Skinney Medspa in OK! Magazine: Fraxel v Clear + Brilliant


April’s issue of Ok! Magazine revealed 3 non-invasive cosmetic procedures that provide better skin, fast. Giving the skinny on Laser Skin Resurfacing is Skinney Medspa. With celebrities like Kim Kardashian promoting Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing this lunch time procedure is the golden standard for non-invasive, effective skin rejuvenation.

Ok! Style Week Beauty

April 27, 2015

“Fight Aging”

“Kim Kardashian loves the laser-resurfacing treatment Fraxel, but it’s pricey and requires up to a week of downtime. However, the company’s latest laser, Clear + Brilliant, is a gentler dose of the same collagen-stimulating technology without harsh side effects.

Laser Skin Resurfacing in NYC

Skinney Medspa offers NYC Laser Resurfacing using the industry’s most elite technology and machinery: Fraxel and Clear + Brilliant. Both produced by Solta, these two lasers utilize fractionated laser technology. Fractionated laser skin resurfacing penetrates the skin with pin point laser beams, causing microscopic wounds that stimulate cellular renewal,  replacing old, dull looking skin with new, rejuvenated skin. Laser resurfacing also stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen, the protein responsible for keeping skin taught, flexible, and youthful.

Fraxel v Clear and Brilliant

Both Fraxel and Clear + Brilliant procedures are non-invasive, effective,  and produce impressive anti-aging results. Still, there are important differences between the two lasers. Knowing these differences can help you decide which laser skin resurfacing procedure is best for you.

Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing

Fraxel is the stronger of the two lasers. The highly focused beam penetrates deeper than its Clear and Brilliant counterpart. Because of its intensity, Fraxel  is preserved for treating skin damage caused by sun exposure, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and crows feet around the eyes, and aids in getting rid of acne scars. Fraxel can also be used to treat pigmentation, minimizing the appearance of brown spots/age spots and restoring even skin tone.

Clear + Brilliant Laser Resurfacing

Clear and Brilliant is a gentler laser, that shallowly penetrates the skin. Thermal energy stimulates cellular turnover in the skin and the body’s natural collagen production. Clear and Brilliant is intended to treat superficial skin conditions including fine lines and wrinkles, melasma and minor sun damage. Clear and Brilliant is also incorporated in laser acne treatment by reducing pore size. Clear and Brilliant is best used as a preventative measure, helping to maintain young, radiant, healthy looking skin.

Which Laser Skin Resurfacing is Right for You?

Because Clear and Brilliant is a less intense, gentler laser, the procedure is less uncomfortable than laser skin resurfacing using Fraxel. Additionally, Clear and Brilliant requires less downtime  and and a shorter recovery period compared to Fraxel. On the flip side, since Fraxel is more intense than Clear and Brilliant, Fraxel requires less treatments than Clear and Brilliant.

During your free skin consultation, the Laser technicians at Skinney Medspa will evaluate your skin type and your expectations, and help you decide which type of Laser Skin Resurfacing is best for you. Learn more about Laser Skin Resurfacing.

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