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:

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.

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.



May 20, 2013 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News, Special Offers

The Top Tips for Skin Cancer Prevention

melanoma abcMay is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and with skin cancer being the most common form of cancer in the United States, there’s good reason to pay attention. One in five Americans develops skin cancer in their lifetime, but that doesn’t have to be you. Luckily, skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Follow these tips to keep your skin safe and cancer-free: 
  • Get an annual checkup.  
  • Wear sunblock every day.
  • Never intentionally sunbathe.
  • Watch your brown spots and freckles.
  • Follow the ABCDEs (see chart on left) 
How to Select the Best Sunscreen sunscreen photo

Selecting sunscreen might be a little easier this summer thanks to new sunscreen regulations implemented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All SPF products that do not pass the new FDA testing requirements will include warning labels stating their sun-protection limitations. Even makeup and skin-care products that contain SPF will be upheld to the new label policies. When you’re picking up your next bottle, check the label to learn if the sunscreen:

  • Is broad-spectrum, which means the sunscreen protects against UVB and UVA rays and helps prevent skin cancer and sunburn. With the new regulations, the FDA has clearly defined the testing required for a sunscreen to be labeled as “broad-spectrum.”
  • Has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. It must offer both broad-spectrum coverage and an SPF of 15 or higher. If not, the label will carry the Skin Cancer/Skin Aging Alert. 
  • Has a Skin Cancer/Skin Aging Alert – meaning the sunscreen will only prevent sunburn and will not reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging.
  • Is water resistant for up to 40 minutes or 80 minutes.

Find a sunscreen that feels good on your skin. If it’s heavy, greasy, looks chalky, has a strong odor, or doesn’t allow for even makeup application, you won’t use it. Keep trying different products until you find one you like. Our favorites are from Elta and SkinCeuticals. But no matter what sunscreen you purchase, it’s irrelevant if you’re not applying it correctly. We are always available to help you select the best sunscreen and tell you how to use it.    
Effective, cosmetically elegant, sunscreen is the best anti-aging product you can buy.

Most of you have heard Dr. Tanne talk about the importance of using MINERAL SUNBLOCK. We have carefully selected a variety of highly effective PHYSICAL sunblocks from Elta and Skinceuticals that provide excellent sun protection while vanishing on your skin.

How To Reverse Sun Damage

August 16, 2012 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News, Special Offers

While sun damage doesn’t happen overnight, it can seem like it visibly affects the skin in a rather short period of time. The more the skin is exposed to the sun, the more the collagen and elastin in the deeper layers is broken down, giving less support to the underlying muscles and the skin’s surface. As a response mechanism, the skin tries to protect itself from the damage, in turn thickening as a means of regeneration.


Treat sun-damaged skin at home:

Peptides and vitamin A need to be used consistently to help strengthen the skin and improve its texture. Retinol is key since it sheds the top layer of skin and strengthens it from inside out. Dr. Tanne’s favorite daytime skincare – Daily Cocktail – is bursting with peptides, antioxidants and other key repair ingredients. Her Tanne MD Medical Skin Care Night Defense is her go-to nighttime anti-aging must-have – a retinol serum blended with hydrating hyaluronic acid.

Free radical-fighting ingredients like green tea and vitamins C and E will help safeguard the skin from future damage. Check out Tanne MD Medical  Skin Care T-Power Pads and CE Ferulic Infusion.

Protection and maintenance are vital-once sun-damaged skin has been transformed, you don’t want it to regress. It is recommended to wear a sunscreen with ingredients that contain primarily physical blockers, which provide protection from all UV rays. Check out our absolute favorite, TIZO (titanium/zinc oxide).

Treat sun-damaged skin professionally:

Before starting any in-office treatment for sun damage, Dr. Tanne recommends all patients begin a 3 product at home regimen to pre-treat their skin, including:

  • Brighten Pads -These custom blended pads contain 4% hydroquinone to “shut down” unwanted pigment cells.
  • Night Defense – to help shed these unwanted pigment cells
  • TIZO – to protect your beautiful rejuvenated skin

Laser and light-based treatments, like FotoFacial RF (which combines Intense Pulsed Light with bi-polar Radiofrequency) and both ablative and nonablative resurfacing procedures, work to reinstate the skin. FotoFacial can help eliminate brown and red spots on the face and body. A downtime-free treatment, although several sessions are required, FotoFacial  helps to rejuvenate the skin so that it looks younger and fresher.

