June 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.

Get that GLOW at your Fourth of July celebration with SILKPEEL™

June 9, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Special Offers

Want to GLOW at that Fourth of July celebration? We know the secret, and it’s painless, no downtime, very inexpensive, and totally addictive.
 It’s SILKPEEL™, a new procedure that combines precision exfoliation with Dermalinfusion to address patient-specific skin conditions. Operating on a closed-loop vacuum system, the SilkPeel’s treatment head exfoliates the skin while delivering a topical dermaceutical at a controlled intensity. The SilkPeel stimulates new cell growth and addresses your specific skin condition, giving your skin the revitalization you want.

SilkPeel is a simple, non-invasive procedure. Treatments typically last 20 minutes. Our trained technicians will assess your particular skin care concerns and goals and infuse appropriate serums for your specific needs. Because we’re exfoliating while the skin-specific solutions are being delivered, the active ingredients are able to penetrate much deeper than topical treatments. We have several different formulas on hand for all skin types, specifically acne, hydrating and brightening.

You can expect to be a little “rosy” for 30 minutes following the procedure. After that, bring on the GLOW!

After your SilkPeel, you will want to meet with our knowledgeable skincare experts to create a skincare protocol that is specific to your needs. Because of the intense exfoliation, your skin is perfectly primed to receive maximum benefits from a skin care regime. Of course your new glowing skin also requires good quality chemical-free, mineral sun protection to maintain your result.

While you will definitely see an improvement after just one treatment, lasting and more significant results will be seen after four to six treatments spaced two to three weeks apart, supplemented by a daily post-care routine.

(regularly $1,050 – save $300)

Cosmetic Laser MD Skin Rejuvenation Contest!

June 30, 2010 / Category: Cosmetic Procedures, Special Offers

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Learn More on DiamondTip™ Microdermabrasion !

/ Category: Anti-Aging, Special Offers

Microdermabrasion is a tried and true treatment for improving the overall look and feel of the skin, not to mention one of the most popular procedures in the country. However, the most common kind of crystals used for exfoliating are aluminum oxide, which some experts fear has a link to Alzheimer’s disease.
A number of practitioners are switching to diamond-based microdermabrasion techniques, such as Pristine. This system features laser-cut diamonds on the tip of the tool instead of aluminum oxide crystals.

In addition to eliminating the putative exposure risk for Alzheimer’s, Pristine DiamondTip™ microdermabrasion can be used around the eyes-something that isn’t recommended with aluminum oxide  because of possible corneal injury. Furthermore, Pristine is said to be more gentle because the diamonds reportedly don’t scratch or cut the skin.

Pristine’s effectiveness is supported by a 2009 study that shows diamond-based microdermabrasion has measurable anti-aging results. The study found no such evidence for aluminum oxide microdermabrasion.

***Don’t forget to Enter our Skin Rejuvenation Contest on the CosmeticLaserMD website to win a FREE DiamondTip™ Microdermabrasion treatment!

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Top Ten Beauty Treatments for 2010

April 5, 2010 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
So you’ve decided you want cosmetic laser treatments to help maintain a youthful appearance — but which one do you choose? 
Well, you’ve come to the right place. To answer questions just like that one, we compiled a list of the  ‘Top Ten’ Cosmetic Laser Face and Body Rejuvenation Treatments that are clinically proven highly-effective and provide the most satisfying results.  Sought after as much for ‘beauty maintenance’ as for dramatic improvements by woman and men of all ages and all skin types, these treatments are available to anyone at a fraction of the cost of traditional cosmetic surgery.

