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Clear and Brilliant Laser Edmonton

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What is Clear and Brilliant?

Clear + Brilliant is a gentle yet effective fractionated laser treatment designed to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin.

Are you looking for more radiant skin? Or more even skin tone?

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Are you looking for something more effective than a HydraFacial but not as aggressive as a full laser resurfacing?

If so, then Clear and Brilliant may be the treatment for you at our Edmonton dermatology clinic!

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What Does Clear and Brilliant Laser Do to the Skin?

Improves Skin Tone and Texture

By targeting the upper layers of the skin, Clear + Brilliant helps to even out skin tone and improve texture. It effectively reduces the appearance of large pores, fine lines, and uneven pigmentation, resulting in a more uniform and radiant complexion.

Enhances Skin Radiance

Clear + Brilliant promotes a healthy, glowing appearance by removing dead skin cells and allowing fresher, younger skin to surface. This enhanced radiance makes the skin look more vibrant and rejuvenated.

Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles

The laser treatment helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by encouraging new cell growth and collagen production. This leads to smoother, younger-looking skin.

Prevents Signs of Aging

Regular Clear and Brilliant laser treatments can help maintain youthful skin by addressing early signs of aging and preventing the formation of new wrinkles and fine lines. It’s an excellent option for those who want to take a proactive approach to their skin care.

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If you would like to schedule a consultation at our Edmonton dermatology clinic, call us at 780-482-1414 or email us using the following link.

What is a Clear and Brilliant Treatment Like?

A typical treatment with Clear and Brilliant is straightforward and designed to be comfortable. It typically begins with a consultation where we will assess your skin to determine if treatment is right for you. On the day of treatment, we thoroughly clean your skin to remove any makeup, oils, or impurities. We then apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

Once the anesthetic has taken effect, we will begin using the laser on your skin. We divide the treatment area into sections, and we use the laser over each section multiple times to ensure even coverage. Following the laser application, your skin may feel warm, similar to a mild sunburn, and there may be some redness and swelling. These effects are normal and typically subside within a few hours to a day. We typically apply a soothing serum to help calm and hydrate your skin.

In the days following your treatment, your skin will gradually start to feel smoother and look more radiant as it heals and regenerates. You may notice an improvement in skin tone and texture within a week. For optimal results, we recommend a series of 4-6 treatments spaced a few weeks apart.

Who Are Ideal Candidates for Clear and Brilliant?

Those Seeking Radiance and Glow

Individuals who want to enhance their skin’s natural radiance and achieve a healthier, more vibrant appearance.

People with Early Signs of Aging

Individuals noticing the first signs of aging, such as fine lines, mild wrinkles, and uneven skin tone, who wish to address these concerns before they become more pronounced.

Individuals Seeking Preventative Skin Care

People who want to incorporate a proactive approach to skincare into their routine to maintain their youthful skin and prevent early signs of aging.

Individuals with Skin Texture Concerns

People looking to improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of large pores, and achieve a smoother complexion.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Is Clear and Brilliant Safe?

One of the major advantages of Clear and Brilliant is that it offers significant results with minimal downtime. Patients can typically resume normal activities within a day after treatment, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules.

It is also suitable for all skin types and tones. Its gentle approach makes it an excellent choice for individuals looking to improve their skin without the risks associated with more aggressive laser treatments.

The device is equipped with a patented Intelligent Optical Tracking™ system that ensures even coverage of the treated area. This system tracks the motion and position of the laser, ensuring consistent results and reducing the risk of over-treatment or uneven application.


Who Should Not Receive Clear + Brilliant?

1. Pregnant or Nursing Women: due to potential risks and lack of sufficient research on safety during this period, we advise pregnant or breastfeeding women to avoid laser treatments.

2. Individuals with Active Skin Infections: patients with active skin infections, such as cold sores, should wait until these conditions are resolved before undergoing treatment.

3. Patients with a History of Keloid Scarring

4. Individuals with Recent Sun Exposure or Tanning: patients with recent sunburns or significant tanning should wait until their skin has fully recovered to avoid complications.

5. Patients with Unrealistic Expectations: Clear + Brilliant is designed for mild to moderate improvements and may not address more severe skin issues that require more intensive treatments.


Does the treatment hurt?

Most patients describe the sensation as mild discomfort, similar to a warm, prickling feeling. The numbing cream applied before the procedure helps minimize any discomfort.


How long is the recovery time?

There is minimal downtime with Clear and Brilliant. You may experience mild redness and swelling similar to a sunburn, which typically subsides within a few hours to a day. You can usually resume normal activities immediately after the treatment.


What can I expect during a treatment session?

A typical session lasts about 30 minutes. Your skin will be cleansed, and a topical numbing cream may be applied to ensure comfort. The laser handpiece is then glided over the treatment area, followed by the application of a soothing serum.


How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments varies depending on your individual skin concerns and goals. Many patients see noticeable results after one session, but a series of 4-6 treatments spaced a few weeks apart is often recommended for optimal results.


How long will my treatment take

Expect to spend approximately 75-90 minutes for a typical treatment. The topical anesthetic will need to stay on your skin for approximately 45 minutes prior to the resurfacing treatment.


Are there any side effects?

Common side effects include mild redness, swelling, and a sensation similar to a sunburn. These effects are temporary and usually resolve within a day. Serious side effects are rare when the procedure is performed by a trained professional.


