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!

Want The Best Skin of Your Life? LET’S GET ROLLING!

October 25, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs

COSMETIC LASER MD is committed to offering the highest potency anti-aging Medical Skincare and the latest aesthetic technology.   We are delighted to announce our BEST ANTI-AGING SYSTEM ever.  It consists of a superior ingredient-driven Medical Grade solution and a brand new ultra-effective delivery system, which, when used together, are phenomenal at rejuvenating the skin.

Our brand new DERMAL ROLLER ANTI-AGING SYSTEM consists of a personal at-home dermal roller (with instructions on exactly how and when to use it), a roller cleaning kit, and FERULIC CE INFUSION, a high-potency companion serum composed of superstar ingredients which have been micro-formulated to deeply penetrate the skin to deliver reparative and protective ingredients to the deepest skin layers possible in an at-home treatment.  Studies show that when used in conjunction with our Dermal Roller, these powerhouse ingredients get a whopping 80% better penetration.  “That’s a huge improvement over using serum on its own,” Dr. Tanne notes, “This is the best system I have ever seen that delivers some amazing ingredients deeply into the skin.  You will notice results almost immediately, and they will improve exponentially over time.”

The DERMAL ROLLER ANTI-AGING KIT is designed for home use, and is easy and virtually painless to use.  You will experience immediate skin rejuvenation, an increase in skin firmness, elasticity, tightness and thickness.  Best of all, these improvements will continue as you continue use of this incredible skin-changing product.

Our staffers have been test-driving this system for several months and are thrilled with their results.  “I actually look forward to rolling every night,” Rennie, our skincare expert reports, “I see a smoothness that I didn’t think was possible without filler, especially on those fine lines around the lips.  I love this!”

A quick comparison of our FERULIC CE INFUSION vs. Skinceuticals (the industry leader) shows that ours contains 21% Ascorbic Acid (vs. their 15%), ours contains green tea, a potent antioxidant (theirs does not), ours contains salicylic acid, and anti-inflammatory which calms the skin (theirs does not), and best of all, ours, when purchased without the Dermal Roller Anti-Aging System, is $115.  (Theirs is $144.)

COSMETIC LASER MD’S exclusive DERMAL ROLLER ANTI-AGING SYSTEM is available at our office now.  Come check it out – your skin will thank you.

Join us for our Fall Open House on Thursday, November 10th from 5-8 when we will be talking about this innovative anti-aging system as well as several other amazing introductions! RSVP 973-716-9000.

Get Your Youthful Glow Back

/ Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Celebrity Love

Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez are both over 40, but one of their best features—their flawless, glowing skin—never gives away their age. How can you restore your own more youthful skin? Try these tips and look up to 10 years younger:

Oxygen fix: Celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez and Madonna, are huge fans of Intraceuticals Oxygen Infusion Treatment, which releases therapeutic-grade oxygen and serums to help maintain perfect skin while battling wrinkles.  The results – even after one session – are miraculous.  The hydration increase is immediate and dramatic.  Get one on a Thursday or Friday before a weekend event – and you will be calling us the following Monday to thank us!

Green Tea: Studies have shown that drinking green tea can help repair sun damage by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation.  Green tea’s polyphenols are likely to slow down the signs of aging skin over time.  Studies are still preliminary, and amounts are under dispute, but as long as you’re drinking water, why not add the benefits of green tea.

Milk swap: To promote clear, healthy skin, substitute a serving of regular milk for hemp milk, which is full of protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins B and C, magnesium, and zinc. The omega-3 fatty acids, in particular, will keep skin smooth and supple.


