Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing for Prevention & Maintenance in Toronto, ON
We all know prevention is better than cure yet scramble to rev up our skin care regimen only as we get into our 30s or 40s. The truth is, your skin simply doesn’t go from radiant and youthful to worn out and uneven overnight. If you are a younger patient who wants to prevent the signs of aging from appearing, or simply one who has great skin and wants to maintain it for as long as possible, Clear + Brilliant® at our Toronto area practice may be an excellent option for you.
Designed with the savvy but busy skin care enthusiast in mind, Clear + Brilliant® is a gentler alternative to more intensive fractional laser treatments such as Fraxel® and is meant to smooth mild to moderate tone and textural imperfections and maintain the skin’s youthful qualities, with no downtime needed post treatment.
How is Clear + Brilliant® Different from Other Laser Resurfacing Treatments?
The Clear + Brilliant® system was developed by the same physicians who created Fraxel®. Rather than “turning back the clock” on the skin’s aging process, the laser provides a gentler, “refreshing boost”. The wavelength is similar to Fraxel® and comes in two settings of 1550 and 1927 nm and will be administered according to skin type and for individual patients’ needs.
To better illustrate the difference, consider the diet and exercise regimens of a person trying to lose weight, versus someone already at an appropriate weight who is focused on maintaining and enhancing their body. In the case of skin, Fraxel® and ablative lasers could be considered analogous to the former, while Clear + Brilliant® is similar to the latter.
Clear + Brilliant® Treatment Details
A laser skin resurfacing treatment session for the face with Clear + Brilliant® can typically be completed within 30 minutes. While Clear + Brilliant® is specially known for being a gentler laser, a topical anesthetic may be applied to further minimize any discomfort.
During the procedure, your laser technician will glide a proprietary handpiece over the areas to be treated. The device has a patented tracking system that allows the laser energy to be applied evenly for consistent results.
Post-Treatment Results & Maintenance
For up to 12 hours after receiving treatment with Clear + Brilliant®, patients may experience mild, temporary side effects such as swelling and redness. Occasionally, the treatment session may also be followed by a short bout of sensitivity and itchiness that lasts for a few days but note that these are typically signs of the body’s natural healing processes being jumpstarted.
In the days and weeks following treatment, skin will subtly and gradually appear thicker, more radiant, and even-toned. With maintenance treatments, adequate sun protection, and an appropriate skin care regimen as recommended by your doctor, the faster the results will be apparent after each session, and the slower your skin will appear to age over time.