ARE YOU SHOWING OFF YOUR BARCODE?January 18, 2015 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
We have all seen women with those dreaded “smoker’s lines” around the mouth – those tell-tale signs of aging that are impossible to hide with any type of makeup – THE BARCODE! So what are they, and how can we make them disappear?
Well, smoking and sun damage are the top two reasons for these dreaded lines, but aging causes thinning of the lips in most women, resulting in too much skin above those shrunken lips with no place to go except to causes pleats and folds.
While mineral based sunscreen is the best anti-aging product to prevent damage in the first place, once these lines have etched themselves in, it is time for more aggressive measures.
The end result is a smooth, youthful mouth with no sign of that dreaded BARCODE!
9 Top Cosmetic Treatments for Aging SkinNovember 20, 2013 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News
This article is based on a recent one in US News and World Report.
Battling the clock
Aesthetic physicians can prescribe skin creams and perform laser skin-resurfacing and chemical peels, and they can administer injections. Surgical procedures, meantime, can be performed by cosmetic and plastic surgeons. When you pick a doctor, ask how often and how frequently he or she performs the procedure that you’re having (weekly is better than monthly.
Here is a quick guide to some of the most popular treatments and procedures.
2. Over-the-counter peptide creams
4. Laser Skin Resurfacing
These treatments can be tailored to specific needs and can be superficial or intermediate and deep. Depending on which treatment and how aggressive, you may see redness from one day to two weeks. The benefits of laser resurfacing usually last between two and five years, however, if you smoke or don’t use sunscreen, it’s likely to be on the shorter end of that spectrum.
5. Chemical Peels
6. Botox or Dysport
7. Filler Injections
8. Cosmetic Surgery
9. Try Prevention
GET RID OF CROW’S FEET FOR GOODJuly 3, 2013 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News
Crow’s feet are those tiny lines that usually extend out from the sides of the eyes, up toward the temples and/or down toward the top of the cheek. Sun exposure is enemy number-one in the formation of crow’s-feet, but smoke, pollution, squinting and smiling all cause the structure deep within the skin to breakdown. Less collagen means less support, making the skin more susceptible to fine lines.
Your at-home plan of attack should consist of a mild exfoliator to help turnover skin, a daily mineral based sunscreen to prevent collagen and elastin breakdown and intensive hydrators that contain hyaluronic acid, to soften dry skin and fill-in and smooth out wrinkles. In addition to these topical problem-solving ingredients, a large pair of sunglasses will also help preventing against squinting and blocking
Dysport, Xeomin or Botox can treat crow’s-feet, and can even be used to prevent them from forming. They are considered to be the gold standard for preserving youthful-looking eyes because they halt movement of the muscles that lead to these lines and wrinkles. Keep in mind that these injectable neuromodulators only temporarily smooth out wrinkles—they don’t address discoloration, sun damage or incite collagen production.
To reduce lines, another options is to resurface the skin with lasers. Ablative fractional and CO2 lasers such as CO2RE, and eMatrix are commonly used to address textural changes around the eye. These modalities ablate the top layer of damaged skin, prompting the body to make new, better collagen—the new skin grows in plumper and less laden with lines. These types of treatments also help to give the area a tightening effect.
3 Non-Surgical Ways to Rejuvenate the FaceSeptember 7, 2012 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Celebrity Love, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News
When you want to look and feel younger, your face is the front and center battleground of that fight. And while there are a few ways to surgically make the face look years younger (facelift, neck lift, even a nose job), many women might not be ready for the commitment or cost of a surgical procedure. If not, there are “best practices” for rejuvenating the face without reaching for the scalpel. Here are some of the best treatments to get a younger face without surgery.
SKINCARE – First and foremost, start with a good skin-care routine. Routine skin care by trained, experienced estheticians is invaluable in producing, improving and monitoring the skin. Let’s face it – beautiful skin always creates a more youthful look. A comprehensive skin-care program that may include professional products and treatments (like microdermabrasion and facial peels) can minimize sun damage, soften fine lines, reduce acne, rehydrate dry skin and brighten dull, aging skin.
INJECTABLES – If you want to take it one step further, a cosmetic physician has more options available to make the face look younger. Before finding the best method for facial rejuvenation, your doctor has to take into account your age. When you are younger, we’re getting rid of wrinkles with products like Dysport, Botox and hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane, Juvéderm and Belotero. For restoring more volume in an aging face my choice filler is Radiesse.
LASERS – Noninvasive radio-frequency treatments, on the right patient, can work wonders. I am a big fan of eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation and Sublime Skin Tightening (the eTwo duo). I also love to treat with FotoFacial RF for color correction and eMatrix for texture improvement with my FotoMatrix combo. For a more significant result CO2RE Fractional CO2 Resurfacing is my go-to treatment. It is an ablative laser, but it’s not as invasive as making incisions. It is a very effective tool in treating fine lines, irregularities and brown spots. With one treatment, a major improvement can be obtained.