September 20, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Special Offers


In addition to state-of-the-art fillers and laser therapies, we are committed to teaching our patients about excellent skincare.  The basic building blocks, for almost everyone, include: proper cleanser, Vitamin C and Retinol, antioxidant moisturizer and chemical-free sunscreen.
What then, are all of those “other” products on our shelves?  Our building blocks are really just the beginning!  In addition to the basics, we have some stellar, ingredient-driven products that can aid dramatically in your anti-aging regime.  These products are “Medical Grade” meaning that they contain much higher concentration and superior quality of active ingredients than anything you can purchase at CVC, Nordstrom and even Sephora.  Our product lines can be compared to Obagi and TNS, but through examining scientific studies and comparisons, we have found that ours are more effective, and usually at much better prices.


July 13, 2011 / 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


June 30, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Special Offers
If you’ve been in our office recently and had a discussion with Dr. Tanne or any one of our staff regarding your skincare routine, you’ve probably heard us talk A LOT about the benefits of a CLARISONIC PRO CLEANSING SYSTEM. We recently had a chance to catch up with our CLARISONIC rep, and we got even more great news about this groundbreaking system. If you don’t know about CLARISONIC, here are the basics:
·         Sixty seconds is all it takes for the gentle sonic rotations to awaken and invigorate your skin by removing dirt, oil and make-up.
·         Studies show that 6x more makeup is removed using Clarisonic.
·         Studies also show that moisturizers and serums absorb 61% better after using Clarisonic.
·         300 sonic movements per second provide a gentle pore-clearing micro-massage.
·         Four Brush heads are available. We will guide you when you purchase which one(s) are right for you: Sensitive, Delicate, Deep Pore, Body
A lot of patients have asked about the differences between the Clarisonic PRO (which is sold only through doctors’ offices) vs. other Clarisonic devices sold at department stores.
·         Ours has FOUR SPEEDS which is critical because different skin types require different pressure.
·         Ours has a SIXTY DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE – no questions asked. (Hint: We have NEVER had one returned!)
·         Ours has a THREE YEAR WARANTY vs. the department store models which offer one year.
·         Only the PRO model is compatible with the Body Brush – try it for an incredible treat!
We cannot say enough good things about this amazing device. It has changed the skin of virtually everyone who has tried it! To help convince those of you who are still on the fence – we’re offering a
with the purchase of a Clarisonic Pro Cleansing System.
So come in for a demo, and learn more about our favorite way to wash.


June 16, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures

Over time, the texture of our skin naturally changes. Hydration, collagen and elastin are all important factors for smooth, soft, young-looking skin. When hormones, pollution and lifestyle come into play, they can diminish these key factors, causing dramatic changes in how your skin feels. I’ve listened to some of your most common complaints about your skin’s texture and have some answers on how to treat it.

Does your skin feel thin and look translucent? Collagen loss tends to cause the skin to become thin. And it’s especially prevalent in fairer skin tones. How do you treat it? “A combination of fillers and collagen-stimulating lasers, like eMatrix, Portrait PSR and fractionated CO2 lasers, is best for plumping up thin skin. The skin needs to be built up from underneath, as well as stimulated on the surface.

Does your skin feel dry and dehydrated? Dry, dehydrated skin is a common change that comes along with aging, since moisture levels drop and water is lost. Diminished blood circulation, harsh ingredients, moisture stripping products, and less-active oil and sweat glands can all lead to dryness. Try treating it by restoring moisture with deep hydrating creams and masks. A consultation with our skincare advisor will put you on the right track. Also, hyaluronic acid fillers (which bind moisture to the skin) such as Juvederm, Restylane-L and Perlane-L may minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles and reintroduce moisture to the skin.

Does your skin feel rough and weathered? Rough, weathered, leathery-looking skin is the price we pay for spending years in the sun. It damages the skin by causing inflammation, in turn making it look and feel thick. Weathered skin is usually laden with deep wrinkles, too. Protect your skin from the sun with a mineral based sunscreen every day. Prevent further damage to weathered skin with antioxidative and reparative topical products (we love our Tanne MD Medical Grade Skincare), and fractional resurfacing (such as eMatrix) or pulsed light treatments (such as Fotofacial RF) to stimulate collagen production.

