laser treatments followed by downtime, but still want visible and lasting results. Plus, this treatment can treat multiple concerns at the same time. Unlike other laser skin resurfacing treatments, this procedure is safe for all skin tones and complexions. Clear + Brilliant may be right for you if you experience any of the following issues on a daily basis:
Uneven skin tone and texture
Lackluster or damaged skin
Hyperpigmentation or dark spots
Early signs of aging
During your private consultation at Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco & Marin, we will provide you with instructions relevant to your treatment and details about how you can make the most of your cosmetic dermatology solution. At least one week before your session, you should stop using retinol products, avoid harmful UV rays from the sun, and wear plenty of sunscreen, even when you are indoors. If you must spend time outside, you should wear a hat and protective clothing along with sunscreen. These steps should be followed to ensure that your skin will be ready for treatment.
Here's what to expect
The Clear + Brilliant laser technology creates microscopic injuries in the skin that trigger the body’s healing responses. As the injuries heal, the damaged skin sheds off naturally while new, healthy skin takes its place. This process is also responsible for generating more collagen growth to maintain the results even after you have healed. When you arrive at Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco & Marin, we begin the process by applying a numbing cream to your skin. The cream will help you feel more comfortable during the process.
Clear + Brilliant takes about 30 minutes for each session. During this time, our professionals use a handpiece to target areas several times. The safe laser skin resurfacing technology introduces micro-injuries to the skin, stimulating the natural healing process. After treatment, a topical antioxidant serum is applied to the skin to further enhance your results. Based on your skin’s condition, we can also give you a refreshing mask for 10 – 15 minutes afterward.
Following your appointment, it is normal to experience some mild side effects including redness and swelling of the area, which should dissipate within 6-12 hours. While healing, patients may also experience some itchiness and skin sensitivity. This is part of the natural renewal process and should resolve itself within a few days. It is recommended to sleep upright for a few days and apply cold compresses so you can relieve any swelling that has occurred after treatment.
Results that last
The results of Clear + Brilliant are both immediate and progressive. The healing process takes about a week before you will be able to notice your renewed appearance. Your skin will start to feel softer, look brighter, and show even more tone. Results can last for months depending on age, skin condition, and how you protect your skin. To maintain your new look, Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco & Marin suggests follow-up sessions. Some patients require Clear + Brilliant every 2 – 3 months, while others may want to schedule monthly sessions. After a consultation, our staff will recommend the best timeline based on your skin type and cosmetic concerns. Here are some of the results you may see from your treatments:
· Naturally radiant and glowing skin
· A more illuminated skin tone
· Skin that looks clear and brilliant
· Reduction in the appearance of pores
· Makeup will go on more evenly
· Renewed, ultra-soft and smoother texture
Schedule a consultation today
If you are ready to hit the refresh button on your skin with Clear + Brilliant, then the first step is to schedule a private consultation with one of our professional staff members. During this time, they will assess your skin needs to determine if this procedure is right for you. Clear + Brilliant can give you back that youthful glow while helping to combat the appearance of wrinkles and pores. Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco & Marin is ready to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Call our office today to schedule your initial consultation with one of our experienced team members.