How to Detect and Deal with the Early Signs of Aging

Aging is a gradual and natural process that we all experience.  Generally, we experience changes in our skin due to the pull of gravity, decreasing collagen and elastin production as we age, and a gradual diminishing of the fat layer underneath the skin.  These combine to establish lines and wrinkles in our faces. Initially, wrinkle formation is subtle, showing up as fine lines around our eyes sometime in our 20s. We gradually lose skin elasticity, which contributes to further and deeper wrinkle formation and causes our skin to become looser.  Many of us develop areas of skin sagging, such as jowls along our jawline. As the fat is lost in areas such as our cheeks, lips, and under-eyes, we may also subsequently begin to develop a more gaunt look.

While these structural changes are occurring, we simultaneously experience changes to the texture and coloration of our skin.  Damage due to UV exposure can build up over time to produce areas of discoloration, such as “age spots” or “sun spots,” and patches of uneven texture.  

While we are all subject to the process of aging, it is possible to be proactive about preventing and reversing some of the damage done by the passage of time.  Perhaps the most helpful thing you can do is to start seeing an experienced dermatologist when you are young before the signs of aging have created dramatic changes in your skin.  At Abadir Associates, our highly-skilled physicians can assess your skincare and develop a treatment and prevention plan that is customized to your skin. This blog discusses some of your options to reverse the early signs of aging.

How Can I Prevent and Reverse the Early Signs of Aging?

While it is impossible to prevent aging altogether, there are many approaches that can help to slow the process and eliminate the signs of aging to restore the youthful smoothness, color, and texture to your skin.  At Abadir Associates, we offer the latest in proven approaches to enhancing your appearance and provide customized treatment plans to our patients to help them to look their best. Through topical treatments such as chemical peels and minimally-invasive procedures that address the underlying structure of the skin, we can reverse the signs of aging and even prevent further changes.

Non-invasive treatments to restore your youthful appearance

There are a number of approaches to reducing the signs of aging that do not require surgical incisions or even injections:

  • Chemical peels: The use of powerful anti-aging compounds combined with the removal of the outermost, dead layer of skin cells can restore a “glow” to your skin.  Our chemical peels contain potent molecules that can brighten dull and lifeless skin, hydrate and tone your face, minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and address issues in pigmentation and texture. 
  • Dermabrasion: This procedure mechanically removes the outermost layer of skin cells, promoting the growth of new skin cells. This approach is effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and other deformities of the skin, such as acne scars. 
  • Laser resurfacing: We use the StarLux 1440 non-ablative laser for excellent results with minimal recovery.  Energy from the laser passes through the outermost layer of the skin, stimulating new cell growth and collagen production that fills in fine lines and wrinkles, reverses skin sagging, and creates a fresh, dewy complexion. 

Injectable treatments to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles and prevent future wrinkle formation 

Many of our patients choose to have injectable treatments to enhance their youthful appearance, even as early as in their 20s.  Patients choose Botox to not only eliminate the lines that form around the eyes and mouth but also prevent them from getting more pronounced over time.  By stopping the muscle contractions that pull on the skin and create the wrinkles, Botox can effectively stop the clock on the aging of your skin. 

We also offer dermal fillers to restore youthful plumpness to areas of the face that tend to hollow out over time, such as the cheeks and under the eyes.  With a few expertly-placed tiny injections, we can give you a natural, young look!

If you are ready to be proactive about detecting and combating the signs of aging, Abadir Associates has a huge array of treatments that can be used in a fully customized approach to your skin.  Call 914.937.7593 to schedule your consultation today.

The Best Fillers & Injectables for Your Skin Type

Having smooth supple skin is a sign of youth, beauty, and attractiveness. The appearance of our skin is often the first thing that others notice and can be a subconscious indication of our overall health and wellbeing. With the passage time, however, our skin may begin to lose its luster as we develop wrinkles, fine lines and folds; making us feel old and reluctant to be seen by others. 

While there are hundreds of creams and ointments that claim to promote youthful looking skin, often times they fall way short of their promises. But no need to fret! Advancements in cosmetic medicine have led to the development of safe and effective methods to help fight the signs of aging in the form of fillers and injectable treatments.

