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Lip Augmentation 101

September 24, 2017 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures

Lip augmentation using injectable filler adds volume and shape to the lips.

Lip augmentation using injectable filler might be right for you if:

  • You want to enhance their appearance.
  • Your lips have thinned out and you want them to look fuller.
  • Your lips have lost definition.
  • You have wrinkles around your mouth AKA “smoker’s lines” or “the bar code”.

History

Woman have wanted plump lips since ancient times. Since the early 20th century in the United States  various methods have been used to achieve this but most of the attempts were unsuccessful and even dangerous. Silicone injections started to become popular in the 1960’s but turned out to have several hazards including forming granulomas and other reactions. Bovine (cow) collagen injections were used starting in the 1980s, but required a skin text weeks before treatment. Also the results didn’t last very long.

Now, injectable hyaluronic acid fillers are available which are require no skin testing and give instant smooth, beautiful results that can last for 6 months.

Celebrities and Lip Augmentation

The influence of celebrities in the entertainment world has people clamoring for perfectly plump lips. Think Angeline Jolie! Another huge factor is the enormous use of selfies and social media. Instagram posts showing bee-stung lips has woman everywhere looking to get “that look”.

Lip Anatomy

The lips are probably the most sensual part of the face. Emotionally suggestive, evoking intimacy and secrets – it’s no wonder lip augmentation is so popular. After all, plump, full lips make people look sexier and more attractive.

Treatment

Understandably, many people are afraid of pain both during lip augmentation and after treatment. When done carefully and correctly the treatment should be completely painless! Dr. Tanne uses topical freeze spray, a combination of local and nerve block injections and a small vibration device to make numbing comfortable and highly effective. Also, instead of needles, she usually uses a blunt cannula to fill the lips, which is more comfortable and results in minimal to no bruising!!! The results are instant with lips that are gorgeous and natural looking.

 



4 Ways to Looking Younger in 2015

January 9, 2015 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News

beautiful woman in evening dress wearing diamond earringsNow that 2015 is finally here, it’s time to put your best foot forward and kick it into high gear so that you look your absolute best.

GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Sleep does a body good. Not only will you feel better, a good night’s rest will leave you with less darkness and puffiness under your eyes and more evenly toned skin that looks fresh come morning. A good night’s sleep can also prevent unnecessary eating. Try to establish a set bedtime every night and never fall asleep with the television on.

 EXFOLIATE ON A REGULAR BASIS
Dead skin does nothing for your complexion. In fact, it makes your skin look lackluster and dull and can even make your makeup look muddy. The easiest way to get rid of pore-clogging dead skin is by exfoliating regularly with an exfoliator that’s compatible with your skin type. Treat your skin to the professional version, such as a microdermabrasion or light chemical peel, every four to six weeks.

HYDRATE INSIDE AND OUT
When your body is void of water, your skin lacks the moisture it needs to look plump and healthy. Hydration is one of the easiest ways to look instantly younger and better—and it’s simple to do. To properly hydrate your body, make sure you drink at least eight glasses of water per day. To keep your skin looking healthy and full, apply moisturizer both day and night.

TAKE A TRIP TO THE DOCTOR
For stubborn lines and wrinkles that require a little extra help, nothing does the job quite like injectables. Botox, Dysport and Xeomin work wonders on getting rid of hard-to-erase lines and wrinkles caused by smiling, laughing and squinting (think those that live around your eyes, between your brows and on your forehead), whereas hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane, Perlane and Belotero can fill in hollows, wrinkles and folds for a more rejuvenated look. Collagen stimulating fillers such as Radiesse are excellent for restoring volume to the cheeks and also last longer than the hyaluronic acid fillers (about one year). Platelet rich plasma (PRP) such as Selphyl, uses your own platelets to “fertilize” the skin with your own growth factors. This “all-natural” treatment restores elasticity and makes you glow! For a long lasting result, fat transfer is an excellent, all natural way to restore youthful volume.



DR. TANNE SPEAKS AT THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COSMETIC PHYSICIANS

October 31, 2014 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News
SST CONFERENCE SPEAKER

Dr. Tanne speaking at the 9th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Cosmetic Physicians

 

Dr. Tanne was invited to speak at the 9th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Cosmetic Physician, held recently in Scottsdale, Arizona.

She presented a talk on Saturday, October 25th about micro-facial fat grafting, which was very well received. 

To learn more about fat transfer and fat grafting, CLICK HERE and read about Fat Transfer with Selphyl. 

You can also watch our excellent video about Fat Transfer with Selphyl.



