Clear and Brilliant Laser Review With Costs, Pictures and a Video.
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Hi, My name is Alegra and I'm 31 years old. I'm from Scarsdale, NY, which is in Westchester County, NY, just outside of New York City. I'm so excited to share with you today my Clear and Brilliant laser treatment experience. I received so many questions on whether I liked it or not and I thought I'd answer them here today.
I had been interested in getting a laser skin care treatment after hearing celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Christie Brinkley raving about them. I love skin care products and glowing skin and have always been fascinated by different laser technology. After Christie Brinkley mentioned in her recent beauty book "Timeless Beauty" that she especially loves the Clear + Brilliant laser, I had to try it. I searched online and inquired at quite a few medical spas and plastic surgeon offices in my area before finding the Clear and Brilliant at Skin Thera P in Scarsdale, NY. Many plastic surgeon offices in my area did not carry this laser and were trying to convince me to get the Fraxel laser instead, the laser machine they did carry. But I was adamant on trying the Clear and Brilliant and I'm so glad I stuck to my guns! The Fraxel laser treatment is much more intense laser and for my pretty minor skin care concerns, I wanted a more gentle laser. I have found though, if you're not careful, plastic surgeons and medi spas will try and talk you into the most expensive treatments, regardless of whether you need them or not. That’s why it's so important to do your research and know exactly what you want before heading into a doctor's office or they will have you looking like the next case of plastic surgery gone wrong. That being said, I was so glad when I discovered Dr. William Greenberg's anti-aging medical spa Skin Thera P. They have offices in NYC and Scarsdale, NY and because I am based in Westchester, I chose their Scarsdale location.
Upon arriving at the spa, esthetician and laser technician Sue Daly immediately made me feel comfortable and at ease. She applied a numbing cream first, which she left on for about twenty minutes. After I was completely numb, she began to apply the laser to my face. The laser was delivered through a handpiece, that she glided over my face. In all honesty, I felt a little bit of pain, almost like a sunburn, but Sue was so nice and entertaining; telling me stories about her family and newest beauty breakthroughs, which made the time fly by. She was also kind enough to use the laser on my neck and Décolletage area at no additional cost.
A few days after the treatment my face felt very tight and almost sand paper like. This lasted for about 5 days but I didn't mind at all. For me, I loved the way it looked. My skin tone was very bright, pore-less and had a youthful glow. Did I say tight?? I'd loved it! Prior to the treatment, my skin was blotchy, I had enlarged pore size and my hooded eyes sagged down. This simple procedure tightened my skin so much, that even my eyes were uplifted. It is truly that amazing and cost only about $450! The fractional laser treatment others had tried to sell me costs in the thousands! I spoke to Sue and Dr. Greenberg about how other plastic surgeons had tried to sell me the Fraxel instead, and they were shocked. They didn’t think I would need such an intense laser, even though they carry it and recommended upkeep with intermediate peels and future Clear and Brilliant treatments. If you sign up online for Skin Thera P treatments, they often will have amazing discounts going on as well, so next time I will do that! Everyone at Skin Thera P makes you feel so welcome, it’s like spending time with your best friends. I can’t wait to go back just to see everyone!
Overall, the Clear and Brilliant was a very effective laser treatment for me. It's a non-ablative laser, which is great, because I had minimal downtime. I was left with radiant skin and this was definitely one of the best skin treatments I've ever had done. It was a very beneficial treatment. This was a brilliant procedure for me - ha!
To see my before and after results for yourself, check out my laser skin treatments journey video below! I've also included a picture of me before (picture with glasses) and one after the treatment.