FOUR GREAT WAYS TO ACHIEVE SMOOTHER SKINAugust 31, 2012 / Category: Anti-Aging, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News
Most of us are born with naturally smooth, soft skin, but as we age moisture levels drop, often resulting in dryness and rough, uneven texture. Rough skin may also be the result of sun damage, which depletes collagen and moisture, or a chronic skin condition such as rosacea or eczema that causes bumpiness and inflammation. Whatever the cause, there are a variety of topical treatments and noninvasive procedures that address poor texture at the source.
1. For a Quick Fix:
2. For Results Over Time:
3. For a Dramatic Effect:
Suitable for all but very sensitive skin, microdermabrasion uses a wand embedded with laser cut diamond chips to polish away the uppermost layer of skin, eliminating roughness as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Chemical peels, another option, are often performed with glycolic, retinoic or alphahydroxy acids; they help smooth out uneven texture by removing the upper layer of skin.
4.For Relief From Redness:
Simple Steps to Improve Elasticity in The SkinJuly 18, 2012 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News
As we age not only do we experience a loss of collagen in the skin but reduced skin elasticity too, causing wrinkles and sagging skin. Fortunately, there a few ways to improve elasticity so that you can maintain a more youthful appearance and keep your skin functioning at a younger age too.
First, let’s test your skin’s functional age to find out if its aging younger, older or the same rate as your biological age. Here’s what to do. Lay your hand on a flat surface, palm down. Then pinch the skin on the back of your hand for five seconds. Let go and count how many seconds it takes for your skin to flatten back out. If it took one to two seconds your functional age is under 30; three to four seconds and it’s about 30 to 44; five to nine seconds and it’s about 45 to 50; and ten to 15 seconds it’s about 60 and so on.
TIME: FUNCTIONAL AGE:
1 – 2 sec Under 30
There are cosmetic procedures that help with skin’s elasticity like dermal fillers which help stimulate collagen as well as lift and contour your features. Laser and other energy based treatments such as eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation, Fractora Fractional Skin Resurfacing and CO2RE CO2 Fractional Skin Resurfacing (a newer, better version of Fraxel Repair) create significantly improved texture and firming. Fractora Firm and ReFirme/Sublime are non-invasive technologies to tighten the skin. Ingredient driven skin care such as our Tanne MD Medical Skin Care give you a twice a day at-home opportunity to nourish and hydrate your skin. Ask us about the right treatments for you, so you can look as good as you feel.
WRINKLE FILLERS – The Easiest Way to Erase 10 Years!November 21, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Cosmetic Procedures
Studies have shown that wrinkles can have a profound impact on self-esteem, so much so that over 16 billion dollars is spent each year simply on camouflage make-up to hide the signs of aging. If you are tired of wrinkles, worry no more. Education is the first step to making the best decision, and education about your options is what we are here to provide.
Facial wrinkles and creases begin to appear as the under-lying collagen and elastin fibers begin to break down and wear out. While this breakdown is part of the natural aging process, it can also result from excessive squinting, frowning and smiling.
Fillers or injectables have become a popular means of wrinkle corrections and addressing loss of facial volume that results from aging, sun damage, stress, age related hormonal decline, weight loss, chronic illness, trauma and or scarring, and lip enhancement. The results are instantaneous and the easiest way to erase 10 years, just like that! No surgery, minimal down time and natural results.
Because there are so many filler options, Dr. Tanne at Cosmetic Laser MD always consults with patients first, and after a careful examination and discussion recommends the filler(s) that is/are best suited to best address each patients’ unique issues.
There are many types of fillers, including the following that are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and widely available at Cosmetic Laser MD.
Hyaluronic acid gels such as Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Restylane and Perlane may be used to treat lines around the mouth, under the eyes and to plump lips or to provide a 5 Minute “Non-Surgical” Nose-Job. Results last 6-12 months depending on which injectable filler used and which area is filled.
Radiesse which is made of Calcium-based microspheres in a carrier gel is longer lasting than the hyaluronic acid fillers mentioned above and is used to fill deeper folds and lines or to add volume to the face. Radiesse can also be used to fix dents and divets in the face and to provide a 5 Minute “Non-Surgical” Nose-Job.
Select a filler that best suits your particular needs! Selecting the proper filler is an important part of the process. Some fillers are intended for superficial wrinkles and some work best for deeper folds and wrinkles. Others are better for deep cheek hollows and more generalized facial fat loss.
A consultation with Dr. Tanne is your next step for a more youthful look which is only one phone call away. Call us at 973.716.9000.
What causes wrinkles
Options for Wrinkle Reduction.
Wrinkle Fillers or injectables are injected underneath the skin, underneath the wrinkle itself, and act as a physical support system for the skin. Fillers are treatments for deep wrinkles, or lines for smoother skin as well as volumizing and plumping up areas on the face such as hallows under the eyes or cheek.
Chemical Peels can reduce fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, scars, age spots, and other signs of premature aging.
