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3 Ways to Treat Lines and Wrinkles

August 20, 2015 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures

face treatment

Just because you have lines and wrinkles (and are bothered by them), doesn’t mean you have to live with them. Here are 3 treatments that help reduce their appearance:

Fillers
The depth and severity of your lines and wrinkles will dictate what type of  filler Dr. Tanne will use. When there is a loss of volume from shrinking of the bone or fat pads, the skin loses its scaffolding and signs of aging such as sagging skin and wrinkles are created. By using volumizing fillers, Dr. Tanne can help slow down the aging process and maintain a natural, youthful appearance for you. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane, Perlane, Restylane Lyft and Belotero stimulate collagen and add volume to plump wrinkles.Collagen stiimulating fillers, such as Radiesse, work on thick folds and wrinkles and stimulate collagen to fill from the inside out. Volumizing fillers are the key ingredient in maintaining a youthful appearance. 

Fractional Lasers
Fractional resurfacing lasers, such as our CO2RE fractional CO2 laser, can be used on wrinkled skin that’s the result of sun damage. These lasers work to help lessen the appearance of wrinkles and lines by plumping skin, increasing collagen production and removing the rough, aged outer layer to create a more youthful appearance.

Neuromodulators
Injectable toxins (also referred to as “neuromodulators”), like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin work to smooth out the skin’s surface by temporarily stopping the contraction of the muscles that are responsible for creating wrinkles. Neuromodulators reduce the muscle movement that creates the fold and, over time, often reverse the lines that may already be present in the skin. We recommend Botox or Dysport, Xeomin or Botox when patients start to see a trace of a wrinkle when the face is at rest. This helps prevent etched lines that are more difficult to treat.



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.

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How To Reboot Your Skin After Vacation

September 8, 2014 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures

summer skin refresher

The summer months were the perfect time to take that much-needed vacation. And while you might come home rested and refilled, your skin is another story. Typically after long flights, continuous hours in the sun and perhaps even a couple more drinks than you usually indulge in, your skin is starving for attention. Here are some tips for you to do once back home to revitalize your skin. 
 
Dry Brush 
To get rid of toxins built up in the skin and body and to buff away dry skin, dry brushing is a great way to detox. It stimulates the body’s circulation and lymphatic systems and can even improve digestion and kidney function. To do this make long, sweeping brush strokes all over your body towards your heart. You always want to brush toward the heart because that is the way the lymph flows naturally. 
 
Take a Bath 
Add 1 cup of Epsom salt and 1 cup of baking soda to warm bath water to detoxify. Alternatively, add 10 drops of ginger essential oil to warm bath water and soak for at least 20 minutes. Post bath, wrap your body in a blanket and your head in a towel so as to induce further perspiration to aid in detoxification. 
 
Exfoliate 
Achieve the same great results from dry brushing on your face using an exfoliating cleanser. You can buff away dry and dead skin while enhancing blood flow, leaving your face smooth and radiant. For an easy DIY overall body exfoliant, combine coconut oil with sea or rock salt and gently rub over body in circular strokes. For sensitive skin, mix with sugar instead. 
 
Moisturize
One of the most noticeable side effects of too much sun and alcohol is dehydration, so make sure to replenish your skin with nourishing lotion. To make your own refreshing and hydrating face moisturizer, melt 3 tablespoons of mango butter and mix with 1 tablespoon of almond oil or jojoba oil. Blend thoroughly and refrigerate until it sets and apply to skin while still cool.  
 
Hydrate 
Drink half your body weight in ounces of water per day to counteract the dehydrating effects of vacation. For example, if you weigh 120 pounds, drink 60 ounces of water per day. Also, squeeze an entire lemon into 8 ounces of tepid water to create a strong diuretic that will aid in flushing out toxins from your system.

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4 Types of Skin Discoloration and How to Stop Them

November 8, 2013 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures

hyperpigmentation

As aggravating as hyperpigmentation can be, understanding why it’s happening and how you can stop it (yes, it can be done) is rule number-one on the path to clear, even skin. 

What is Hyperpigmentation?
Brown, red or pink, small or large, clustered or diffuse, hyperpigmentation is a darkening of the skin due to higher than normal levels of melanin. Any part of the skin that is darker than the rest is hyperpigmented, no matter where it occurs. The most important thing to do is wear sunscreen – even if you don’t see discoloration on your skin, you should protect it from the sun to lessen your chances in the future. 

Two Types of Melanin
Melanocyte cells make pigment by creating one of two types of melanin: eumelanin or pheomelanin. Both are found in the skin and each creates different shades of pigment. Eumelanin is brown to black in color and is more common in those with tan or darker skin. It also absorbs UV rays, acting as a skin protector. Pheomelanin is yellow to red in color and is found in concentrated amounts in the lips and in people with lighter skin tones. Pheomelanin cannot absorb UV rays and makes the skin more sensitive to UV rays.

