what to know?
Clear + Brilliant
PRIOR TO PROCEDURE
Stop all retinols and acids 1 week prior, unless your provider indicates otherwise. Please leave that up to your provider to determine what is best for you!
-Avoid direct UV exposure for at least 1 week prior. It is fine to have Clear + Brilliant done 2 weeks prior to a tropical vacation, such as a destination wedding, IF you KNOW you will wear SPF and be sun safe during your trip. If you can’t guarantee for yourself that you will be diligent with a sun safety routine, laser facials aren’t the right treatment for you. Please do not get this treatment done if you regularly use or intend to use a tanning bed.
Allow at least 2 weeks for freshly micro bladed brows to heal before having this treatment. Though we don’t typically pass the laser directly over the brows, the healing radius extends beyond those actual micro bladed hair strokes, and irritating the upper face further can cause the hair strokes to lift and flake off. Also keep in mind that Clear + Brilliant will lighten tattooed freckles.
If you have an active cold sore (or just feel that tingle coming on) wait at least 2 weeks after the sore has visibly DISAPPEARED before receiving a treatment. The heat may make the lesion significantly worse, and the virus can easily be spread around the face. A cold sore can easily be re-activated within 2 weeks of it’s visible disappearance.
Please allow 10-14 days for fresh botox and filler to set before receiving Clear + Brilliant.
If you have active acne lesions, you are good to go ahead with Clear + Brilliant! The thermal energy will help kill acne bacteria.
Immediately post-treatment, your provider will apply topical Vitamin C, let you relax for a few minutes under a biocellulose mask to help remove the heat and allow skin to begin repairing, and finish your treatment off with a layer of Epidermal Repair.
We will not apply SPF, because we don't want to be rubbing that into compromised skin. So please be diligent about avoiding direct sunlight for the rest of the day. It may be a good idea to book your treatment for later in the day.
-Avoid wearing makeup for a minimum of 24 hours, and preferably go without for as long as possible.
You do not need to wash your face that evening after your treatment. We really just want you to avoid touching your face as much as possible!
Next morning, you may cleanse with a gentle cleanser, and go about your routine as normal, with an emphasis on your gentle products.
Do not exfoliate for at least 1 week. Your skin will feel gritty as the dead tissue is pushed up and out by the surrounding healthy tissues, and this is where you'll need to exercise your willpower and not pick or exfoliate! Removing that grittiness prematurely can result in scaring, and is counterproductive to the treatment we just did. So please resist the urge!
Drink lots of water! This treatment works precisely by vaporizing water and creating thermal wounds, so you need to replenish your body and stay hydrated.
Apply hyaluronic acid topically to help add that water back into your skin.
Avoid hot showers, sweating, saunas, and generally doing anything that may heat the skin, for 48 hours. Your skin has been significantly heated-up, and even if you can't feel the heat in the days following, we need to be cognizant of what is happening at a cellular level and not do anything to contribute to excessive inflammation.
You may return for your next Clear + Brilliant treatment in as soon as 10 days!