Clear + Brilliant

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Santa Monica, Brentwood, Culver City and Los Angeles

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Clear+Brilliant is a gentle laser treatment that combats the effects of aging. The comfortable laser resurfacing treatment restores vibrancy to your skin with no downtime. Clear+Brilliant also serves as a preventive treatment to delay the early signs of aging.

Fight Back Against Aging with Lasers

No one enjoys the unwanted side-effects of aging. As we age, we gather valuable memories. But those beautiful experiences etch fine lines and wrinkles into our drier, looser skin. Age leaves us with a dullness to our complexion where previously we gleamed. We all want to delay and reverse these effects. Don’t succumb to the undesirable effects of aging. Fight back with the power of Clear+Brilliant’s laser resurfacing technology.

At Self Care LA, our board-certified physicians and anti-aging experts, Vinay Aggarwal, MD and Shamim Shakibai, MD, can help you reach your aesthetic goals of turning back the clock. 

When you connect with Self Care LA for a complimentary consultation, we’ll create a comprehensive beauty plan to keep you looking young and radiant. To learn more about whether Clear+Brilliant laser resurfacing is the right choice for you, please contact our helpful staff at Self Care LA for a comprehensive consultation. You can reach our Santa Monica office at (310) 856-9583. If you prefer, we now offer virtual consultations to make it easy for you to connect.

About Clear+Brilliant in Los Angeles, CA

Collagen and elastin are essential fibers that support healthy and vigorous skin. As time and the sun ages us, our bodies begin to produce less collagen, which can lead to looser and drier skin, as well as creases and folds. Laser resurfacing with Clear+Brilliant’s innovative design allows us to tailor a treatment for a wide variety of skin issues. It can help you erase sun damage, dark spots, melasma, and acne scars, as well as tighten pores, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, without major discomfort or a long recovery period.  

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Sometimes, patients with darker skin have been left out of the recent boom in laser resurfacing techniques. Some laser devices only work with fair skin.[1] If you’ve been wanting to delay and reverse the unwanted effects of aging but didn’t think you qualified because you have darker skin, then worry no longer. Clear+Brilliant works on all skin types.

What is Clear+Brilliant?

Clear+Brilliant is a fractional laser that resurfaces the skin. Fractional lasers work by targeting your skin and creating thousands of micro-wounds on the outer skin layer. These micro-wounds signal your body to replace the damaged tissue, such as scars or age spots, with healthy, refreshed skin. They also stimulate collagen and elastin production within your skin. The treatment removes the dead, dry, or damaged layer of skin that does us no good. In the process, the treatment initiates our bodies’ natural skin regeneration. There are other fractional lasers but none as gentle as Clear+Brilliant. Its kind nature means patients experience little to no downtime. A single session can help smooth your skin tone and texture, reduce pore size, minimize sun damage, and correct irregular pigmentation. It helps preserve youthful skin while erasing early signs of aging before they become more apparent. And most important for many of our patients, Clear+Brilliant can work on ALL skin types, not just those with fair complexion.


  • No downtime
  • Non-invasive
  • Safe for all skin types
  • Restoration of a youthful glow
  • Diminished creases and wrinkles
  • Improved skin texture and elasticity
  • Increased elastin and collagen production
  • Protection against the worst effects of aging

Am I a Candidate for Gentle Laser Treatment?

Ideal candidates are patients who have issues with pigmentation like age spots, acne scars. People who experience early signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles are excellent candidates. Candidates usually want to enhance their current skincare regimen to help protect against the natural and environmental effects of aging. Patients must have realistic expectations. Laser resurfacing is not like airbrushing a painting.

You may not be a good candidate for Clear+Brilliant if you have an immunodeficiency condition such as HIV or lupus, if you have a condition that makes you extra sensitive to light, or if you are taking certain medications that don’t mesh well with lasers and light. Make sure to mention any medication you’re taking during your consultation.

Your Complimentary Consultation

We give every visitor to Self Care LA the highest quality care and attention. During your complimentary consultation, we want to understand and exceed your expectations. We will happily answer any questions you may have about your options for skin rejuvenation. We examine your skin and assess your health profile, medical history, and lifestyle habits. Only then, can we devise a customized treatment plan to meet the unique needs of your skin.

