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Renee Zellweger’s New Look: Dr. Dale Abadir’s Expert Opinion

renee-zellweger-before-and-after-04Renee Zellweger recently appeared on the red carpet for the Elle magazine 21st annual Women in Hollywood Awards. She showed off her drastically changed look with wider eyes, a smooth and wrinkle-free face, and her trademark cheeks slimmed down.  Dr. Dale Abadir reveals what procedures she believes Renee had done to give her this new look. 

“I have been rejuvenating eyelids with surgery for many years, a procedure called blepharoplasty. Excess skin and fat are carefully removed to give a more youthful appearance.

Prior to doing this, I ask the patient if they want to look as they did when they were younger and, if so, ask for old photos to see how the eyelids looked in their youth. If the patient always had somewhat full or moderately heavy lids, and were happy with this, and did not want to look different from their appearance when young, I am more conservative in the removal of tissue to recreate this look. Some will say they never liked the fuller lids they always had and want to have all excess fat and skin removed to give a more open eye effect.

Renee Zellweger obviously had blepharoplasty performed to reduce the heavy lids she had when younger. It certainly resulted in a considerable change to her appearance. Perhaps she felt that the heavy lids and full cheeks were appealing in a young actress but may not be appropriate when seeking more mature roles.

She is an exceptionally talented actress and I’m sure will do well!”

Why Choose Permanent Makeup?

What is Permanent Makeup?

permanent makeup new yorkPermanent makeup (also known as “cosmetic tattooing” or “micropigmentation”) is growing as a popular choice for women who want to define their facial features without having to apply traditional makeup throughout the day. The procedure is short and involves the delicate insertion of pigments into the top layer of your skin with a needle. Results are natural and long-lasting so you may find yourself storing away your makeup brushes and tools after choosing permanent makeup. Permanent makeup comes in a variety of different applications:

  • For top and bottom eyeliner
  • For eyebrows
  • For the lips – including lip liner and full color
  • For the areola after breast reconstruction surgery

Am I a Candidate for Permanent Makeup?

A major reason why so many women are choosing permanent makeup is that it’s a solution for a variety of issues. It can be used to as a permanent “scar camouflage” to repigment discolored scars so that they match the surrounding skin. Men who have areas of facial hair loss from scarring or other causes can also benefit from permanent makeup. The tattooing fills in these areas with small dark dots to give a shaved beard appearance. It’s an excellent choice for those who just want better defined, face-framing features with permanent cosmetics. If you want to add volume and thicken up faint eyebrows, have a health condition that keeps you from applying makeup with a steady hand, or want to cover up a scar or skin discoloration, permanent makeup can help. Permanent makeup may be right for you if you have:

  • Hair loss problems or are experiencing thinning hair
  • Discolored scars
  • Sensitivity to cosmetic makeup
  • Poor vision or mobility that makes applying makeup difficult

The cosmetic technique is suitable for nearly all skin types and can be performed on anyone age 18 or older. The Abadir & Associates team is specially trained and has years of experience with permanent makeup. We take a personalized approach with each client. Schedule a consultation with us to learn more about the technique and to see if it’s the best makeup application for you.

Passing of Our Friend and Colleague Virginia Sparano

virginiaIt is with great sorrow that we inform our patients about the passing of our beloved friend and co-worker Virginia Sparano. She worked at Abadir Associates from 1992 until her retirement in 2012. She touched many hearts and lives in our practice. Her family will have a Memorial Service in her honor in the near future.

Please visit this link for details about the memorial service. We ask that you keep her family in your thoughts and prayers throughout this very difficult time.

From Dr. Dale Abadir Shares How a Being a Burn Victim Inspired Her Career

Dr. Dale Abadir – the mom in our mother- daughter team of Dermatologists at Abadir Associates – can empathize with her patients more than your average dermatologist.

Forty-one years ago, just as she embarked on her medical career, Dr. Dale Abadir suffered 3rd degree burns on 65 percent of her body after a household fire accident. The burns were severe – she was in a coma for days and doctors didn’t know if she would ever recover or not.

Her journey to recovery was long, but Dr. Dale Abadir was determined to make it. When she recovered she decided to dedicate her life to helping others overcome what she herself suffered – Dr. Dale Abadir made the decision to become a dermatologist.

Many of the procedures she performs on patients (such as skin grafts, excisions, scar camouflage and laser treatments) are ones she has actually undergone herself.

