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STOP THE FIRST SIGNS OF AGING

September 4, 2015 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures

AGING FACE

As early as your mid- to late-20s and into your 30s, you may start to notice the very first signs of aging, which are usually subtle but still bothersome. What was once a smooth complexion may now be home to small sunspots, crow’s-feet, dark under-eye circles and uneven texture. Instead of letting the signs of aging get the best of you, take matters into your own hands and correct the changes that you’re seeing—you may even be able to prevent them from progressing as you get older with the proper plan of attack.

CROW’S FEET
These small fine lines are easy to prevent and even easier to correct. Regular use of a highly moisturizing eye cream helps keep the delicate eye area supple and less prone to lines and wrinkles. To reduce their appearance and prevent new ones from forming, Dr. Tanne can inject the area with Dysport, Botox or Xeomin.

 

UNDER-EYE BAGS, DARKNESS AND PUFFINESS
With age, the area under the eyes becomes dark and puffy. Makeup can help camouflage bags and circles, but injectables and proper skin care can reverse them. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane, Restylane Silk and Belotero, can fill in hollows to give the illusion of fewer bags. You’ll also want to use retinol and a product with growth factors to thicken thinning skin around the eyes. Another method of treating dark circles is with conservative use of hydroquinone, which may be irritating to some. Chemical peels, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)/FotoFacial, fractional CO2 lasers and eMatrix Sublative Rejuvantion can also help tighten the under-eye area.

HYPERPIGMENTATION
Discolored skin can result from a variety of factors. Protecting your skin from the sun with a mineral based sunscreen is important, but in-office procedures and prescription-strength ingredients can make a difference, too. When treating sun spots, the first line of defense is almost always hydroquinone, which stops the production of pigment in its tracks. If your skin is still discolored, your doctor may choose to use a light laser, like IPL/FotoFacial, or a fractional laser, such as CO2RE fractional CO2, for more severe spots.

NASOLABIAL FOLDS
If you’re starting to notice lines around your mouth that start at the corner of your nose and extend downwards, those are nasolabial folds, which, if not addressed, may worsen with time. Hylauronic acid fillers like Restylane  and Restylane Lyft (previously known as Perlane) are best for filling in these lines, especially among women in their late 20s and early 30s. The next best thing to injectables that doesn’t necessitate the use of a needle are topical products containing hyaluronic acid that temporarily add some volume.



HOW YOUR FEATURES ARE AGING YOU!

April 21, 2015 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures

beautiful-mature-woman (1)One reason why our facial features lose shape and become less defined is because of fat changes. Fat is essential for fullness but over time it starts to descend in some areas and shift position. Adding your fat or synthetic dermal fillers into your face, restoring volume especially to the mid-face, is a big breakthrough in cosmetic medicine.

The “Liquid Facelift” Restores Lost Definition
Surgery is often the go-to for turning back the hands of time, but in the right patient with the right anatomy and realistic expectations, fillers and injectables can work wonders. For those who have lost volume in the face but are not experiencing the looseness that often comes with it, a “Liquid Facelift” may be what you need. Using a variety of fillers and injectables with a mix-and-match approach, Dr. Tanne can re-volumize areas that have become sunken or hollow, namely the temples, cheeks, lips and the jowls. The idea is to restore fullness to the areas that have lost it, not create a tight unnatural look.

Fill Out Thin Lips With Injectables
Aging lips means thinning of the lips, which is a common concern among many women. Lips tend to flatten out, lose their Cupid’s bow and become longer.  When using filler in the lips, it’s about restoring a youthful, natural looking shape and, if necessary, adding size. Fillers such as Restylane are the best choice for this. For vertical lines in the upper lip, Belotero and Restylane Silk help plump out those lines without adding volume to the lips. To treat deeper wrinkles around the mouth, Dr. Tanne often recommends fractional resurfacing with either eMatrix Sublative treatments or CO2RE fractional CO2 laser treatment, which can act like an eraser. 

Plump Up Saggy Cheeks With Fillers
Sagging cheeks, which is caused by a loss of fat and changes to the underlying bone structure, can lead to deep lines around the mouth. When the cheeks start to fall, so does the rest of the face. Adding volume conservatively to the cheeks can produce a natural appearance to smooth out the area and add lost fullness. If you are trying to achieve a lift in the cheek, Radiesse injected high in the outer cheek often gives excellent results.

