Clear + Brilliant


Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery is known worldwide as being a leader in laser skin surgery. Clear + Brilliant defines an entirely new category of laser aesthetic treatments for patients who would like an in-office treatment with little to no recovery that boosts the effectiveness of their at-home skin care regimens. Clear + Brilliant is an ideal treatment for those interested in getting started with skin rejuvenation, but are not ready (either clinically or emotionally) for a more aggressive skin resurfacing procedure.

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Individual results may vary.

Using Clear + Brilliant, our team is able to gently refresh skin, providing a more youthful appearance while addressing or preventing signs of premature aging. We recommend Clear + Brilliant for those who are beginning to show visible signs of aging such as large pores, fine lines and uneven skin tone. In addition, we routinely combine Clear + Brilliant with other in-office procedures such as microneedling and Botox or filler injections to enhance clinical results.

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Individual results may vary.

The procedure (which is commonly performed with topical anesthetic cream) can be completed in less than 30 minutes. Ideal areas to treat include the face, neck, and chest, but other areas such as the arms and legs can also be rejuvenated with Clear + Brilliant. There is no recovery or post-treatment “downtime” after Clear + Brilliant- most people experience mild skin redness and swelling (similar to a sunburn) after treatment that lasts for a few hours. While treatments can be delivered individually, we often recommend that patients initially begin their rejuvenation with a series of 4 monthly treatments.


Individual results may vary.

A Typical Clear + Brilliant Treatment:

  • Requires about 30 minutes for a complete session
  • Involves application of topical numbing cream to your face prior to treatment in order to provide additional comfort
  • Is delivered by a professional licensed medical care provider who has received advanced training in Clear + Brilliant treatment techniques

After Clear + Brilliant Treatment:

  • Immediately after treatment, mild skin redness and swelling is common and resolves over several hours
  • Over the next few days, the skin feels dry or rough like sandpaper- indicative of the “micropeeling” response. This is indicative of a natural skin renewal process and dissipates after a few days
  • While most typical skin care products and practices can be used shortly after treatment, our team will outline an appropriate skin care regimen for you based on your individual skin condition and clinical needs

Clear + Brilliant is recommended for patients:

  • Beginning to show visible signs of aging
  • Those who would like to reduce the appearance of large pores, fine lines and uneven skin tone

Benefits of Clear + Brilliant:

  • Leads to a more radiant skin complexion
  • Reduces fine lines
  • Tightens pores
  • Minimizes scars
  • Evens out skin tone (improves blotchiness)

Please schedule a consultation at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery today to determine whether Clear + Brilliant is right for you – and receive information about other treatments that might also address your concerns.


Clear + Brilliant FAQ’s

What is Clear + Brilliant?

Clear + Brilliant is a unique treatment that uses safe, fractional laser technology to address the early signs of aging skin and help prevent them.

How does Clear + Brilliant work?

Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser that refreshes your skin from the inside out. The laser energy creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in the upper layers of the skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger looking tissue.

How long is the treatment?

Clear + Brilliant treatments take about 30 minutes or less.

How many treatments are needed?

The number of treatments is tailored to your concerns and skincare desires. In recent studies, consumers reported visible improvements after 4-6 treatments, though many patients choose to have routine treatments as part of their overall skin care regimen. Your skin care provider will discuss a personalized treatment regimen with you.

Who can benefit from Clear + Brilliant treatments?

Clear + Brilliant is a beneficial treatment for women and men of all ages and skin types who want to be proactive in their skin care- addressing the early signs of aging or maintaining the look of their skin.

What kind of results can one expect?

The skin will feel softer and have improved tone, texture and radiance. Other benefits of the treatment may include:

  • Reduces fine lines
  • Tightens pores
  • Minimizes scars
  • Evens out skin tone (improves blotchiness)

When do the results appear and how long do they last?

The results of treatment are both immediate and progressive. A few days after the treatment, the skin will start to feel softer, look brighter and show more even tone. Results can last for months depending on age, skin condition and how well the skin is protected from the sun.

How do I know Clear + Brilliant is right for me at my age?

No matter how old you are, sun exposure, environmental conditions and lifestyle can contribute to lackluster skin. Whether you want to extend the younger look of your skin or address these early signs of aging, Clear + Brilliant can help.

Can I avoid other cosmetic procedures if I do this?

Each procedure has its own benefits. Clear + Brilliant is a great choice for refreshing your skin, helping to slow or prevent early signs of aging and maintaining the skin to look younger for a longer time period.

Can I get Clear + Brilliant treatments if I’ve already had other procedures?

Clear + Brilliant treatment is often used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures like fillers, microneedling, Ultherapy, Thermage. Combination treatments are a great way to enhance clinical effect and save time.

I have had corrective laser treatments, is Clear + Brilliant right for me too?

Clear + Brilliant is a great way to protect the investment you have made in your skin, maintaining, extending and helping to continually improve upon the results already accomplished.

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