Finally, the Freedom to Show Your Legs Again!October 25, 2011 / Category: Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
The latest cosmetic procedure in the fight against unsightly spider veins has come to our shores after spending many years in Europe. Asclera™ was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration this year and is now being offered by select doctors around the country. Dr. Susan Stevens Tanne, Medical Director of Cosmetic Laser MD, is pleased to announce that she is one of the few area doctors offering this effective procedure. “We’re thrilled to offer our patients this safe and effective vein treatment; we are now truly a head to toe aesthetic practice,” Dr. Tanne said.
Asclera™ is an injectable agent designed to treat moderate spider veins. The solution irritates the interior walls of the vein, dissolving the inner lining of the vessel. This, in turn, causes the walls to become sticky and constrict, eventually closing the vein completely so blood cannot enter. Without the blood rushing into the vein, swelling, bulging, discomfort, discoloration and pain associated with spider veins are effectively eliminated.
While this new drug sounds similar to other vein removal treatments, it does offer several advantages. First, it has an impressive track record that is difficult to ignore. Asclera™ has been used in Europe for over 40 years, and has been used in over five million treatments with a high success rate. Second, its anesthetic properties make it a more comfortable treatment option for patients, meaning it causes less pain and skin irritation than current procedures. Asclera™ has proven to be very effective, and patients have showed satisfaction with the overall procedure and results.
Asclera™ is a relatively quick vein removal procedure, lasting about 30 to 45 minutes. It takes about two to three sessions for patients to see full results, which begin to show about two weeks after the first treatment and continue to improve up to 12 weeks. Recovery is fast, and most patients can return to their normal routines in about a day or two. Compression garments are highly recommended, and are available at our office.
Best of all, the reviews are in and our patients are ecstatic! One rave we just received – “Thank you Dr. Tanne – I cannot tell you how it feels to think about wearing skirts again. You have changed my whole outlook. Thank you so much!”
As is the case with any of our cosmetic procedures, Dr. Tanne will evaluate you personally and review your health history to make sure you are a candidate for this procedure. Consultations, as always, are complimentary. Schedule yours today at 973-716-9000.
Join us for our Fall Open House on Thursday, November 10th from 5-8 when we will be talking about ASCLERA as well as several other amazing introductions! RSVP 973-716-9000.
A New Wrinkle Reducer Set To Debut This SpringAugust 3, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News
Come this spring, you may have yet another option to choose from in terms of injectables that erase, and prevent, wrinkles. Xeomin, a new botulinum toxin from the makers of Radiesse and Asclera, just received approval by the FDA to temporarily improve the appearance of lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines).
While it’s still unknown how Xeomin will be used differently than Botox or Dysport, we do know that Xeomin is formulated as a more pure form of botulinum toxin without any additives, possibly making it less likely to cause adverse reactions. Xeomin is also the only FDA-approved botulinum toxin that does not require refrigeration. Xeomin is currently used in 14 countries including Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain, under the name Bocouture.
While we at COSMETIC LASER MD have not had any experience with XEOMIN yet, we wanted our patients to know that we will stay abreast of every new filler and injectible option as they are approved so that we may always bring you most effective and safest rejuvenating treatments.
F.D.A. Unveils New Rules About Sunscreen ClaimsJune 16, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Health News
THE NEW YORK TIMES
By GARDINER HARRIS
Published: June 14, 2011
WASHINGTON — After 33 years of consideration, the Food and Drug Administrationtook steps on Tuesday to sort out the confusing world of sunscreens, with new rules that specify which lotions provide the best protection against the sun and ending claims that they are truly waterproof.
The F.D.A. said sunscreens must protect equally against two kinds of the sun’s radiation, UVB and UVA, to earn the coveted designation of offering “broad spectrum” protection. UVB rays cause burning; UVA rays cause wrinkling; and both cause cancer.
The rules, which go into effect in a year, will also ban sunscreen manufacturers from claiming their products are waterproof or sweatproof because such claims are false. Instead, they will be allowed to claim in minutes the amount of time in which the product is water resistant, depending upon test results.
And only sunscreens that have a sun protection factor, or SPF, of 15 or higher will be allowed to maintain that they help prevent sunburn and reduce the risks of skin cancer and early skin aging.
What do O Magazine, Shape, Allure, OK and New Beauty Magazines call”The Gold Standard of Cellulite Remedies”?June 9, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Celebrity Love, Special Offers
What do O Magazine, Shape, Allure, OK and New Beauty Magazines call “The Gold Standard of Cellulite Remedies”?
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SUNSCREEN – the most effective anti-aging ingredientMay 25, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Health News
You’ve all heard me lecture about the importance of using proper sun protection. Nothing is more proven than proper protection from ultraviolet light.
Sunscreen is the most effective anti-aging ingredient on the market today.
