When it comes to getting your best skin ever, fractional laser treatments can help unleash a smooth and glowing complexion. But not all fractionated laser procedures are created equal – and if you don’t understand the differences between them all, you could end up seeking out the wrong treatment for your particular needs.
Take the Clear + Brilliant laser and the Fraxel laser, for example. Both are fractionated laser treatments, but they have very clear goals in mind. Let’s take a look at what these goals are and how they can influence your results:
- Clear + Brilliant: This FDA-approved fractional laser treatment is designed to treat superficial complexion issues, like large pores and uneven skin tone. Clear + Brilliant heats up the dermis to trigger tissue evaporation; however, this process is much less intense than with traditional fractional laser procedures. Clear + Brilliant is an ideal procedure for patients who are looking to spruce up their skin before a big event. There’s less peeling and redness associated with the recovery, so you’ll be ready for that big event faster.
- Fraxel Laser: This FDA-approved treatment is also a fractional laser; however, it’s delivered at a much more intense level than Clear + Brilliant. The Fraxel laser heats up the dermis for more tissue evaporation, making it an excellent procedure for clients suffering from wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars.
One of the most common misconceptions between the two is that multiple Clear + Brilliant treatments can be equivalent to a single Fraxel laser treatment. This is not true; in fact, no number of Clear + Brilliant laser treatments will equal one Fraxel laser procedure, that’s simply not how the technology works.
To learn more about the differences between these two laser resurfacing treatments and to learn which method is best suited to your needs, schedule your consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling our Beverly Hills office at (310) 860-8915 or our Pasadena office at (626) 537-3737.