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Get your Clear + Brilliant Permea Laser in Manhattan, NYC by World-Renowned Dermatologist, Debra Jaliman, MD

What is Clear + Brilliant® Permea?

It is a safe and effective FDA-approved laser treatment that can be used on all skin types and patients to improve the appearance of skin discoloration, hyperpigmentation, uneven pigmentation, and melasma. It is also used for anti-aging and sun damage to improve skin texture, pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. It is a high-performance laser. Call Dr. Jaliman's dermatology practice at 212-517-8855 to schedule a complimentary consultation with a member of her staff. They will discuss all of your treatment options, and skin concerns, and answer any questions you may have. The team will also go over the risks and benefits and give you all the additional information you may need. Then they will recommend a treatment plan customized to your skin type, lifestyle, and needs. Before and after, photos will be taken to document your progress and consent will be signed.

Is Clear + Brilliant® Permea an IPL laser?

It is not an IPL (intense pulsed light). It is a mini Fraxel or fractional laser. It is a true innovation in laser technology, and you will see improvement in the texture, pigmentation, and a decrease in the number of spots on your skin. It will improve the appearance of the skin and diminish signs of aging and sun damage.

Is this a popular laser?

This is a very popular laser and millions of people have been treated. In the world, 2.5 million treatments have been done and it yields excellent results. Most patients say they are content with the outcome and appreciate the changes in their skin. They would give it a positive review.

Who should do the laser?

A doctor or a trained professional in the field of dermatology who has worked with these specific laser devices should perform the treatment for the best result. 

How does the laser work?

The laser handpiece and laser light create thousands of microscopic treatment zones. This causes the skin to produce new collagen with less risk. It is a new approach to skin resurfacing and rejuvenation. A water-resistant sunscreen should be used to protect your skin when going in direct sunlight.

Is Clear + Brilliant® Permea painful?

This laser device is not painful. Your skin is numbed before and cool air is used during the procedure, so you can have this treatment in comfort.

What is the age of most patients getting this laser?

The majority of patients are adults in their 20s or older. Occasionally, we treat individuals who are younger and have specific skin issues.

Will I require an anesthetic?

Only topical numbing is used for this procedure. You may have a slight sensation of heat and warmth and a prickling feeling when the skin tissue on your face is treated by this laser device. 

Is there pain associated with this laser?

Most people find this laser comfortable and do not consider it a painful skin care treatment.

Is there any bruising associated with these lasers?

There is no bruising. The recovery consists of swelling and redness for 6–8 hours after the treatment.

What is the Clear + Brilliant® Permea appointment like?

The skin is numbed for a half hour with a topical numbing cream. The treatment itself takes approximately 15 minutes. A Zimmer Chiller device is used to cool the skin during treatment to provide a more comfortable treatment experience. Then the application of ice packs is used on the surface to minimize side effects like swelling and inflammation.

Is there any downtime from the Clear + Brilliant® Permea?

There may be redness for 4–6 hours afterward, but it can be covered by makeup or tinted sunscreen. It looks like a mild sunburn.

How many treatments of Clear + Brilliant® Permea will I need?

The number of laser treatments depends upon your skin condition, your goals, and what you are trying to accomplish. We usually suggest a series of 3 to 6 treatments. After each session, you will notice definite improvements and skin glow. 

How closely can the treatments of Clear + Brilliant® Permea be spaced?

The sessions are usually spaced 2–4 weeks apart.

When will I see the results of my Clear + Brilliant® Permea treatment?

The outcome can be seen a few days after your treatment.

Do I need to take any precautions before or after my Clear + Brilliant® Permea treatment?

You do not want to be tanned before the treatment, so we suggest having these skin treatments 2–3 weeks after you return from a vacation in strong sunlight.

Are there any products that you recommend that I wear after the Clear + Brilliant® Permea treatment?

We recommend that you wear a broad spectrum of SPF 30 -50. Use a waterproof product if you are participating in outdoor sports. There are also hats and clothing made with UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) fabric that offers additional sun protection. These innovative textiles offer additional protection from the sun's harmful UV rays.

How should I care for my skin after the laser?

It is best to use gentle products that contain additional moisture. Ingredients such as glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides are beneficial.

Can I have Botox injections on the same day as the laser?

You can have the laser on the same day as the Botox injections but you should have the laser done before the injections.

Does the Permea laser stimulate collagen production?

This laser is a skin rejuvenation laser that stimulates collagen production and is anti-aging.

How long after a facelift can I do Permea laser?

It is best to wait three months after facelift surgery before using this laser.

What location on the body can I have this treatment?

The face, cheeks, chin, chest, back, neck and hands are frequent areas of the body treated with this laser technology. Any skin tone can be treated successfully by your dermatologist. It will bring out the radiance and glow on your skin, even the skin color, and improve your skin health and beauty.

Can this laser be done with Thermage skin tightening?

We usually recommend that these procedures be done on separate days.

Can this laser be done with laser hair removal in the same area?

It is best if they are done on separate days.

Can hyaluronic acid fillers be done with this laser?

Dermal filler injectables such as Juvederm and Restylane can be done after the laser procedure. Make certain to follow the directions before the procedure and avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, and fish oil to avoid bruising.

Is there special care after the laser?

Avoid using products containing harsh ingredients, as they can lead to skin irritation and inflammation. It is advisable to allow the skin to fully recover before continuing with your skincare routine. The outer layers of the skin have been compromised and require time to heal. Do not use acids, retinoids, or retinol.

Who is the best candidate for this laser?

This laser technology is suitable for both men and women. Individuals with uneven skin tone, excessive pigmentation, and sun damage can benefit from it. Noticeable improvements in the appearance of their skin can be observed after undergoing a few treatment sessions.

When can I return to work after this laser?

Following laser treatment, a woman can promptly resume work by concealing any redness with makeup. In certain instances, patients may opt to undergo this laser procedure towards the end of the day and resume work the following day.

Do I need to be concerned if I get cold sores on my lips?

The physician will prescribe anti-viral medicine to prevent cold sores. Valacyclovir is the typical medication we prescribe for this purpose.

Can scars be treated with this laser?

The Fraxel laser may be better for scars.

Is it necessary to limit my activity after this laser?

Most people should avoid strenuous activity right after the laser as this can increase swelling and redness in the face.

Are there studies and research about this laser?

Numerous studies and research papers show its safety and effectiveness.

Is there breathable, sun-protective clothing?

If Permea was performed on the chest, wearing sun-protective apparel during spring and summer is advisable. This is durable gear and provides an easier alternative to constantly reapplying sunscreen.

Are there YouTube videos of this laser?

You can go online and view videos of this laser.

Do you offer a complimentary consultation for the Clear + Brilliant® Permea?

We do offer a complimentary consultation with a laser technician. Give us a call to schedule an appointment at (212) 517-8855.