Self Care LA’s doctors possess unique qualifications to help design your treatment plan. Before Dr. Aggarwal earned his medical degree, he studied neuroscience and obtained a Masters in Public Health. Dr. Shakibai is a double Board-Certified physician in internal medicine and obesity medicine who completed his training at the world-class Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

You deserve to love the look of your skin! If you would like to learn more about your anti-aging skincare options at Self Care LA, we invite you to call today at (310) 856-9583 or schedule your complimentary consultation online.


You will be provided with detailed preparation instructions. Do not ignore these directions. Especially important: do not take Retin A, Refissa, Tazorac, or any chemical exfoliant during the weeks leading up to your appointment. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and do not use a tanning bed. 

Skin Resurfacing Procedure

The Clear+Brilliant laser targets the water in the skin cells. That water in the skin cell absorbs the light rather than the skin’s pigmentation absorbing the light. This feature enables patients of all skin tones to safely receive the rejuvenating benefit of fractional laser resurfacing.

A typical session takes about thirty minutes. At the start of your session, you will receive a topical numbing cream. The cream will ensure you are most comfortable while we apply the laser.

During the procedure, your skincare practitioner will gently glide the Clear+Brilliant handpiece over the treatment area. The innovative Intelligent Optical Tracking System monitors your skin as it administers focused laser energy to the treatment sites. This tracking system guarantees proper skin contact and controlled, uniform application.

Clear+Brilliant with Perméa

Depending on your skin’s specific needs, we may recommend Clear+Brilliant with Perméa. Clear+Brilliant with Perméa is the latest innovation using Solta Medical’s laser technology foundation. Clear+Brilliant with Perméa is optimized to focus on improvements in skin tone and radiance. It performs exceptionally well at clearing the pores and pathways of our skin. Cleared pathways make it easier for future skincare treatments to nourish the skin. 

Quick Recovery

Thanks to the mellow nature of the procedure, there is little to no social downtime after the treatment. However, since a small amount of redness can occur immediately after a session, some patients decide to take the rest of the day off. The next day, patients can comfortably wear makeup. 

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Your skin may show minor swelling and redness after a Clear+Brilliant session. This result is normal and will fade within a day of your treatment. Patients may experience a warm sensation in their skin immediately after their session. The sensations will also abate a few hours after your treatment. It is not uncommon for the skin to become red and flaky during the seven days after the treatment: these are natural, beneficial steps of your healing process

Avoid sun exposure as much as possible after your treatments. The sun accelerates the aging process and damages the skin. After laser treatment, your skin will be especially vulnerable, so make sure to protect your results. We will give you instructions regarding the best skincare practices following your laser rejuvenation. For sunscreen, don’t just find the highest SPF rating. SPF rating only applies to UVB rays. You’ll need broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect from UVA rays as well.

Profound Results

Clear+Brilliant can improve the volume and glow of your skin and eliminate the signs of aging from your face. The treatment promotes new collagen and elastin growth underneath your skin. Boosted collagen and elastin will help maintain your fuller, smoother skin for months to come. Your skin will be more hydrated and feel softer and smoother. As your newer skin resurfaces from within, you will see an improvement in your fine lines and hyperpigmentation. The dull, dry quality of your skin will dissipate leaving behind a youthful gleam.

Complementary Procedures

Combined with a consistent approach to skincare, Clear+Brilliant can help maintain the health of your skin. Clear+Brilliant can enhance the effects of some topical skin treatments.[2] When used with other aesthetic treatments like fillers for volume boosting or Botox for wrinkle-smoothing, Clear+Brilliant can provide our patients at Self Care LA with beautiful, full facial rejuvenation.

What is the Cost of Laser Resurfacing in Santa Monica?

The price of your Clear+Brilliant treatment will depend on the goals of your procedure, as well as the number of sessions that will be necessary to achieve your ideal results. After your comprehensive consultation, we can tailor a skin restoration plan to meet your anti-aging needs. You will receive a cost breakdown based on this proposed treatment.


What Skin Conditions Does Clear+Brilliant Treat?

• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Acne scars
• Age spots
• Hyperpigmentation
• Brown spots
• Dull, aging skin
• Melasma


  1. Preissig, J., Hamilton, K., & Markus, R. (2012). Current Laser Resurfacing Technologies: A Review that Delves Beneath the Surface. Seminars in plastic surgery, 26(3), 109–116.
  2. Elford, E. L., Oresajo, C., Bedi, V. P., & Geronemus, R. G. (2012). Enhanced Skin Permeability of CE Ferulic after CLEAR+ BRILLIANT Perméa Laser Treatment.