STOP THE FIRST SIGNS OF AGINGSeptember 4, 2015 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
As early as your mid- to late-20s and into your 30s, 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.
UNDER-EYE BAGS, DARKNESS AND PUFFINESS
3 Ways to Treat Lines and WrinklesAugust 20, 2015 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
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:
8 Surprising Ways You’re Showing Your AgeApril 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.
Around the Upper + Lower Eye Sockets
Around the Brows
At the Temples
In the Cheeks
In the Lips
At The Corners of the Nose Down Toward the Mouth
On the Jawline
The Skin Smoother
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 AGINGMarch 26, 2014 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
As 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.
Under-Eye Bags, Darkness and Puffiness
How to Treat Facial Volume LossFebruary 5, 2014 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
Each filler that I use in my practice has its own set of characteristics that make it the right choice. “I tell my patients that what we use depends on what area of the face needs improvement, how long they want the results to last, and how much downtime they can endure,” says Dr. Susan Stevens Tanne, medical director of Cosmetic Laser MD.
For my patients that have never tried any type of fillers or injectables, I usually recommend that they begin with fillers made of hyaluronic acid, such as Restylane, Belotero or Perlane, since they can be reversed if you don’t like the way you look, and they fade over time.
Some of my patients need more significant lifting and/or filling of the cheeks, and filling of the chin area. I see this in patients as they age, with shrinking of the fat pads that normally act as scaffolding for the skin. This is also common in those who are very thin, or are hard-core exercisers. This type of hollowing results in a gaunt, tired look. I use Radiesse or Perlane for a more significant filling effect in these patients. Filling these larger areas require that the filler be placed deeper, which is why Radiesse works well in these patients. “Done properly, my patients achieve very natural looking youthful results, which lasts from six months to one year and sometimes longer,” says Dr. Tanne.
“One of the biggest improvements in the placement of injectable fillers has been the introduction of microcannulas, which I have been using almost exclusively for the past couple of years. Rather than using sharp needles that can result in significant bruising, a small pilot needle is used to just puncture the skin, which has been numbed, and then the needle is removed and replaced with a blunt tipped cannula. This method required much less numbing and is more comfortable for the patient. A microcannulas has a rounded, closed end, rather than a sharp cutting end, typical of traditional needles, and a small side opening to allow the filler to flow out. Patients have responded very favorably to this method, and love the almost total absence of bruising”, says Dr. Tanne.
For some patients, fat transfer is the preferred treatment rather than using synthetic filler in their face. To obtain the fat, a microliposuction procedure is done, removing only a very small amount of fat after you have been carefully numbed with an anesthetic solution. You may be a little swollen for a few days after this part of the procedure. The fat is then spun in a centrifuge to remove any oils and debris, before being re-injected into the face. Unlike fillers, fat transfer requires some downtime, ranging from a few days to one week, if the fat is placed in multiple areas of the face. Fat can be a more cost-effective option for patients that are using many syringes of filler every year, and can be a long-term solution. However, since this can produce a long-term to permanent result, I usually only recommend this option for patients that have tried synthetic fillers several times previously. One added bonus is that fat contains your stem cells, which gives a youthful smoothness and vibrancy to the skin.
CORRECT CHEEK CONCERNS WITH INJECTABLESMarch 19, 2013 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
Cheek augmentation is a popular procedure since it reinstates lost volume, making the cheeks look fuller and younger. Depending on the current state of your face, there are multiple ways to enhance your cheeks. If the problem at hand is strictly a loss of fat, then injectables can plump up the cheeks. On the flip side, when the skin on the mid-face is loose and accompanied by more extreme volume loss, surgery, like a facelift, is necessary to address all the concerns.
If you have flat, sunken cheeks, then choose fillers like Perlane or Radiesse. Both hyaluronic acid fillers and collagen-stimulating fillers can add dimension and definition to cheeks that have become flat and sunken over time. After injections, your cheeks will be instantly fuller with a natural contour to them. Collagen-stimulating fillers (Radiesse) last longer (12 to 18 months) than hyaluronic acid fillers (Perlane), but neither is permanent.
Dr. Tanne is a specialist in facial revolumizing using injectable fillers, and uses her artistic eye and medical skills to give her patients youthful, natural-looking results.
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
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.
Thanksgiving Gift – To Our PatientsNovember 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:
JUVEDERM ULTRA 600
JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS 675
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.
Call us at 973.716.9000 to schedule a complimentary consultation or click the button below. We will discuss your concerns and establish a treatment plan to achieve your aesthetic goals.