Can I wear makeup after my Clear and Brilliant treatment?

It is generally recommended to avoid applying makeup for at least 24 hours after the treatment to allow your skin to heal. After that, you can return to your normal skincare and makeup routine.

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Dr. Thomas Nakatsui, Dermatologist
Nakatsui Dermasurgery – Edmonton
Telephone us at: 780-482-1414
Text us at: 780-707-8836


When can I expect to see results?

You may notice an improvement in your skin’s texture and radiance within a week after the first treatment. The full benefits typically become more apparent after multiple sessions..


How do I maintain the results?

To maintain the results, follow a good skincare routine, use broad-spectrum sunscreen daily, and consider periodic maintenance treatments as recommended by your skincare professional.


Can Clear + Brilliant be combined with other treatments?

Yes, Clear + Brilliant can be combined with other skin treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or injectable treatments like Botox or dermal fillers. Consult with your skincare professional to create a personalized treatment plan that maximizes your results.


Can I wear makeup after the treatment?

You may notice an improvement in your skin’s texture and radiance within a week after the first treatment. The full benefits, including reduced fine lines and more even skin tone, typically become more apparent after multiple sessions.


How does Clear + Brilliant compare to other laser treatments?

Clear + Brilliant is less aggressive than other laser treatments like Fraxel or CO2 lasers, making it suitable for those looking for a gentle approach with minimal downtime. It’s designed for maintenance and prevention, rather than treating severe skin issues.


Can men benefit from Clear + Brilliant?

Absolutely! Clear + Brilliant is effective for both men and women. Men can benefit from improved skin texture, reduced pore size, and a more even skin tone.


How does Clear + Brilliant address pigmentation issues?

Clear + Brilliant targets the upper layers of the skin, helping to break up areas of pigmentation and promote an even skin tone. Regular treatments can significantly reduce the appearance of sunspots, melasma, and other pigmentation issues.


What is the downtime compared to other non-surgical treatments??

Clear + Brilliant has minimal downtime compared to many other non-surgical treatments. Most patients experience mild redness and swelling that subsides within a day, allowing them to resume normal activities almost immediately.


Will I need to avoid any activities after the treatment?

It’s recommended to avoid strenuous exercise, hot showers, saunas, and direct sun exposure for at least 24 hours after the treatment. These activities can increase redness and swelling.


How does Clear + Brilliant affect the skin’s microbiome?

Clear + Brilliant treatments do not significantly impact the skin’s microbiome. The procedure is gentle enough to avoid disrupting the natural balance of bacteria on the skin, making it a safe option for maintaining overall skin health.


Can Clear + Brilliant help with acne scars?

Yes, Clear + Brilliant can help improve the appearance of mild to moderate acne scars by promoting new collagen production and smoothing out the skin’s texture. However, deeper scars may require more intensive treatments for optimal results.


Is Clear + Brilliant suitable for darker skin tones?

Yes, Clear + Brilliant is suitable for all skin tones, including darker skin. Its fractional technology allows for precise treatment without causing hyperpigmentation or other issues commonly associated with laser treatments on darker skin.


How does the treatment fit into a busy lifestyle?

Clear + Brilliant is ideal for those with busy schedules because it has minimal downtime and a quick recovery period. Most people can return to work or their daily activities immediately after the treatment.


Can Clear + Brilliant be used on areas other than the face?

While the face is the most common area for treatment, Clear + Brilliant can also be used on the neck, chest, and hands to improve skin tone and texture in these areas.

What is the Difference Between the Classic Handpiece and the Permea Handpiece?

Clear + Brilliant offers two distinct handpieces: the Classic and the Permea. Each handpiece is designed for specific skin concerns and provides unique benefits. Here is a detailed comparison of the two:


Classic Handpiece

The Classic handpiece is primarily used for overall skin rejuvenation. It targets general skin concerns such as fine lines, uneven texture, large pores, and early signs of aging. It uses a 1440 nm wavelength laser to create millions of microscopic treatment zones in the upper layers of the skin. This fractional laser technology stimulates collagen production and promotes the replacement of damaged skin with new, healthy tissue.

This improves skin texture and tone, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimizes the size of pores, and enhances overall skin radiance and smoothness. This handpiece is ideal for patients looking to maintain youthful skin and address mild to moderate skin aging concerns, and individuals who want to improve their skin’s texture and achieve a more even complexion.


Permea Handpiece

The Permea handpiece is designed to specifically target skin pigmentation issues. It is effective in treating hyperpigmentation, sunspots, and melasma, while also enhancing skin permeability to topical skincare products. The Permea handpiece uses a 1927 nm wavelength laser, which allows for more superficial penetration compared to the Classic handpiece. This wavelength is highly effective at targeting the epidermis, where pigmentation issues are most prevalent.

It improves skin tone by reducing pigmentation and discoloration, enhances the skin’s permeability, allowing for better absorption of topical antioxidants and other skincare products applied immediately after treatment, and provides a brighter and more even complexion.

For comprehensive skin improvement, some patients may benefit from alternating between the Classic and Permea handpieces, depending on their specific skin concerns and treatment goals. Combining both handpieces can provide a synergistic effect, addressing both texture and pigmentation issues for a more holistic approach to skin rejuvenation.

Do you have another question that wasn’t addressed here? Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have!