Clear + Brilliant Perméa Laser Treatment
What is the Clear + Brilliant Perméa laser?
It is a non-ablative fractional laser that addresses the early signs of aging and is safe for all skin types. It maintains healthy, glowing skin and is a preventative treatment. Various products are applied after the Perméa treatment to enhance their penetration into the skin. It increases the benefit of skin care products to produce visibly illuminated skin. It enhances tone and radiance, and maintains fresh, healthy skin. It can be used as a treatment on its own, or in combination with intense pulsed light, Fraxel or SmartXide lasers, or Thermage skin tightening.
How does the Clear + Brilliant Perméa laser work?
The Perméa enhances skin permeability by forming microchannels in the surface of the skin, called the stratum corneum, to allow passage of various products into the skin. Since the microchannels are so tiny, they do not compromise the barrier function of the skin and do not allow entry of bacteria or viruses.
How is the Clear + Brilliant Perméa laser different from other lasers?
It is a gentle laser that is designed to be used together with anti aging products to enhance their penetration. Antioxidant serum is an example of a product that can be applied immediately after treatment with the Perméa. Studies have shown a 17 times greater penetration of the antioxidant ascorbic acid (vitamin C) into the skin after the Perméa treatment.
Why are antioxidants important for healthy skin?
Antioxidants neutralize damaging free radicals caused by ultraviolet radiation from the sun. They also offer some sun protection and help keep skin healthy.
What does Clear + Brilliant Perméa laser treat?
It improves irregular pigmentation, and rough, sun damaged skin. It improves tone and radiance and produces healthier skin.
At what age can treatment with the Clear + Brilliant Perméa laser start?
It is an ideal treatment to start in your 20’s and 30’s to maintain healthy skin, especially if there is some sun damage. It is also a maintenance treatment at any age after more aggressive laser treatments.
How is the Clear + Brilliant Perméa laser treatment done?
Typically, no anaesthetic cream is applied before the treatment since there is minimal discomfort and downtime. Several laser passes are gently stroked across the skin. The treatment feels tingly and warm. Immediately after the laser, a product such as an antioxidant serum is applied and covered by a hydrating cream or mask. Sunscreen is then applied.
How will I look after the Clear + Brilliant Perméa treatment?
The skin may be pink for a day. Make-up can be applied and most patients return to their regular activities immediately. A few days after the treatment, your skin will start to feel softer and look brighter. With successive treatments, the results will become more noticeable.
How often should I have treatments?
A series of 6 treatments 2 to 3 weeks apart is ideal for best results. Maintenance treatments can be performed every 6 weeks or so as part of a maintenance program.
What results will I see?
- More even, uniform skin tone
- Reduced pigmentation
- Radiant, glowing skin
- Minimized pores
- Fresh, healthy and younger-looking skin
How long will the results last?
The results can last for months, depending on your age, skin condition, sun protection and home care regimen. Maintenance treatments can be done every month or so, depending on your needs.
Are there any side effects?
The skin may be pink for a day, but typically, there are very few side effects. Rarely, redness, puffiness crusting, blistering, scarring, pigmentary changes and reactivation of cold sores (herpes simplex) may occur.
What is the maintenance treatment?
The Clear + Brilliant Perméa laser treatment includes the use of antiaging products at home, with antioxidants and sun protection. This combination treatment brightens the skin, diminishes skin pigmentation and discolouration, and keeps skin younger-looking.
Can Clear + Brilliant Perméa laser treatments be used together with other procedures?
Definitely! If spider veins are present, they can be treated with intense pulsed light. If there is extensive sun damage, Levulan® photodynamic therapy can be used. Botox Cosmetic® treats dynamic wrinkles and fillers plump up deep creases. Saggy skin can be tightened and lifted with Thermage. SilkPeel microdermabrasion and light chemical peels can be performed for maintenance treatment and Fraxel or CO2 laser for a more aggressive treatment. Anti-aging products and sunscreen should be used daily.
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