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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.

 



Proven Techniques To Save Your Face

April 19, 2017 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Special Offers

Recently “New Beauty” published an article on the top things we can do to get perfect skin. The article was so spot on and informative that I wanted to talk about the procedures and protocols they mentioned and go into more depth about it.  You can find the article mentioned at:
https://www.newbeauty.com/hottopic/slideshow/2555-top-10-ways-to-get-perfect-skin/2

1. Microneedling with PRP
This procedure is amazing. I mean ahhhh-maz-ing. Microneedling uses tiny needles to create micro-channels for smoother tighter skin. We paired with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) which uses your own blood’s growth factors to stimulate new cell and collagen growth. I have seen enlarged pores and acne scars virtually disappear. One treatment will give you desirable results. The procedure is comfortable and non-invasive, not to mention a lot friendlier on the wallet than laser treatments.
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2. Retinol
Something you can do every night to stop the aging process without spending a lot of money and time in a doctor’s office? Yes please! Why every woman is not on a retinol product is beyond me. This stimulates cell turnover…CELL TURNOVER! That means it takes away the dull, wrinkled, gross dead skin on the surface and replaces it with softer newer, younger looking skin. A gentle but potent blended retinol like our CLMD Enriched Serum will give you softer tighter skin after just a month of use.

3. Neuromodulators
How good does a nice non-surgical brow lift sound? If you said YES then get in for a Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin treatment ASAP. Not only do these products soften the forehead and Crow’s feet, but they prevent extreme movement in those area for future wrinkle prevention.

Neuromodulators are purified proteins that are injected into facial muscles, causing relaxation of the muscle. This relaxes the pull on the skin, which relaxes the wrinkles. Neuromodulators are a great first step into the world of non-invasive cosmetic procedures. I mean who wants to be the only woman at brunch not talking about how good their Botox/Dysport/Xeomin looks?

4. Sunscreen
Anyone who has ever walked through our front door has gotten the “sunscreen speech”. You already know the sun causes 80% of aging. You know that a DESIGNATED layer needs to be applied daily and even though it says your make-up or day cream contains sunscreen, it still isn’t enough to prevent hyperpigmentation, skin sagging, and wrinkles. How many of you have those three skin conditions on your bucket list? I didn’t think so. The bottom line is as much as we love to see you in the office we rather have you doing one simple extra step in your skin care routine every day, and come in less and less for anti-aging treatments.

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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.



PUT AN END TO HOLLOW EYES

August 7, 2013 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures

HOLLOW EYESWe talk a lot about reducing under-eye puffiness, but we know that some of you suffer from another issue: eyes that look sunken and hollow, especially for those who have more slender faces. However, there is help for those who may be genetically predisposed to hollow eyes or have lost soft tissue and bone density, which can make the eyes appear sunken.

PRODUCT FIX:
Applying products with vitamin C can reduce the dark circles that sometimes accompany eye hollowing. Retinol is a good ingredient to help the fragile skin become stronger, and humectants will add a bit of a plumping effect under the eyes. If you find that you have dark circles too, a prescription of hydroquinone can help to lighten up under-eye shadows.

FILLER FIX:
At the first signs of hollowing, a filler composed of hyaluronic acid such as Restylane or Belotero or fat can help to fill in the spots that appear in the tear troughs. Hyaluronic acid fillers, which last for about 6 months, are effective in filling deficient areas under the eyes when it is injected deep into the tissue.
Fat grafting  involves taking a small amount of fat, usually from your belly. We then mix the fat with Selphyl to promote new blood vessel formation in the grafted fat. This combination is re-injected into the under-eye hollow (tear trough) giving you a long term to permanent improvement.
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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.



Simple Steps to Improve Elasticity in The Skin

July 18, 2012 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News

As we age not only do we experience a loss of collagen in the skin but reduced skin elasticity too, causing wrinkles and sagging skin. Fortunately, there a few ways to improve elasticity so that you can maintain a more youthful appearance and keep your skin functioning at a younger age too.
With each passing year we lose collagen and skin elasticity in our face. This means wrinkles and sagging skin. While there’s no way to completely stop the clock, you can increase your skin’s elasticity for a lifted, firmer and younger looking face with a couple of proven methods. Maintain a more youthful appearance and keep your skin functioning at a younger age too.

