07 Jan Why Hillary Duff Loves Clear + Brilliant
For years, the Fraxel laser was the ultimate option for skin rejuvenation—but it’s an incredibly intense laser that requires significant downtime. It also doesn’t work for all skin types, and younger patients just didn’t need such an aggressive approach. Introducing Clear + Brilliant, which is dubbed Fraxel’s little sister by industry experts. It has quickly become one of the most popular lasers at RefinedMD for both pre-juvenation and anti-aging because it’s equal parts gentle and effective, and is suitable for nearly all skin types. It’s also a favorite of celebrities like Hillary Duff, who can’t stop raving about her results. Let’s take a look at this laser and why it might just be your latest secret weapon.
Clear + Brilliant uses fractional laser tech that creates thousands of tiny thermal injuries in the skin (so small that you can’t see them). Micro-injuries kick-start the body’s healing process, which includes stimulating elastin and collagen production. These two ingredients are key in skin that is smooth, supple, and youthful. They go to work finding and replacing skin that is “damaged” with healthy skin. You can use Clear + Brilliant on the face, neck, and chest to smooth out lines, improve texture, minimize pore size, and fade acne scarring, dark spots, and other type of hyperpigmentation. If you’re noticing early signs of aging or want to prevent them, Clear + Brilliant might be for you.
What to Expect with Clear + Brilliant
Results aren’t immediate, but you’ll see results starting to reveal themselves about two weeks after your treatment. The glow stays for about three months, but there are a few factors that go into longevity. The condition of your skin, your age, and your post-laser skin regimen can all play a role in how long results last. Clear + Brilliant can be a great way to kick off an improved at-home skin care regimen using medical-grade products. It is also so gentle that it can be combined with other treatments, such as microneedling. Plus, you can always get another Clear + Brilliant treatment a few weeks later, and that’s exactly what many celebs like Duff do.
How many treatments you’ll need is tricky to answer. You’ll definitely see that glow after just one session, but for the best results a series of 4 – 6 treatment sessions spaced about one month apart is ideal for establishing a truly “clear and brilliant” foundation. After those initial sessions, maintenance sessions every three months or so are recommended. Bear in mind that results are cumulative, so you’ll be building off the success of each treatment with the next one.
What to Expect with Clear + Brilliant
For best results, it’s important to avoid the sun as best as you can for two weeks before your treatment. Any retinol products or those with glycolic acid and salicylic acid should be stopped five days before the treatment. Those using Accutane need to stop treatment (under the guidance of their doctor) for at least six months before their Clear + Brilliant treatment (this is true of most other lasers).
Skin is cleansed and prepped with a numbing agent when you first arrive at your appointment. Next, lasering begins, with most clients calling it a hot and tingling sensation. However, it isn’t painful (especially with a numbing cream!). The actual treatment only takes a few minutes, and you can expect to see some redness afterward. This is relatively mild, and most clients feel comfortable going back to work or other daily tasks. Skin can stay red for about three days, and it’s equally important to avoid the sun after the treatment for at least one week. You’ll also be asked to avoid retinol, face scrubs, and many acids for 10 days post-treatment, opting for gentle cleansing options instead.
The Choice is Clear (and Brilliant)
Duff has shared her experience with Clear + Brilliant on social media, saying, “Almost everyone I know reached out and was like, Clear + Brilliant is the best, you’re going to love it so much. Why has no one ever told me to do this before? I’ve been left in the dark.” She isn’t the only celebrity on the laser bandwagon. Others including Jennifer Aniston, Debra Messing, and Drew Barrymore have raved about the treatment.
If you’re ready to take your skin care to the next level, book your Clear + Brilliant consultation today. Contact RefinedMD by giving us a call, or fill out the online contact form for the quickest reply.