Treat Sun Damage with FotoFacial RF
The natural aging process takes its toll on your skin over time. When combined with the effects of hormones, sun exposure and stress, it leaves you looking far from your best.
FotoFacial RF safely and comfortably treats age spots (also known as freckles, brown spots or sun spots) Rosacea, spider veins, sun damage, as well as uneven skin tone created by brown and red spots. With its bipolar radiofrequency, FotoFacial RF will simultaneously stimulate collagen production leading to softer wrinkles and tighter pores.

Refresh Your Skin With Fractional Laser Resurfacing
As skin starts to lose its natural healthy glow and the signs of time become more evident, it can cause the face to appear aged and weathered. An effective way to reverse the look of dull, aged skin is with a fractional laser treatment. Whether we use CO2RE fractional CO2 laser (which usually requires only one treatment, but some downtime) or eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation (which has no downtime but requires a series of about 3 treatments) both accomplish controlled fractional resurfacing, forcing the skin to heal and create new, healthy collagen and a smoother, more even surface.



ARE YOUR EYES AGING YOU?

October 13, 2014 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Celebrity Love, Cosmetic Procedures

eye filler

Fillers, fat or surgery: Which one should you choose? Each option has its place when correcting the eyes. Base your decision on what bothers you, your budget and the result you are looking to achieve.

Choose  fillers to fix hollowing in the tear troughs if there is no loose skin. Ideal patients are those who have a depression like a tear trough in the lower lids, had too much fat removed during surgery or are hollow under the eyes.  Some physicians prefer fillers (such as Restylane or Belotero Balance) because they are reversible and to not require overcorrection.

Choose fat for longer-lasting results. Your physician will gently remove a very small amount of fat from elsewhere on your body (often the love handles), clean it and then inject it under the eyes for a volumizing effect.  Fat can also be used to blend the area between the lower lid and the cheeks.

Choose surgery to correct loose skin or excessive muscle and/or fat in the lids.



WHEN YOU SHOULD GET LASER RESURFACING

September 9, 2014 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures

fractional laser treatment eyes

If you have deep lines on and around the eyes, fairly good skin elasticity, are over the age of 40, laser resurfacing is the best option to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the upper eyelids.

What it can’t do: Get rid of loose skin, or lift like surgery would.

What it can do: Stimulate collagen production to give a tightening effect; improve tone & texture

CO2 fractional lasers, such as our CO2RE laser, work to stimulate collagen from within to decrease fine lines and also address crepey (not excess) skin around the eyes. Unlike injectables, which can’t be used on the eyelid but just on the outer corners of the eyes, fractional COlasers—they combine the resurfacing power of more traditional CO2 lasers with the healing and anti-demarcation benefits of a fractional laser—can be used on both areas to rejuvenate skin that’s laden with both lines and wrinkles.

When used properly and on the right patient, lasers can smooth out some of the lines around the eyes, but not correct significant laxity, hollows or bulging fat pads.

Fractional CO2 lasers will also help even out any discoloration around the eyes, like age spots, which may accompany the type of skin that is suitable for this treatment. Lasers work best on surface irregularities from sun damage.

edited from New Beauty



GET RID OF CROW’S FEET FOR GOOD

July 3, 2013 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News

CROW'S FEETCrow’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.



LOOK GREAT THROUGH ALLERGY SEASON

June 19, 2013 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News

from New Beauty
allergyIf you suffer from allergies, you probably already know that this allergy season is a tough one. Sniffling and sneezing is never a good look and to further our point, a recent survey from Zyrtec revealed that 96 percent of female allergy sufferers have experienced allergy-related beauty woes like a red nose, watery eyes or a puffy face. Ugh. 

What’s more, 50 percent of women with allergies have had to miss out on a meaningful event, like a party or date, because of what some are referring to as “allergy face”. Two-thirds of women with allergies admit to feeling ugly or unattractive for the same reason. Here are some tips on how to look our best even if we’re suffering from the dreaded “allergy face”.

Build bold, beautiful brows: Take advantage of the big and bold brow trend, which allows you to go easy on eye makeup. Focus on shaping and penciling brows to help “wake up” your allergy face and distract from watery eyes.

Mask with metallic: To help reduce redness under your nose, opt for an on-trend, high-shine metallic lip gloss in a copper or bronze color.

Opt for a gentler cleanse: At the end of each day, avoid rubbing skin that may already be irritated by a runny nose. Instead, look for a gentle cleanser or makeup remover.

