Fillers for Fuller Lips: Tips for Achieving Natural Looking Lip Perfection

When it comes to lips, full and natural looking are in and “duck lips”, “sausage lips”, and overfilled pouts are out. Our expert injectors know how to use fillers to enhance and augment your natural shape, without going overboard. Our goal is to create full, sexy, beautiful lips, without anyone ever guessing that you use fillers.

If you’re thinking about lip augmentation using dermal fillers, choose your provider carefully. Many injectors overdo it or apply the product unevenly. Both Dr. Dale and Dr. Michelle Abadir have been using fillers for many years with excellent results. These tips will help you achieve lip perfection.

Lip Injections- What Are My Options?

We use a variety of dermal fillers, including Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse, to enhance the augment the lips. These fillers can be used on the face, hands, and lips. For lip augmentation, we carefully inject small quantities of filler into the lips, adding volume in areas that need a little more. Careful application is essential as a little filler goes a long way. Your provider should have a strong understanding of facial anatomy and extensive experience with lip enhancement. Each different filler has unique properties and consistency. We’ll choose the best options to create your ideal lip.

When Will I See My Results?

Results are instantaneous after lip injections. You’ll notice immediate change, but give it a few days for your final result. Many patients are a little swollen right after treatment. Once the swelling resolves, you’ll see the full, natural look you’ve always wanted.

Botox for Lip Enhancement- What You Need to Know

Dermal fillers aren’t the only non-surgical option for lip enhancement. We can also use botulinum toxin treatments like Botox and Dysport to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles on and around the lips. As the muscles relax, the skin smooths and the lip area looks refreshed. We can use Botox on its own, or pair it with dermal fillers.

Have You Thought About Lip Implants?

Dermal fillers and other injectable treatments are an excellent, non-surgical option for enhancing the lips. Results last for several months, or longer, depending on the products and treatments used. Many of our patients like the simplicity of a quick procedure without surgery or downtime. If you want results that last longer, ask us about lip implants. They can provide lifelong results and are the best option for some patients. We also offer a permanent lip filler.
In addition to implants, we offer several other surgical options for enhancing the lips. We can remove overhanging skin at the corners of the mouth and can shorten the distance between the nose and the upper lip. These treatments are an excellent rejuvenating option for older patients. Subtle, natural looking results are possible with lip injections, as long as you choose the right injector. Contact us to schedule your appointment with Dr. Abadir today.

Top Cosmetic Procedures to Prepare for Your Honeymoon

Planning for a wedding can be stressful, but luckily, you’ll have time to unwind on your honeymoon. Take a break from your wedding prep and focus on getting honeymoon ready instead. We want you to look your best as you soak up the sun with your new husband. These procedures will help you get honeymoon ready. Even better, with these treatments, you’ll also look refreshed as you walk down the aisle.

Hydrafacial- Go Makeup Free on Your Tropical Vacation

Makeup and beaches don’t mix. Let your skin go au naturale and gorgeous on your honeymoon. The Hydrafacial will give you your best skin, delivering instant results with no downtime. The Hydrafacial uses a proprietary five-step process to cleanse, peel, extract, hydrate, and protect your skin.
The Hydrafacial is non-invasive and requires no downtime, but you won’t want to come in right before your walk down the aisle. Come in a week or two before your big day to refresh your skin and get honeymoon ready.

miraDry- Because Sweaty Armpits Aren’t Sexy

Are you worried about sweat stains on your wedding dress? If you have excessive perspiration, ask us about miraDry. This unique treatment destroys the sweat glands under the arms, reducing sweating and embarrassment. You’ll feel drier and more confident on your wedding day and on your honeymoon too.
After miraDry, you can expect:
• Dramatic reduction of underarm sweat
• Long lasting results
• No scars or incisions
• Minimal to no downtime
If you want less sweat before your walk down the aisle, come in soon. Two treatments are needed to maximize results.

Injectables- Perfect Your Pucker

What does your dream honeymoon look like? We hope you’re dreaming of sunsets, frosty margaritas, and kisses, lots of kisses. Make sure your lips are ready for the perfect smooch with an injectable treatment. Dermal fillers, like Juvederm, can add volume and enhance the shape of the lips. Don’t worry about looking overdone. Our injectors are highly skilled and are known for their natural looking results.
Injectables are ideal for pre-wedding rejuvenation too. We can restore lost facial volume, fill in lines and wrinkles, and smooth the skin.
Pamper yourself before you say, “I do”. Call today and learn more about these top cosmetic treatments for honeymoon prep.