“I had the experience I had and know a great deal about it and what can be done and it is gratifying to help people.” – Dr. Dale Abadir

We’re proud to report that her inspirational story was recently featured on, a local online newspaper. You can read the full article here.

Westchester Dermatologist Offers New Neck Lift Surgery Alternative

RYE BROOK, NY, May 22, 2013 /PressRelease/ —Abadir Associates, a Westchester County cosmetic dermatology clinic that specializes in combining treatments for optimal results, is offering a new technique designed to smooth and thicken thin skin on the neck.  The practice has successfully treated multiple patients over the past year and seen dramatic results.

“Basically, [this approach] is for women who want to do everything but a neck lift,” says Westchester dermatologist Dr. Michelle Abadir of Abadir Associates.  “It allows you to add another method to thicken up the neck skin, which can be difficult.”  Normal aging may cause the skin of the neck to become thinner, bumpy, and nodular as well as to lose elasticity – thus allowing it to take on a “crepe-y” appearance.  By addressing these issues with one treatment program, she can offer patients a stronger result without needing to resort to surgical techniques.

The treatment program involves combining the dermal filler Sculptra with wrinkle-releaser Botox and skin-tightening treatment Thermage to combine the benefits of all three.  Additionally, Dr. Abadir is the only dermatologist who offers diluted Sculptra treatments for a significantly more natural result.  By diluting the injectable down to one-quarter its usual strength (and gradually increasing the concentration every few months as the treatment progresses), Dr. Abadir is able to combine Sculptra perfectly with Botox and Thermage.

The program can be customized to suit each patient, and many may choose to combine Sculptra with only Botox or only Thermage.  Dr. Abadir reports that her favorite treatment plan involves all three in a sequence designed to improve skin quality (this is an approximation of the schedule, individual needs may vary):

  • Week 1: Botox
  • Week 3: Sculptra
  • Week6: Thermage
  • Week 9: Sculptra
  • Week 15: Sculptra

Patients following this plan see thicker neck skin with less wrinkling and no nodules.  They also report high levels of satisfaction with their treatment and their results.

Thermage Before After

Dr. Abadir offers additional advice to her patients seeking to keep their skin healthy and maintain their treatment results.  “Anything you do – no matter what you do – a good skincare regimen should always include a retinoid, a c-serum, a growth peptide, and a zinc-based sunscreen.”

About Abadir Associates
A leading cosmetic dermatology clinic in Westchester, New York, Abadir Associates provides a wide range of dermatological solutions – including injectables, skin tightening treatments, and innovative new approaches.  For more information, visit them online at

Westchester Dermatologists Explain Common Cosmetic Procedures

Corrective skin care treatments can help patients overcome cosmetic challenges and feel more comfortable in their skin. However, knowing which procedure is right for a specific skin care challenge can be confusing. In fact, two patients with the same condition may not necessarily be given the same treatment. This is due to the fact that producing positive results in cosmetic dermatology requires taking an individualized approach.

To help patients better understand available skin care treatments, Westchester dermatologists from Abadir Associates have put together answers to some commonly asked skin care questions:

What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?

Botox and Dysport are different brands of botulinium toxin type A, which are very similar, though not the exact same. Cosmetic dermatologists use them to treat wrinkles, including frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines and even vertical neck bands. Both injection treatments are non-invasive and help relax the muscles. Even a small amount of either can help improve lip lines, lift the corners of the mouth, and smooth the chin. A major difference, is that some patients see results more quickly with Dysport than with Botox. Which treatment you ultimately choose will depend on your consultation with your cosmetic dermatologist.

What are filling injections used for?

Filling injections, such as Restylane, Juvederm, Sculptra and Radiesse, do exactly what their name implies: they “fill.” They are often used to fill smile lines, undereye circles, lines at the sides of the chin, and hollows – and they can even be combined with Botox or Dysport treatments for patients with extra deep frown lines. Most fillers last from 6 months to more than a year. However, some patients also have the option for permanent filling injections. To find out whether you are a candidate for this type of treatment, talk to one of Abadir Associates’ qualified Westchester dermatologists.

What is Thermage?

Thermage is a treatment that is used to tighten skin without surgery. It has become increasingly popular over the past years due to vast improvements in the technology. Thermage does not fill wrinkles or relax muscles, but it does help patients see more successful results with Botox and filling injections, as both treatments work much better when the skin is tighter and firmer. Thermage can be used anywhere on the body, including the face and neck, eyelids, hands, thighs , knees, arms, buttocks and abdomen. All tighten significantly with Thermage, and with minimal downtime. Additionally, the treatment can be used in conjunction with “mini liposuction” of jowls and under chin fat.

