Cottage cheese thighs no more – tips to beat cellulite

05/19/17 | Categories: Acne

Cellulite Treatment from Dr. Jeanine Downie, Image Dermatology

We’ve all been there. You’re madly in love with your new bikini, until you turn and look in the mirror from a little different angle. Suddenly, all you can see is cellulite – and you know that everyone else will see it too. What now?

First, you should know that you’re not alone. Cellulite is one of the most common cosmetic concerns that people bring to Dr. Downie, of Image Dermatology in Montclair, New Jersey. Fortunately, she has a beautiful solution.

 

Cellulite and body weight

 

If you are trying to diet away cellulite, you are setting yourself up for a disappointment.

  • Cellulite is caused by fibers that essentially tie down the skin, causing puckers in fatty areas.
  • Weight loss can make it less predominant, because the fatty layer is thinner. However, diet and exercise will not affect the fibers.
  • Over the counter topical cellulite creams may hydrate the skin, but they cannot treat the deep fibers at the root of the problem.

 

In office cellulite treatment

 

ThermiTight treatment delivers radiofrequency energy, via a tiny probe. The procedure is minimally invasive and nearly painless, yet it is powerful enough to break down the hard fibers that cause cellulite dimples. Meanwhile, the thermal effect of the procedure reduces the thickness of the fatty layer. Finally, ThermiTight triggers natural collagen development, which helps your body create soft and healthy tissue.

The result is smoother, firmer tissue, without the unsightly, lumpy appearance of cellulite. The procedure can usually be completed in about two hours, depending on the area being treated. ThermiTight is good for patients of all ethnicities, a consult is required first to make sure that you are a good candidate. Many patients combine cellulite reduction with treatment in other areas. ThermiTight can be used to rejuvenate sagging skin virtually anywhere on the body, and even on sensitive facial tissues.

Call us at (973) 509-6900 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Downie of Image Dermatology. 

Dr. Downie discusses non-invasive cellulite treatment on Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today with Dr Lycka - February 2017
 

Why this is a great time for facial skin tightening

03/28/17 | Categories: Facial Treatments

facial skin tightening with Dr. Jeanine Downie, Image Dermatology

As we prepare to greet the new season, you are probably thinking about preparing your bikini body. While treatments such as hair removal and fat melting are staples of the season, it’s no time to neglect your face. After all, how many stunning selfies do you plan on posting this summer? If you don’t want’ to showcase sags, lines, and wrinkles, then it is a great time to ask Dr. Downie of Montclair, NJ, about facial skin tightening. Forget filters and Photoshop; erase the signs of aging in real-life!

 

Understanding skin tightening technology

We use the state-of-the-art Grid Fractional Radiofrequency system by IntraGen. This next generation technology delivers therapeutic energy to deep tissue layers, causing a thermal reaction that tightens fibers and stimulates new collagen production. This facial skin tightening machine also improves pore size. Due to the unique energy delivery system, optimal deep heating can be achieved with minimal discomfort or disruption to surface skin layers.

 

Understanding facial aging

The secret to turning back the clock while maintaining a natural appearance is addressing the underlying problem. The composition of skin and underlying tissues changes greatly over time. Volume loss, dehydration, muscle rigidity, collagen breakdown, and cumulative UV damage are just a few of the many factors that contribute to facial aging. Because the problem is complex, it often requires a multi-faceted solution.

 

Choosing your best anti-aging solution

Every person has unique skin, and we all age differently. Dr. Downie takes a highly-individualized approach, beginning with a comprehensive aesthetic evaluation. Treatment is designed around your specific needs, and may include one or several procedures such as:

  • Botox to soften rigid muscles
  • Fillers to replace lost facial volume
  • Resurfacing to eliminate superficial UV damaged cells
  • Skin tightening to restore healthy collagen and elastin in deep layers

Call us at (973) 509-6900 today to schedule a consultation and put your best face forward this season.

 

Increase your eye appeal this season: Lash out with Latisse

03/08/17 | Categories: Latisse

Lash out with Latisse and Dr. Jeanine Downie, Image Dermatology

No amount of makeup can beautify your eyes like long, luscious lashes. Unfortunately, most of us are not blessed with them naturally. Volumizing mascaras tend to clump, and they never quite deliver the volume they promise. Fake eyelashes are always an option, but they tend to look, well, fake. Thankfully, modern aesthetic medicine has brought us a beautiful, and natural solution.

 

Latisse, available from Image Dermatology in Montclair, is a prescription medication that can help you grow longer, darker, thicker lashes.

  • Enjoy the beauty of real, natural eyelashes
  • Feel confident without wearing mascara
  • No invasive procedure needed
  • Convenient daily application, in the comfort of your own home
  • Fuller lashes in just a few weeks, with full results developing in just a few months

Is Latisse right for you?


Latisse is safe and effective for most patients. It is important to use the product as directed, including utilizing the provided applicator. Using your fingers or a non-sterile object in the eye area (for any reason, including applying Latisse) can lead to infection. Additionally, you will need to apply the product only to the upper lash line, avoiding contact with the lower lid and other areas of the face. Be careful to avoid drips when applying. After application, wipe the area off on the sides of your eyes. Used correctly, Latisse only takes a few minutes a day, and the results are amazing.

 

Dr. Downie will perform an examination and discuss your goals before determining if Latisse is appropriate for you. The product is specifically designed for individuals with thin or inadequate upper eyelashes. In clinical testing, it has been shown to improve lashes by an average of:

  • 106 percent in fullness
  • 25 percent in length
  • 18 in color

Are you ready to love your lashes? If so, visit Image Dermatology for a consultation to find out if Latisse is right for you. Call (973) 509-6900 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Downie.

 

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.

 

 

 

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