Laser Skin Treatment - Clear + Brilliant LA

Why Choose Kare Plastic Surgery & Skin Health Center

Kare Plastic Surgery is a comprehensive plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology center that has remained at the forefront of cosmetic rejuvenation from inception. Located on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, our exclusive cosmetic surgery center is headed by double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. We have over 30 lasers in our facility and have developed a professional, ethical, and comprehensive clinic that can cater to your individual needs. Clear and Brilliant is an excellent option for most patients, regardless of skin complexion, and can be used for both corrective and maintenance skincare. In our office, we use Clear and Brilliant for the following skin concerns:

  • Fine lines and Wrinkles
  • Loss of skin texture
  • Acne prone complexion
  • Sunspots
  • New and old acne scars
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Brightening
  • Melasma and skin pigmentation
  • Stretch marks

Clear & Brilliant Laser Experts in Santa Monica

Clear + Brilliant is an FDA-Approved fractional laser that can dramatically improve your complexion with minimal downtime or discomfort. At Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center, Clear + Brilliant laser is one of our most popular skin rejuvenation treatments, offering excellent improvements in skin tone and complexion without the requisite downtime associated with deeper lasers such as fractional CO2 or Erbium. 

"Clear + Brilliant is a revolutionary skin treatment laser that is very popular in our practice that offers the benefits of fractional laser without the downtime of fractional CO2 laser." Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

Clear and Brilliant laser in Santa Monica at Kare Plastic Surgery

Acne Scar Treatments with Clear & Brilliant

Clear + Brilliant is an excellent option for superficial acne scars on the face and body. Using microfractional ablation, Clear + Brilliant rapidly vaporizes unwanted skin imperfections, leaving the skin more radiant. The treatment leaves minimal to no downtime, with patients experiencing mild redness for several hours after treatment. In our office, we use Clear + Brilliant laser for dark acne scars, large pores, mild skin contour scars, superficial atrophic acne scars, and skin contouring.

Dr. Karamanoukian is an expert in acne scar treatments in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. He performs other types of acne scar treatments including subcision, chemical peels, Sapphire Lift, co2 fractional laser, TCA Cross, punch excision, and RF microablation. Contact our office to learn more about acne scar treatments.

Santa Monica laser with Clear and Brilliant for skin care

Complexion Resurfacing with Clear & Brilliant Laser

Age spots, sunspots, uneven skin tone, melasma, and large pores are all signs of premature skin aging. The Clear + Brilliant laser is one of our most popular treatments for skin aging because it uses microfractional ablation to rapidly vaporize and exfoliate the skin, thus stimulating newer skin to form. We have found that this laser is ideal for corrective skin repair as well as for monthly skin maintenance. Patients typically schedule three treatments that are spaced one month apart to correct skin and improve skin complexion.


Clear and Brilliant laser is a non-invasive and non-surgical resurfacing laser that is excellent for all skin types. It can help prevent and correct premature aging of the skin, improve skin tone and texture, and help you achieve flawless, radiant, and youthful looking skin.

Will Clear and Brilliant Laser Hurt? Clear and Brilliant is a resurfacing laser with several levels of treatment. Our goal is to rejuvenate your skin while maximizing your comfort level. Once you have checked in for your appointment, we will discuss the objectives of your treatment and apply a numbing cream to the areas of therapy. The numbing cream can help reduce superficial skin sensitivity and can help ease the discomfort associated with Clear and Brilliant. At the end of your session, we will provide you with a cooling mask to optimize the healing process and reduce inflammation. Our office is comprehensive plastic surgery practice, not a medspa, so we have all of the resources to help reduce your discomfort and maximize the benefits of your procedure.

What is the purpose of a Clear and Brilliant laser? Clear + Brilliant® is a both a corrective and preventative laser that can rejuvenate your skin. We use this treatment for patients desiring a more balanced, healthier complexion in light of previous exposure to skin damage caused by hormones, acne, and the sun. At Kare Plastic Surgery in Santa Monica, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian and his team of clinical practitioners will customize a skincare and skin laser regimen that suits your individual needs. Clear and Brilliant is used to help improve fine lines, wrinkles, loss of skin texture, old acne scars, new acne scars, melasma, skin pigmentation, large pores, and rosacea related skin inflammation.

What products should I use with Clear and Brilliant laser? If you are currently using retinoid creams, we kindly request that you stop treatment within 24 to 72 hours prior to your procedure. Most patients will benefit from the skin brightening results of Clear and Brilliant and we recommend that patients begin a skin regimen that includes Melarase AM, Melarase PM, and Replenish Retinoid Complex after their treatments so that the brightening effects can be maximized. You may purchase these products by stopping by our office or simply ordering online. Our staff can navigate you through the purchase so that your expectations are clearly met.

Can Clear and Brilliant help with premature aging? Our fractional laser treatment can minimize signs of premature aging and reverse damaged skin. We like to recommend Clear and Brilliant in our Santa Monica office when patients need a pick-me-up that can help correct old sun damage and reverse signs of fine wrinkling and large pores. Clear and Brilliant is a minimal downtime procedure and is excellent for all skin types.

Learn More about Skin Treatments

Morpheus 8 is a skin and soft tissue treatment that can boost collagen production and tighten your skin. We can use Morpheus 8 alongside skin brightening protocols with Clear and Brilliant and Melarase creams for the face and neck.
The treatment combines deep soft tissue microneedling with powerful radiofrequency energy to improve the collagen within the structural matrix of the face and neck. As a skin treatment, we use Morpheus 8 for acne scars, skin laxity, tissue tightening, and slimming.  Patients can undergo Clear and Brilliant for skin brightening and rejuvenation within the same general timeframe as Morpheus 8; however they are not usually performed on the same day. The goal of Morpheus 8 is to stimulate deep collagen production to induce skin tightening and contouring.