Clear + Brilliant® vs Fraxel®

Looking for a laser treatment to rejuvenate and restore tired and dull skin and can’t decide between Clear + Brilliant® or Fraxel®? You’re not alone, these two treatments are often confused with many believing they achieve the same result.  

While they use the same technology (a fractionated laser) and target many of the same skin concerns, including pigmentation, enlarged pores, the signs of ageing, and texture and tone, they don’t actually achieve the same result.   

The reason for this comes down to the laser’s intensity. Fraxel® penetrates the skin more deeply to repair damage, whereas Clear + Brilliant® is focused on superficial resurfacing to help you achieve and maintain a healthy and glowing complexion.  

Here are the key differences: 

Treatment intensity

Clear + Brilliant® is a relatively quick treatment with minimal discomfort. Fraxel® meanwhile can cause some discomfort as the laser is penetrating the skin more deeply. In both cases, a numbing cream will be applied prior to the laser being administered and your clinician will work with you throughout the treatment to manage any pain you may be experiencing.  


Both Clear + Brilliant® and Fraxel® will leave your skin red after treatment, however this is more so the case with Fraxel®, again due to the intensity of the laser, with redness lasting up to three days post treatment. Most people are able to treat this as they would a sunburn, with ice. While in the case of Clear + Brilliant®, most are able to resume normal activity straight after their treatment, Fraxel® generally requires a bit of downtime, particularly the first day when skin is more red.  

Length of results

This is the real difference between Clear + Brilliant® and Fraxel®. Most people generally only need one Fraxel® per year to experience long-lasting results, which include dramatically reduced pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and surface scarring. With Clear + Brilliant®, generally four treatments over the course of a fortnight, with monthly treatments thereafter are recommended for the best result. Also, don’t believe that four to five Clear + Brilliant® treatments will achieve the same result as one Fraxel®. There simply is not enough thermal damage at the correct depth to compare the two. 

Bottom line is, both Clear + Brilliant® and Fraxel® deliver fantastic results when administered by expert hands who truly understand your skin and what you’re hoping to achieve.  

To understand which treatment is right for you, book consultation with our masters today to learn how we can help you master the artistry of you 

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