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OVERVIEW OF CLEAR + BRILLIANT IN WASHINGTON DC

What is LASER?

LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers use light energy to target melanin (removal of dark spots, hair removal), hemoglobin (treatment of redness and visible veins), or water (collagen stimulation for skin rejuvenation).

The new generation of lasers provides skin-perfecting results that aren’t achievable through skincare alone, and innovations in fractionated non-ablative resurfacing (the newest innovation being the Clear + Brilliant platform of lasers) keep skin behaving biologically younger which translates to a more youthful appearance over the years.

Dr. Sherber’s approach focuses on improving skin health by bringing fresh undamaged skin to the surface, while improving skin’s appearance by softening imperfections with little to no downtime.

OUR APPROACH
  • This can be a treatment of the face alone, but Dr. Sherber generally recommends including the jawline and neck, and even the chest and hands depending on the appearance of your skin. This stimulates the production of new collagen and triggers son cell turnover: these are processes that slow with aging, and so the Clear + Brilliant treatment makes a meaningful physiologic impact on the skin.

  • This laser treatment is akin to ‘aerating the lawn’ and enhances the absorption of topical active ingredients applied post-treatment. Dr. Sherber will choose a post-treatment serum that best addresses your skin’s needs, and it will absorb much more deeply than if applied to untreated skin.

What Can I Expect From Treatment?

You will rest comfortably in a reclining chair, with an ambiance that is relaxing and calming. Dr. Sherber’s team may (but not always) apply a topical numbing balm to your skin which has a cooling sensation. Not everyone needs numbing before treatment because the C+B laser is well tolerated even without it, and Dr. Sherber adjusts the laser treatment intensity to your comfort level and also to your skin’s needs. Patients may undergo treatment of full face, neck, decolleté and back of hands (which often shows sun damage, as well) and Dr. Sherber will guide you regarding which areas may benefit most to fit your goals. Treatment takes only 10-30 minutes, depending on the number of areas treated and your unique needs. Post-treatment you can expect to have mild flushing of facial skin, similar to the pinkness you might experience after a workout, which disappears within a day and is not disconcerting to patients. Over several days you’ll notice that your skin has a “sand paper” feeling which indicates that the top layer of skin is being restored anew. Keep in mind that this is a gentle resurfacing treatment and so serial sessions spaced every few weeks offers optimal results. Recognized as a world expert in laser technology, Dr. Sherber’s treatments are focused on patient safety, comfort and results, and without downtime.

Clear + Brilliant Results

SAFETY

Clear + Brilliant is a innovative fractionated non-ablative diode (1440nm) laser. Its target in the skin is water, which means that it acts directly on collagen and can be used safely in skin tones from fair to deeply pigmented, and can be used safely in men without damaging facial hair follicles.

Safety is our highest priority and Dr. Sherber is renowned for her exceptional skill in safely treating patients with laser. She uses the Clear + Brilliant laser platform to resurface skin and restore lost collagen in a gentle, safe and highly effective manner. Dr. Sherber is an expert not only in avoiding problems that can occur with overly aggressive laser treatment such as scarring, pigmentation and melasma, and she is highly sought after for her expertise in corrective work. In Dr. Sherber’s hands, men and women can benefit from Clear + Brilliant laser to improve skin safely and effectively, without downtime.

PERMÉA

Clear + Brilliant Perméa is the newest laser in this system, with a wavelength (1927nm) slightly different from the original Clear + Brilliant to target uneven pigmentation more specifically.

Clinical studies demonstrated that those treated with Clear + Brilliant Perméa followed by a topical antioxidant serum noted greater uniform tone, boosted radiance and enhanced overall appearance.

PERMÉA

Clear + Brilliant Perméa is the newest laser in this system, with a wavelength (1927nm) slightly different from the original Clear + Brilliant to target uneven pigmentation more specifically.

