Beginning with a skin cleansing treatment and ending with the application of a serum and cooling face mask, Clear + Brilliant is more like a spa treatment than a procedure performed in a facial plastic surgeon’s office. The 20-minute session provides patients with a state-of-the-art laser resurfacing system and gentle pulses over a sequence of sessions to fight a number of skin issues. The system creates beams of lower light intensity than traditional lasers, which equates to more treatments but provides a better option for those with olive to darker skin tones. Some lasers function by targeting areas of a specific pigment intensity, which can result in excessive heat production for ethnic patients seeking skin fixes. Clear + Brilliant is designed to target the skin’s water content instead. With a seemingly all-inclusive patient base, Clear + Brilliant was also created for a wide age range of aesthetic concerns. Treatments target enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and skin pigmentation issues. Typically, those who benefit the most from this type of treatment are in their late 20s, 30s, and 40s.
Clear and Brilliant procedure rapid recovery time
The Clear + Brilliant laser removes microlayers of skin, and patients can fully heal from the procedure in less than 24 hours. Traditional laser treatments create a greater amount of skin damage for eventual skin smoothness, but it may take up to a week and sometimes longer to return to normal. Patients with olive to dark complexions may also tend to have skin prone to keloid or other scars, and aggressive resurfacing techniques can cause long-term damage. In addition to more discomfort and a longer healing period, patients are told to refrain from sun exposure while the sensitive under layers of skin heal to become the new epidermis. Following a Clear + Brilliant treatment, patients can apply approved cosmetics and go out in the sun, though it is typically recommended they wear an SPF of 30 or higher.
Clear + Brilliant is a fractional laser, meaning it resurfaces small fractions of skin during each session while leaving many areas untouched. Nevertheless, patients still report noticeable changes, even after just one session. Each time a patient undergoes a gentle treatment, they will see improvements to the skin. In part, this is due to the uniformity of the treatment. Once the skin care professional has made a pass across the skin, he or she can view which areas of skin have been treated. This ensures that every inch of skin is targeted, without any areas undergoing second-passes of the handheld device.
New procedure defines solutions for any skin tone
Clear + Brilliant promotes beauty from the inside out, as the heat from the laser creates new collagen production within the skin. The treatment accepts a more inclusive patient base than prior methods. Gone are the days where ethnic patients could not benefit from skin resurfacing procedures because Clear + Brilliant has become to go-to solution for facial plastic surgeons.
Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein has been a practicing facial plastic surgeon of New York’s Hudson Valley for a decade and a half. The doctor utilizes his advanced medical and surgical expertise to treat patients, providing exceptional function and beautiful form. The doctor is dual board certified through the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. When he is not operating on patients, Dr. Rubinstein is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
Visit the doctor’s Hudson Valley location for a thorough consultation, which includes imaging with the Canfield VECTRA 3D system. The program allows patients a multifaceted view of their potential results. The system is equally useful during postoperative appointments where the results can be recoded with an unmatched level of precision. Call Dr. Rubinstein’s office today at (845) 863-1772 to set up your initial appointment, or fill out a Patient Consultation Request Form.