CLARITY II™
LASER TONING

All Skin Types

Quick treatments
No Down Time

Highly popular in Asia, laser toning employs thousands of pulses of Nd:YAG laser light energy of the Clarity II™ to  improve the appearance of the skin in both the short run and the long term. The procedure results in instant rejuvenation of the face, neck, hands and décolleté because it plumps, smooths and clarifies.  Laser Toning also promotes sub-dermal collagen production so that skin texture, color and tone continue to improve long after your appointment. Regular laser toning can diminish surface flaws like wrinkles, brown spots, freckles, or imperfections caused by conditions like acne and rosacea.  Laser toning is painless, though patients may experience a sensation of heat as the laser wand passes over the skin.  Laser Toning, known by us as ‘The Gym for the Skin,’ is an essential element of the CLarity II™ Alex Toning Facial and CLarity II™ Collagen Toning Facial, two of our signature treatments designed for superior maintenance of skin health and beauty.

Laser toning indication includes but are not limited to:

          • Builds new collagen
          • Reduce hyperpigmentation, dark spots, age spots, and/or sun damage
          • Smoothens texture of the skin
          • Reduce redness
          • Reduce uneven skin tone
          • Reduce and improve acne and acne scars
          • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles

This procedure is one of the favorites of our patients, as their skin feels warm and has a glow to it after a single treatment. No swelling or bruising means continuing to live your life immediately after this comfortable, safe, and effective treatment. As with any laser procedure, be sure to follow treatment with adequate sun protection.

Laser Toning is often combined with other procedures, for optimal results. It complements a wide variety of other aesthetic treatments and can be performed on the same day as facials, chemical peels, more aggressive lasers, and RF microneedling, and dermal fillers. The use of a medical grade skincare regime is recommended and can profoundly improve the final outcome.

A major advantage of Clarity II™ Laser Toning is that there is no downtime, and minimal risk of side effects. You can achieve a smoother, more youthful skin with minimal interruption to your normal routine. Typically 3-8 sessions are required depending on the severity of the skin concern.

Clarity II™ Alex Toning
Gentle, safe, and effective pigment bleaching technique to target superficial pigmented lesions such as PHI, uneven skin tone, freckles & more. After the treatment, treated pigments may darken, then form crusts, and fall off in 5-7 days.
( 30 min. ) Does not require numbing.

Clarity II™ Clear Rosacea
Gentle and effective laser treatment to normalize Facial Redness, Rosacea, Rosy Cheeks, Facial Flushing, and minimize recurrence through dermal remodeling.

( 30 min. )
Does not require numbing.

Clarity II™ Clear Acne
Gentle and effective treatment to clear active acne and through a reduction in sebum production and inflammation.
( 30 min. ) Does not require numbing.

Clarity II™ Collagen Toning
Gentle and effective laser toning treatment that induces dermal rejuvenation to improve skin tone, texture, and fine wrinkles.

( 30 min. )
Does not require numbing.

Clarity II™ Freckle Toning
Gentle and effective laser toning treatment that target numerous superficial pigments such as freckles using toning technique. After the treatment, treated pigments may darken, then form crusts, and fall off in 5-7 days.
( 30 min. ) Does not require numbing.

Clarity II™ INNERLIFT  ( Laser Genesis )
A Skin Tightening laser treatment that remodels the existing collagen fibers while stimulating the growth of new collagen. The Clarity II™ Nd:YAG technology is best-known for its ability to tighten skin better than radio frequency (RF) and infrared (IR) devices such as Thermage®.