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  • This can be especially effective for dark marks left behind after acne breakouts (postinflammatory hyperpigmentation) and even for melasma.
  • One 10 to 20-minute session changes the way your skin behaves so that it actually acts younger – increased collagen production, quicker skin cell turnover – and looks younger. With each treatment you will notice the radiance of healthy, youthful skin as your skin behaves more like younger skin.
  • Routine treatments deliver lasting results that can keep you looking younger for years to come, and a series of 6 treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart will give you an improvement that rivals the laser treatments that demand major social downtime.
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HOW DOES DR. SHERBER APPROACH PERMÉA

This can be a treatment of the face alone, but Dr. Sherber generally recommends including the jawline and neck, and even the chest and hands depending on the appearance of your skin. This stimulates the production of new collagen and triggers son cell turnover: these are processes that slow with aging, and so the Clear + Brilliant treatment makes a meaningful physiologic impact on the skin.

This laser treatment is akin to ‘aerating the lawn’ and enhances the absorption of topical active ingredients applied post-treatment. Dr. Sherber will choose a post-treatment serum that best addresses your skin’s needs, and it will absorb much more deeply than if applied to untreated skin.

What are Dr. Sherber’s patients saying?

  • Great experience – Baltimore, MD
    Botox/Juvaderm has made me look 10 yrs younger! Excellent results. Minimal bruising. Very comfortable experience with a very caring doctor.”

    – Kim in Pa (RealSelf)

  • “I started seeing Dr. Sherber for Botox, laser and fillers, approximately 10 years ago in Baltimore. I followed her to Washington D.C. when she and her husband, plastic surgeon Dr. Rad, opened a joint practice. Last year it was time to for Dr. Sherber to hand me over to Dr. Rad for surgical work. I had an amazing experience with Dr. Rad when he performed a lower face/necklift, chin implant, lower blepharoplasty and fat transfer. At the one year mark, I decided to return for a tummy tuck and upper arm lipo. This time I was smart to stay in Sibley hospital – 2 nights – after my experience with hard-to-control pain during the first 2 post-op days last year, when we were in an outpatient surgical center. I was treated very well despite being very needy with respect to pain control. Everything is still very swollen and bruised but looks good so far. I will continue to travel to D.C. for maintenance treatment and any new procedures with both of them. They are that amazing.”

    M.L. IN WASHINGTON D.C. | 2019

  • “I have been seeing Dr. Sherber for over a decade – I followed her from Baltimore to Washington D.C. – for skin care including Botox, fillers and laser, as well as medical dermatology including total skin checks. She is brilliant and personable and I recommend her highly to everyone I know!”

    Jennifer P (Google)

  • “Dr. Sherber is a brilliant physician who knows how to make just about any woman look much better in the most non-invasive ways. An artist!”

    Sharon W (Google)

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What Can I Expect from My Consultation with Dr. Sherber?

Our team will take high resolution photographs for your record so that we can observe the results of your treatment with accuracy. We will then ask you about your medical history, including current medications and any prior procedures. Dr. Sherber will talk with you about your specific goals and customize a treatment plan for you that might include Botox, other injectables, laser treatments, and skincare products. Dr. Sherber is a board-certified dermatologist and performs all treatments personally.

Before Botox treatment we will clean your skin thoroughly, and Dr. Sherber will ask you to move your facial muscles to make various expressions so that she can map out your muscular anatomy. The injections are not painful but you may feel a small pinch in more sensitive areas. Several points will be injected, with the exact number of injections needed determined by your anatomy and by the extent of the areas being treated. Treatment takes about 5-10 minutes.

About Your Washington DC Dermatologist

Dr. Sherber graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she designed and implemented a novel degree program in health policy focused on assessing and improving quality of care. She next attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she earned her M.D. degree. Following a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical research at Columbia University, she returned to Johns Hopkins for dermatology residency training and conducted research in scar healing and in disorders of abnormal collagen. She is now a Clinical Assistant Professor at George Washington University in the Department of Dermatology.

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