No one likes getting a pimple, especially those deep, under-the-skin ones that seem to take forever to go away.
And when it comes to cystic acne, many individuals try to speed up the healing process by popping or squeezing their pimples.
However, dermatologists caution against taking matters into your own hands, as it can lead to further inflammation and scarring. In fact, patients are often left with marks on their faces long after their acne clears up.
Fortunately, Clear + Brilliant is a non-invasive treatment that can reduce acne scarring as well as improve skin tone and texture for a smoother, brighter, and more radiant complexion. Best of all, Clear + Brilliant can be completed over your lunch break and has zero downtime.
So, is this laser procedure right for you? Here’s what to expect should you decide to undergo Clear + Brilliant.
What Is Clear + Brilliant?
Clear + Brilliant is an FDA-approved treatment that can prevent and treat early signs of aging for a smoother and more even complexion.
How Does It Work?
Clear + Brilliant uses fractional laser energy to create microscopic injuries in the skin. This controlled thermal damage then initiates a wound-healing effect that helps stimulate new collagen, elastin, and blood vessels. As a result of this activity, skin is remodeled from the inside out.
What to Expect From a Clear + Brilliant Procedure?
To start, a topical anesthetic is applied to the face for 20-30 minutes. Once the area has been numbed, the cream is removed and the Clear + Brilliant procedure can begin.
During the treatment, the provider gently presses the device’s handpiece into the skin and delivers laser energy in stripe-like motions. He or she will likely cover each area more than once, and the entire process typically takes 20 minutes.
Is There Any Downtime With Clear + Brilliant?
After a Clear + Brilliant treatment, an ice-pack may be used to reduce swelling and any lingering feelings of heat. The patient is then able to return to work and usual activities.
When Can Patients See Results?
Skin may appear slightly red for up to one hour post-procedure, and then starts to reveal a subtle glow. Within a week, patients should be able to see a noticeable improvement in acne scarring, tone and texture, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, and congestion.
However, a series of one-to-three sessions is recommended for optimal outcomes.
To learn more about Clear + Brilliant, please call our office today to schedule a consultation.