I’m Tired of Looking Tired

“You look tired today.” If well-meaning friends and family are constantly commenting on your tired appearance, you may need eyelid surgery. Bags under the eyes and puffy, sagging eyelids can cause your face to look tired and worn out, even after a good night’s rest. Wake up your look with an eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty. Dr. Dale Abadir has been performing this procedure for over 30 years and can rejuvenate this delicate area with skill. Call today and learn more.

What Is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure performed on the upper and/or lower eyelids. It can dramatically improve the appearance of the eyes and the surrounding areas by removing bags under the eyes and removing excess skin on the upper eyelids. Some patients opt for blepharoplasty to improve vision loss caused by blockages from eyelid sagging.

Will an Eyelid Lift Remove My Crow’s Feet?

An eyelid lift is a very effective procedure and can dramatically improve your appearance, but it only rejuvenates one specific area, the eyelids. If you want to rejuvenate other areas, we can recommend other treatment options like Thermage, Botox, or laser skin resurfacing. An eyelid lift will not improve:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Forehead creases
  • Other facial wrinkles

An eyelid lift can:

  • Smooth puffiness and bags under the eyes
  • Correct sagging upper eyelids
  • Remove excess skin from the upper or lower eyelids
  • Improve vision for some patients with sagging upper lids

What Other Treatments Complement Blepharoplasty Results?

An eyelid lift can be performed on its own, but is often paired with complementary cosmetic procedures including a facelift, a brow lift, or laser skin resurfacing. Come in and talk with us about your concerns and we’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that addresses each problem area.

Am I a Good Candidate for an Eyelid Lift?

If you’re thinking about an eyelid lift, come see us to determine if you’re a good candidate. Typically, patients are:

  • Over 35 (or younger with a strong family history of eyelid sagging)
  • In good health
  • Tired of looking tired

Results are long lasting. Patients often enjoy upper blepharoplasty results for 5-7 years and lower blepharoplasty results for a lifetime. Your eyelids will continue to age after surgery.

Refresh your look with blepharoplasty. Call today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Dale Abadir.

Freshen Up with Botox: Spring’s Favorite Cosmetic Treatment

Spring back from wrinkles and aging skin with Botox. This popular cosmetic treatment can smooth lines and wrinkles around the eyes, between the brows, on the forehead, and around the mouth. The treatment is quick and easy with noticeable results. Refresh your look this spring with Botox. Contact us today to schedule your treatment.

Botox- The Most Popular Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Treatment in the U.S.

Botox is the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatment in the U.S., year after year. Last year more than 7 million botulinum toxin treatments were performed, a record breaking number. Why is Botox so popular? There are many reasons to love Botox, but here are a few of our favorites.
• Quick and Easy- Treatment takes less than 30 minutes and is performed in office with no need for anesthesia.
• No Downtime- Come in for treatment and head right back to life.
• Results in a Few Days- Most patients start see results within a week, often in about three days.
• Long Lasting- Botox treatments last 3-4 months per treatment.
• Alternative to Surgery- If you want to delay or avoid plastic surgery, try Botox. It is an excellent, non-invasive option that provides stunning results.
• Natural Looking Results- Both Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir are experienced Botox injectors, known for their natural looking results.
• Versatile- Botox is versatile and can be used to smooth lines in the forehead, or around the eyes, nose, and mouth. Botox can also relax neck banding, treat some types of headaches, reduce excessive sweating, and alleviate eyelid spasms, among other things.

What Should I Expect from a Botox Treatment?

Are you a Botox newbie? Many are nervous before their first treatment; knowing what to expect can help to alleviate your fears.
• Performed in Our Offices- Botox is performed in our offices, no need for an operating room.
• No Anesthesia Needed- Botox injections use a small needle that is well tolerated by most patients. There is no need for anesthesia.
• Several Carefully Placed Injections- During treatment you’ll receive a series of carefully placed injections. We use a very small amount of Botox to ensure that you’ll natural, not frozen or overdone.
• In and Out- Botox treatments take just a few minutes and you can return to your regular activities immediately. Everyone has time for Botox.
Freshen up your look in minutes with Botox. Call us today to schedule your treatment.

Peels or Lasers: Which Is Best for Me?

Give your skin a spring clean! Chemical peels and laser treatments can remove dead, damaged skin cells to reveal fresh, healthy skin. Which option is best for you? Learn more about both rejuvenating options and then call our offices to schedule your treatment of choice. Peel or laser, you’re going to love your skin!

