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The Clear + Brilliant laser treatment is a non-invasive skin rejuvenating procedure that can brighten and tone the skin to restore patients’ youthful glow. The treatment is safe for all skin types and can treat fine lines, uneven skin tone, and texture.

What is the Clear + Brilliant Laser?

Clear + Brilliant is a gentle, non-ablative fractional laser device that is used to brighten dull skin tone and improve the appearance of early skin aging. Unlike other laser resurfacing which can require extensive downtime, Clear + Brilliant was designed to add subtle improvement to the skin with minimal downtime.  Men and women of all skin types who want to rejuvenate the skin on their face, neck, and chest can benefit from this safe treatment.

How Does Clear + Brilliant Work?

Clear + Brilliant uses fractional laser technology to create tiny injuries on the surface of the skin. By triggering the body’s natural healing response, collagen production is stimulated, and new, healthy skin surfaces replace dead and damaged skin.  The treatment also increases permeability so skin care products can penetrate deeper layers of the skin for increased efficacy. 

What Can Clear + Brilliant Treat?

Clear + Brilliant laser treatments can improve the appearance of:

  • Fine lines 
  • Melasma
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Sun damage
  • Enlarged pores
  • Hyperpigmentation from acne
  • Age spots
  • Rough skin texture

How Do I Prepare for Clear + Brilliant?

Prior to treatment, avoid topical retinoids and glycolic acids for 1 week. Arrive 1 hour prior to your appointment bare-faced without any makeup, moisturizers, or other skin care products to allow for the application of topical numbing.

What Should I Expect with Clear + Brilliant?

Prior to treatment, the area will be cleansed, a topical numbing agent applied for 30 minutes and then removed, and the eyes are covered.  The Clear + Brilliant handpiece is gently moved across the treatment area, and patients typically do not feel any discomfort. The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes.

What Should I Expect After Clear + Brilliant?

After treatment, your skin may appear red, slightly swollen, and rough, like a mild sunburn.  Any redness, mild flaking, and rough texture typically last a few days.  Patients can immediately return to work and most of their daily activities after Clear + Brilliant treatment. Avoid direct sun exposure, avoid topical retinol, physical exfoliants (ex. scrubs), and chemical exfoliants (ex. glycolic acids, salicylic acids, etc) during this time to aid in the recovery process. You should also use a gentle cleanser, apply light fragrance-free moisturizers, and apply sunscreen 30+ SPF daily, and wear sun-protective clothing such as a wide-brimmed hat.

After treatment, your skin will immediately feel softer and have a more radiant glow. Results will continue to improve over the next two weeks as new collagen develops.  Three to six treatments are usually initially recommended, followed by regular maintenance. 

Schedule a Consultation

If you are looking for laser resurfacing to even out skin tone and texture with no downtime, Clear + Brilliant in Arlington might be the perfect treatment for you!   Schedule a consultation today with our board-certified dermatologists to learn whether this treatment is right for you.


Arlington Dermatology requires a deposit on Cosmetic Consultations and Cosmetic Services. 

Your appointment will not be accepted until this deposit is paid.  Please call the office at (703) 259-9561 after scheduling to make this payment and secure your appointment.  Thank You.

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