What is a Clear + Brilliant Laser session?
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.
"Two months ago I had a tummy tuck, lip and a breast augmentation with Dr. Morales. He is a phenomenal surgeon and his staff is amazing! I highly recommend him and there is no one else I would let do any future surgeries on me other than Dr. Morales!"- K.D. / Google / Aug 14, 2020
"I recently had a breast augmentation with Dr. Morales. I'm currently one month post op and I couldn't be happier with the results. Dr Morales is an amazing skilled surgeon! I personally appreciate that not only is his knowledge in the industry top notch to include his staff are most helpful the entire practice but that they really puts their patients first and go out of their way to make you comfortable. Dr. Morales takes his time with his patients, he is kind and soft spoken, and allows you the patient to be the ones to ask the questions you need answers too. I did a lot of research in the Houston, TX area for a plastic surgeon that I felt I could trust. I am very pleased to have him as a doctor. I would really recommend him to anyone seeking to have a procedure. Dr. Morales and his staff also conduct a you tube video blog on some of the procedures he does. Check them out. You'd be surprised at what you learn prior to having a procedure done. Thanks for the ultimate 43thd birthday gift! Dr. Morales and Staff! You all are amazing!"- B.C. / Google / Aug 13, 2020
"I recently had a tummy tuck with Dr. Morales and he is an outstanding surgeon, you can tell he loves what he does. He really puts every ounce into each procedure to ensure that all of your wants in the outcome are what you are looking for. He was extremely informative as well as understanding, and reassuring from my consultation all the way up to my 8 week post op visit. Not to mention that his bedside manner is impeccable. Linda is also extremely informative, patient, and is amazing about getting answers to your questions in a very timely manner. All of his assistants are super sweet, and listen to your concerns. I could not have chosen a better surgeon and team!!"- M.M. / Google / Jul 07, 2020
"Works according to your body & needs, very natural tummy tuck results - Excellent service and results. Dr Morales works according to your body and needs, the results are very natural. He takes the time to explain you the process and listen to your needs. His staff is amazing! Claudia is very helpful with any questions that you have."- R. / RealSelf / Jun 18, 2022
"I had surgery with Dr Morales on 4/14/22 after losing 80lbs. My procedures include: extended tummy tuck with muscle repair, lipo to back, braline, flanks and my neck. I had a Bbl, and a breast augmentation; silicone implants. I knew right away during my consultation I didn’t want any other physician doing my procedure! He was thorough when examining me, and after I expressed concerns, he was very honest with me about procedures I did not need, and that’s what I love about him. Instead of just taking my money, he explained the why’s, and ultimately that’s something rare to find. His knowledge in all procedures, his bedside manner and great staff made me feel super comfortable from A-Z. Scheduling my procedure was a breeze. Linda, his patient coordinator, was very patient with me when scheduling my procedure, and was very prompt in responding to my emails. I went in for my pre-op appt about 2 weeks prior to my surgery. I saw his staff member Yaritza, who explained what I could expect post surgery, and was even given a bag of post surgery goodies! She was very patient with me when taking my pictures, as this was something that made me very shy. I was sized again for my breast implants to help me decide on my size. He came in with his assistant Claudia to reassure me about my size, discuss my procedure again in more detail and to let me know I was not alone. Going into the surgery center was a breeze! Instead of feeling anxious, I felt so comfortable. I was greeted by young lady named Christine who took my vitals and walked me Into one of the recovery rooms. She was very very sweet. I then saw the nurse Becky who started my iv. She was very knowledgeable and quick. I was seen by dr morales prior to my surgery to confirm all procedures, and have him mark me all up. :) I walked into the OR, and everyone greeted me in. The anesthesiologist was amazing, and heard my concerns about previous anesthesia. Post op days were not as bad as I thought! This was huge for me, as I am a mother of 4 and always on the go! Soreness here and there, but nothing I could not handle. Anytime I had questions, his assistant Claudia was quick to put me at ease!! She answered every message! Definitely exceeded my expectations. I went in for a one week post op, and was seen very quickly after checking in! I was greeted by an assistant named JJ who removed my drain. Very painless and she talked me through the entire thing. She stepped out, and during this time I was seen by His assistant Yaritza, same young lady who did my pre op consent appt. She wanted to say hello, ask how I was feeling, and instructed me on implant massages. Shortly after, the Dr came in with his assistant Avilene and Claudia. He explained what I was cleared to do and explained what he saw during the procedure. I was again, given a bag a post op supplies that I begin to use after week 1. Linda also stopped by to say hello! :) I return in 2 weeks and all I can say is HE IS AMAZING! Definitely, definitely recommend Dr Morales and his entire staff! They make you feel comfortable, at ease, and treat you like friends. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my surgery needs! I hope they get a chance to read this, because they have all been superb."- L.P. / Google / Apr 21, 2022
What To Expect
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.
What is a Perméa Treatment?
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
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, TX. As one of the largest plastic surgery group practices in Texas, administering the Clear + Brilliant™ laser treatment in Houston, TX, 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
Clear + Brilliant Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Clear + Brilliant Technology?
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 This Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment Different?
Because the Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser there is no downtime. 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 laser 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 sunblock. 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 wrinkle relaxers.
Is Clear + Brilliant Right For Me?
Clear + Brilliant helps improve the first signs of aging by targeting and reducing brown spots, uneven pigmentation, enlarged pores, 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 for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Little preparation is needed, we may advise you to stop using certain facial cleansers, creams, or products prior to treatment.
How Long Will a Laser Session Take?
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. Your skin will appear slightly sunburned, but the redness will subside in about a day.
Clear + Brilliant Side Effects?
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 – 6 treatments are recommended. These treatments may be done 10 – 14 days apart. We recommend 1 – 2 maintenance treatments 3 – 4 months after the initial series.