First, let’s test your skin’s functional age to find out if its aging younger, older or the same rate as your biological age. Here’s what to  do. Lay your hand on a flat surface, palm down. Then pinch the skin on the back of your hand for five seconds. Let go and count how many seconds it takes for your skin to flatten back out. If it took one to two seconds your functional age is under 30; three to four seconds and it’s about 30 to 44; five to nine seconds and it’s about 45 to 50; and ten to 15 seconds it’s about 60 and so on.

TIME:            FUNCTIONAL AGE:

1 – 2 sec        Under 30
3 – 4 sec        30 – 44
5 – 9 sec        45 – 50
10 – 15 sec    60
35 – 55 sec    70
56 sec+        Over 70

There are cosmetic procedures that help with skin’s elasticity like dermal fillers which help stimulate collagen as well as lift and contour your features. Laser and other energy based treatments such as eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation, Fractora Fractional Skin Resurfacing and CO2RE CO2 Fractional Skin Resurfacing (a newer, better version of Fraxel Repair) create significantly improved texture and firming. Fractora Firm and ReFirme/Sublime are non-invasive technologies to tighten the skin. Ingredient driven skin care such as our Tanne MD Medical Skin Care give you a twice a day at-home opportunity to nourish and hydrate your skin. Ask us about the right treatments for you, so you can look as good as you feel.



Is a Liquid Lift Right For You?

July 17, 2012 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Celebrity Love, Cosmetic Procedures

When injectables and fillers were first introduced, they pretty much served one purpose: to fill wrinkles. Over time, and with off-label experimentation, their use has become more widespread as the effects of volume loss are a constant complaint. Today, the “Liquid Lift”—the use of fillers to give a more lifted and youthful look to the face—is gaining popularity as replacing lost volume via injections allows the skin to take on a lifted appearance and redefines the natural contours of the face.

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.



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.



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.



COSMETIC LASER MD IS NJ’S FIRST XEOMIN LOCATION

November 9, 2011 / Category: Beauty Breakthroughs

Cosmetic Laser MD Chosen to Receive the First Limited Shipment of Merz Aesthetics’ New Injectable Wrinkle Relaxer

New Addition to BOTOX and DYSPORT Neuromodulators

LIVINGSTON, NEW JERSEY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011 — COSMETIC LASER MD, New Jersey’s premier destination for the most advanced skin and laser treatments, is among the first 100 Aesthetic Medical Practices in the US to receive Xeomin® for cosmetic use beginning November 2011.

Xeomin®, a Merz Aesthetics product, is being referred to as the “naked injectable” by physicians because it does not contain any additives or complex proteins. The benefit of this, according to Dr. Susan Stevens Tanne, Medical Director of COSMETIC LASER MD, and top area aesthetic physician specializing in injectable and laser treatments, is that the body extremely unlikely to have an adverse reaction to the treatment. Aside from this slight molecular difference, XEOMIN is virtually identical to other Neuromodulators BOTOX and DYSPORT.

“We are thrilled to have another highly effective neuromodulator available to treat wrinkles and crows feet, said Dr. Tanne.   “By being selected to offer this cutting edge product to our patients as early as possible COSMETIC LASER MD is once again at the forefront of the latest advancements in skin treatment.  We are expert at all injectables, so we are proud to offer XEOMIN as another treatment option to our patients.  Ultimately, if this introduction creates some friendly price competition among the neuromodulators, then even better for our patients.”

Xeomin® was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines, more commonly known as frown lines between the eyebrows, in adult patients.   Xeomin® will be available in Aesthetic Medical Practices around the United States in the spring of 2012; however, COSMETIC LASER MD is able to offer this treatment to their patients right now.  To kick off the new product introduction, MERZ is offering a $50 rebate for a limited time. Rebate details will be given to patients at the time of their treatment.

For more information about Xeomin or COSMETIC LASER MD please visit www.cosmeticlasermd.com or call 973-716-9000.  Please call to schedule your complimentary consultation; Dr. Tanne and her team will put together a customized plan that will help you achieve your personal aesthetic goals.

 



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