Clear + Brilliant | Fraxel | HALO

Clear + Brilliant®, Fraxel® DUAL™, and HALO® Laser Skin Treatments

Celebrity dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon Dr. Ellen Marmur and the Marmur Medical team are highly recognized for world-class dermatology and aesthetic services. Here at Marmur Medical, we always strive to provide the foremost cosmetic dermatology options, including the most state-of-the-art and the most effective laser dermatology treatments.

Laser treatments offer an excellent method of treating radiance, skin tone and texture issues, brown spots, lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, and more. If you’re ready to experience smooth, clear, and brilliant skin, a personalized laser skin treatment with New York City’s best dermatology provider at Marmur Medical is your number one option.

Learn more about cosmetic laser treatments in New York City by contacting Marmur Medical online or calling 212-996-6900 today.

I love my skin!

-Patient after one Fraxel Dual with MMSkincare System

What is Cosmetic Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Lasers represent a significant advance in dermatology and dermatologic surgery. Their range of applications, relatively short recovery time, and unmatched precision have brought new levels of treatment results. Short pulses of light remove skin tissue to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, blemishes, discoloration, blood vessels, and sun damage, as well as the skin’s overall tone and texture.

Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing in New York City?

Ideal candidates for laser skin resurfacing should be healthy, have a positive attitude, and understand the procedure’s risks and benefits.

Additionally, the best candidates may struggle with:

  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne or surgical scars

If you feel that this procedure may be right for you, we encourage you to read about our different laser options or reach out to our highly experienced staff to learn more!

Marmur Medical Client After HALO Treatment

What Lasers Skin Treatments Can I Choose From?

The Marmur Medical team has assembled the industry’s leading laser technologies to give you the results you deserve. Our specialists use several high-powered lasers, each delivering a specific wavelength of light to achieve different results for different conditions. Dr. Marmur has treated over 10,000 cases with laser surgery and continually seeks out the very best laser rejuvenation methods available.

Some of our top laser treatment options include:

Clear + Brilliant

Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser treatment clinically proven to fight the effects aging has on skin and give you smoother skin with a radiant, youthful glow.

The results often include:

  • Improvement in skin texture, radiance, and tone
  • Reduction in the appearance of skin pores
  • Increased softness and smoothness of the skin

Clear + Brilliant creates hundreds of thousands of microscopic treatment zones in the upper layers of the skin, thus replacing damaged skin with new, healthy-looking tissues. Because Clear + Brilliant is a gentle treatment, there is minimal to no downtime and little swelling—just some redness and a few days of a sandpaper-like texture that clears to leave behind smooth and revitalized skin.

Fraxel DUAL

Fraxel DUAL uses safe, fractional laser technology to restore your skin’s beautiful glow.

When administered by the Marmur Medical team, Fraxel can provide:

  • Improved tone and texture
  • Smoother, younger-looking skin
  • Reduced wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes
  • Minimized appearance of acne scars and surgical scars
  • The erasing of unwanted brown spots

Fractional laser technology does what its name implies: it pinpoints the laser to only a fraction of the skin. The pinpoints are closely spaced to ensure evenness of results, but because healthy skin is preserved around each point, there is little downtime, and the skin typically heals quickly.

Marmur Medical offers Fraxel DUAL, which has two wavelengths: the deep-penetrating 1550 for rebuilding collagen and repairing damaged skin and the 1927 for removing extra pigmentation and boosting collagen and elastin production. We typically recommend a series of treatments for the best results.


HALO is the world’s first Hybrid Fractional Laser. It combines non-ablative and ablative laser technology to create controlled coagulation zones into precise depths. This groundbreaking method promotes new collagen and elastin while improving the texture and tone of the skin. 