DiamondTip™ Microdermabrasion gently and painlessly exfoliates your skin while vacuum suction removes the crystals with the dead skin cells. It revitalizes your skin’s appearance, promotes production of new cells in the deepest skin layers, cleanses pores, and stimulates collagen.
There are a wide variety of Laser and/or Light Treatments such as eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation, ReFirme/Sublime Skin Tightening, or FotoFacial that offer everything, from those that stimulate collagen to replenish itself improving skin tone, to those that encourage the elastic fibers to tighten, resulting in vibrant skin.
Treatments can soften the appearance of wrinkles, giving youthful-looking skin. Some also kill acne-causing bacteria, healing blemishes and preventing future eruptions. We have applied our quality professional skills in choosing only the latest in technology, offering the finest results.
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Please call 973.716.9000 today to schedule a complimentary consultation to find out which injectable filler is right for you.
HOW TO IMPROVE SKIN TEXTUREJune 16, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
Over time, the texture of our skin naturally changes. Hydration, collagen and elastin are all important factors for smooth, soft, young-looking skin. When hormones, pollution and lifestyle come into play, they can diminish these key factors, causing dramatic changes in how your skin feels. I’ve listened to some of your most common complaints about your skin’s texture and have some answers on how to treat it.
Does your skin feel thin and look translucent? Collagen loss tends to cause the skin to become thin. And it’s especially prevalent in fairer skin tones. How do you treat it? “A combination of fillers and collagen-stimulating lasers, like eMatrix, Portrait PSR and fractionated CO2 lasers, is best for plumping up thin skin. The skin needs to be built up from underneath, as well as stimulated on the surface.
Does your skin feel dry and dehydrated? Dry, dehydrated skin is a common change that comes along with aging, since moisture levels drop and water is lost. Diminished blood circulation, harsh ingredients, moisture stripping products, and less-active oil and sweat glands can all lead to dryness. Try treating it by restoring moisture with deep hydrating creams and masks. A consultation with our skincare advisor will put you on the right track. Also, hyaluronic acid fillers (which bind moisture to the skin) such as Juvederm, Restylane-L and Perlane-L may minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles and reintroduce moisture to the skin.
Does your skin feel rough and weathered? Rough, weathered, leathery-looking skin is the price we pay for spending years in the sun. It damages the skin by causing inflammation, in turn making it look and feel thick. Weathered skin is usually laden with deep wrinkles, too. Protect your skin from the sun with a mineral based sunscreen every day. Prevent further damage to weathered skin with antioxidative and reparative topical products (we love our Tanne MD Medical Grade Skincare), and fractional resurfacing (such as eMatrix) or pulsed light treatments (such as Fotofacial RF) to stimulate collagen production.
Does your skin feel like sandpaper? Skin that feels like sandpaper often has a dull and muddy complexion. Dull skin is caused by a buildup of dead skin that stays on the surface for long periods of time. It’s important to rev up the skin’s natural shedding process to remove dead skin and expose fresh skin. A retinol product such as our Night Defense or a prescription topical retinoid, Chemical Peels (we love the Apeele Peel), laser treatments, SilkPeel™ DermalInfusion and DiamondTip™ Microdermabrasioncan increase cell turnover.
The Liquid EyeliftApril 15, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Cosmetic Procedures
Out of the popularity of the “liquid facelift”comes another option to rejuvenate your appearance. This one is being called the “liquid eyelift.” To set the record straight, neither one is a true lift because the results are temporary. However, for those individuals who are looking for a non-surgical rejuvenation, the “liquid eyelift” can be a welcome option.Using injectable fillers (such as Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse), Botox or Dysport, and eMatrix, Dr. Tanne rejuvenates the entire eye area, giving you a refreshed, more youthful appearance. Filler is used for delicate crinkly skin under the eye to reduce the appearance of hollows and lines, and to gently re-inflate the sunken area in the temple. Crow’s feet are erased with Botox/Dysport and a bit of filler. The brow is re-supported to reduce droop with filler and gets a subtle lift from Botox/Dysport to minimize sagging lids. It is important to note, however, that if there is significant sagging, fillers and Botox won’t do the job and you would most likely be a better candidate for surgery. There are pros and cons to each option. Dr. Tanne would be happy to give you an evaluation regarding your specific concerns and answer any questions you may have during a private consultation with her. As always, consultations are complimentary.
To complete the rejuvenation of the eye area, gentle resurfacing of that delicate skin with eMatrix Fractional Sublative Rejuvenation will give you a firmer, more youthful appearance with minimal to no downtown.
Cosmetic Laser MD also carries a complete line of firming, lightening, hydrating and repairing eye products. Speaking of VA-VA-VOOM eyes, April 30th is the last day of our amazing LATISSE EYELASH ENHANCER BOGO (buy-one-get-one-free) promotion. Ask our Front Desk for details.
The most wonderful time of the year at Cosmetic Laser MD!December 6, 2010 / Category: Cosmetic Procedures, Special Offers
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