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Clear + Brilliant®

In The San Francisco Bay Area

Clear + Brilliant® Specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area

At PotozkinMD Skin Care and Laser Center, our board-certified dermatologists and technicians are experts in skin rejuvenation treatments such as Clear + Brilliant®.

What is Clear + Brilliant®?

There are many things that contribute to how your skin looks and feels– your personal history, genetics, age, health, and lifestyle all can have an effect on your skin and how it shows the signs of aging.

Whether you have begun to see signs of aging or not, it’s important to take care of your skin on an ongoing basis. Having a set skincare routine at home is important, but it doesn’t completely match the effectiveness you’ll experience when getting routine facial treatments in a dermatology office. Having both will help you both treat and prevent signs of aging.

One of the least invasive laser treatments is Clear + Brilliant®. It works for women and men of all ages to both prevent and treat the early signs of aging. The results will give your skin a smoother, more youthful appearance.

It’s a gentle, yet effective skin-resurfacing laser treatment that is often thought of as Fraxel’s baby sister.  It is most popular for patients who have melasma and younger patients who want to keep their skin looking great.

Clear + Brilliant® uses fractional diode laser technology to create thousands of microscopic treatment zones in the upper layers of the skin. This triggers your skin’s natural healing process which boosts elastin and collagen production. This replaces the damaged skin with new, healthy tissue to give you younger-looking skin.

Clear + Brilliant® can help improve the following signs of aging on the face, neck, and chest:

  • Fine lines, wrinkles, rough texture, and uneven tone
  • Large pores
  • Hyperpigmentation such as dark spots and acne scars
  • Sun damage

What are some expectations with Clear + Brilliant®?

During the treatment, you can expect:

  • Topical numbing cream applied beforehand to keep you comfortable
  • Our team will gently glide the device across the target area and actively treat the skin for 15-20 minutes
  • The device utilizes the patented Intelligent Optical Tracking® technology to ensure proper contact with your skin to deliver a uniform application to all treated areas

Treatments take 30 minutes or less, but total appointment times can vary depending on additional steps that may be needed. As with most laser treatments, the number of treatments needed will depend on your individual concerns and goals. Though you will see improvement after one treatment, the most dramatic results will be seen after a series of 4-6 treatments.

You will start to see the best results 1-2 weeks after treatment, as more even, softer skin is revealed. Many patients will combine this treatment with other cosmetic procedures (ex. Botox, dermal fillers, etc.) to enhance their overall appearance.

Clear + Brilliant® is a great treatment to add to your skincare routine. During your initial consultation with Dr. Potozkin and Dr. Ellis, a personalized treatment plan will be developed to best suit your needs. We will also make recommendations for your at-home skincare routine to optimize your results and keep your skin looking its best year round.

Our Philosophy

“Our practice philosophy is simple — to deliver the very best care we can in the very best way we can. To us, that means we make each and every patient feel welcomed from the moment that they walk in the door until they leave the office. It means that we listen to what the patient has to say and address those concerns. It means we give advice and recommend treatments based on our extensive training with leaders in the field, our wealth of personal experience, and our commitment to excellence. For our cosmetic patients, it means working with the patient to achieve results that look natural, not overdone or exaggerated. It means that we always strive to do the right thing for the patient, as we value very highly ethics, honesty, and integrity. It means we stand behind what we do and will do everything in our power to get the best results we can for the patient. It means we carefully select the highest quality staff to represent us and help us carry out these goals. Lastly and most importantly, it means that we treat the patient the way we would want ourselves to be treated, with respect and kindness. Because at the end of the day, without all of our loyal patients, we wouldn’t have a practice.”

Extremely caring

"He saved my life! Literally! I've been seeing Dr. Potozkin for over 20 years and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my skin. I had melanoma 20 years ago and he took care of me and just recently I had it again. And might have more, but I'm waiting on the results. But if I do, I am confident that Dr Potozkin and his highly trained staff will take care of me. He is the best in his field. Everyone on his staff is so caring and helpful. I feel so comfortable when I'm there. So please, if you have any skin concerns, make an appointment, don't delay, your life may depend on it."

Diane D.
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Friendly & ThoughtFul

"Dr. Potozkin is an amiable, thoughtful provider.  His expertise is evidenced by his ability to diagnose and determine the appropriate treatment or options to address the issue at hand.  His staff is always welcoming, friendly and helpful which makes for an overall great experience at each visit.  I highly recommend POTOZKIN MD Skincare Center if you are seeking an outstanding specialist and staff."

Marian O.
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Efficient & Professional

"Dr. Potozkin and his team are the best! My skin issues/problems have drastically improved since I have been coming to this Doctor-over 5, maybe even 10 years. His staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The office is a flagship store that sells my favorite skin repair and healing products- by SkinCeuticals. I don’t live near this office, but I would never go anywhere else even if it’s closer. Absolutely worth the trip. The results are real!"

Gretchen Z.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to be a SkinCeuticals Flagship location?
As a Flagship center, we carry the complete range of SkinCeuticals products and treatments. When you visit our practice, you gain access to proven skincare solutions and personalized guidance from our expert skin care specialists, ensuring that you receive the most effective and suitable treatments based on your unique needs.

What sets SkinCeuticals apart from other skincare brands?SkinCeuticals stands apart through its scientific approach, integrating research from product inception to formulation packaging. Each product undergoes rigorous medical-grade clinical testing, a testament that distinctly differentiates SkinCeuticals from other cosmeceutical brands.How do I determine which SkinCeuticals products are best for my skin type?Leverage the expertise of our skilled skincare specialists at PotozkinMD to assess your unique skin and requirements. They'll seamlessly recommend the ideal SkinCeuticals products tailored specifically for you.Are SkinCeuticals products suitable for sensitive skin?
SkinCeuticals offers advanced skincare solutions designed for sensitive skin. Our skincare specialists can evaluate your skin and recommend products that are meticulously formulated to calm, soothe, and minimize signs of sensitivity, including the appearance of skin redness.

What role do antioxidants play in SkinCeuticals products?
Antioxidants are the foundation of SkinCeuticals products. Each antioxidant serum offers sophisticated environmental protection, backed by clinical evidence that showcases its ability to enhance the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and foster a naturally balanced skin tone.

Can I combine multiple SkinCeuticals products in my skincare routine?
Absolutely. Discover your foundational regimen during your consultation with one of our skincare specialists. Our team works with you to develop a customized skincare regimen tailored to your needs and goals.

What benefits can I expect from using SkinCeuticals vitamin C products?
SkinCeuticals’ renowned vitamin C products contain powerful ingredients that have been clinically proven to neutralize free radicals, protect against oxidative stress, and offer visible anti-aging benefits.

Do SkinCeuticals products address specific skincare concerns like aging or pigmentation?
We carry the complete SkinCeuticals line, including glycolic acid formulas available in cleansers, serums, toners, or creams. With an array of products, we can tailor a plan that addresses fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes, uneven skin tone and texture, and many other specific skin concerns.

Can SkinCeuticals products be used in conjunction with treatments like chemical peels or microdermabrasion?
SkinCeuticals products are specially formulated to complement cosmetic procedures, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, and injectables, to protect your skin post-treatment and enhance your results.

Are there any precautions I should take while using SkinCeuticals products?
Consulting with one of our skincare specialists before investing in new skincare products is the best precaution you can take to ensure optimal results and compatibility with your unique skin needs.

How long does it typically take to see results from using SkinCeuticals products?
Consistent use is essential to see results from medical-grade skincare products like SkinCeuticals. Many patients see visible improvements within 4-12 weeks, depending on the specific products used and individual skin conditions.

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