 

What Fillers and Injectables Can Do For You

Dermal fillers are used to restore skin to its previously plump and hydrated appearance. Fillers do not paralyze the facial muscles to reduce the look of wrinkles, commonly associated with neurotoxins such as Botox, but rather add volume to your skin which can become diminished with age. 

Hyaluronic acid, found in fillers such as Juvéderm, is the key to smooth, hydrated, and flawless looking skin. Hyaluronic acid is actually a naturally occurring substance produced by our skin cells to help maintain moisture; giving your skin that healthy and hydrated look. Our levels of hyaluronic acid, unfortunately, tend to decline with age and with exposure to environmental hazards, such as UV sunlight, leaving skin appearing dull with uneven tone and texture.

 

Are Fillers and Injectables Right For You’re Your Skin Type?

The use of fillers and injectables can help restore the levels of hyaluronic acid found in your skin, helping reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and best of all works wonders for any skin type.  

However, dermal fillers don’t come without its own risks, which is why a personalized consultation will be provided prior to undergoing the procedure. The following are some of the key factors that may affect your candidacy to receiving fillers or injectables. 

  • Allergy to hyaluronic acid and/or lidocaine 
  • History of severe allergies or allergic reactions (e.g. Anaphylaxis)
  • History of scarring or skin pigmentation disorders 
  • Currently taking medications that can prolong bleeding (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen, other blood thinners)
  • History of bleeding disorder

 

Dermal fillers and injection procedures are frequently performed the same day of your consultation and considered minimally invasive; contributing to minimal recovery time. However, it is advised to avoid strenuous activity, sun exposure, consuming alcohol, and wearing makeup for the first 24 hours after undergoing the procedure to ensure optimal results post-treatment.  

 

Choosing the Most Appropriate Dermal Filler or Injectable 

For the most part, whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or some combination in-between, the following fillers and injectables can help return skin to its previously radiant looking appearance. 

Juvéderm: The world’s leading brand of hyaluronic acid facial fillers, Juvéderm’s smooth gel formula blends into skin tissue to give your skin a fuller and more youthful appearance by reducing the signs of aging almost immediately. It can be used in areas of the face most notable for wrinkle development, such as around the nose, mouth, and eyes. Juvéderm Voluma XC, another type of Juvéderm, is specially formulated to restore the volume of your cheeks and chin areas that may appear sunken over time. The effects of Juvéderm typically last between 6 months and 2 years, depending on the type of product used.  

Restylane: Another type of hyaluronic acid injectable, this filler is designed to help restore radiant looking skin by smoothing out wrinkles of the face, such as the cheeks, mouth, nasolabial folds, and around the eyes. It can also be used to add volume to the cheeks, chin, lips, and nose. Restylane is more suited to filling larger areas of the face, such as deep facial wrinkles. Results can typically last up to 6 to 18 months.

Radiesse: A dermal filler that can immediately increase facial volume and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, Radiesse uses calcium-based microspheres to simulate the production of collagen; a naturally occurring protein in the body that promotes skin’s elasticity and strength. Results typically last approximately 9 to 14 months. 

Botox: Perhaps the most popular form of injectable, Botox can safely soften wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, forehead, and other unwanted facial creases we develop as we get older. Botox is a form of purified protein peptide called botulinum toxin type A and works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles where injected leaving a smooth and youthful appearance. Botox effects are typically immediate lasting approximately 3-4 months. 

 

Having the Right Doctors in Your Corner

Choosing the most talented and experienced doctors is very important when considering any type of cosmetic procedure. When finally deciding to take a stand against the effects of aging has on your appearance, look no further than the expertise of Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir

With years of experience in the domain of cosmetic medicine, their combined knowledge and skill have been helping both men and women achieve their aesthetic goals. Schedule a consolation today in the Rye Brook, NY area at 914-937-7593.

10 Ways to Revamp Your Skincare Routine for Summertime

 

There is no better feeling than being enveloped by the sun’s warming glow while you relax with your favorite chilled beverage in hand. The summer season not only brings out warmer weather but also brings out the active and adventurous side of ourselves, spending more time outdoors and with others. 

