HOW YOUR FEATURES ARE AGING YOU!April 21, 2015 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
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
Fill Out Thin Lips With Injectables
Plump Up Saggy Cheeks With Fillers
Treat Sun Damage with FotoFacial RF
Refresh Your Skin With Fractional Laser Resurfacing
PUT AN END TO HOLLOW EYESAugust 7, 2013 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
We 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.
Lift Aging Features With InjectablesMarch 5, 2013 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
Think 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 While these “liquid miracles” may have originally made their mark as wrinkle eliminators, they are now just as well-known for their sheer ability to lift and contour ill-defined and aging features.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
2. More Volume, Some Lifting
3. Freeze the Muscle
Simple Steps to Improve Elasticity in The SkinJuly 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.
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
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
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.
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
Options for Wrinkle Reduction.
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.
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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 LOCATIONNovember 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.
SUSAN STEVENS TANNE MD HONORED BY LIQUID FACELIFT ASSOCIATION; CHOSEN ONE OF THE TOP DOCTORS IN HER FIELDAugust 16, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
The Liquid Facelift Association (www.liquidfacelift.com) has named SUSAN STEVENS TANNE, MD, Medical Director of COSMETIC LASER MD as one of their “preferred” physicians for all types of injectable treatments.
The Liquid Facelift Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating standards in liquid facelift procedures. Their goal is to ensure optimal safety and efficacy of procedures for the benefit of patients, physicians and the industry as a whole. To be chosen as one of their “top doctors” is truly a testament to Dr. Tanne’s extensive experience and deep understanding of liquid fillers.
As we say to patients “anyone can buy paint; it’s the best painter you really want.”
Wednesday, August 31st is our End Of Summer Filler and Botox event with dramatic price breaks on all fillers and relaxers…CLICK FOR COMPLETE DETAILS
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. ??
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