A new you in the new year with Fraxel

01/11/17 | Categories: Laser Treatments, Acne

Patient receiving lacer treatment

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions in Glen Ridge, NJ and other communities across the country is better self-care. We all want to look better, live better, and feel better about ourselves in the New Year. If you are wondering where to start, a great answer is Image Dermatology. We are committed to providing a wide range of minimally invasive, highly effective treatment options, including the ever-popular Fraxel Restore. 

 

Why choose Fraxel?

Fraxel is one of the best known and most trusted names in dermatological lasers. Several years ago, this was a pioneering technology. As one of the first fractional lasers to gain FDA approval, it quickly became known as the go-to treatment for effective skin rejuvenation with less downtime. Fraxel has continued leading the way in minimally invasive skin treatment. This continually improving technology remains a favorite among doctors and patients alike, due to its reliable safety, efficacy, and beautiful results.

 

Benefits of Fraxel

Laser therapy improves skin quality in several ways. It eliminates damaged cells and triggers the body’s own healing mechanisms, causing rapid collagen production. The result is smoother, softer, healthier, younger looking skin with a more uniform complexion. It is an excellent option for correcting sun damage, signs of aging, discoloration, poor skin texture, and more.

 

There is little if any downtime or side effects. There may be mild redness or swelling, which generally resolves within a couple of days. Treatment typically takes less than half an hour, depending on the treatment area.

 

Starting the year right

Do you want to learn more about Fraxel and other cosmetic treatments that can help you make 2017 a beautiful year? Call Image Dermatology at 973-509-6900 and schedule a consultation to find out how we can help you turn back the clock and rediscover your younger self.

 

Smile when you search for “Botox near me!”

12/02/16 | Categories: Botox

Botox Near Me Montclair, Dr. Downie, Image Dermatology Botox was approved by the FDA in 2002 for improvement in vertical folds between eyebrows. Since then, cosmetic applications for this neuromodulator have continued to expand. When you search for “Botox near me,” you are likely to find Image Dermatology in Montclair. Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Jeanine Downie, has the background, experience, and natural artistry to utilize Botox in some ways that might surprise you.

 

Turn your smile around

 

A child’s mouth has slightly upturned corners, which raise even more with a smile. That is due, in part, to balanced muscle tone from the nose to chin. Over the years, depressor muscles (on either side of the mouth below the lower lip) become more developed than the muscles that oppose them. You end up with a “sad smile.” Downturned mouth corners give you a stern or angry appearance, even when you feel happy.

 

Injections of Botox into these muscles allow them to relax, gently lifting corners of the mouth for a pleasant, youthful expression. In Dr. Downie’s capable hands, results look natural; not fake or frozen.

 

Benefits of smile rejuvenation with Botox

 

  • Brief treatment – The appointment takes less than an hour.

  • Well tolerated – Dr. Downie uses a very fine needle for precise placement just beneath the skin.

  • No downtime – You may return to usual activities right away.

  • Fast improvement – Noticeable change within a few days of injections.

  • Lasting results – Several months of happy smiles, before a touch-up session is needed.

  • Versatile – Botox can be used just at the corners of the mouth, or as part of a comprehensive smile rejuvenation program including dermal fillers to plump and define lips, and smooth lip lines.

 

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Downie to learn more about Botox Cosmetic. The answers you seek “near me” are at Image Dermatology in Montclair, NJ. Call 973-509-6900 today.

 

Nationally prominent dermatologist tightens skin with IntraGen treatment

07/21/16 | Categories: Skin Care

Many men and women want to tighten, as well as improve the tone and texture of their skin. They are often looking for innovative treatments that can restore a youthful look to their appearance. At Image Dermatology, Dr. Jeanine Downie and our team offer many treatments to help turn back the hands of time. We can rejuvenate the skin with a treatment called IntraGen skin tightening.


Understanding IntraGen skin tightening

 

IntraGen skin tightening works from the inside out. Therefore, it can be ideal for reducing wrinkles, improving the tone and texture of the skin, and treating large pores. Patients have also seen benefits in the treatment of nasolabial folds (laugh lines or smile lines).

 

Learning about the procedure

 

IntraGen utilizes grid therapy, which heats the deeper layers of skin while protecting the epidermis. This treatment method is safe and uniform. It is designed to stimulate collagen, which keeps skin firm and supple. The result can be healthier and more youthful looking skin. We safely perform this procedure on patients of all skin types.

 

Knowing the benefits of IntraGen

 

There are many advantages of IntraGen including immediate and long-lasting results such as:

  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Improved chin contours
  • Improved skin texture and tone
  • Firmer and more supple skin
  • A more youthful appearance
  • Stimulated collagen production
  • Accelerated blood circulation that improves the complexion

Exploring IntraGen


If you want to know if IntraGen is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Downie. She is a prominent dermatologist who makes frequent appearances on national television shows to educate the public about the importance of keeping the skin healthy and attractive. Dr. Downie knows firsthand the benefits of many of the treatments she offers, ranging from injectables to chemical peels. She has enjoyed a more youthful appearance as a result of these treatments.