What Happens During a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel uses an acidic solution to remove the outermost layers of skin. The strength of the solution varies, depending on the desired depth of the peel. Lighter peels remove less skin and deeper peels remove more. We perform chemical peels in our offices. During the treatment the chemical peel solution is applied to the skin, allowed to work for a period of time, and then neutralized and removed.
Different strengths of chemical peels offer different benefits. Lighter peels typically require little to no downtime. After a deeper peel, you may need a few days out of the sun, but will see more dramatic results. Lighter peels are often performed in a series and regular treatments are needed to maintain results. With a deeper peel, you’ll see results after just one treatment.
Chemical peels offer many aesthetic benefits including:
• Improve skin pigmentation
• Minimize acne
• Fade fine lines and wrinkles
• Fade brown spots, hyperpigmentation, and discoloration
• Treat sun damage
• Improve skin tone and texture

What Happens During a Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?

Lasers are another powerful option for smoothing and rejuvenating the skin. During a laser treatment, a specialized laser is used to apply intense light energy to the skin. This targets and removes damaged skin cells, stimulating the body’s healing response. We offer a variety of laser and light treatment options and will help you find the treatments best suited to your areas of concern.
Laser treatments are powerful and some downtime will be needed after your treatment. Most patients take about a week off from work. During this time your skin may be red, irritated, or peeling. After a week, you can begin applying makeup to cover any remaining redness.
Laser treatments offer many aesthetic benefits including:
• Increase collagen production
• Rejuvenate the skin
• Remove sun damage, brown spots, and hyperpigmentation
• Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
• Improve skin tone and texture

Which Treatment Is Right for Me?

Both chemical peels and laser treatments are excellent options for rejuvenating the skin. Typically, a chemical peel is best for acne-prone patients. Chemical peels tend to be more affordable, but a laser treatment offers longer lasting results. Laser treatments can also be customized to your skin’s unique needs, targeting precise areas that need treatment. We’ll help you choose the best option for your skin. Call and schedule your consultation today.

Filler FAQs: Where Exactly Can You Get Fillers Injected?

Rejuvenate without surgery! Dermal fillers are an excellent option for restoring youthful beauty without the downtime, scars, and incisions that surgery can bring. Treatment is quick, often 30 minutes or less and many patients can resume their regular activities immediately. Fillers are versatile and can rejuvenate most of the face, and a few unexpected areas too. Where exactly can you get fillers injected? Find out below and then call our offices to schedule your filler consultation with Dr. Dale or Dr. Michelle Abadir.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Today’s modern fillers are some of the best we’ve ever used. Years ago, collagen was the filler of choice, but results didn’t last long and many people were allergic. The fillers we now use are better than ever. Many are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in your body that provides lasting and natural looking filler results. Other fillers provide a framework to boost your own body’s collagen production. We also offer permanent fillers.
With so many options, there is truly a filler for most every patient. Our doctors are highly skilled injectors and have worked extensively with the many fillers we offer. We’ll help you find the right options to smooth and perfect your skin.

What Areas Can Receive Treatment with Fillers?

Fillers are versatile and aren’t just for the face. Do you have areas that could benefit from an increase in volume? Find out how fillers can shape and smooth your most troublesome areas:
• Facial Lines and Wrinkles- Lines, creases, and wrinkles are no match for dermal fillers. Many filler options can be used to smooth lines and wrinkles. Each filler has unique benefits and we’ll find the options that are most compatible with your trouble spots. Juvederm is an excellent hyaluronic filler consisting of tiny microscopic particles that instantly treats facial wrinkles. Restylane is also a hyaluronic filler with a larger particle size, more suitable for deeper lines and creases. Belotero is the one of the lightest fillers available and is used on fine lines around the eyes, mouth, and nose. Sculptra can be used to improve appearance of deep lines over time, helping to rebuild collagen levels.
• Chin- Some fillers can provide temporary enhancement, like results from a facial implant, without the need for surgery. We often use Radiesse to enhance the chin without an implant.
• Cheeks- The cheeks are one of the first areas to lose volume. Fillers like Juvederm Voluma XC can instantly restore volume to the cheeks, filling in hollows and restoring shape. Radiesse is another excellent option for restoring volume to facial hollows and sagging skin.
• Lips- Fillers are often used as a non-surgical lip augment option. Just one treatment can leave you with full, sensuous, and youthful lips for several months.
• Neck- Fillers can provide dramatic rejuvenation to the face, but many patients find their necks give their true age away. We’ve developed a unique combination treatment using the filler Sculptra and Thermage to fade wrinkles on the neck and to tighten skin. We can also add in a laser treatment if you a brown or red collar around the neck.
• Hands- If your hands have prominent veins or tendons, a filler treatment can help to restore volume. Radiesse is commonly used for hand rejuvenation and can be combined with other treatments like Thermage or IPL to improve the appearance and quality of the skin.
Smooth lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, and neck with dermal fillers. Ask us which fillers are right for you. Call today!