The HALO Laser offers many exceptional benefits, including:

  • Minimizes pore size
  • Enhances skin texture and tone
  • Treats scars (including those from acne and actinic keratosis)
  • Corrects sun damage/dyschromia
  • Lessens the appearance of pigmented lesions
  • Reduces brown spots
  • Diminishes wrinkles and fine lines

HALO has many settings, allowing us to customize your treatment to address your distinct concerns. With HALO, you can see both long-term and immediate results. The device strengthens the skin’s foundation by emitting heat into the skin’s deeper layers, thickening and lifting it into a smoother, clearer, and brighter appearance. Want to learn more? View our patient brochure.

Dr. Marmur performing Clear + Brilliant Touch

What Can I Expect After My Laser Treatment in New York City?

With so many factors in play, each patient will experience different results after a laser treatment. Your outcome depends on the concerns you are addressing, the type of laser you have chosen, your body’s ability to heal, and more.

However, we recommend that all patients follow the post-procedure care instructions below to give themselves the best chance of healing well.

  1. Moisturize frequently with MMSkincare Revive serum every 4 hours and Repose serum at night. You may also use Aquaphor several times a day for maximum hydration and healing for any crusts or scabs. 
  2. Avoid harsh soaps, brushes, exfoliants, or retinoids for at least one week.
  3. Cleanse the skin with gentle products like Isdin Micellar water or Previse Purify once or twice daily.
  4. Start using the MMSkincare Revive post-procedure rejuvenation masks as soon as your first day for the first week. 
  5. Occasionally, tiny acne-looking bumps may occur on the lower face and are best treated with benzoyl peroxide or antibiotic cream. Please let us know if you need a prescription or are prone to breakouts.
  6. Call us at 212-996-6900 or make an appointment at Zocdoc if you have any questions or concerns. MMSkincare products are available at Marmur Medical or online at MMSkincare. We carry many exclusive brands and our team is more than happy to help you design the best skincare regimen for you. Studies show that a good regimen can make your results 30% better!

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Ready to Enjoy Smoother and Brighter Skin?

We invite you to visit one of our NYC locations to meet with one of our team members. Here, you can see how laser skin treatments can give you the skin you deserve to enjoy. If this treatment is not right for you, we can also review your other options, such as Botox®, dermal fillers, laser peels and deep laser resurfacing, and more. We have plenty of ways to help you feel confident in your skin!

Book your consultation with New York’s leading dermatology practice by calling 212-996-6900 or contacting us online today. Our team looks forward to meeting you soon! Also, be sure to view the FAQ section below for more information on each laser.

NYC Fraxel, Clear + Brilliant, & HALO Laser FAQ

Clear + Brilliant

Patients often notice a difference in just two treatments. However, the best results are often seen after a series of 4-6 treatments. Our team will help you develop a plan that works best for you.

You should begin to notice results within one week of your first treatment. Your skin will start to feel softer, look brighter, and show a more even tone.

This will depend on your particular issues and how well you care for your skin afterward. Many patients enjoy enduring results with the right skin care routine. 

You may experience some minor side effects like slight swelling or redness in the treatment area. This is expected and indicates that the treatment is working. Most patients do not report any pain.

Fraxel DUAL

Results should show in 1-2 sessions for pigment issues, while wrinkles or acne scarring should show in 3-5 sessions. For both wrinkles and acne, we recommend spacing out sessions four weeks apart. For sun damage, it’s often recommended to schedule sessions 6-8 weeks apart. We’ll help you determine the right approach when you meet with us in a consultation.

The extent of your results depends on your particular issues and how well you care for your skin afterward. Many patients enjoy enduring results with the right skin care routine.

Expect pinkness, swelling (like a hive), bronzing, and cayenne pepper–colored pinpoint specks for up to a week on the face, two weeks on the neck and chest, and two to six weeks on arms and legs. Usually, there is no pain afterward.


Halo laser treatments often show dramatic results with just 1-2 treatments. However, your results and treatment schedule will depend on the type and extent of your concerns, as well as your body’s natural healing abilities.

This depends on your particular issues and how well you care for your skin afterward. Many patients enjoy enduring results with the right skin care routine. 

Minor swelling and redness may occur, but this is normal and should alleviate as your body heals naturally. Most patients report minimal discomfort throughout the entire process.