An effective sunscreen is the best way to maintain a youthful appearance, prevent immunosuppression, and avoid skin cancer. Though it was once believed that UVB radiation was the only wavelength harmful to the skin, evidence now suggests that the UVA radiation is more significant regarding long-term effects on the skin. For full protection against the sun, it is essential to use a sunscreen that protects against a broad range of both UVA and UVB radiation. Unfortunately, 99.99% of the sunscreens available in drug stores and even department stores, are chemical based, meaning they only protect against a small portion of the sun’s damaging rays. Only titanium oxide and zinc oxide are proven to effectively block ALL of the UVA and UVB rays. The problem is, most of the chemical-free sunscreens are thick and white and gloppy – not the look you’re going for! After much trial and error, we have found a line of “melt into your skin” micronized particle zinc and titanium-based sunblocks. Please click here to see our full line of “cosmetically elegant” UVA and UVB sunscreens.
Sun damage is responsible for up to 90% of the visible signs of premature aging on the human face. In addition to wrinkling, visible blood vessels, skin roughness, pigmentation changes, and skin discoloration, the long-term consequences of photoaging include dramatic loss of skin elasticity and thinning of the skin. This is the result of ultraviolet radiation’s direct effect on the collagen matrix, which is the ‘scaffolding’ that gives firmness and strength to the skin. When exposed to ultraviolet radiation the collagen folds on itself, and as this happens, the skin thins, and wrinkles and furrows appear.
SKIN CANCER ON A BED/ Category: Anti-Aging, Health News
What is our PROBLEM? Apparently we can’t get it through our heads that tanning isn’t a healthy habit. According to a survey from the American Academy of Dermatology, a significant percentage of young women went out of their way to use tanning beds or tan outdoors in the last year.
Deemed a known carcinogen by both the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization’s International Agency of Research on Cancer panel, ultraviolet light from tanning beds can increase risk of melanoma by up to 75 percent. With approximately 75 percent of skin cancer deaths coming from melanoma, this is serious business. So who is ignoring it?
According to the study, indoor tanning was twice as likely among young women ages 18 to 22 (40 percent of respondents) than it was for teens ages 14 to 17 (22 percent of respondents).
The importance of sun protection is one topic that has not been presented silently. The risks and real-life consequences of not using a daily UVA and UVB sunscreen are serious, and even though many doctors shout it from the rooftop, the warnings may still be falling on deaf ears.
A growing number of medical organizations want to make it harder—if not impossible—for teens to take trips to the tanning salon. Until the FDA is willing to ban tanning beds, the American Academy of Dermatology wants them to prohibit access to indoor tanning for minors, educate all indoor tanning customers about cancer risks and require informed consent, implement and enforce labeling recommendations outlined in the Tanning Accountability and Notification Act, and encourage enforcement of state regulations.
They also support the indoor tanning tax, which would be a signal from the federal government to young people that indoor tanning is dangerous and should be avoided. It has the potential to save patients from the many adverse effects of chronic ultraviolet light damage, including most importantly, melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
DON’T SWEAT ITMay 11, 2011 / Category: Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News
Think sweating is the pits? With Botox, it doesn’t have to be.
It’s going to be a long, hot summer. Not good news for those who hate to sweat. It’s disastrous news – one could even say the pits – for those who suffer from excessive sweating. Try as we might to stay dry, drippy sweat is coming our way. Does the prospect of being sweat-free for the summer sound appealing?
Many people know the embarrassment of profuse sweating, which can be a significant problem in certain business or social situations. Do you avoid overheated parties or make fashion fabric/style choices according to the ability to mask the not-so-discreet wetness crescents under your arms? Are you one of those who run to the restroom to blot your armpits? If you recognize these scenarios and nothing has helped you tackle the complaint, you have hyperhidrosis.
Hyperhidrosis is the condition of excessive sweating, and occurs most commonly on the hands and feet, the face or in the underarm area, among other places. But there is a solution to this annoying condition-BOTOX! Believe it or not, Botox is FDA-approved to combat excessive sweating that occurs in the underarm area, specifically known as primary axillary hyperhidrosis. If topical antiperspirants haven’t been keeping your underarms high and dry, it’s time to visit Dr. Tanne and request Botox. By blocking the communication between the nerves and the sweat glands, it temporarily stops the sweating. The treatment involves multiple injections and takes a few days to kick in, but once it starts working it lasts for at least six months. So raise those hands high up in the air (with no fear of the consequences of doing so), and give a sweat-free cheer for Botox!
Click here to schedule you Botox Underarm treatmentor call 973-716-9000.