Treat Yourself This Mother’s Day with Botox

You love your children, but surely raising them hasn’t been all smiles and roses. If your little ones, or big ones, have given you a few wrinkles, you deserve a Botox treatment this Mother’s Day. Treat yourself to younger looking skin, fewer wrinkles, and rejuvenation. We want you to look your best on your special day and Botox now means plenty of time to enjoy your results by Mother’s Day. Call and schedule your treatment today.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox is a neuromodulator made from a purified form of botulinum toxin. Don’t worry though, this treatment is very safe and has been FDA approved for cosmetic treatments since 2002. In our practice Botox is a favorite treatment and has an exceptional safety record. The botulinum toxin relaxes the muscles that cause certain types of wrinkles. As the muscles relax, the skin smooths and the wrinkles fade. We use very small amounts of Botox, allowing us to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles without compromising your ability to make normal expressions. Both Dr. Michelle and Dr. Dale Abadir are expert injectors with extensive Botox experience.

Am I Ready for Botox?

What’s the right age to start Botox treatments? We have Botox patients that are relatively young and others that are getting older. If you’re starting to see crow’s feet, lines between the brows, and forehead creases, you may be ready to start Botox. Come see us and we’ll help you determine if you’re a good candidate.

Will I See My Botox Results by Mother’s Day?

Look radiant and beautiful this Mother’s Day with Botox. Come in for treatment now and you’ll see your full results by Mother’s Day. Generally, it takes 3-7 days for your results to appear after treatment. These results last for 3-4 months, depending on the areas treated and your body’s response to Botox.

What’s Recovery Like After Botox?

Life is busy, but never too busy for Botox. Your Botox treatment itself takes just a few minutes. After treatment, you can resume your regular activities immediately. Recovery symptoms are usually minimal and downtime is not needed. Typically, the only recovery from Botox is related to the needle going into the skin. You may have some bruising or redness, but these symptoms can be minimized by avoiding blood-thinning medications like aspirin or ibuprofen around the time of treatment.
Give yourself the gift you really want this Mother’s Day by treating yourself to Botox. Your kids gave you those wrinkles, you deserve to fade them away. Call and schedule your treatment at Abadir Associates today.

The Lowdown on Liposuction: Who Makes a Good Candidate for Facial Liposuction?

Baby face? Double chin? Jowls? If you’ve got extra fat on your face, facial liposuction can dramatically change your appearance. Best of all, this procedure requires little downtime with lasting results. Ditch the fat and look your best with facial liposuction. Ask us today if this procedure is right for you.

Am I a Good Candidate for Facial Liposuction?

Liposuction is the surgical removal of unwanted fat. Facial liposuction is liposuction performed on cheeks, neck, and chin. Liposuction permanently removes unwanted fat and can change the appearance of your face to a more attractive, aesthetically pleasing appearance. Recovery time is brief and downtime is minimal.
You may be a good candidate for facial liposuction if:
● You have unwanted fat on the face (jowls, heavy cheeks, double chin, fat on the neck, etc.).
● You are in good health.
● You want dramatic, permanent change to your facial appearance.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Dale or Michelle Abadir to learn more about facial liposuction and to determine if it is the right option for you. Both doctors have performed many facial liposuction treatments and are dedicated to providing the best results to each patient.

Are Facial Liposuction Results Really Permanent?

Many cosmetic treatments last for a few weeks or months and require regular retreatment for lasting results. Facial liposuction is different. It provides permanent, lasting results, even if you gain a little weight. After puberty the body does not produce new adipose cells (fat cells). When you gain weight, the fat is simply distributed across the fat cells you already have. Liposuction removes fat cells. If you gain weight after liposuction, the body will be unable to store the new fat in the treated area. Liposuction one time will provide lasting, lifelong results.

Consider Adding Facial Liposuction to Your Next Treatment

Facial liposuction provides stunning results on its own, but can also make an excellent addition to other cosmetic treatments. We often combine liposuction with Thermage for skin renewal, a facelift for lower face rejuvenation, and other treatments. If you’re considering a cosmetic treatment at Abadir Associates, think about adding on facial liposuction for even better results.
Reshape your face. Ask us about facial liposuction today!