 

During your consultation, Dr. Downie will examine the areas you want treated and review your medical history. It will be important to inform her of any medications you may take, including herbal supplements and vitamins. She will want to know your goals, so she can tailor a treatment plan to meet your individual needs. To explore your candidacy for IntraGen, call 855-847-7177.

 

 

 

Dermatologist provides safe and effective acne treatment in Montclair, NJ

07/15/16 | Categories: Acne

The most common skin condition in the United States is acne. Teenagers, as well as a growing number of women their 30s, 40s, 50s, Acne Treatment Montclair NJ - Acne Treatmentand beyond, have acne. Dr. Jeanine Downie, a national prominent dermatologist who is the founder of Image Dermatology in Montclair, NJ, understands the emotional effects of acne and the importance of compassionate acne treatment. Dr. Downie also suffered from acne and knows the condition can make patients feel self-conscious about their appearance. She cares about how patients look and feel about themselves. She does all she can to help them find improved self-image as well as feel more confident. 

 

Seeking treatment for acne

 

It is important to seek the care of a Board-certified dermatologist for treatment of acne for several reasons including:

  • Scars can appear if acne is left untreated
  • Not all over-the-counter solutions for treating acne are effective.
  • Treating acne often boosts self-esteem and improves confidence in the appearance.


Scheduling a consultation


 To safely and effectively treat your acne, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Downie. She will thoroughly examine your skin and review your medical history. It is important to inform her of any medications you currently take, including herbal supplements and vitamins. She will take time to understand your goals, so she can tailor an acne treatment plan to best meet your needs, lifestyle, and budget.

 

Dr. Downie may suggest a customized acne-fighting program that includes chemical peels and prescription strength products. She offers a number of high quality products that also rejuvenate the skin. Chemical peels are carefully applied to the skin to exfoliate the top layers. They are used in treating sun-damaged skin, acne scars, age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.

 

 

Relating to patients

 

Dr. Downie knows firsthand the benefits of many of the treatments she provides. She performs a chemical peel on herself once a month. As a result, she enjoys more youthful looking skin. She will identify the right chemical peel and skin products to restore health and beauty to your skin. Results are long-lasting, so you can feel more confident in your professional and personal life. To begin your journey toward a clearer complexion and improved self-esteem, call 855-847-7177

 

Patients ask, “What is sclerotherapy?”

06/13/16 | Categories: Sclerotherapy

“What is sclerotherapy,” is a common question the team at Image Dermatology in Montclair is asked. We are happy to explain. Crossing your legs, among other factors, can lead to blood vessels that appear on the legs called spider veins. The small red, blue, and purple veins that twist and turn can be embarrassing. Fortunately, there is a solution to eliminate them and renew confidence – sclerotherapy. At our office, patients can count on gentle care with respected and well-known dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie.

Risk factors of spider veins

 

In addition to excessive sun exposure, many factors make people more susceptible to spider veins including:

 

  • Genetics
  • Occupations that involve standing
  • Obesity
  • Hormonal changes including puberty, pregnancy, and menopause
  • Using birth control pills
  • A family history of blood clots
  • Wearing external garments such as girdles
  • Trauma or injuries to the skin
  • Previous vein injuries

 

In addition to these factors, crossing your legs causes broken blood vessels and more prominent leg veins. Lack of exercise can also increase leg veins.

 

Exploring treatment for spider veins

 

Regardless of the cause of spider veins, Dr. Downie provides sclerotherapy to treat them. During a consultation, she will examine your skin and review your medical history to determine if you are candidate for sclerotherapy. If you are pregnant, you are not a candidate until after pregnancy and nursing the baby.

 

If you are a candidate for sclerotherapy, we will inject a sclerosant into the veins. The number of veins injected in a session depends on their size and location. The solution causes the lining to swell and stick together as well as the bloodto clot. Eventually, they turn into scar tissues that fade away.

 

 

Sclerotherapy is typically performed once every two to three weeks for at least four to six treatment sessions for most people. We treat women mostly for this condition, but our team is also happy to treat men. Everyone sees tremendous improvement after multiple treatment sessions. After treatment, patients can look forward to no downtime, allowing them to return to work or other daily activities.

 

Do you want to explore your candidacy for sclerotherapy? Dr. Downie would love to meet with you during a consultation. Schedule yours today by calling 855-847-7177. Dr. Downie is committed to helping you restore your confidence and feel more attractive. Sclerotherapy can be the ideal treatment if you want to show off your legs again. Dr. Downie will perform this treatment on herself to keep her legs looking good.