The Secrets to Removing Dark Under-Eye Circles

April 28, 2014 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures

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Did you know that dark under-eye circles are not caused by a lack of sleep, but by blood that pools in the vessels close to the skin? Dark circles are the result of blood that pools in the vessels that lie close to the skin’s surface, which is why they can be almost impossible to hide. This also happens when fat bulges out: light cannot be reflected properly, casting a shadow under the eye. Additionally, sun exposure can aggravate under-eye darkness by boosting melanin production, as can allergies, since they cause the veins to become congested and enlarged. A lack of sleep, as well as dehydration, can emphasize dark under-eye circles, but almost always sleep is not the culprit.

Some under-eye darkness is genetic, and related to inherently thin skin. The thinner the skin is under the eye, the more pigmentation shows through. Loading up on vitamin K, both internally and with topical products, can help since it strengthens and clots blood vessels to stop the pooling that causes the darkness. When it comes to concealing under-eye circles and bags, reach for a creamy hydrating concealer as opposed to a blemish-fighting one, which may contain drying ingredients like salicylic acid that are usually too harsh for the under-eye area.

Dark under-eye circles can be difficult to fix, especially if there are cultural or genetic ties. Hydroquinone can help to lighten the area to some degree if the problem is more about discoloration than shadowing. If the darkness is related to melasma, you’ll see more of a dramatic difference with a skin lightener. Excessive sun exposure only intensifies dark circles, so always wear a mineral based sunscreen formulated for the eye area and protect your eyes from the sun at all times with sunglasses.

Another way to battle dark under-eye circles  is by injecting hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane or Belotero, into the area. When injected into the shadows under the bag, they can camouflage the darkness by plumping up the area, and give instant results. A more permanent result can be achieved by performing micro fat grafting or fat transfer with Selphyl to this area.

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8 Surprising Ways You’re Showing Your Age

April 8, 2014 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Celebrity Love, Cosmetic Procedures

Certain areas of the face are prone to fat loss—others are not. The cheeks and eyes frequently fall victim to the effects of volume loss first; the lips, eyes and temples eventually catch up.

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Around the Upper + Lower Eye Sockets
The majority of fat in the face is in the cheeks, and as these pockets deflate, a depression forms from the inner corner of the eyes straight downward (called a tear trough or hollow). The appearance of hollows is related to loss of fat and bone expansion. Since the same amount of tissue is occupying a larger volume, the result is that the eyes look hollow. Sometimes, the fat protrudes, creating a bag.  Adding a hyaluronic acid filler or fat restores volume, making the eyes the focus of the face.

Around the Brows  
A loss of fat and fullness in the brows coupled with lines and wrinkles between the brows and on the forehead can create a saggy brow and hooding on the upper lids. Fillers and fat are the most common ways to fix the problem. Just a little bit of volume (using a filler like Restylane) helps, and it is even more dramatic when combined with a neuromodulator (Dysport, Botox or Xeomin) for an overall rejuvenating effect. The combination of fillers (injectables or fat micro-grafts) plus a neuromodulator produces a better result than either one alone.

At the Temples 
You wouldn’t think of the temples as an area of concern but they are. As fat diminishes from the temples, they become sunken and appear narrow. Hollow temples can call unwanted attention to the cheeks. Filler such as Restylane, Perlane and Radiesse, used to gently, soften the area for a more youthful look. Fat micrografts are a good alternative and give a more permanent result.

In the Cheeks
The cheek area is one of the first parts of the face where a loss of volume is noticeable. As the fat in the cheeks begins to descend, it creates nasolabial folds (smile lines) around the mouth and a flattened look in the cheeks, making you look “tired”. To correct the folds and the cheeks, the natural volume needs to be restored, using either injectable fillers or fat micro-grafts, for a refreshed, natural look.

In the Lips 
The lips are made of collagen, oil and tissue—not fat—but they too experience the effects of volume loss as they start to thin out. While fillers or fat can help to reinstate plumpness in the lips, the surrounding lines need to be softened with either laser resurfacing or a combination of Botox, Dysport or Xeomin and fillers (I prefer Restylane and Belotero). 

At The Corners of the Nose Down Toward the Mouth 
As the fat in the cheeks begins to fall, there is less support for the skin around the mouth, causing folds to develop in the area where the end of the nose and the lips meet.

On the Jawline
The jaw area loses definition with time and the natural contours become boxy and saggy. Volume loss in the jaw area usually comes along with a lack of structure in the cheeks. Injections of hyaluronic acids, Radiesse or fat can all help reshape and revolumize the area.

The Skin Smoother
Crystal free DiamondTip™  Microdermabrasion removes the topmost layer of skin, delivering optimum exfoliation for softer, smoother, supple and vibrant skin. This is accomplished by gently abrading the skin with a variety of stainless steel tips imbedded with laser cut diamond chips, while using suction to remove the dead skin cells and stimulate collagen production.