Go dark to distract: Darker lashes can serve as a distraction to red eyes so embrace the “wet eye” trend and apply a clear gel to give lashes a wet look. For extra definition, top with a coat of black mascara.

Embrace shimmery shadows: Use a cotton swab and dab a shimmery pearl shadow on the area between the bridge of your nose and eyes. The lighter shadow helps to brighten up your face. 

Au naturel and aglow: If your allergy face is really acting up, skip makeup altogether and apply a self-tanner for a fresh and healthy glow that lasts all day.



Lift Aging Features With Injectables

March 5, 2013 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures

lift with fillersThink fillers and injectables serve the purpose of just erasing lines and filling wrinkles? Guess again. While these “liquid miracles” may have originally made their mark as wrinkle eliminators, they are now just as well-known for their sheer ability to lift and contour ill-defined and aging features.

When injectables and fillers were first introduced, they pretty much served one purpose: to fill wrinkles. Over time, and with safe off-label experimentation, their use has became more widespread as the effects of volume loss is a constant complaint. In different compartments of our face there is a shifting of the fat pads and re-absorption. Reconstructing the face with filler allows the architecture of the framework of the face to be lifted and restores the youthful contours. With only a handful of product options available, the main difference between filling and lifting comes down to where the filler is placed and how deep.

Dr. Tanne likes to use different fillers in different compartments of the face, sometimes layering them if needed. With dermal fillers and neuromodulators are used in combination, the results is a “Liquid Facelift“.

1. Straight Lifting With Some Volume 
Perlane: Fills in deeper, thicker lines and folds. Because of its denser nature and thickness, it provides good lift to areas of the face like the cheeks and lower part of the face.
Radiesse: Lasts about 1 year. Immediately smoothes out folds around the mouth, lifts the cheeks and the area between the cheeks and the eyes and the jowls. In terms of the longer-lasting fillers, this is said to give more lift.

2. More Volume, Some Lifting
Restylane, Juvéderm and Belotero:
Lift and contour but on a more superficial level for those that don’t need as much structural improvement for areas like under the eyes, marionette lines and for lip augmentation.

3. Freeze the Muscle
Botox, Dysport and Xeomin:
These neuromodulators reduce the muscle activity that causes vertical frown lines to form (like those above the eyebrows) so muscle movement is limited (or minimal) to give a lifting effect, or Chemical Brow Lift.



5 WAYS TO CARE FOR YOUR SKIN WHEN YOU’RE SICK

January 28, 2013 / Category: Beauty Breakthroughs, Health News

sick faceCold and flu season can do a number on your body but if you’ve got a serious case of the sniffles, you might be seeing some effects on your skin too. Between cold medications, repeated nose blowing, itchy throats and fevers, it’s not abnormal to experience subpar skin. To avoid spotty, flushed, dehydrated skin, try following these five tips.

1. Use a humidifier at night. Whenever the air is dry it looks for moisture wherever it can get it—and that means robbing it from skin. Common decongestants also dehydrate the skin, leaving it parched and dry. Using a humidifier at night keeps moisture in the bedroom air, which maintains hydration levels in the skin, and keeps it feeling comfortable.

2. Apply a cold gel mask to your skin. Since decongestants can dehydrate the skin, a gel mask is a good way to replace the skin’s moisture while also alleviating a pounding head and achy face from congestion. We suggest keeping a mask in the fridge for cooling relief when you need it.

3. Keep moisturizer on your nose at all times. Repeated nose blowing causes friction of the tissue (even tissues with added moisturizer) around the nose, resulting in red, dry, irritated skin. After every blow, apply a small amount of cream to the nose area for comfort and repair. Look for creams that contain ceramides and lipid-rich oils for ultimate soothing moisturization.

4. Turn to mint. Fighting an infection can leave skin looking gaunt and sallow and congestion makes it hard to breathe. So think mint. Look for products with natural mint oils, which will open up clogged nasal passages. Sip on mint tea, too—medical experts recommend it to sooth a sore throat, help drain sinuses and ease congestion. You’ll love the taste of this one.

5. Drink a lot of water. Despite common perception, this isn’t very beneficial for the skin, since water is the least efficient way to hydrate it, but more so for the body. Keeping fluids running through your system can flush away toxins and keep your internal temperature down. Make  refreshing water recipes (some ideas to include are strawberry, mint and lemon) to help flush out those germs. A few flavorful ingredients to mix in are strawberry, mint and lemon, as well as adding fresh ginger and honey for combating colds with a refreshing spicy twist.



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