Does your skin feel like sandpaper? Skin that feels like sandpaper often has a dull and muddy complexion. Dull skin is caused by a buildup of dead skin that stays on the surface for long periods of time. It’s important to rev up the skin’s natural shedding process to remove dead skin and expose fresh skin. A retinol product such as our Night Defense or a prescription topical retinoid, Chemical Peels (we love the Apeele Peel), laser treatments, SilkPeel™ DermalInfusion and DiamondTip™ Microdermabrasioncan increase cell turnover.

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

/ 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….

Get that GLOW at your Fourth of July celebration with SILKPEEL™

June 9, 2011 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Special Offers

Want to GLOW at that Fourth of July celebration? We know the secret, and it’s painless, no downtime, very inexpensive, and totally addictive.
 It’s SILKPEEL™, a new procedure that combines precision exfoliation with Dermalinfusion to address patient-specific skin conditions. Operating on a closed-loop vacuum system, the SilkPeel’s treatment head exfoliates the skin while delivering a topical dermaceutical at a controlled intensity. The SilkPeel stimulates new cell growth and addresses your specific skin condition, giving your skin the revitalization you want.

SilkPeel is a simple, non-invasive procedure. Treatments typically last 20 minutes. Our trained technicians will assess your particular skin care concerns and goals and infuse appropriate serums for your specific needs. Because we’re exfoliating while the skin-specific solutions are being delivered, the active ingredients are able to penetrate much deeper than topical treatments. We have several different formulas on hand for all skin types, specifically acne, hydrating and brightening.

You can expect to be a little “rosy” for 30 minutes following the procedure. After that, bring on the GLOW!

After your SilkPeel, you will want to meet with our knowledgeable skincare experts to create a skincare protocol that is specific to your needs. Because of the intense exfoliation, your skin is perfectly primed to receive maximum benefits from a skin care regime. Of course your new glowing skin also requires good quality chemical-free, mineral sun protection to maintain your result.

While you will definitely see an improvement after just one treatment, lasting and more significant results will be seen after four to six treatments spaced two to three weeks apart, supplemented by a daily post-care routine.

(regularly $1,050 – save $300)

What do O Magazine, Shape, Allure, OK and New Beauty Magazines call”The Gold Standard of Cellulite Remedies”?

/ Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Celebrity Love, Special Offers

What do O Magazine, Shape, Allure, OK and New Beauty Magazines call “The Gold Standard of Cellulite Remedies”?



Ever wonder how those Kardashian women maintain their sleek camera-ready bod’s and camera-ready glow? Exercise and good nutrition probably play a role, but VelaShape and St. Tropez Spray Tanning System are the stars’ go-to treatments keeping them in red-carpet shape. The Kardashians have spoken extensively about their VelaShape treatments on their show; while COSMETIC LASER MD does not treat them personally (they go to another location in NYC) we are one of the few Northern NJ practices who use the identical system to the one they use in New York. VelaShape is the only FDA-approved device that effectively and safely contours, shapes and slims the body by reducing cellulite and firming problem areas in as little as four treatments. Our VelaShape technicians are extremely experienced, and will work with each client to create a streamlined, contoured result. Yes, those six-pack abs can actually be yours this summer.

To complete the look, the Kardashians are big fans of the St. Tropez Spray Tan System, widely known as the industry’s most outstanding spray-tan system. Unlike its competitors, the St. Tropez Airbrush Tanning System (featured not only by the Kardashians, but also by Dancin’ With The Stars) produces the most natural color possible, based on your own skin tone. (We promise no orange!) Also, St. Tropez products have none of that “off” odor associated with other self-tanning systems. COSMETIC LASER MD is one of the top St. Tropez Spray Tanning locations in New Jersey, and in addition to body spraying, we carry a complete line of scrubs, optimizers, bronzers and lotions to extend and perfect your glow.

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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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