If you haven’t tried the Clear and Brilliant laser treatment, you’re totally missing out.
I recently visited my favorite beauty destination, Glo Skin Spa, in Midland, MI. I am always up for trying new anti-aging treatments and Glo recently added the Clear and Brilliant laser treatment to the spa. My go-to skin concierge and aesthetic nurse, Salena, recommended it to help eliminate the early signs of aging – including minimizing pesky wrinkles and sun damage. I was all in!
What is the Clear and Brilliant laser and what did I sign up for?
The Clear and Brilliant laser treatment works by creating millions of microscopic treatment zones in the upper layers of the skin, which replaces damaged skin with healthy tissue and yields younger-looking skin. I scheduled my appointment for a Tuesday because sun exposure isn’t recommended for the first few days after a treatment. Since I am frequently on a lacrosse field (although I ALWAYS wear sunscreen and a hat) I thought it best to give myself a window before the weekend. After the treatment, it’s possible to resume the day, but I generally don’t make plans as I never know how my skin will react. It’s also just a great excuse to binge-watch and chill! No need to hide out for a week – the recovery time is very minimal.
For this particular session, Salena started by cleaning out my pores and eliminating dead skin with a HydraFacial. (If you haven’t tried one yet, check out my previous post about the benefits of HydraFacials!) She wanted to eliminate the extra layer of dead skin so the Clear and Brilliant Laser could penetrate further into my skin.
The Clear and Brilliant Laser process…
After the HydraFacial, Salena applied a topical numbing cream to my face to combat any pain associated with the upcoming treatment. I highly recommend it – it took the treatment discomfort level down to a continuous rubber band snap. On a scale of no pain (0) to natural childbirth (10), I’d give it a 3 – not bad! The treatment only took about 20-25 minutes. After she finished, Salena covered my face with a cooling gel and let me sit for a few minutes with a fan. Here’s the part you need to be aware of – for 30-45 minutes after the Clear and Brilliant treatment, your face feels like it is in front of a campfire. There’s no better way to explain it! The first time I experienced this heat sensation, I was stressing a bit, wondering how long it would last. After a couple of treatments, I’m now a pro and I know it’s part of the process.
The Next Day…
I woke up to some redness and a little swelling but nothing that kept me from my regular routine. The day after, my skin started to feel like sand-paper. Again, that’s the only way to describe it! It wasn’t visible to anyone, but of course, I could feel it. The sand-paper texture is a good thing though. This is how the skin gets ready to “slough off” the dead cells. This process takes from 3-5 days. Anywhere from 1-2 weeks post-treatment, it’s time to shine! The fresh, new, bright skin emerges and it feels and looks fantastic.
My thoughts on the Clear and Brilliant Laser Treatment…
This was my third Clear and Brilliant Laser treatment and I keep coming back, so that, in itself, is proof that it works. I love the way it evens out the tone of my skin and softens it. I have no doubt, I’ll go back in 6 months or so for another treatment. It has become part of my skin care routine and I love the results! If you are local to the Mid-Michigan area, you can learn more about Glo Skin Spa or set an appointment by clicking here.
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