Rapid Clear is a rapid, effective, yet gentle combination treatment for stubborn pigmentation. Designed to treat both diffuse and spotty pigmentation, Rapid Clear simultaneously employs two gentle techniques: peel pigment clearance for quick pigment shedding and laser pigment fragmentation. Skin tone is evened, with smoothness enhanced and spots faded.
Initially, gentle low-heat pigment KTP, Alexandrite, Nd YAG, or IPL PhotoFacial Laser is employed for spot treatment. Pigment laser breaks up isolated spotty pigmentation by using highly focused yet gently cooled long pulsed laser energy to precisely fragment pigment spots. Within just a few weeks, spots become lighter and continue to fade with time.
Subsequently, a peel such as Acne Peel, Glow Peel or Brightening Peel rapidly sheds and exfoliates away pigmented cells. Within one week, collagen growth is stimulated, and radiance with glow is quickly restored.
Faster result than laser alone
More complete improvement than chemical peel
More effective than skin medicine
2. Co-existing cloud-like pigmentation with spotty pigmentation
4. Uneven skin tone
5. Post-inflammatory pigmentation
6. Pigmented spots
2. Patients in good healthy conditions
3. Skin which has been properly sun protected, primed, and prepared
2. Skin which has not been properly protected, primed, and prepared.
Commonly, all parts of the treatment, including the exfoliation and laser, are done in one single session.
After numbing medicine is washed off, the lasers are activated. Pin point rubber band like sensations will be felt, while the skin is cooled during most of the time. Sequential lasers are then used. Topical anti-inflammatory agents and sunblock are then used.
Subsequently, a peel is performed.
Acne Peel is a form of acidic chemical peel designed to improve whiteheads, blackheads, oil control, and early acne. Within one week, the early inflammation components of acne are improved. Typically, agents used include combination of salicylic and soothing ingredients.
Hydrating Peel is a form of acidic chemical peel designed to improve hydration. The peel quickly sheds and exfoliates away pigmented cells. Within one week, skin is more evened. Agents used include combination of lactic acid and soothing ingredients.
Glow Peel is a form of non-acidic chemical peel designed to improve pigmentation and glow for the lighter skin type, without any burning sensation during the peel. The peel rapidly sheds and exfoliates away pigmented cells. Within one week, collagen growth is stimulated, and radiance with glow is quickly restored. Agents used included combination of retin-A, salicylic acid, hydroquinone, azelaic acid, and soothing ingredients.
Generally, several sessions are required.
Results are more precise, longer lasting, and more complete when treatments are done in stages.
The treatment takes about one hour in an outpatient clinic setting.
Topical anesthesia may be used.
2. Reduced melasma
3. More even skin tone
4. Less post-inflammatory pigmentation
5. Faded pigmented spots
6. Enhanced smoothness
For more aggressive and faster results, combination with other modalities will be helpful.
Mild flakiness, redness, and dryness are expected.
Mild redness, crusting, or temporary darkening is noted.
Prescription pain medications are generally not necessary.
Most people return to work and activities in few days.