Love Your Nose After Liquid Rhinoplasty

Everyone—Even You!—Can Have a Perfect Nose

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Unhappy with your nose? You’re not alone. In fact, more than 200,000 people in the U.S. sniff out a surgeon to correct their bumps, beaks, and bridges with a scalpel every year. But what if you’re not ready to for such a permanent nip of your nose? If you’ve been researching in-office procedures, you’ve probably heard of the non-surgical nose job, otherwise known as “liquid rhinoplasty,” or the “injectable nose job” treatment.

Rather than going under the knife with six months to a year of recovery time, these procedure use injectable fillers—most commonly hyaluronic acid ones like Restylane and Juvederm or calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse)—to immediately camouflage, alter, and shape a person’s nose without invasive surgery.

They’re a great way to enhance, correct, and minimize certain nasal features, including creating an instant bridge, hiding humps, or adding contour to a wide nose, making it appear visually smaller and more symmetrical. Plus, there are a host of other benefits:

  • Instant results! Procedures take less than 30 minutes.
  • Affordable: Injectables cost a fraction of the surgical alternative.
  • No downtime: You’re in and out the same day.
  • It goes the distance: Results last from nine to 16 months.
  • It’s completely reversible! Not satisfied with your results? A small amount of “filler eraser” can be injected to bring back your original look.

Not feeling the look of your nose due to oily skin, blackheads, or broken capillaries? Here are a few tips on how to keep these pesky problems at bay:

Oily Skin

  • Reach for face washes with ingredients like glycolic and salicylic acids.
  • Don’t wash your face excessively: it can lead to overproduction of oil in the skin.
  • Moisturize daily with an oil-free moisturizer to keep skin in balance.

Blackheads

  • Reach for topical face washes and topical applications containing salicylic acid, which can help control the accumulation of oil in your pores.
  • Get regular facials help to keep your pores clear of debris.
  • Look for products with vitamin A, which will not only keep your pores clear but also combat fine lines and wrinkles.

Broken capillaries

  • Find out the cause: many factors can cause this to happen, including genetics, excessive sun exposure, even allergies.
  • Laser treatments are the only way to treat existing broken capillaries. Pulsed dye, KTP and YAG lasers are quick treatments that can help the cause.
  • Don’t pick or squeeze your skin.

Thin-Hair Fixes

a-cure-for-thinning-hairSure, bald can be beautiful—when it happens to Jason Statham. Not always the case when it happens to women. Truth is, female hair loss happens to 40% of women for a variety of reasons, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, including stress, weight loss, menopause, and genetics. And its effects can be devastating, both physically and mentally, signaling serious disease or leading to big-time depression.

Now the good news: there are number of new products and treatments available today that can help you take back control of your precious tresses and prevent and/or repair thinning hair. On the product front, look for shampoos and other hair treatments that contain growth-promoting peptides and/or Minoxidil, which can significantly improve hair health, give you va-va-volume and texture, and prevent future loss. Need a boost for wispy brows or limp lashes? Ask your doctor or dermatologist about Latisse, a prescription topical application specifically that forces hair into the growth phase in those specific areas.

Looking for a more serious hair-loss intervention? Head to your dermatologist for a number of promising new professional-only treatments like PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), which uses your body’s own plasma cells to regenerate hair from the roots. Collagen induction therapy, which uses a series of micro-needle applications to stimulate new hair growth.

For some, however, surgical transplantation is the only way to achieve a full head of hair. But thanks to new and improved techniques, the results look more natural than ever before.  It’s virtually impossible to tell which hairs are natural and which have been transplanted!

Whichever approach you decide to take, remember that many of these options are contingent upon having hair follicles in order to be effective, so addressing your specific concerns in a timely manner is key. It will take some time—at least two to three growth cycles (60-90 days)—before you can expect to see results from any topical product applications or professional treatments.

Best Foods for Your Skin

Is Your Diet Sacrificing Your Skin?

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We hear it all the time: you are what you eat. So why is it that the biggest piece of your body’s makeup—your skin—is the last to receive its fair share of nutrients? Deficiencies that can exacerbate the aging process and lead to unhealthy, not to mention unsightly, skin conditions.

But, here’s some food for thought: It’s never too late to make impactful improvements to your complexion—and overall health—with some simple nutritional tweaks. Chew on our reviews of some of today’s most popular dietary trends and decide for yourself if your eating habits are helping—or hurting—your beauty bottom-line.

