Doctor Vallecillos first introduced Clear + Brilliant into his Beverly Hills practice in 2016 as a laser resurfacing option offering excellent results with near minimal downtime. The Clear + Brilliant laser is a fractional resurfacing laser system that creates millions of microscopic treatment zones across the patient’s face using the device’s Intelligent Optical Tracking System. This creates an even pattern of controlled microscopic injuries within a larger area of healthy skin. Your body works to heal your skin by rushing collagen to the area. This improves the skin’s overall appearance, revealing fresh, smooth, glowing skin. What’s more, because the injuries are truly microscopic, there is little to no social downtime.

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  1. Preparation: Begin preparing for your procedure at least two weeks ahead of time, especially if you take blood-thinning medications or smoke. Blood thinning medications include NSAIDs like aspirin and Ibuprofen as well as certain vitamins and supplements like Gingko biloba. Stop smoking and increase hydration both before and after your procedure to aid in healing.
  2. Anesthesia: Approximately 30 minutes before your procedure, your face is cleansed and a topical numbing cream applied. After the ointment takes effect, the face is cleansed again before Dr. Vallecillos performs the procedure.
  3. Preoperative Consult: During your consultation, Dr. Vallecillos discusses your goals with treatment and helps you set reasonable expectations. He also looks at your full medical history, including any medications you take and previous procedures. This is also the time to ask any procedural questions you have. Finally, the doctor provides both pre-and postoperative instructions.

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The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

After applying the numbing cream and cleansing your face, Dr. Vallecillos glides the Clear + Brilliant device across the treatment area, working slowly and gently to ensure a uniform application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a candidate for Clear + Brilliant?

The ideal candidate enjoys generally good health and hopes to address early signs of aging, or maintain the current appearance, with proactive treatments. The procedure also serves as an alternative to more aggressive laser procedures.

What is the recovery time for Clear + Brilliant?

Recovery time is minimal, though some patients experience slight swelling, redness, and discomfort during the 12 hours immediately following the procedure.

Are there risks or side effects associated with Clear + Brilliant?

Potential side effects include prolonged redness and swelling, as well as blistering, hyperpigmentation, infection, scarring, and herpes flare-ups. To minimize these risks, share your complete medical history with Dr. Vallecillos during your preoperative consultation.

How long do the results last?

Patients see results within a few days of treatment, and continue to see improvement over the coming weeks. Results typically last between three and six months, though they may last longer if the patient practices exemplary skin care.