There’s a new anti-aging laser in town and its called Clear and Brilliant. Its from the same company that developed Thermage and Fraxel— and sometimes Clear and Brilliant is described as ‘babyFraxel”. I’m already a big fan of “baby botox” so this laser is right in my comfort zone. In addition to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production, this new anti-aging tool reduces age spots and some types of acne scars.
Like its big sister Fraxel, Clear and Brilliant is an anti-aging laser that delivers energy in a grid pattern. However true Fraxel goes deeper, can be uncomfortable and requires 3-5 days of healing. By contrast this new rejuvenating laser is never painful and the skin recovers within hours. Since baby steps might as well be my middle name, I was eager to try it out with my super derm, Dr Ellen Marmur. ( Before proceedure pix below)
This week the host of Fashion Flash is Staness of Menopause Makeover. Menopause is more than just the end of your period, much more. This amazing site has the health, diet and fitness info you need to deal with these changes. This time of life can radically alter metabolism. I’ve always had to count calories and could only stare enviously as my skinny friends ate anything they wanted. Menopause now has made us equals. Formerly trim friends now have to learn new ways of eating to keep their weight down– and Menopause Makeover offers the tools they need.
And when you’ve explored Menopause Makeovers ( try her Noble Prize worthy recipe for low carb,high protein waffles), check out a new beauty book by one of the most respected dermtologists in the world. Dr Neil Sadick … Continue Reading… →