Clear + Brilliant™ is a gentle resurfacing laser performed on the face, neck, chest, arms or hands. It is a treatment that is similar but less aggressive than Fraxel yet slightly more aggressive than microdermabrasion. You may have seen Clear + Brilliant™ featured on the Dr. Oz show or read about it in W or Harper’s Bazaar magazine. Lasers are one of the hottest technologies in skin care. It is changing quickly and it seems like there is a new, improved treatment as fast as you can say wrinkle free. What you do in your 20s and 30s will affect how you look in your 40s, 50s and beyond. Adding Clear + Brilliant™ to your collection of skin care tricks – at any age – will help you recover the glow, luminosity and smoothness your skin, and you, deserve.
"57 Years Old and Had a Tummy Tuck and Lipo of Flanks, Bra Line, and Back - Houston, TX - Dr. Morales is AWESOME! He truly cares about his patients. He looks you in the eye when talking to you and is very honest about the expected outcome. When he is with you for an appointment or on the day of surgery, he makes you feel that he has all the time in the world to answer any questions you may have. I sent an email with a couple post op questions and Dr. Morales personally answered me back very quickly. Phone calls are also returned in a timely manner. Dr. Morales even gave me roses after the surgery! I would definitely recommend him to anyone considering cosmetic surgery. Well worth me having to drive 4 hours for appointments to have a wonderful doctor like this. - - I decided to have a TT and lipo of the flanks, bra line, and back due to the fact that with age my body was getting fat deposits and losing tone. Walking and diet had not been able to take care of my torso area. I was getting “my mom’s body shape” and I knew that I didn’t look as good in my clothes as I would like.After I went for my consultation and paid for the surgery, I kept questioning myself on my decision. “Am I too old to go through this?” “Is this going to be worth it?” “Is this a waste of money?” I’m sure many of you have thought the same thing. I am so glad that I did go through with the surgery. Even though I still have minor swelling at a little over three weeks out, I am amazed at the difference in my body. I feel great and have had no major issues.My surgery was on a Tuesday. From the time I walked into the hospital, everyone was kind and caring and made sure that any questions I had were addressed. I stayed in the hospital the first night and I had a compression garment on that wrapped around me and Velcroed in place. Wednesday I went to a hotel since I lived four hours away and my doctor wanted me to stay close for a few days. Thursday my doctor sent a home health nurse to check my incision and answer any questions I might have. Took my first shower this day also. I had read that pinning the drains to an “exercise band” draped around your neck would help during shower time and it definitely worked great. Friday I came home after an appointment with the doctor to check on how things were going for me.10 days after surgery, I went back to the doctor to have my drains removed. I had heard stories about the pain associated with having the drains removed, but thankfully I had no pain at all. At this appointment, they also changed me from the wrap around compression garment to body suit type of garment. This new garment is like a body suit that goes from a bra at the top to my knees. It is like a girdle for the entire area and is a lot more comfortable than the wrap around garment.17 days after surgery they took the surgical tape off my incision. The stitches will dissolve. I now wear steri-strips over the incision. Day 30 I will go back and they will start doing scar therapy. My scar is already a VERY thin line and looks good.The pros for me have been many. I love my new shape. Even with a little of swelling still, I look a lot better in my clothes. I know my confidence will be helped also since I feel that I look better.The only cons I can even think of are the expense and being restricted on activities for now."- C. / RealSelf / Jan 27, 2017
"Awesome Doctor!! - Awesome doctor! Dr. Morales is a very kind and caring person. I felt comfortable from the day of my consultation all the way through the procedure and post-op appointments. He takes the time to answer any questions you have without making you feel rushed. His staff are wonderful to deal with also. He even gave me roses after my surgery! Due to his excellent care, I have had no issues... - - Awesome doctor! Dr. Morales is a very kind and caring person. I felt comfortable from the day of my consultation all the way through the procedure and post-op appointments. He takes the time to answer any questions you have without making you feel rushed. His staff are wonderful to deal with also. He even gave me roses after my surgery! Due to his excellent care, I have had no issues with healing and I look great! (I am 57 years old and had TT with lipo of flanks, bra line, and back)"- C. / RealSelf / Jan 25, 2017
"51 Years Old, Weight Loss Loose Skin, Very Unhappy with my Appearance. - Dr. Morales is fabulous. You can tell he really cares about his patients. I felt very comfortable and assured about my procedure. He explained all of my options and answered all questions. I'm so glad I chose him as my plastic surgeon. His bedside manner is very comforting. I've already recommended him to others that are amazed with his work. - - I had had weight loss surgery and lost a lot of weight. This left saggy skin all over my body. A friend that had used Dr. Morales for some procedures recommended him. I was a little nervous at first but was put completely at ease by Dr. Morales and his staff. He did a complete evaluation and recommended procedures. He did a great job of answering my questions and his educated office staff.The results are much better than I imagined they would be. I can't tell you how happy I am. I wish I had done this sooner."- K. / RealSelf / Jan 10, 2017
"36 Years Old, 3 Boys and in the Best Shape Ever!!! - Best Doctor ever!!! I did research for months before I found Dr. Morales. He has been so good to me and I feel great!!! I went from a size 14 in dress to a size 4-6, from a size 34 in jeans to a size 27 and am still loosing inches!!! - - I had 2 c-sections in one year and was very depressed with the body I was left with. I did my research and found a great doctor. I feel great! I had a mommy makeover and some lipo here and there. It was a great experience. Dr. Morales did an excellent job in making sure I was satisfied with all of his work!!!"- E. / RealSelf / Nov 30, 2016
"55 Y/o Female - Houston, TX - He is fantastic. - - Dr. Rolando Morales Jr. is fantastic. I am so thankful I chose him as my surgeon; I had consulted with six others before making a decision. He is very skilled and the best at his craft. He cares about his patients. He far exceeded my expectations. I had several procedures at one time; upper and lower eyelid surgery, bilateral brow lift and under eye fat grafting. He is the BEST..."- H. / RealSelf / Nov 15, 2016
What To Expect@headingTag>
The Clear + Brilliant™ laser is optimized for preventing and addressing early signs of aging including skin texture, firmness, elasticity and pore-size appearance. It has been one of our favorite energy devices as it provides less invasive and affordable treatments with minimal if any downtime that can be preventative as well as restorative. Several patients notice improved skin appearance and a “glow” almost immediately, and it is a great introductory laser for patients who do not need more intensive treatments or want to avoid the downtime.