Similar to microdermabrasion, the SilkPeel™ Dermalinfusion™ System combines non–invasive exfoliation with deep delivery of patient–specific solutions directly to the skin without the use of crystal or other chemical exfoliants. These serums are infused deep into the skin where they are most effective, deeply delivering the vitamins, antioxidants, and other therapeutic ingredients that your skin needs most.



STOP THE FIRST SIGNS OF AGING

March 26, 2014 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures

face agingAs early as your mid- to late-20’s and into your 30’s, 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, I like to inject this area with Dysport, Xeomin or Botox.

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, Juvéderm or Belotero, can fill in hollows to give the illusion of fewer bags. You will also want to use a topical Retinol product 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, FotoFacial RF (Intense Pulsed Light-IPL) or fractional CO2 lasers can also help tighten the under-eye area.

Hyperpigmentation
Discolored skin can result from a variety of factors. Protecting your skin from the sun 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, or a fractional laser 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 Perlane, or Radiesse, are best for filling in these lines, especially among women in their late 20s and early 30s. In reality, these lines are due to loss some loss or shrinking of the cheek fat, which makes the skin sag, creating the fold from your nose downward. A bit of filler just below the cheekbone starts lifting the fold, then some filler in the fold completes the rejuvenation.

Sunscreen
Although all of the above tips will correct what time has achieved, the single most important way to prevent the signs of aging is with the diligent daily use of mineral based sunscreen! This should be a dedicated layer which is not part of you moisturizer or makeup. We prefer products with a high percentage of zinc oxide. Wear this as your last layer, over any other skin care, but under makeup. Using a mineral based sunscreen every day, rain or shine, will give you the maximum benefits from these fantastic anti-aging treatments. 



Get Better Injection Results With Less Bruising – A Gentle Approach to Dermal Filling

August 7, 2012 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News

There are many upsides to injectable fillers like Radiesse, Juvederm and Restylane (as well as Botox and Dysport). They work pretty instantly and when done correctly, they can take years off your face by softening wrinkles and adding volume to the face. However, one of the downsides of injectables, albeit temporary, is the potential for swelling and bruising.

As the use of fillers continues to progress in what they can do, so do the technologies that go along with how they are injected. Needles are still a popular choice for injections, but the new wave is cannulas—about 100 times smaller than what is used during liposuction and they have a blunt tip for less trauma when placing volume deeper. A  lot more product is injected via one puncture mark. The cannula is moved into various locations before the filler is inserted, to give really good lift. The other upside: Because there are fewer punctures made in the skin, there’s less of a chance of bruising and swelling and when properly done is just as comfortable as when a needle is used after significant numbing.

As for other methods to keep bruising at bay: Prep yourself at least one week before your scheduled procedure. It is best to avoid aspirin, fish oil supplements and Vitamin E supplements. Dr. Tanne also advises her patients to remain off ibuprofen and all other NSAIDS for a few days before filler treatment. Dr. Tanne also recommends that her patients use Arnica pellets, a natural homeopathic medicine placed under the tongue, before and after injections as they say it helps lessen bruising. She also suggests eating some pineapple, which contains the anti-bruising enzyme Bromalain, before filler treatment .



WRINKLE FILLERS – The Easiest Way to Erase 10 Years!

November 21, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Cosmetic Procedures

Wrinkle Fillers!
Still… the quickest, easiest way to erase 10 years!

You wake up one morning and look in the mirror. Suddenly, you notice facial lines that just weren’t there yesterday. Are fine lines and wrinkles getting you down? With each and every look in the mirror, do you concentrate on them so much that you would love for them to instantaneously disappear, but you are not sure about your options are or what your cost would be to reduce them?

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.

As people live longer and healthier lives, more and more of them are looking for ways to look young without surgery.  Because the aging process causes the face to lose underlying fat volume and collagen, the skin starts to look deflated and droops, sags, and wrinkles. The result is the permanent tired and aged face look we hate to look at in the mirror.

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

  • Smiling, frowning, squinting and other habitual facial expressions cause wrinkles to become more prominent. · Your facial muscles degrade over time and weaken. · Some muscles weaken sooner than others due to the way one sleeps.
  •  Small muscle contractions are believed to develop frown lines (lines between eyes) and crow’s feet (lines jutting from the corners of the eyes)
  • With age the ability to repair itself weakens.
  • Cells divide more slowly and the inner layer of skin starts to thin, causing wrinkles.
  • Elastin and Collagen fibers loosen and unravel and can no longer spring back to their initial position.
  • The sweat and oil secreting glands atrophy, depriving the skin from water-lipid emulsions, which enhances the skin’s ability to retain moisture.
  • Time, using gravity and stress, continually pull the muscles downward.
  • Smoking is one of the worst causes of wrinkles. · Exposure to the sun can be another culprit.

