Fractional Laser Resurfacing – Clear & Brilliant Fraxel

Clear & Brilliant: At A Glance

  • Best Results2-4 sessions
  • Treatment Recovery1-4 days
  • Procedure Time5 to 30 mins
  • Skin SpecialistDermal Therapist
  • Duration of Results6-36 + months
  • AnaestheticNumbing Cream
  • Back to Work0-4 days
  • Cost$ Entry level laser resurfacing

Fractional Laser Resurfacing - Clear & Brilliant Fraxel

Fractional laser resurfacing is a gentle resurfacing treatment for patients with unwanted pigmentation, enlarged pores, fine wrinkles & sun damage. This treatment is essentially a mini-Fraxel procedure with a downtime of only 1-4 days. I primarily utilize Clear & Brilliant as a maintenance laser after bigger procedures.

FactsFacts on Clear & Brilliant Laser

  • This laser is a step towards gentle fractional resurfacing of the skin
  • Ideal for the treatment & prevention of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores & pigment
  • All skin types can be treated- from fair skin to darker ethnic skin types
  • Result can be tailored according to the treatment energy & number of passes
  • Clear & Brilliant is essential a mini Fraxel laser with a downtime of only 2-4 days
  • This laser is best used to help maintain results from previous procedures

What conditions can be treated with C & B?

This fractional laser can help treat AND prevent age related changes including wrinkles, sun spots, pigmentation & enlarged pores.

Clinical studies shows that this laser can:

  • Improve the look of fine lines
  • Reduce the appearance of enlarged pores
  • Improve skin tone, texture & pigmentation

How many sessions will I require?

Depending on your diagnosis and your expectations, most patients require 2-4 sessions. We usually space treatments 4-6 weeks apart.

If your diagnosis and skin type lends itself to more dramatic treatments, we may advise you to consider the Fraxel laser or the Lase MD Ultra 1927 Thulium Laser (considered the big brother of Clear & Brilliant). Fraxel & the Ultra MD is 4-8 times more powerful than Clear and Brilliant, meaning only 1-2 sessions are required.

Is the treatment painful?

No, Clear and Brilliant is a gentle laser that only requires topical numbing cream. No sedation is required for this procedure.

How long is the procedure?

Numbing cream takes 60 minutes to work. The procedure itself takes 30 minutes to perform.

Davin’s take on Clear & Brilliant Laser Resurfacing

The name says it all, literally clear & brilliant technology. The only thing I dislike about the device is the consumables that have been built into the laser. This unfortunately gets passed on to the patient, with the profits going back to the parent company for more ads & marketing. This point aside, the diode driven 1927 is probably my favourite wavelength for low downtime, almost no downtime skin rejuvenation. Unlike pico laser – Picosure, 1927 laser does not depend on the target chromophore (skin colour). With simple to use treatment levels, we can tailor power & passes according to the skin condition, skin colour of the patient, downtime, & expectations.

From 2021& beyond, most of my Fraxel devices are over a decade old, technology has moved on, & hence I will transition to the newest laser technology, namely the Lase MD Ultra. It provides much better outcomes in less time compared to the Fraxel as well as the Clear & Brilliant laser.

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