Treatments that tackle sun-damaged skin, including chemical peels – our hands down favorite is Apeele – can improve the skin, too. Acid-based peels buffer the skin, making it more sensitive to the sun. We also love DiamondTip™ Microdermabrasion to gently buff away the top layer of dead skin cells, leaving you polished and glowing.

Our new fractional CO2 resurfacing laser, CO2RE, reverses years of sun damage. Unlike older versions of the laser, which used a solid beam, this revolutionary device uses a fractionated beam so there are zones of normal skin, allowing for a shorter recovery period – less than one week, as opposed to two or three. It’s excellent for restoring skin to its natural state without all of the sun damage.  CO2RE gets rid of discoloration while improving the skin’s texture. Instead of employing light, fractional resurfacing lasers create microscopic wounds in the skin-as the skin heals, the sun-damaged areas flake off, and collagen is increased – all in ONE treatment!

Shocking Photo: What Really Happens When You Don’t Wear Sunscreen

June 18, 2012 / Category: Anti-Aging, Health News

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published what looks like a  before-and-after photograph documenting the ravages of sun exposure — but the image is actually an undoctored photo of a 69-year-old truck driver.

Bill Edward McElligott drove a milk delivery truck for  28 years, and the left side of his face — the side closest to the window — looks about 20 years older than his right side. What we’re seeing, says Dr. Jennifer Gordon, the  Northwestern University dermatologist who wrote the case study, are the “very stark” effects of unilateral dermatoheliosis, or photo-aging, from UVA rays streaming through the glass: “We are used to seeing photo damage, photo aging every day, [but] for it to be so one sided? We were taken aback.”

An effective sunscreen is the best way to maintain a youthful appearance, prevent immunosuppression,  and avoid skin cancer. Though it was once believed that UVB radiation was the only wavelength harmful to the skin, evidence now suggests that the UVA radiation   is more significant regarding long-term effects on the skin. For   full protection against the sun, it is essential to use a sunscreen that protects against a broad range of both UVA and UVB radiation. Unfortunately, 99.99% of the sunscreens available in drug stores and even department stores, are chemical based, meaning they only protect against a small portion of the sun’s damaging rays.

Only titanium oxide and zinc oxide are proven to effectively block ALL of the UVA and UVB rays.
The  problem is, most of the chemical-free sunscreens are thick and white and gloppy –
not the look you’re going for! After much trial and error, we have found a line of
“melt into your skin” micronized particle zinc and titanium-based sunblocks.



July 13, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Celebrity Love
What do you get when you cross a famous Hollywood make-up artist’s bag of tricks with the aesthetic industry’s go-to post-procedure foundation?OXYGENETIX! We are already addicted to this flawless gorgeous everyday foundation!This miracle makeup is breathable, will cover, heal, minimize and even eliminate procedural scars.Barry Knapp, makeup artist to the stars, designed this for doctors to help patients with skin issues such as rosacea, acne scars, rashes and other skin injuries.CERAVITAE, the super-charged oxygen complex in Oxygenetix encourages collagen cell and connective tissue growth in aging or wounded skin.What doctors (and patients) noticed was that this stuff made their skin look and feel FLAWLESS!So they’ve now launched it not only for a post procedure patient, but for anyone that’s looking for a miracle foundation that can erase flaws while providing your skin with oxygen and other natural healers. 
Oxygenetix is already a Hollywood cult favorite – Judge Judy, Brooke Shields, Mario Lopez are huge fans, and Billy Crystal wore it while hosting the Oscars! 
This natural sun-blocking mineral based foundation provides tremendous healing properties.Oygenetix is also oil-free, fragrance-free, non-drying, hypoallergenic and non-irritating to sensitive skin.It comes in eight buildable shades.Let one of our amazing make-up artists show you how flawless you can be!
Oxygenetix is very hot on the West Coast right now, and just being introduced through the top skin doctors in Manhattan. COSMETIC LASER MD is still the ONLY practice in New Jersey to carry this amazing foundation!

/ Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs
Just one towel and just one minute gave us a natural, streak-free, orange-free and odor-free bronze glow!  Best of all, they’re packed with healthy antioxidants.
12 Towelette Box – $30

F.D.A. Unveils New Rules About Sunscreen Claims

June 16, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Health News


Terms like “sunblock,” “waterproof” and “sweatproof”
will be banned under tougher standards.

Published: June 14, 2011

WASHINGTON — After 33 years of consideration, the Food and Drug Administrationtook steps on Tuesday to sort out the confusing world of sunscreens, with new rules that specify which lotions provide the best protection against the sun and ending claims that they are truly waterproof.

The F.D.A. said sunscreens must protect equally against two kinds of the sun’s radiation, UVB and UVA, to earn the coveted designation of offering “broad spectrum” protection. UVB rays cause burning; UVA rays cause wrinkling; and both cause cancer.

The rules, which go into effect in a year, will also ban sunscreen manufacturers from claiming their products are waterproof or sweatproof because such claims are false. Instead, they will be allowed to claim in minutes the amount of time in which the product is water resistant, depending upon test results.

And only sunscreens that have a sun protection factor, or SPF, of 15 or higher will be allowed to maintain that they help prevent sunburn and reduce the risks of skin cancer and early skin aging.
The rules have been under consideration since 1978….CLICK TO READ FULL ARTICLE….


May 25, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Health News

What is our PROBLEM? Apparently we can’t get it through our heads that tanning isn’t a healthy habit. According to a survey from the American Academy of Dermatology, a significant percentage of young women went out of their way to use tanning beds or tan outdoors in the last year.
 With all the news coverage that’s been hitting us over the head lately, these results are pretty scary. According to a release on the study, “Thirty-two percent of respondents had used a tanning bed in the past year, and of those respondents, 25% used a tanning bed at least weekly, on average. An overwhelming majority (81%) of all respondents reported that they had tanned outdoors either frequently or occasionally in the past year.”

Deemed a known carcinogen by both the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization’s International Agency of Research on Cancer panel, ultraviolet light from tanning beds can increase risk of melanoma by up to 75 percent. With approximately 75 percent of skin cancer deaths coming from melanoma, this is serious business. So who is ignoring it?

According to the study, indoor tanning was twice as likely among young women ages 18 to 22 (40 percent of respondents) than it was for teens ages 14 to 17 (22 percent of respondents).

The importance of sun protection is one topic that has not been presented silently. The risks and real-life consequences of not using a daily UVA and UVB sunscreen are serious, and even though many doctors shout it from the rooftop, the warnings may still be falling on deaf ears.

A growing number of medical organizations want to make it harder—if not impossible—for teens to take trips to the tanning salon. Until the FDA is willing to ban tanning beds, the American Academy of Dermatology wants them to prohibit access to indoor tanning for minors, educate all indoor tanning customers about cancer risks and require informed consent, implement and enforce labeling recommendations outlined in the Tanning Accountability and Notification Act, and encourage enforcement of state regulations.

They also support the indoor tanning tax, which would be a signal from the federal government to young people that indoor tanning is dangerous and should be avoided. It has the potential to save patients from the many adverse effects of chronic ultraviolet light damage, including most importantly, melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Face the Facts About Sun Exposure

March 3, 2010 / Category: Anti-Aging, Health News

Let’s face it.
Prolonged exposure to the sun will lead to premature aging of the skin, wrinkles, discoloration, and even skin cancer. Even worse: The use of tanning beds! In July 2009, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning machines one of THE most dangerous forms of cancer-causing radiation. Risk of Melanoma is increased 75% when tanning bed use starts before age 35. A good sunscreen  – such as our outstanding Solar Protection products – to protect your skin from the ultraviolet rays is a must! Basal Cell is the most common kind of skin cancer, and the one directly related to cumulative effects of exposure to sunlight. These unsightly lesions can even appear up to 20 years after overexposure to sunlight. Even one sunburn can increase risk significantly. That is why we urge constant protection from the sun no matter what your skin tone is. Ask us about the best sunscreen for your skin.

What can I do to treat my sun damage?
Topical Tools: Revolutionary changes in formulas and technologies have now allowed for products that will literally change the appearance of your skin, beyond what you thought possible from a jar! Ask Dr. Tanne, Ginnie, our Skin Care Specialist or Meaghan our Licensed Aesthetician, what will work for you!


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.

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