The new Perméa treatment combines the Clear + Brilliant™ laser with a topical antioxidant treatment. The special Perméa handpiece is optimized for brighter more even skin tone and enhanced skin permeability. It allows to combine the laser treatment with a synergistic Skinceuticals CE Ferrulic antioxidant treatment, which takes advantage of the increased skin permeability to achieve maximum patient benefits. The good news is this latest way of improving various skin conditions is available in the Houston area with Dr. Rolando Morales at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS).
Added Touch Medical Spa@headingTag>
In our Added Touch Medical Spa, We offer a full menu of clinical and aesthetic treatments in the greater Houston Area of the Galleria, Katy, Pearland, Sugarland, and Cypress. As one of the largest plastic surgery group practices in Texas, administering the Clear + Brilliant™ laser treatment in Houston,Texas, ACPS prides itself on offering the most current cosmetic skin care available today. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact The Added Touch Medspa at ACPS at 713-799-9999. THE CLEAR + BRILLIANT™ ADVANTAGE This unique treatment expands skin care to not only address unwanted signs of aging, but gives you the power to help prevent them: Visibly illuminated skin tone Renewed, ultra-soft and smoother texture Naturally radiant and glowing skin Improved tone, texture and radiance Reduction in the appearance of pores Comfortable, fast, effective, affordable Minimal downtime Safe for all skin types.
Individual cost varies depending on your age, the condition of your skin, your desired results and the area you’d like treated. The cost also depends on the number of treatments you need you’re your desired results. We encourage patients to come in for a consultation at which point we can give you a more precise idea of the cost. Costs can range from $300 to $500 depending on area treated.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $500 - $950
- Recovery Time
- 1 Day
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Procedure Recovery Location
What is Clear+Brilliant?@headingTag>
This gentle fractional laser system is ideal for those who want to improve early signs of aging and achieve refreshed skin from the inside out. Clear + Brilliant™ treatments illuminate and smooth your skin, while reducing the appearance of pores and fine lines. It consists of an infrared diode laser with a wavelength of 1440 +20 nm that delivers low-power laser energy to millions of microscopic treatment zones in your skin, triggering the replacement of damaged cells with healthy, younger-looking tissue.
What Makes it Different?@headingTag>
Because the Clear + Brilliant™ is a gentle laser there is no down time. Your skin will feel softer and have improved tone, smoother texture and radiance. Your skin may appear red and feel warm immediately after your treatment. Symptoms generally resolve within a few hours, but may last until the following day. Patients may apply makeup and go about their normal activities. There are no post-treatment regimens associated with Clear + Brilliant™ therapy. Once your treatment is complete, you are free to resume your normal activities. This treatment will create some sensitivity to the sun and it is recommended that you avoid direct sunlight for two days following the procedure and wear medical grade SPF 30 sun block. Results are immediate and progressive. Results can last for months depending on age, skin condition and how one protects their skin. It may complement other cosmetic procedures , like fillers, or Botox/Dysport
Is Clear+Brilliant For Me?@headingTag>
Clear + Brilliant™ helps improve the first signs of aging by targeting and reducing brown spots, uneven pigmentation, enlarged pores and fine lines and wrinkles while rejuvenating overall skin tone and texture. It can create younger looking skin for both the face and the body. With minimal discomfort and no downtime, this procedure is perfect for anyone on a busy schedule.
How Should I Prepare?@headingTag>
Little preparation is needed, we may advise you to stop using certain facial cleansers, creams, or products prior to treatment.
How Long Will It Take?@headingTag>
The treatment takes about 20 minutes. Your technician will apply a topic numbing cream for 15-20 minutes prior to the treatment. Please allow 1 hour for your session.
Just after treatment your skin will appear sunburned. This redness will subside in about a day.
Clear+Brilliant Side Effects?@headingTag>
Clear + Brilliant™ laser treatments are proven to be very safe. Although very rare, the potential side effects include redness, swelling, blistering, scarring, pigment changes, reactivation of cold sores (herpes simplex), and a flare in acne. Clients who are predisposed to the herpes simplex virus are recommended to take an anti-viral medication prior to their treatment to prevent an outbreak of the virus. Our physicians can prescribe this medication to them.
With proper skin care and sun protection you will enjoy your Clear + Brilliant™ results for many months. Depending on the client’s skin type, condition and goals, a series of 4 to 6 treatments are recommended. These treatments may be done 10 to 14 days a part. We recommend one or two maintenance treatments 3 or 4 months after the initial series