Vegan/Vegeterian – Forsaking animal products might seem like a great way to cut artery-clogging fat and calories, but it’s also a great way to wreck havoc on your skin. Fact is, many vegetarians end up eating a lot more processed and refined foods, which can lead to skin inflammation and hypersensitivity. In addition, the difficulty in getting the recommended daily amount of protein and Vitamin B-12—two cornerstones of healthy cell production—might make want to rethink giving up meat.

Low-Carb – Backing off bread, rice, and pasta isn’t all bad (especially if they’re made with white flour instead of whole grains), but completely cutting out the carbs can lead to a lack essential vitamins, like Vitamins C and A. Getting your fair share of fiber is also important, since it helps naturally detoxify your skin.

Juicing – Love that liquid life? We do, too, for its detoxifying and toxin-purging powers that leave skin looking supple and refreshed. However, it should only be maintained for a week to 10 days—any longer and you run the risk of depriving your body of essential nutrients.

Paleo-Raw – This is the healthiest and most skin-loving diet choice, in our opinion, because it puts the kibosh on processed foods and includes a wide variety of food choices.

Dermatologist Recommended Eye Treatments And Products

dermotologist approved eye treatmentsThey say the eyes are the window to the soul.  And obviously those said windows need to be clear, open and beautiful. That’s why we’re addressing our patients’ top 4 eye issues in this month’s blog. Read on to find out how to make your eyes as beautiful as they can be!

Crepey Skin

What is It?

Thin skin resembling a piece of crepe paper

What Causes It?

Lack of moisture, thin skin and sun damage.

What You Need?

A plumping product containing Hyaluronic Acid.  Look for Oxynergy Paris’ customized formula that uses three different molecular sizes of Hyaluronic Acid to fill in fine lines around the eyes.

You may also want to consider an injectable with a light weight filler like Belotero.

Dark Circles

What is it?

Brown or blue circles that can cover area directly under lower lids.

What Causes It?

Capillaries underneath thin skin too close to the surface.

What You Need?

Look for eye creams with light reflecting pigments and peptides like the ones contained in Tetcha Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Eye Serum.

You may also benefit from a light filler injectable like Belotero, which will provide a nice fill and mask dark circles.  No cover up necessary.

Bags

What is It?

Puffy looking excess skin under the lower lids.

What Causes it?

Fat shifting over time, fluid collection from excessive salt intake, alcohol or genetics.

What You Need?

Products containing caffeine, which improves appearance of under-eye bags, like Dr. Hauschka Daily Revitalizing Eye Cream.  For lower lids Blepharoplasty can conservatively remove displaced fat deposits, while preserving an even layer underneath.

Crow’s Feet

What is It?

Fine lines fanning out from outer corners of the eyes to the temples.

What Causes It?

Years of squinting and laughing show their signs in our 30’s.

What You Need?

Look for products containing Vitamin A, C and peptides that mimic Botox like effect.  We love Environ’s C-Quence Eye Gel.  For a more permanent solution, consider a neurotoxin like Botox, Dysport or Xeomin to soften and erase lines and wrinkles.

New hair Restoration Treatments

New Promising Hair-Loss Treatments for Men (and Women)

Sure, men might be from Mars and women from Venus, but no matter what planet you’re on, you definitely want to have a good hair day. Unfortunately, the older we get, that’s not always in the stars. But a host of out-of-this-world hair loss treatments can prevent your tresses from jetting away.

According to American Hair Loss Association, androgenetic alopecia (a.k.a. Male Pattern Baldness) accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. By the age of 35, two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss. So, it’s no surprise that hair transplantation is the number one cosmetic procedure among men.

Now, new cutting-edge treatments like Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Rejuvenation—which harnesses the regenerative properties of your own blood cells (critical to the healing process)—and transdermal delivery of follicle-stimulated-growth agents are allowing for a less drastic approach.

Your hair’s appearance and structure are much more complex that they might seem at first glance. Every strand is composed of two structures: the hair shaft above the skin and the hair follicle beneath it. At the base of the follicle are what’s known as dermal papilla and ECM, which play crucial roles in the formation and growth of new hair.

Dramatic results can be achieved when clinically tested blends of certain peptides, growth factors, pantenol, and other active ingredients are delivered trans-dermally and combined with collagen induction therapy. This process creates micro-injuries that encourages new cell growth, thereby stimulating new hair growth and helping prevent hair loss from getting worse.

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The best part? These procedures can be done in as little as 20 minutes, require minimal—if any—downtime, and are less costly than traditional hair transplant procedures.

