Get Radiant Skin with CO2RE CO2 Fractional ResurfacingMarch 25, 2015 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Uncategorized
Wouldn’t you love to see radiant skin when you look in the mirror? If so, CO2RE CO2 fractional resurfacing is a procedure that you may want to consider trying. This procedure involves using a state-of-the-art carbon dioxide laser treatment to remove layers of skin in order to reduce the appearance of things like fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, hyperpigmentation and scarring. This laser creates small wounds inside the skin, which helps induce healing. CO2RE CO2 fractional resurfacing only targets specific areas of the skin, and the surrounding skin is not damaged.
At Cosmetic Laser MD in Livingston, NJ, we help restore a more youthful appearance and give you radiant, glowing skin with fractional resurfacing. This non-invasive treatment can help give you back your glow in as little as one treatment. Our medical team, led by Susan Stevens Tanne, MD, can help customize a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. To schedule your consultation, contact Cosmetic Laser MD today.
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6 WAYS TO GET PRETTY WHILE YOU SLEEPSeptember 12, 2014 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News
Your skin goes through a lot during the day. We unknowingly touch it with our fingers constantly and leave behind dirt, oil and bacteria. On top of that, it’s exposed to the sun, pollution and other factors that can cause damage. All of these combined are a perfect recipe for breakouts and signs of aging like wrinkles. That’s why the break your skin gets while you sleep is so important.
Follow these tips to make sure you wake up with gorgeous skin every day.
1. Get enough sleep
Additionally, when you don’t get enough sleep you yawn more. When you yawn, your eyes tear up and fluid pools in the eye area causing puffiness.
2. Avoid salty food three to four hours before bedtime
3. Sleep on your back
While you’re at it, keep your head elevated with at least two stacked pillows to prevent under-eye puffiness. Gravity has to be leveled to avoid puffiness so that fluids are distributed everywhere, not just to one given area.
4. Give your skin a final wipe after you cleanse
5. Use a good moisturizer for your skin type
When looking for a moisturizer, choose one that doesn’t contain sunscreen. The main goal of sunscreen is to protect skin from UV light, but non-sunscreen moisturizers will typically have a higher concentration of skin-benefiting ingredients.
6. Use an eye cream
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If you’ve got wrinkles, thank MomJune 30, 2014 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News
Post from Skin Procedure News- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Have you ever wondered why some people get wrinkles at a young age and others don’t? There are many answers to this question – smoking can cause wrinkles to form sooner, and if you don’t wear sunscreen when you’re young, you can expect signs of aging to surface earlier rather than later. But a new study finds another potential cause of early facial lines – the genes we get from our mothers.
What your mama gave you
The new study, published in the journal Nature, finds that the mitochondrial DNA passed down to us from our mothers also influences our own rate of aging. In other words, if your mother had wrinkles at a young age, you might be more likely to see fine lines on your own face in your early years. On the flip side, if your mother had smooth, blemish-free skin well into her 40s or 50s, you could be in for the same luck.
Looking to the future
However, there are certain cosmetic procedures available today that can help people who show signs of premature aging. No matter whether you want long-term results that target deep facial lines or something less invasive that treats fine lines, you can likely benefit from a visit to a cosmetic physicians office.
For example, Botox (Dysport/Xeomin) injections, which have become immensely popular over the past few years, offer results that last for several months. This means you won’t have to make a big commitment like you would if you chose to undergo facelift surgery, but on the downside, you’ll need to continue to get injections of the substance to keep wrinkles at bay.
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 MAINTAIN YOUR LASER RESULTSFebruary 28, 2014 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News
Once you have gone through a full course of treatment, it is important to protect your skin from the sun and keep it healthy to prolong your results. If not, you are just damaging your skin again.
1. Stay Out of the Sun: The best way to maintain your results is to stay out of the sun and wear a mineral based sunblock daily – rain or shine, and yes, even in winter.
2. Take Care of Your Skin: Now that your skin is healthy, you want to keep it that way. Sunscreen, antioxidants and a moisturizer are essential. Antioxidants repair damage and protect skin to prevent future damage. Moisturizers keep skin hydrated. Let us help you select the best skincare for you.
3. Use a Retinol Regularly: Retinoids (retinols and retin A) reinforce laser results by keeping the skin in repair mode, creating new collagen and exfoliating the surface.
4. Interval Treatments: Nothing lasts forever – not even the results of a laser. Re-treatments every now and then will help maintain the longevity of your results for healthier skin. Depending on what you had done, we usually recommend a single treatment once or twice a year.
9 Top Cosmetic Treatments for Aging SkinNovember 20, 2013 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News
This article is based on a recent one in US News and World Report.
Battling the clock
Aesthetic physicians can prescribe skin creams and perform laser skin-resurfacing and chemical peels, and they can administer injections. Surgical procedures, meantime, can be performed by cosmetic and plastic surgeons. When you pick a doctor, ask how often and how frequently he or she performs the procedure that you’re having (weekly is better than monthly.
Here is a quick guide to some of the most popular treatments and procedures.
2. Over-the-counter peptide creams
4. Laser Skin Resurfacing
These treatments can be tailored to specific needs and can be superficial or intermediate and deep. Depending on which treatment and how aggressive, you may see redness from one day to two weeks. The benefits of laser resurfacing usually last between two and five years, however, if you smoke or don’t use sunscreen, it’s likely to be on the shorter end of that spectrum.
5. Chemical Peels
6. Botox or Dysport
7. Filler Injections
8. Cosmetic Surgery
9. Try Prevention
MAY IS MELANOMA AWARENESS MONTHMay 20, 2013 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News, Special Offers
The Top Tips for Skin Cancer Prevention
May 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:
How to Select the Best Sunscreen
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:
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.
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.
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Five Skin-Care No-Nos While FlyingFebruary 22, 2013 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Health News
There 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
Don’t Use A Hydrating Mist
Skip the Salty Snacks
Take Off Your Makeup
Don’t Neglect Your Eyes
Switch Up Your Skin Care for FallOctober 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.
How To Reverse Sun DamageAugust 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:
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!
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.