Contraindications include but are not limited to the following:

          • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
          • Accutane (isotretinoin) in the last 6 months
          • Retin A topical or other skin-irritating products
          • Aesthetic procedures / injections in the last 2 weeks
          • Blood-thinning medications within the last week
            (  Aspirin, iron supplements, herbal supplements such as ginkgo, ginseng, garlic, or St. John’s Wort )
          • History of keloid scarring or abnormal wound healing
          • Skin cancer or suspicious lesions
          • Sunburn (natural sunlight, tanning), extreme sensitivity, rosacea
          • Poorly controlled medical conditions (i.e. diabetes, vascular)
          • Impaired immune system and/or use of immunosuppressive medications
          • Tattoos and/or permanent makeup
          • Implanted medical devices in the treatment area
          • Impaired judgment, psychological conditions, and substance or alcohol abuse.
          • Patients with unrealistic expectations

Compliance with the recommended pre / post care instructions as well as recommended follow-up visits by your practitioner are crucial for the success of your treatment and to prevent unnecessary side effects or complications. It is your responsibility to inform your practitioner of any changes in medical history, medications, and most recent sun exposure before each treatment is performed.

Before Your Treatment

          • You may not be pregnant or lactating.
          • Patients who have used Accutane or similar products within the last 6 months CANNOT be treated.
          • Discontinue the use of any topical products that may be drying or irritating (e.g. AHAs, BHAs, retinoids) 3-7 days prior.
          • Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for at least 3 days prior. These actions may interfere with the natural inflammatory process critical to proper healing and skin rejuvenation.
          • Avoid taking any blood-thinning agents for 3 – 7 days prior unless otherwise prescribed by your physician.
          • Avoid unprotected sun exposure, or tanning for at least 2 weeks prior to your procedure. Always use an SPF 30 or higher containing zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide for proper sun protection.
          • Avoid other aesthetic procedures and cosmetic injections in the area(s) to be treated for 2 weeks before and after.
          • If you are prone to cold sores, it is recommended to take antiviral medication for 7 days before and after.
          • Stay hydrated by drinking 8+ glasses of water daily to improve results & healing time.


Day of Treatment

          • Arrive with clean skin free of any lotion, oil, makeup, powder, or sunscreen.
          • Notify your practitioner of any changes in your medication, or health status, or personal activities that may be relevant to your treatment.
          • Topical numbing using ice packs may be used to maximize your comfort during the treatment.


After Your Treatment


What to Expect:

          • Patients will experience mild to moderate erythema (redness), edema (swelling), or a warm stinging / sunburn-like sensation for several days post-treatment, however for more aggressive treatments, these symptoms may last longer than 3 days.
          • Other possible skin reactions include irritation, itching, and general sensitivity, which may last for 3 or more days.
          • Results are both immediate and progressive. Multiple treatments may be required to achieve individually desired results.
          • Commonly patients experience purging of water retention caused by swelling and impurities in the form of water blisters or acne breakouts. This is normal and should resolve within a few days.


48 Hour Care:

          • DO NOT wear Makeup for at least 48 hours.
          • Avoid all strenuous activity for a minimum of 48 hours as sweating increases infection risk.
          • DO NOT USE ICE on the treatment area. DO NOT use any anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These actions may interfere with the natural inflammatory process critical to proper healing and skin rejuvenation.
          • DO NOT pick, scratch, excessively rub or scrub the treatment area. It is imperative to allow natural healing to minimize post-treatment complications. Treat the skin gently as if you have a sunburn.


General Care: 

          • Care should be taken to prevent trauma to the treated area especially for the first few days after your procedure.
          • You may take Tylenol for post-treatment discomfort or Benadryl / Zyrtec if you experience excessive itching (histamine reaction).
          • Avoid All Direct & Indirect Sun Exposure.
          • Always use an SPF 30 or higher containing zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide for proper sun protection. It is safe to begin the use of SPF starting 24-48 hours after your treatment.
          • Do not have any other treatments for at least 1 – 2 weeks following treatment or until the skin has completely healed.
          • Your practitioner will make individual recommendations on when to resume normal skincare (typically after 2 days).
          • Keep the treated area well hydrated (specifically for the first 2 days).


If you experience any side effects, such as prolonged redness or swelling, histamine reaction, blisters, burns, or signs of infection please contact your practitioner immediately for proper assessment and further care instructions.

Do you want to find out if Clarity II™ Laser Toning is the right aesthetic treatment for you? Contact Avissa Skin clinic today for more information on the best Laser Toning Treatment Ann Arbor, Michigan has to offer, for information on other cosmetic procedures, or to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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