Have you started to notice the first signs of aging when you look in the mirror? Maybe it’s not much, certainly not enough to justify surgery or an invasive procedure. But it’s enough to make you wish there were more you could do to keep your youthful appearance. You don’t need to turn back the clock, but wouldn’t it be nice if there were a way to slow it down a little?
There is! Clear + Brilliant® is a laser skin rejuvenation treatment that helps prevent the appearance of many signs of facial aging so you can maintain your youthful appearance a little longer. If you are interested in this treatment, Dr. Michelle Reyes at The Med Spot in Woodland Hills can help you decide if it’s right for you. Since 1997, Dr. Michelle Reyes has been helping people in the Calabasas area to live their best life and offers many minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. She isn’t invested in pushing a particular procedure: She’s invested in giving each patient the results best suited to them.
Clear+ Brilliant® is a procedure that comes in two different varieties: Original and Permea®. Each of these is designed to achieve different treatment goals. See the main Clear + Brilliant® page to get a summary of these two lasers. Together, these two lasers prevent the signs of aging, maintain your youthful radiant skin, and improve your skin’s overall appearance.
The reason there are two different types is that Clear + Brilliant® is laser treatment. Lasers are powerful in part because they are precise: They are made of a very specific type of light. This lets us achieve predictable treatment. But sometimes what we’re doing needs more than one type of light, so we need multiple lasers.
But don’t worry: Clear + Brilliant® treatment can use both lasers in a single treatment, and we can easily switch between the two so you don’t have to schedule multiple appointments or wait for the changeover.
Clear + Brilliant® Original is a dynamic laser. It can target your skin at both surface and mid-layers. This level of penetration can address some concerns you might have about aging, such as:
Fine lines and wrinkles start to form because of collagen loss and facial expressions repeatedly folding your skin. Over time, this creates creases. Your skin should be elastic and bounce back right after folding, but as we start to age, the skin contains fewer of the proteins that let it do this, like elastin and collagen.
Enlarged pores can also be worsened by a lack of elastic skin: They start to get stretched out, even if you clean and exfoliate regularly.
Another effect of inelastic skin is that it can start to sag and get loose. Eventually, this can contribute to the appearance of aging signs like jowls and “turkey neck.” Clear + Brilliant® can be a beneficial part of preventative treatments to head off the problem and postpone these aging signs by boosting your skin’s collagen levels. Clear + Brilliant® Original helps stimulate your skin’s collagen and elastin production to slow the impact of aging on your appearance.
If you’re considering rejuvenating your skin, you might have looked into skin peels. Skin peels come in different strengths, ranging from light to deep. Laser treatments can do the same. Clear + Brilliant® Original is like a light fractionated laser treatment.
The typical fractionated laser treatment — like Fraxel® — taps the surface and below into your skin to stimulate significant healing of your skin. This leads to the production of collagen and other skin proteins that improve the brightness, tightness, and even appearance of your skin. Clear + Brilliant® uses a similar principle, but instead of tapping deep into your skin, Clear + Brilliant® works at the surface level, which doesn’t cause as much discomfort or require as much downtime.
Clear + Brilliant® Original uses a 1440-nm laser. This is the specific type or “color” of light used, which, in this case, is in the infrared. You can’t see the light, but you will be able to feel it.
The results are mild but noticeable. No one will guess you’ve had treatment. They will likely compliment you on how luminous, rested, and healthy you look. What you tell them is up to you.
There are many reasons to choose Clear + Brilliant® treatment today. Many people love that Clear + Brilliant®:
Clear + Brilliant® is the ultimate in non-invasive treatments. It involves no cutting or needles — it doesn’t even penetrate deeply into the skin. This non-invasive approach is suitably gentle: there’s little to no discomfort. Treatment is also convenient — it takes less than half an hour, and there’s no downtime.
Because Clear + Brilliant® doesn’t penetrate deeply into the skin. You should still wear sunscreen when you go out, but there’s less risk of complications like hyperpigmentation from sun exposure.
Even with a non-invasive procedure, there is a risk that you might end up with some areas overtreated, while other areas don’t get enough treatment. However Clear + Brilliant® has an intelligent system to ensure proper skin contact and uniform exposure through the entire treatment area. This means that all your skin will get the benefit, and none will be overdone.
The procedure is gentle enough to be repeated regularly, and you can combine it with injectable treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers, or even use it to help maintain the results of an earlier laser procedure. It’s a great follow-up to Fraxel® or CO2RE®, for example, extending the results.
With all these benefits, it should be no surprise that the procedure has a very high level of satisfaction. The independent website Real Self-selected Clear + Brilliant® as the most “worth it” non-invasive laser based on the reviews of real patients. In addition, the NewBeauty magazine chose Clear + Brilliant® as the “best laser for glowy skin” in 2020.
One of the challenges you experience when you see the first signs of aging is people who will tell you not to do anything because you still look “young” or “good” or “healthy.” These people mean well, of course, and they probably hope these compliments will help you feel good. But only you have to live with your reflection in the mirror every day, and only you have the right to decide whether these signs of aging, as subtle as they may be to others, deserve to be treated. However, you also don’t want to get more treatment than you need. There’s no point in exposing yourself to additional risk, downtime, and cost if you don’t have to.
That’s why you should choose a place for your cosmetic treatments that is both nonjudgmental and highly experienced. That way, you stay in control of your treatment, but you get the benefits of the physician’s insight and guidance.
At The Med Spot in Woodland Hills, Dr. Michelle Reyes has worked hard to make a place that is safe and welcoming to all. We don’t tell you how to be the best version of yourself, we just help you achieve it. Dr. Michelle Reyes has been helping people in the Calabasas area to enjoy a better quality of life. Over the years, she has expanded her practice at the request of her patients. They have wanted her to offer a wider range of treatments, including minimally invasive cosmetic treatments and age management techniques.
Dr. Michelle Reyes has assembled a full team of skilled professionals who share her views. Together we work hard to ensure that you not only get great results but that you have a great experience. Your questions are always welcome and always get an honest answer. And you remain in charge of your treatment.
Want to learn whether Clear + Brilliant® Original is right for you? Please call 818-857-4299 today or use our online form to contact The Med Spot in Woodland Hills for a one-on-one appointment with Dr. Michelle Reyes.