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Clear and Brilliant Laser

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A Clear Direction to Better Skin

Clear + Brilliant Fraxel Laser in Santa Monica, CA | Self Care LA

We all have the same goal in mind, which is to have flawless, radiant, and youthful skin. You may have already experimented with microdermabrasion and chemical peels but haven't seen the desired results. The good news is that there is a treatment that rejuvenates the skin from the inside out, and the effects of this treatment can continue for several months. At Self Care LA, we offer the Clear and Brilliant Laser treatment, which can reduce the appearance of age spots and improve your skin's tone and texture. This mini-Fraxel technology can provide impressive results with only two days of downtime compared to the two weeks of recovery needed for a full Fraxel laser treatment.

Improved Skin Tone & Texture

What is a Clear and Brilliant Laser Treatment?

Clear and Brilliant Laser is often referred to as a “baby” or “mini” Fraxel laser. The fractional laser treats a targeted portion of the skin while sparing the rest. It creates small thermal injuries on the top layers of skin, which results in new, fresh skin. While a Fraxel laser removes up to 40 percent of the skin's surface, Clear and Brilliant Laser Treatments remove about 20 percent of the skin’s surface. This means reduced pain and downtime while still providing amazing results. It is an FDA-cleared device that can target fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone, texture, pore size, and treat melasma.

Clear and Brilliant Laser Treatments at Self Care LA

Clear + Brilliant® is a preventive laser skin treatment that slows the development of age-related skin features. At Self Care LA in Santa Monica, California, Bharat Kothakota, MD, MPH, plans and customizes your laser treatments to target scars, elasticity, spots, and damages. Call Self Care LA or book an appointment online today to schedule your consultation.

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Prevent Early Aging

What can Clear and Brilliant Laser Treatments do?

Clear + Brilliant is one of the best bang-for-your-buck laser treatments for skin rejuvenation on the market today, and it is effective on all skin tones. People with mild pigmentation problems, fine wrinkles, and uneven skin texture will benefit from this treatment. Patients with any skin type can use Clear + Brilliant; however, those who are actively following a skin fitness program to delay the onset of skin aging will get the greatest benefits from using the product. Because the Clear and Brilliant Laser is gentler than other lasers, it comes with a short downtime of about two days, as compared to the two weeks typically needed to recover from a full Fraxel laser treatment.

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Clear and Brilliant Laser Skin Resource


During your consultation, we will look over your medical history, ask you questions about your lifestyle, and inquire about the medications and cosmetics you currently use on your skin. Your aesthetic specialist will likely ask you to refrain from using any retinoids that are a regular part of your routine for a period ranging from one to two weeks before and after the treatment. Call us today to set up your consultation and discover the benefits of the Clear and Brilliant Laser treatment.

Excellent for All Skin Types

Clear and Brilliant Laser Treatments Preparation and Procedure

During the procedure, your Santa Monica clear and brilliant laser treatment provider, will apply a topical numbing cream to your skin to alleviate any discomfort you may experience. Additionally, you will be provided with a pair of goggles to safeguard your eyes. The Clear + Brilliant handpiece will glide over your skin for fifteen to twenty minutes, completing eight passes over the treatment region. Intelligent Optical Tracking is utilized in the handpiece to ensure that correct contact is maintained with the skin at all times and that all treatment zones are treated equivalently. Your skin's tone and unique issues will determine the intensity level of the therapy you receive. The energy from the laser might give some people the feeling of being scratched or pinched, while others describe it as having a tingling or stinging quality. After the procedure, your doctor will most likely apply a topical antioxidant serum and then a cooling mask, both of which will remain on your skin for ten to fifteen minutes after your facial therapy.

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Non-Invasive and Non-Surgical

Clear and Brilliant Laser Recovery, Results, and Aftercare

There is minimal to no downtime following Clear and Brilliant laser treatments. Your skin will appear somewhat red right after the procedure and typically resolves in a day. You will notice some flaking of the skin, but it will not be peeling off the skin. To prevent hyperpigmentation, you need to avoid direct sun exposure and use SPF diligently. You will need to avoid makeup and workouts for the first 1-2 days as your skin is sensitive.

Our clients see results as early as one week after the procedure. But the one-month mark is the ideal time to see the results of a single C + B treatment. Clear and Brilliant Laser works best in a series, with maintenance sessions. Our medical team can custom-create a plan that works best for you. Clear and Brilliant Laser Treatments can address many issues, but it is not a one-stop solution for facial rejuvenation. The treatment is not a substitute for use with Botox and fillers but is part of a comprehensive treatment regimen that can help make you look younger.

Maintaining your Clear and Brilliant Laser Results

The number of treatments that most individuals need to see the full benefit ranges from three to six, with intervals ranging from one week to one month, depending on your skin and the recommendations of your provider. After this initial series of treatments, you should make plans to return for one to three treatments twice a year to preserve or further improve the results you have achieved. If anti-aging is your primary concern, we may advise developing a treatment plan that includes in-office procedures as well as a medical-grade skincare regimen.

Clear and Brilliant Laser Frequently Asked Questions

Before beginning the skin resurfacing procedure, a numbing lotion will be applied to the area that will be treated. This will ensure that you do not experience any discomfort. Some people do experience feelings of warmth and discomfort, even if this is not the case for everyone. After the anesthetic effects of the lotion have worn off, you could feel some soreness. Applying cold compresses to the region that is painful can help to alleviate the tenderness.

Following treatment with the Clear and Brilliant Laser Santa Monica patients may experience redness, swelling, soreness, itching skin, and even the development of acne or milia. These are some of the less serious side effects that may occur as a result of receiving treatment. It should only take a few days for most of these signs and symptoms to go away; however, acne and milia may stick around for a little bit longer.

Clear and Brilliant Laser Treatments are safe for all skin types (Fitzpatrick 1-6) and is great for those looking to treat any signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, and pigmentation issues. If you are using retinol products, stop that product one week before your procedure.

The cost of Clear and Brilliant Laser Treatments for the face starts at $450 for a single session. The cost will adjust according to whether we treat additional areas like the neck or the decolletage area.

Take The Time To Invest In Yourself

Schedule your appointment at Self Care LA today!

Ready to offer your skin a second chance? Our aesthetic specialists have years of experience delivering stunning outcomes. Schedule your consultation in Santa Monica today. We can’t wait to treat you to the self-care you deserve.

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