Types of Discoloration and How to Treat Them
Melasma
Light to medium brown in color, this pigmentation occurs on the cheeks, sides of the face, upper part of the nose, forehead and above the lip. It appears as splotchy patches that are inconcsistent in shape and size, and is caused by a surge in hormones, usually from pregnancy or birth control coupled with sun exposure. Melasma can be treated with: hydroquinone and Retinol; salicylic,lactic or glycolic acid peels; Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)/FotoFacial plus vitamin C; or chemical peels containing hydroquinone. (Melasma is hard to treat because of its potential to reoccur.)

Sunspots (AKA Age or Liver Spots)
Light to dark brown in color, sunspots can appear on the face, chest and hands; and look like small, flat, dark spots. As their name indicates, they are caused by the sun and can be treated with Retinol plus IPL/FotoFacial  or CO2RE fractional laser resurfacing

Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)
Pink, red or brown in color, PIH can show up anywhere on the face. It appears as flat spots and is caused caused by inflammatory acne. PIH can be treated with light salicylic acid chemical peels or red light and blue light treatments(if there is active acne).

Freckles
Caused by the sun, freckles are light to dark brown or even red or black in color. They occur on the face, chest and arms in the form of small, concentrated spots. For treatment try  IPL/Fotofacial or CO2RE fractional laser resurfacing



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.



Five Skin-Care No-Nos While Flying

February 22, 2013 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Health News

skin care flyingThere is no doubt about it—traveling on an airplane takes a toll on our skin. We know this because when the plane touches back down on the tarmac, or even the day after, our skin rebels against us. So why is this such a tortured time for our face? Our skin dries out from airplane flights because the air is very dry. The outer skin layers may fail to shed away, clogging the skin pores and trapping bacteria in the skin, which can lead to breakouts. If your skin is oily, dry air may cause the skin to produce even more oil as a response, also plugging skin pores, trapping bacteria and causing skin outbreaks.

While it then seems obvious to keep our skin well moisturized during and after the flight, there are a few other things we must be mindful of when traveling.

Don’t Drink Alcohol on the Plane
Unless you want a very “un-happy hour” after your flight, your skin will thank you for not throwing one back. Alcohol is very dehydrating. While it may help to relax you if you’re nervous about flying, the affect of alcohol will be dry skin, says So stick to water and watch a movie or read a book/ magazine to relax.

Don’t Use A Hydrating Mist
A lot of women think a facial mist is their best skin accessory on a flight, but actually the opposite is true. Avoid misters as the water from them tends to dry out skin even further. Instead keep your face hydrated with your favorite moisturizer. Avoid sitting in a window seat to reduce ultraviolet exposure, and don’t forget to wear a mineral based sunscreen.

Skip the Salty Snacks
Airport food in general is not very skin-friendly. While peanuts and pretzels may look delicious, salt can cause swelling. Instead, plan ahead and pack some snacks like fruits and vegetables. Carrots and apples are both filled with water and will help keep your skin and body hydrated.

Take Off Your Makeup
We know you want to land in style, but you will be doing your skin a grand favor if you keep it clean while in the air. Airplane air is dry and can exacerbate your makeup’s drying-out effects on your skin, which can lead to breakouts and your pores becoming clogged on the flight.

Don’t Neglect Your Eyes
Jet lag always shows through your skin, but mostly in the eyes. To keep them from getting puffy, pack an eye cream that contains caffeine. Another interesting idea is to carry green tea bags with you on the plane. Then a half hour before landing, ask the flight attendant for hot water and soak a few minutes. Add ice to cool down the bags, and apply cool green tea bags to your eyelids before landing. The green tea has antioxidants and anti-inflammatories to decrease puffiness so you’ll look your best when you land.



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.



Switch Up Your Skin Care for Fall

October 10, 2012 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Health News

Summer is long gone and while beach season might have come to an end, there’s a lot to love about autumn— tall boots, cozy sweaters, and scarves for one. But in addition to updating your wardrobe this fall, you might want to revamp your skin-care regimen too. It’s critical to change things up when the weather cools down. Drier fall air brings about a host of potential skin issues, but it’s possible to look beautiful—and defy your age all season long.

As you move your routine from summer to fall, use a humidifier—it’s like a moisturizing treatment all night long. Also, try showering with lukewarm water instead of hot, (hot water can be really drying to the skin) and follow with a good anti-oxidant rich moisturizer on your own body and face after stepping out. Using fragrance-free face and body wash, and laundry detergent will prevent skin issues for those with sensitive skin. And last but not least—don’t forget the sunscreen (we like mineral based products) each day—just because summer is over doesn’t mean the sun’s harmful rays aren’t out.



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