Want to find out if you’re a candidate for one of these treatments? Contact Esthetica MD today to schedule a comprehensive hair evaluation.

The Thread Lift Is The New Facelift (Less The Downtime)

PDO Threadlift in Bergen CountyAchieving a youthful appearance is a bit of a tightrope act. Over-the-counter lotions and potions only provide a quick-fix, and the thought of subjecting yourself to a more invasive elective procedure (okay, we’ll say it, a facelift) just seems far too drastic to even consider. Discover a new option for giving yourself and your appearance a long-term lift: a PDO Thread Lift.

This revolutionary non-surgical cosmetic procedure provides a scalpel-free solution to obtaining a smoother, more toned and shapely appearance in an instant, without the risks, cost, and extensive recovery time associated with a traditional facelift.

The concept is fairly simple. Medical-grade, biodegradable threads—the same ones that have been used in surgery for years—are gently inserted in different vectors of the face, where they stimulate production of skin-enhancing collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. The results are shapelier, firmer, rejuvenated skin that continues to improve gradually and naturally for as long as 18 months. Minimal adjustments can be added every six months or so to prolong longevity of results even more.

Patients have hailed this treatment for its immediate and discrete results (a PDO Thread Lift can be performed in as little as 30 minutes!), minimal discomfort, and rapid recovery time. Most patients can go right back to their everyday routines immediately following the procedure.

This game-changer isn’t just for sagging brow lines and drooping jowls—it’s also proven highly effective on other common problem areas, including hands, knees, tummies, and buttocks. So, where could you use a lift? Call for a consultation with Dr. Rabkin today to find out if a PDO Thread Lift is the right solution for you.

Collagen Induction Therapy: A New Cure for Problem Skin

dermapen cit treatmentAre your tried-and-true professional skincare treatments just not cutting it any more? Inject your usual regimen with one (or more) new Collagen Induction Therapy procedures and get the results you crave. We promise it won’t hurt a bit!

Collagen Induction Therapy—CIT, for short—is an exciting new range of professional treatments that stimulate your skin’s natural ability to regenerate, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, revitalization and skin volume, pigmentation and melasma, acne scars, hair loss, and cellulite.

So, how’s it work? CIT is performed using a series of micro-injections (via a surgical-grade instrument with stainless steel micro-needles called a Dermapen), electroportation technology such as iontophoresis, or radiofrequency to deliver essential nutrients to the dermal layer of the skin and facilitate natural collagen and elastin production, two essential building blocks for a healthy, glowing complexion.

The advantages to CIT over traditional treatments are huge:

  • No downtime
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • No risk of hyperpigmentation
  • Can be performed following laser treatments or chemical peels.
  • Are appropriate for the face, neck, décolleté, and other common problem areas.
  • Does not induce skin sensitivity to UV light.

Best of all, CIT is virtually pain-free and fast-acting—you’ll see dramatic results in as few as three treatments!

7 Must Have Beauty Essentials to Pack When You Travel

Summer vacation is almost here, but if your destination finds you leaving on a jet plane, one thing you won’t want to do is stuff your suitcase with your entire vanity. Stay gorgeous on the go and say bon voyage to travel stress (we’re looking at you, TSA) by stowing these seven travel-friendly essentials in your beauty bag.

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk

Cleanse, refresh, and add volume and texture to your locks in an instant! This easy-to-apply powder is formulated with oat milk to soothe and protect and corn and rice starches to absorb excess oils, leaving all hair types looking revitalized and feeling refreshed. What it doesn’t have? Parabins, sulfates, and colorants. No wonder it’s an Allure Best of Beauty award winner!

Environ Ionzyme Focus Hydrating Serum

Dry, stuffy cabin air can wreck havoc on skin. Land a few dabs of this magic “water” featuring moisture-retaining hyaluronic acid on your face keep it looking smooth, firm, and fully refreshed.

Aveeno Ultra Calming Makeup Removing Wipes

Security checkpoints, long lines, missed connections: Air travel is full of stressful scenarios that can cause skin to crash land. Reduce redness, ease irritation, and rebalance it with these gentle, soft wipes fortified with soothing chamomile. BONUS: These come ready for takeoff in TSA-approved packaging.

Image Skincare Prevention + Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

With its ability to perform triple duty—sunscreen, moisturizer, and lightweight foundation—this multitasking superstar definitely deserves a first-class ticket in your travel bag.