THE NON-SURGICAL”NOSE JOB”May 7, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
At COSMETIC LASER MD, we often come across patients who ask about “non surgical nose jobs,” “injectable rhinoplasty,” or “liquid rhinoplasty.” In the last ten years, we have seen explosive growth in minimally invasive and non surgical procedures. There are many reasons that people are opting against “the knife:”
• Little or no downtime
As a result, the various fillers have seen an enormous increase in their utilization. And today, we use these various fillers to achieve younger, more symmetric appearances not just by filling in wrinkles but also by restoring lost volume (the liquid face lift). More recently some of these fillers, which have only been approved by the FDA for use in the nasolabial fold, are increasingly being used for an ever wider array of “off- label” procedures including reshaping the jawline and chin, filling the cheeks, and more recently to reshape the nose, i.e. the “non-surgical” nose job, “liquid rhinoplasty,” and “injectable rhinoplasty.”
The Non Surgical Nose Job is an alternative to surgical rhinoplasty for many individuals who wish to alter the shape of their nose or restore symmetry to their nose. The treatment takes only about fifteen to thirty minutes to perform, unlike traditional rhinoplasty which is done under IV sedation or general anesthesia with several weeks of down time, a relatively painful recovery, and severe bruised for several weeks. The non-surgical nose job only requires the application of local numbing cream for about 20 minutes.
Unlike a rhinoplasty where the patient is unconscious, with this procedure, the patient is an active participant in the procedure. The patient has a mirror in his or her hand and can help guide the procedure.
Radiesse (Dr. Tanne’s usual filler of choice for the nose) is injected to fill depressions, smooth out sharp angles, or change the angle of the tip of the nose, restoring symmetry and making your nose appear smaller and more attractive. With Radiesse there is no need for allergy testing. Radiesse stays exactly where you place it. In other words, it does not migrate like some hyaluronic acid based fillers. This is extremely important for injection into the nose. Radiesse lasts about 1 year which is twice as long as most other fillers.
Botox can also be used as part of a nonsurgical nose job to relax the muscle that pulls the tip downward, creating a more upturned appearance, or to soften the “bunny lines” on the sides near the top of your nose.
Dr. Tanne has performed literally hundreds of “non-surgical facelifts” and is one of the experts in this growing field. In addition, she has had many patients specifically asking for “non-surgical nose jobs” and is quickly becoming the area leader in this procedure as well. The before and after photos above, are two of Dr. Tanne’s recent patients.
Ideal Candidate for the Non Surgical “Nose Job”
• Patients who wish to diminish the appearance of bumps on their nose.
• Patients who have dents, hollowness or indentations, or have noses which look asymmetric.
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• Patients with droopy tips or downward appearing tips who wish to raise the tip of the nose.
• Patients who have had surgical nose jobs in the past and are unhappy with the appearance of their noses.
????????????????If you have always desired to have a smoother profile but have been apprehensive of surgery due to risks, pain and down time, then consider this non-surgical 15 minute nose job as an alternative procedure. As always, consultations are complimentary. Even if you are an existing patient and have some questions about a new procedure, or would like to discuss your short and long term aesthetic goals, Dr. Tanne and her staff would love to see you here so that we can put together a customized plan. Please call us at 973-716-9000 to schedule your consultationwith Dr. Tanne, and find out if the non-surgical (15 minute) nose job is right for you. ??
CLEVER CONTOURING THE KARDASHIAN WAYFebruary 25, 2011 / Category: Beauty Breakthroughs, Celebrity Love
Ever wonder how those Kardashian women maintain their sleek camera-ready bod’s and camera-ready glow? Exercise and good nutrition probably play a role, but VelaShape and the St. Tropez Spray Tanning System are the stars’ go-to treatments keeping them in Hollywood red-carpet shape. The Kardashians have spoken extensively about their VelaShape treatments on their show. COSMETIC LASER MD is one of the few Northern NJ practices who use the identical system to the one they use in LA. VelaShape is the only FDA-approved device that effectively and safely contours, shapes and slims the body by reducing cellulite and firming problem areas in as little as four treatments. Our VelaShape technicians are extremely experienced, and will work with each client to create a streamlined, contoured result. Yes, a firmer, smoother body can actually be yours this summer.
To complete the look, the Kardashians are big fans of the St. Tropez Spray Tan System, widely known as the industry’s most outstanding spray-tan system. Unlike its competitors, the St. Tropez Airbrush Tanning System (featured not only by the Kardashians, but also by Dancin’ With The Stars) produces the most natural color possible, based on your own skin tone. (We promise no orange!) Also, St. Tropez products have none of that “off” odor associated with other self-tanning systems. COSMETIC LASER MD is one of the top St. Tropez Spray Tanning locations in New Jersey, and in addition to body spraying, we carry a complete line of scrubs, optimizers, bronzers and lotions to extend and perfect your glow. Again, our experienced spray tan technician can “create” contours where needed for amazing results.
The third weapon in our red-carpet arsenal: ELOS Laser Hair Removal. Quite simply, ELOS laser hair removal treatments are the ONLY way to permanently reduce unwanted hair from anywhere on the body. In a few short treatments, smooth fresh skin without unsightly stubble can be yours.
COSMETIC LASER MD is offering tremendous discounts on these three body-changing treatments now through March 31, 2011 good for treatments until September 2, 2011.
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