Options for Wrinkle Reduction.
Botox, Dysport and Xeomin (neuromodulators) treat wrinkles, those little annoyances known as frown lines, worry lines, laugh lines and crow’s feet. These neuromodulators relax the muscles so your wrinkles begin to smooth away.

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.

How long do wrinkle treatments take?
A typical procedure will take about 45 minutes, but the length of time may vary depending on the amount of filler you require.

Will my treatment hurt?
Although most people find the treatment relatively painless, you may notice a slight pricking sensation while the injection is given.  Depending on what area you are correcting, (lips or folds) Dr. Tanne will provide a topical and/or injected numbing medication.

What can I expect following my treatment?
Reactions are rare, but mild side effects may include swelling, tenderness, pain itching and discomfort around the injection site, and minor bruising, which will all disappear within a few days.  You will notice a visible change immediately that will last several months, but depends on several factors including the filler being used, skin structure, lifestyle and age.  Most people choose to repeat treatments every six months, except Radiesse which usually lasts longer.

Please call 973.716.9000 today to schedule a complimentary consultation to find out which injectable filler is right for you.



Thanksgiving Gift – To Our Patients

November 20, 2011 / Category: Cosmetic Procedures, Special Offers

You probably think that all we think about at COSMETIC LASER MD is skincare, fillers and wrinkle treatments, but the truth is that we actually think about our wonderful patients – a lot!  We are so grateful to our patients, and wanted to thank you in a meaningful way this Thanksgiving season.  We know that this time of year can be a little hectic, and a little expensive.  We also know that you want to look their best for the upcoming Holiday Season.  COSMETIC LASER MD has wonderful news!  We’re offering a significant PRICE ROLLBACK on all of our Fillers from now until New Year’s Eve.

Because we’re a designated “high volume” location, our vendors have all been able to offer us very attractive pricing on our fillers.  Rather than increase our margin on these products, we have decided that our customers deserve the break; we appreciate your support and are glad to pass the savings on to you.

Our new, reduced Filler Pricing for the remainder of 2011:

RESTYLANE                         600

PERLANE                             675

JUVEDERM ULTRA              600

JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS    675

RADIESSE                            750

In addition to these rock-bottom prices, you will now earn SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL Loyalty Reward points for every dollar you spend.  See our website for SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL details – the points add up very quickly!  On top of all of that, there are also rebates available from each manufacturer – we will provide the forms for you when you treat.

We appreciate our patients, and want to wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.



FABULOUS FALL INTRO’S!

November 14, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Special Offers

In case you missed, it, COSMETIC LASER MD had our Fall Open House Extravaganza last night.  Our offices were PACKED with our wonderful patients and plenty of new friends as well.  The evening was chock-full of surprises – over a dozen raffles were given out over the course of the evening, with prizes ranging from our wildly popular OXYGEN FACIAL all the way on up to several syringes of our Injectable Fillers, Radiesse and Restylane.  The winners were beyond thrilled to say the least!  The highlight of the evening was our launch of four brand new and amazing treatments:

ASCLERA – Spider Veins be gone with this new injectable treatment.  Show those legs again!

ALLUMERA – A topical medication, activated by light, which has the ability to search and destroy damaged cells.  This unique treatment results in tighter, firmer, younger-acting skin, and a dramatic reduction in pore size.

DERMAKINETICS – Another light activated topical; this treatment delivers intense moisture and powerful skincare ingredients into the deepest layers of the skin for a refreshed, firm, youthful glow.  (Try this once – you’ll be hooked!)

OXYGEN FACIALS BY INTRACEUTICALS – Jeanna, one of our resident Oxygen specialists, was on hand to show our guests the immediate “wow” factor of our new favorite obsession, the Oxygen Facial by Intraceuticals.  The infusion of oxygen and peptides gives your face instant hydration and “lift” and that lit-from-within glow.   This treatment is Madonna’s secret weapon – and now we know why!

The other major intro of the night was our new miracle worker – DERMAL ROLLER ANTI-AGING SYSTEM.  Rennie, our resident roller fanatic was on hand to demo this unique device which will change the way you think about skin care.  (The product was sold out even before the evening ended; please call to add your name to the wait list!)

Please call us to find out more about these exciting new treatments, and our SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL Loyalty Rewards Program.  (It’s free to join, and earn points on every dollar you spend toward future treatments!).

As always, consultations for procedures are complimentary.  Call us to schedule your appointment; we look forward helping your achieve your aesthetic goals.



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