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.
"Dr. Rolando Morales is Top Notch! - Houston, TX - I'm a 39 year old mother of 5 who happily breastfed all of her children. Naturally, this caused a lot of loose skin and sagging in my breasts. My husband and I decided to move forward with the procedure so I'd have time to heal before my 40th birthday trip to Cancun, and while I was anxious about the procedure, I couldn't be happier with the results. At only 3 days post op, I already look amazing. Dr. Rolando Morales, here in Houston, made me feel very special from our first consultation until this day. He called me from his home the night of my surgery to see how I was feeling and sent 2 emails the following day. The roses and handwritten card was a lovely touch, as well. I will see him again tomorrow and will add anything I need to this review as time goes by. I may even get the courage to add photos because they are absolutely beautiful!"- N. / RealSelf / Jul 09, 2015
"I love Dr Morales! He is an artist and a complete professional!! ??"- C.P. / Facebook / Oct 14, 2016
"55 Years Old, 2 Kids-Tummy Tuck Procedure - Houston, TX - Dr. Morales exceeded my expectations and is very honest about the final results. He gets an A+ in my book! - - Went in for surgery in May and here it is July 12th and I am moving around and healing wonderfully. The downtime is about a week and I had to stay in the hospital overnight since I had a tummy tuck. I am still a little puffy but in due time it will go down. It gets better everyday and I am loving the results."- B. / RealSelf / Jul 12, 2016
"My Transformation - Houston, TX - I had received a full tummy tuck back in March. I never thought I would consider this, but after years of getting back in shape after my 4th child, stepping on stage and doing all that I could to flatten the tummy, there was just no correcting the damage that occurred after multiple pregnancies and some huge babies! After extreme weight loss and multiple pregnancies, my stomach muscles were damaged, fascia stretched out, and my diet and exercise alone could not help this distended appearance no matter what! My surgeon was completely blown away after he learned that I stepped on stage last year and was even able to get my tummy down to do so.... I quickly learned that the min I was NOT in prep, the stomach muscles relaxed and I was back to square one. My husband and I talked it over for months trying to decide if it was even worth the time, money, and the scar that is left afterwards.... But we both decided that I had given it my all and we went ahead and planned the surgery. During this process, I learned that I had two additional hernias that needed repaired (had already had one in my belly button fixed), so we were able to get these fixed during surgery as well.Recovery has been pretty easy for me. The doctor said I was able to recovery quicker because of the great shape I was already in. The first week was painful and so hard to get up to walk around and even sleep. I had to sleep in a recliner the first two weeks. By week 4, I was back in the gym doing light cardio and training. Again, something that only my surgeon was able to agree with since my body was recovering quickly. By week 6, I was back in full swing with few restrictions! There has been much swelling since then, but each week I am seeing it go down and I love that my scar is healing much more beautiful than I thought it would.A few weeks ago my surgeon asked if I would join him as a co-guest on a Houston Morning Talk show, The Debra Duncan show, (Medical Monday segment), which is televised throughout Houston and our surrounding area. He wanted to talk about "Plastic Surgery after weight loss" (and children/mommy makeover-ish), with an emphasis on health and fitness. He also wanted to discuss post-baby, post-weight loss changes (breast deflation/sagging, excess skin of abdomen and laxity) of the body that cannot be "worked off" despite all the exercises, lasers, creams, garments, etc. He sees so many patients now that are inspired like me and by people like myself.. to push them to be healthy with their bodies, and help create lifestyles changes for the better. He mentioned he sees people who are considering "beginning their journey" into these healthier lifestyle changes, but sometimes they come in to have him do it for them (liposuction, contouring surgery, etc). What I love about my doctor is that he always encourages people who are too overweight, or just want to lose more weight to their ideal weight, to exercise, eat healthier before proceeding with plastic surgery. He believes solely in changing your lifestyle first and then proceeding with what your body can't do after you have tried those certain things. His surgical procedures are much better and even last longer if the patient is already in a better physical condition.The show is scheduled for July 11th, 2016, which is the week my husband and I are in Cancun. He tried to get the segment moved, but it just wasn't able to work. I had to sadly decline but was very excited and happy that I was asked in the first place to participate in. If you are able to, please tune in to receive more information about this topic and learn more the services and support my surgeon provides. People who know me, know that I am truly honest about my journey and I believe this is one of the reasons Dr. Morales asked me to begin with. I like to keep everything real in all aspects of my life and if I can share my story, whether it's my past, my current or even my future.... I will do so to help one person understand that some situations are nothing to be embarrassed about. I am here to help promote health and fitness. Inspire the lifestyle....but reassure those who have thought about procedures when all else has failed, it's ok. It's your body, your life, and your decision!! If you are looking for a wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly and very professional Plastic Surgeon, look no further!! I highly recommend Dr. Morales Plastic Surgery He is one of the best in Texas!"- C. / RealSelf / Jun 28, 2016
"45 Years Old, 2 Kids, 3 Pregnacies, Difficult Time Losing Fat in Some Areas, Saggy Breasts - Katy, TX - I love Dr. Morales. He was VERY patient with me. I had such a difficult time with my lipo and he realized it. He was always trying to find ways to help me heal faster. He checked on me and did everything he could to help improve my situation. He always used kind words. I could not have picked a better surgeon than Dr. Morales. He is simply amazing. - - I had breast lift and implants- this was worth it. I love my breasts. Lipo on 7 areas-I'm not sure this was worth it. I still haven't seen dramatic results on these areas like I thought I would see. I had a hard time recuperating from the lipo. Too much swelling caused me to miss work, prevented me from working out and just plain had me depressed me for months. The healing time was not what I expected at all. If I had known I would get these results and down time I probably would not have done it."- M. / RealSelf / Dec 15, 2015
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.
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. 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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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