Turn Back Time with These Anti-Aging Procedures!

Now that we’ve “sprung forward” one hour, we want to help you turn back time. Come on in to Abadir Associates for one of these anti-aging procedures. Call today and schedule your treatments.

Injectables- 15 Minutes for a Younger Looking You

Looking younger doesn’t have to take a lot of time. If you have 15-20 minutes, you have time to rejuvenate with injectables. Many injectable treatments require no downtime.
● Botox/Dysport- Smooth away wrinkles caused by muscle movement including crow’s feet, lines between the brows, and forehead creases. Botox and Dysport relax the muscles that cause these wrinkles, allowing them to smooth and fade away. Results last 3-4 months with a single treatment.
● Dermal Fillers- Dermal fillers are a versatile rejuvenation option. We can use them to restore youthful facial volume, to smooth lines and wrinkles, and even to augment the lips. We offer a wide range of fillers, allowing us to customize your treatment to your specific needs and problem areas. Results can last for several months to years, depending on the filler used.

S-Lift- Dramatic Facial Rejuvenation That Lasts

Take years off of your look with an S-Lift, or mini-facelift. This procedure rejuvenates the lower face and neck by repositioning the deep facial tissues. An S-Lift is a popular choice because it allows for very natural looking results with a shorter recovery period and shorter scars than a traditional facelift. Patients find that this procedure is like a reset for their appearance. You’ll continue to age, but you’ll always look younger than you would have without the surgery.

Laser Resurfacing- Discover Your Best Skin

Youthful skin is still possible, but you may need a little help to achieve it. Laser skin resurfacing removes the outermost layer of skin and allowing new skin to grow. We use a non-ablative laser system that removes only the superficial, external layers of skin, leaving the dermis undamaged. This allows for a more comfortable treatment experience with almost no downtime. Laser resurfacing can fade brown spots, smooth lines and wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, and brighten dull skin.
You don’t have to turn back the clock to discover better skin. With our anti-aging treatments you can defy time and look younger, no matter your age. Call us today and schedule your treatments.

From Winter to Spring- Top 5 Tips to Transition Your Skincare

Spring is upon us! Just as your wardrobe needs change with each season, so do your skincare needs. These tips will help you transition your skin from to winter to spring for gorgeous skin all year round. If you need personalized advice or if you have any questions, get in touch.

Give Your Skin a Spring Cleaning

If your skin is looking dull and tired after winter, come on in and give your skin a spring cleaning. By removing the dead and damaged outer skin cells we can uncover fresh, new skin for spring. Chemical peels, dermabrasion, and dermaplaning all remove outer layers of skin. We can help you find the right option for your situation.

It’s Never Too Early for Sunscreen

Don’t wait until summer to start using sunscreen. Ideally, sun protection should be a year round habit. Many common signs of aging are actually caused by the sun. Protect your skin and you’ll age slower and look younger, plus you’ll lower your risk for skin cancer. If you haven’t been using sunscreen regularly, get in the habit this spring. We carry a wide range of sun protection products and can recommend a product for your skin type and lifestyle.

Plan Ahead for Summer

Use this spring to get your skin summer ready. As the weather heats up many of us wear less makeup which means that gorgeous, natural skin is a must. Use this spring to treat brown spots, to smooth lines and wrinkles, and to perfect your skin for summer. If you struggle with acne, stop covering it up and clear it up instead. Our acne treatments can help you discover clear skin again. Spring is also a prime
time to start on those laser hair removal treatments for silky smooth legs without shaving this summer.

Moisturize Often

One of the biggest winter skin complaints is dry skin. Now that weather’s heating up, you may be a little less worried about moisturizing, but don’t slack now. Using a moisturizer, even if your skin doesn’t feel dry, helps to protect your skin and keep it from drying out and becoming irritated. For the spring you’ll want a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer that works with your skin type.

Analyze Your Products- Keep What Works and Replace the Rest

How are your skincare products working?Are you happy with your results or do you have a few concerns? Spring is an excellent opportunity to take stock of your skincare and to figure out areas where you need to change. We know that it can be difficult to find products that work well and carry a full range of top quality skincare products. We’ve taken the work out of finding quality skincare products. Let us recommend products and treatments for your areas of concern.
Love your skin this spring with these essential skincare tips. Call today!