1. eMatrix Fractional Sublative Rejuvenation – Designed to treat fine lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks, improve textural irregularities and broken blood vessels, treat brown spots and sun damage, and tighten skin–all in one sitting.   Ideal for the face, neck, chest, arms and hands, it provides for a smoother, tighter and improved skin texture. eMatrix requires little- to-no downtime and is clinically proven for ALL skin types.
2. Fotofacial RF Skin Rejuvenation –FotoFacial RF (also known as photorejuvenation or IPL) is the first and only device to combine intense pulsed light with radiofrequency for maximum safety, effectiveness, and comfort. FotoFacial RF safely and comfortably treats rosacea, spider veins, sun damage, age spots, as well as uneven skin tone created by brown and red spots. In addition, because it uses bipolar radiofrequency, FotoFacial RF will simultaneously stimulate collagen production leading to softer wrinkles and tighter pores. The end result is smoother, healthier, younger looking skin.

3. VelaShape Laser Body Contouring – VelaShape™ features the revolutionary ELOS™ technology, and is FDA–cleared for Body Reshaping and Cellulite Treatment, enabling you to comfortably achieve a toned, contoured and well shaped body. VelaShape treats both the deeper tissue and the upper layers of the skin resulting in a measurable reduction in fat layers, circumference and the appearance of cellulite. VelaShape™ offers a non–surgical, no downtime and virtually painless treatment for Body Reshaping and Cellulite Treatment, with proven results in as few as five treatment sessions.      

4. Dermal Fillers – Safe and simple biocompatible dermal fillers including Radiesse®, Juvederm® and the exciting new Selphyl™. Used to achieve the Liquid Face Lift, these fillers are injected to increase volume, fill lines and lift hollows in the face, taking years off of your appearance and restoring the Volume of Youth.
5. Botox® – A perennial favorite for its consistent, almost instantaneous results, Botox® relaxes the tiny facial muscles that cause worry lines in the forehead, crow’s feet, frown lines and laugh lines. Botox is also used to elevate and re-shape the brow and turn up the corners of the mouth, resulting in a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

6. ELOS Laser Hair Removal – ELOS Laser Hair Removal combines Bi–Polar RF (Radio Frequency) and a high power Diode LASER, requiring lower overall energy levels for superior results and maximum safety, and is the fastest, most effective hair removal laser available. One of the most important benefits of ELOS technology is that it safely achieves permanent and effective reduction of most hair colors on all skin types including patients with darker skin tones.

7. Melanage Skin Lightening Peel – Designed to treat uneven skin tone, deep pigment issues and melasma. The Melanage Skin Lightening Peel is a superficial peel designed to improve the texture and appearance of hyperpigmented skin, which involves a medicate masque and an at–home regimen. This peel is safe and effective for ALL skin types including dark skin.

8. SilkPeel™– SilkPeel combines precision non–invasive exfoliation with Dermalinfusion™, a deep delivery of skin–specific solutions, to restore, brighten, clarify, hydrate and revitalize your skin without the use of crystal or other chemical exfoliants.  The patented SilkPeel™ handpiece deeply delivers the vitamins, antioxidants, and other therapeutic ingredients that your skin needs most.9. VI Peel Treatment™ – Painless, quick and designed to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage on the skin, the VI Peel improves the texture of the skin, reduces age spots, and softens lines and wrinkles. The unique blend of ingredients in our Peel produces powerful results with no pain, no skin preparation and very little downtime.

10. Clarisonic PRO – The Clarisonic PRO is the latest model from Clarisonic. Created by the primary inventor of the Sonicare® toothbrush, Clarisonic’s gentle sonic vibrations cleanse deeply, clearing pores for better absorption of skincare products; reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; creates softer, smoother skin; helps reduce oily areas,dry skin patches and blemishes; and is gentle enough for cleansing sensitive skin.

Of course, all the above treatments are available at Cosmetic Laser MD’s office in Livingston, NJ.
Please call 973.716.900 or click here to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Feeling Flaky?

February 22, 2010 / Category: Anti-Aging

As winter takes its toll on the roads and our bodies, it’s easy for us to forget to take good care of our skin. Many people suffer from dry flaky skin during the winter months because of the excessive dryness in the air and cranked up heat in our homes. Check out these winter skincare tips via HealthCentral.com. Enjoy!

Ten Tips for Winter Skin Dryness and Care

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