Sephora Collection Outrageous Volume Mascara

Get your lashes runway ready while you’re still on the runway with Sephora’s dramatic-volume mascara enriched with moisture-attracting hyaluronic acid. Also features a specialized brush that lets lashes soar to new heights, er, lengths.

Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment

Dry, chapped lips get a luxurious—and super-smoothing—upgrade with this anti-aging lip treatment fortified with sea fennel extract and other ultra-nourishing ingredients to plump, smooth, and define your face’s most delicate area.

NARS The Multiple

The best way to de-bulk your beauty bag is by packing products that do double—or even triple—duty. This compact, multi-purpose makeup stick acts as a creamy cheek AND lip stain in one, without taking up a lot of space and comes in a variety of stellar shades.

Effective Skin Care Treatments for Hyperpigmentation

skin care for hyperpigmentationWhether you’ve been worshiping the sun’s rays at the beach since birth, or been a life-long stickler when it comes to applying SPF every day, let’s face it: Sun happens. And with it come sunspots, freckles, and hyperpigmentation. With summer fast approaching, it’s time to start rectifying the sins of the past and turn back the clock on sun-damaged skin.

Sun, heat, hormones, and inflammation can all cause your skin to produce an overabundance of melanin, the main culprit behind skin discoloration. And once the process starts, it’s hard to get it to stop. In fact, your skin quickly becomes trained to continue to produce more and more melanin every time it’s exposed to these triggers.

Fortunately, there are treatments that can help stop the process in its tracks and eradicate their unsightly side effects—but you’ll only find them at your dermatologist’s office (sorry, drugstore devotees). The most common and effective procedures to treat pigmentation are chemical peels, micro-needling, Intensive Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy, and Fractional Laser Resurfacing, each of which can be customized with one or more of the following high-active ingredients to effectively target your specific discoloration issues:

Kojic Acid: Great for deep discoloration, such as melasma. Bonus! It works well in combination with other lighteners and won’t dry out your skin.

Glycolic Acid: Found in peels and topical exfoliating treatments, this powerful acid will have you saying goodbye to brown spots.

Vitamin C: Remember squeezing lemon juice in your hair to lighten your locks? It can work just as well when it comes to erasing sunspots, thanks to its ability to diffuse melanin production.

Retinol: Proven effective for reversing pigmentation and skin damage, this naturally occurring Vitamin A derivative encourages skin turnover, bringing fresh, clean cells to the surface.

Licorice Extract: A treasured natural remedy for a number of health issues, licorice is also effective in combating skin conditions like rosacea and psoriasis, as well as a natural skin-lightening alternative.

Azelaic Acid: The go-to choice for discoloration resulting from acne and rosacea, this naturally derived acid rivals the skin-lightening properties of hydroquinone, without the negative side effects.

Whatever treatment option you choose or ingredient cocktail you incorporate in you regiment, remember that the only way to prevent hyperpigmentation is to AVOID the sun and to use sunscreen every day.

Best skincare products at Estheticamd

best skincare products at EstheticamdYou work hard for your money, so what you spend it on had better treat you right—especially when it comes to top-shelf beauty products. Unfortunately, what’s inside a lot of those fancy tubes, pots, and jars don’t always leave you feeling like a million bucks. It’s time for change! From serums to eye treatments to boosting creams and beyond, here are the best-of-the-best skincare solutions our clients swear by.

Environ C-Quence Serum 1
Containing premium levels of essential vitamins, anti-oxidants, and peptides, this intoxicating elixir provides perfect nutrition for your skin and combats visible signs of aging, without the sensitivity.

Environ C-Boost Cream
This light, non-greasy clarifying cream is formulated with a fat-soluble form of vitamin C that works directly on reversing signs of sun damage. Bonus! It’s scientifically formulated to even out skin tone.

Environ Intensive Avance DFP 312
This luxurious multi-functional moisturizer features a trio of super-smart peptide complexes that keep skin looking younger, longer. Apply after cleansing and toning to smooth, firm, and revitalize your skin’s overall appearance.

Environ Ionzyme C-Quence Toner
Toners are vital for locking in hydration and improving the appearance of uneven skin tone. This wonder water features an advanced formulation of essences, peptides, and nutrients that boost the benefits of other products in your skincare regimen to help maximize your skin’s appearance.

Environ C-Quence Eye Gel
This game-changing repair gel contains not only Vitamins A & E, but also boasts a special selection of peptides that are clinically proven to visibly minimize the appearance and depth of fine lines and wrinkles.