 

 

 

How Juvéderm treatment restores a more youthful appearance

02/23/16 | Categories: Juvederm

Juvederm Treatment Essex County NJ - Juvederm Treatment Essex County NJAs we age, it is not just about lines and wrinkles. Our cheeks lose volume, the skin may begin to sag, and our lips can become less voluptuous. This can make many people feel self-conscious. Fortunately, there is a family of dermal fillers that can combat all of these aging-related woes – Juvéderm. Whether it is adding volume to the cheeks and lips or restoring a youthful appearance, Juvéderm is highly sought after by patients in Essex County, NJ and beyond. Nationally known dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie and our team proudly offer this treatment at Image Dermatology. Boosting cheek volume Dr. Downie has treated herself with dermal fillers for many years. She knows firsthand the benefits of fillers such as Juvéderm. She utilizes it to add volume to her cheeks. She has enjoyed a more youthful looking appearance as a result of Juvéderm treatment. Dr. Downie takes the time with patients to examine the areas they want treated, ask them about their goals, and review their medical history to ensure optimal results. Rather than looking like they had cosmetic work "done," patients embrace natural looking results.

Plumping the pout Dr. Downie and our team can inject Juvéderm into the lips to plump the pout. After treatment, patients feel more confident about smiling and puckering up. Juvéderm provides long-lasting results that cannot be achieved with makeup products. In addition, Dr. Downie makes your lips look totally natural and just like you ... but a little sexier!

Achieving firmer skin Juvéderm is a dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally recurring substance found in the body. It works well in areas of the face such as the chin, temples, and nasolabial folds. After Juvéderm treatment, patients embrace more youthful looking, smoother, and more radiant skin. Improving nose contours Juvéderm treatment is often referred to as the "liquid nose job." Patients can see improvement in their nose contours after a single treatment. They appreciate that this type of "nose job" does not require surgery, anesthesia, or any downtime.

If there is a certain area of your face or body that bothers you, an injectable may be the ideal solution. Dr. Downie would love to discuss all of our injectables with you during a consultation. Schedule one today by calling 855-847-7177.

 

The benefits of chemical peels explained

02/23/16 | Categories: Chemical Peel

Benefits Of Chemical Peels MontclairWrinkles, rough feeling skin, freckles, acne, dark marks, and acne scars are among the reasons patients seek chemical peels at Image Dermatology in Montclair. Chemical peels are among our most popular treatments. We offer three types of chemical peels that vary in strength. All of our chemical peel treatments are tailored to meet the individual needs of our patients. We are happy to explain the benefits of chemical peels enjoyed by our patients.

The advantages of different types of chemical peels

Superficial – This is a light peel that is highly popular because patients can return to their daily activities or work immediately after a treatment session. We use a superficial peel to treat acne scars, pigment changes in the skin, mild sun damage, or wrinkles. It can be used on the face as well as other areas of the body.

Medium – This peel is used to treat long-term sun damage, mild to moderate wrinkles, pigment changes, and precancerous lesions. This peel is used most often on the face. It can be effective at treat skin pigment issues and in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The skin typically takes five to seven days to heal to a point makeup can be used to cover any redness. Follow-up treatment may be recommended three to six months after the initial treatment session to achieve optimal results.

Deep – A single deep peel helps eliminate wrinkles and may tighten the skin. A deep peel is used to penetrate several layers of skin. It is usually only used on the face. A chemical called phenol is usually used for a deep peel.

Identifying the right chemical peel

Our board certified dermatologist, Dr. Jeanine Downie, performs a superficial peel on herself once a month. She knows firsthand the benefits of treatment. She would be happy to examine the areas you want treated, review your medical history, and help you determine the right chemical peel for you. She tailors treatment plans to meet the individual needs of patients. Rest assured you are in excellent hands with Dr. Downie and our team. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Downie, call 855-847-7177.

 

Perlane (now rebranded as Restylane Lyft) offered at dermatologic clinics is now used to treat volume loss in the cheeks

01/14/16 | Categories: Perlane

Restylane is a family of products that is highly popular among patients of all ages. Products include Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft. Men and women searching for dermatologic clinics that offer Perlane will find a highly reputable one in Montclair. The team at Image Dermatology has proudly served patients for years, offering the most innovative treatments available in dermatology.

We ensure our patients have the resources they need to become educated about products and treatments. Therefore, it is important everyone is aware that Perlane-L has been rebranded as Restylane Lyft. This change came following the FDA’s approved volume lost in cheeks. This product is still also used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds including nasolabial folds (smile lines).

We lose a teaspoon of collagen in our faces every year after age 30. This is significant because collagen is the protein in our skin that keeps it firm and supple. It helps us maintain our youthful appearance. However, over time, natural fat surrounding the cheeks begins to deteriorate. This results in less volume and more wrinkles. Restylane Lyft is designed to add fullness to the cheeks and midface area, which can leave natural-looking results.

Restylane Lyft is composed of hyaluronic acid in a gel formulation that is injected into a treatment area after it has been topically numbed. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar found in our bodies. It helps the skin retain its moisture and softness.

Dr. Downie has participated in clinical trials for Restylane. In the most recent clinical trials, patients treated with Restylane Lyft reported improvement in the appearance of the midface area following treatments. Their satisfaction rating increased from 16 percent before treatment to 95 percent 2 months after treatment.

Dr. Downie provides top products such as Restylane Lyft and many others. To learn more about the treatments available to help reverse the signs of aging, schedule a consultation with Dr. Downie. She attests to the results delivered from products in the Restylane family and has been using them on herself for years.

 

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