Clear + Brilliant®

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Clear + Brilliant is a gentle skin resurfacing treatment that utilizes non-ablative fractional laser energy to improve the appearance of fine line and uneven skin tone and texture over the course of a series of treatments.

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The Skinny

Average Recovery

3 days




Laser/Light Therapy




$400 - $1800


Before & After Images by Provider

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The Specifics

What is Clear + Brilliant?

Clear + Brilliant® is a non-ablative fractional laser skin resurfacing procedure. The non-ablative laser aspect uses non-wounding laser therapy (whereas ablative lasers vaporize skin cells), and a fractional laser treatment signifies the therapy is targeted to a specific treatment area. Clear + Brilliant® stimulates new collagen production and tighten and tones skin. Clear + Brilliant® is especially effective for early signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.

What cosmetic concerns does a Clear + Brilliant procedure treat?

  1. Fine Lines & Wrinkles: Laser energy encourages collagen production to reduce signs of early aging.
  2. Facial Skin Laxity: Collagen production firms and tones skin.
  3. Uneven Skin Tone: Abnormally pigmented cells are removed and more uniformly toned skin cells are revealed.
  4. Uneven Skin Texture: Lasers remove build ups of damaged and dead skin cells.
  5. Rosacea: Damaged skin cells are removed and healthier skin layers revealed.
  6. Melasma: Hyperpigmented cells are destroyed and new cells replace them.
  7. Acne Scars: Laser energy removes scar tissue and allows for healthier skin growth.

Who is the ideal candidate for a Clear + Brilliant procedure?

The ideal candidate for a Clear + Brilliant® procedure has fine lines, minor skin tone or texture irregularities (like sun spots or acne scarring), and is seeking a subtle, gradual improvement to their skin concerns. Clear + Brilliant® is not recommended for those currently or recently (within the past year) on Accutane, those with hypertrophic scarring, certain skin tones or skin types, or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What is the average recovery associated with a Clear + Brilliant procedure?

Most patients experience two to three days of downtime following a Clear + Brilliant® procedure. Red and irritated skin with minimal swelling usually occurs following laser resurfacing treatments. Thick, hydrating lotions, good skin care products, and limited sun exposure will help haste recovery time. Makeup can be worn after two days.

What are the potential side effects of a Clear + Brilliant procedure?

Potential side effects following a non-ablative fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment like Clear + Brilliant® include burns/skin damage, scarring, irregularities of skin tone such as hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation, cold sore reactivation, bacterial skin infections, and milia (white bumps).

What can someone expect from the results of a Clear + Brilliant procedure?

The results of a Clear + Brilliant® procedure will develop gradually over a series of laser resurfacing sessions. Patients should try to limit excessive sun exposure and utilize sunscreen to decrease the risk of irregular skin pigmentation following a Clear + Brilliant® treatment. The final results will undergo age related changes and effects of sun damage as time progresses.

What is the average cost of a Clear + Brilliant procedure?

A Clear + Brilliant® procedure can cost anywhere from $400 to $1,800. The actual cost of a Clear + Brilliant®is dependent upon location, provider, and length and involvement of the cosmetic procedure.


  • Skin Smoothing
  • Skin Tightening
  • Improve Skin Quality
  • Improve Skin Texture
  • Less Invasive
  • Shorter Recovery Time


  • Scarring
  • Pigmentation Changes
  • Exacerbate Skin Disorders
  • Less Effective

Invasiveness Score


Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

The Takeaway

A Clear + Brilliant® procedure provides noticeable improvements to skin tone, evenness, and facial skin appearance. By stimulating new collagen and toning skin, non-ablative fractional lasers, like Clear + Brilliant®, restore, refresh, and rejuvenate the skin.

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  1. American Academy of Dermatology Many Ways to Firm Sagging Skin
  2. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Skin Tightening


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