What are lasers used for in cosmetic skin care?

There are many types of lasers. Some are specific for removing prominent blood vessels, tattoos and dark pigment. Meanwhile, others are used for reducing unwanted hair and removing skin discolorations, fine lines and scarring. At Abadir Associates, we have a variety of lasers for different problems. If you think you could benefit from this technology, ask us and we’ll guide you through it.

Is there a treatment for removing sun or age spots?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a safe and effective treatment that is used to treat sun spots, age spots, and other skin care issues like Rosacea. It can reduce or eliminate the need for make up by making the skin a more even tone, and it can even contribute to a more youthful, creamy complexion. Ask us about IPL and whether it can help your current skin care problem.

Why Thermage?

A common complaint of people in their late forties and early fifties is that their neck starts to sag and wrinkle. In some cases, a collar of red and brown pigments may even develop in the skin.

Although there are a myriad of options for facial rejuvenation procedures, the options for neck skin tightening are few and far between.

Our Approach

At Abadir Associates, our highly experienced cosmetic dermatologists offer an integrative treatment to reverse the signs aging on the neck. We combine Thermage to tighten and tone the skin, Palomar Lux 1540 to diminish the brown and red collar around the neck, and Sculptra to correct wrinkles and folds in the neck by replacing lost collagen. This unique fusion of procedures allows our team to deliver the best results for neck rejuvenation.

The procedure is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment to tighten excess or sagging skin in the neck area and restore a youthful appearance. Results are visible after only one treatment and there is almost no downtime or recovery period after the procedure. Thermage leaves no visible scars and results can last for several years.

thermage skin tightening treatment


How can Thermage Help?

Thermage is not only an excellent way to treat loose skin on the face – such as jowls or sagging neck skin, but also lack of definition around the lips, tired eyes and eyelids, and excess skin on the body after weight loss. Abadir Associates have the tools needed to reverse such changes to the body with a little filler diluted appropriately placed here or there.

The procedure usually takes around an hour, and only one treatment is necessary to see results. There are no special preparations or pre-procedure tests as with surgical procedures.

How does Thermage Tighten Sagging Neck Skin?

What is Thermage?

Thermage is a non-surgical way to tighten excess or sagging skin and restore a youthful appearance. The procedure can be used on the skin of the face or body, and it leaves no visible scars. There is almost no downtime after the procedure, and results are visible after only one treatment and can last for years.

How does Thermage work?

Thermage uses a hand-held device that emits radio frequency waves to stimulate the deep layers of the skin to produce more collagen. This allows the body to fill in sagging skin with its own natural collagen, restoring a youthful appearance. Your results with Thermage may be visible immediately, but they may also improve over time as your body continues to produce new collagen.

The procedure usually takes around an hour, and only one treatment is necessary to see results. There are no special preparations or pre-procedure tests as with surgical procedures.

How does Abadir Associates use Thermage?

At Abadir Associates, we offer an integrative treatment to reverse the signs aging on the neck. We combine Thermage to tighten and tone the skin, Palomar Lux 154 to diminish the brown and red collar around the neck, and Sculptra to correct wrinkles and folds in the neck by replacing lost collagen. This unique fusion of procedures allows our team to deliver the best results for neck rejuvenation.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment to see if Thermage is right for you, contact Abadir Associates today.

Aesthetician Holly Montgomery is Now Booking for Jan 2013

We are excited to inform you that our Aesthetician, Holly Montgomery, is now available to perform treatments Monday-Friday, beginning January 2013.

Aesthetician Treatments Holly Montgomery perform include:

  • Clinical facials
  • Organic facials
  • Acne cleansing facials (we offer a discounted rate to adolescents and teens up to age 19)
  • Microdermabrasion
  • A range of chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion/ chemical peel combination treatments
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Brown spot/age spot removal
  • Laser skin rejuvenation
  • Wrinkle treatments
  • Acne scar treatments
  • Laser hair removal
  • Personalized skin care regimens
  • A handpicked selection of the most effective cosmeceutical products

With almost a decade of experience, Holly Montgomery offers a variety of treatments that are both effective and affordable. We provide special package pricing and seasonal offers, which are sent in email alerts from time to time or see our online promotions.

At Abadir Associates, we pride ourselves on performing treatments that are elegant and technologically advanced at a variety of price levels, so that our services are more easily attainable.

To schedule your appointment now, contact Abadir Associates today!