These fleeting months of perfect weather can be great for boosting overall morale and happiness, but your skin may be paying the price!

Summertime’s hot, sticky, and humid conditions can wreak havoc on your routine skin care regimen that you’ve maintained in months prior, as the sun’s rays introduce new challenges for your skin to combat against. 

The following are 10 ways you can help revamp your skin routine as promoted by Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir. These two doctors are highly knowledgeable and experienced in all forms of dermatologic skin care, with their sound advice helping give your skin a fighting chance against the summer sun. 

 

Protecting Your Skin

Use Sunscreen: The simplest and often most overlooked method for maintaining skin health. Your skin is a delicate organ and can be damaged by harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. A type of electromagnetic radiation, it is the type of sunrays that in moderate amounts can produce a nice tanned appeared but also sunburns with prolonged exposure. The two most common types of skin-damaging sunrays include UV-A and UV-B rays. Those with fair skin are the most at risk for developing sunburns as they have reduced levels of a pigment called melanin; the body’s natural defense against damaging UV rays. Without adequate protection using sunscreen, you will increase the chances of developing brown spots, wrinkles, and even skin cancer. 

Wear protective clothing: In order for sunscreen to be effective, constant reapplication is required. This can be quite an inconvenience for some leading to unintended UV ray exposure. It is therefore recommended to directly block out the sun’s rays by wearing weather appropriate clothing that covers the majority of exposed skin, as well as utilizing sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats to give your skin that extra layer of sun protection.

Stay Hydrated: With increased heat comes the increased need to stay hydrated. Not drinking enough water during the summer days can lead to dry skin which can be further complicated by the damaging effects of the sun. 

Use a light moisturizer: Summertime can make you feel hot and sweaty while enjoying the outdoors and that heavy moisturizer you’ve been using during the dry colder months can only add to your discomfort. Many moisturizers often include sunscreen within them as stated by an SPF value. These combination moisturizers are the best choice for keeping your skin hydrated and at the same time protect you from harmful UV radiation. 

 

Making Your Skin Looks Its Best

Retinoids: A topical form of vitamin A, this compound has been shown to have several anti-aging effects in addition to being able to reduce the appearance of age spots and softening rough patches of skin. Retinoids work by increasing collagen production; a naturally occurring protein in the body that promotes skin’s elasticity and strength. While several over the counter products contain retinoids, they are often not as effective as those prescribed by a doctor.     

Exfoliate your skin: The long winter months can often lead to the development of dry flaky skin leading to a dull and less than radiant appearance. By using gentle cleansers and exfoliants you can scrub away dead skin cells, allowing your skin to look cleaner and brighter.  

 

Going the Extra Mile for Skin Care

For those looking for more aggressive exfoliating treatments, cosmetic dermatological procedures may be just what you are seeking. The following are some cosmetic dermatology treatments that can enhance the appearance of your skin and even reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles. However, it is important to note that with the following procedures your skin will temporality be more sensitive to the effects of the sun; making the application of daily sunscreen vital for skin protection until new skin cells are regenerated.

Chemical Peels: This procedure can effectively improve the appearance of sun spots, acne breakouts, uneven skin color, scars, and even fine lines and wrinkles. A chemical solution is applied to the skin allowing for the uppermost layer of skin to be peeled off. This allows for smoother, younger looking skin to be uncovered. 

Laser Resurfacing: Useful for reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles, scars, and other skin irregularities, laser resurfacing works by directing short, concentrated pulsing beams of light on affected skin areas, removing skin layer by layer. Laser resurfacing is a relatively quick outpatient procedure that can be performed on any area of the body. 

Dermabrasion: A skin resurfacing procedure that can effectively sand away the outermost layer of the skin revealing smoother, younger looking skin. Dermabrasion can also improve the look of scars and the appearance of fine lines. The procedure can be used alone or in combination with other skin care techniques. Recovery time will depend on the depth of skin removed with most patients experiencing new skin regrowth within 5 to 7 days. 

Photo-Facials: A procedure that can diminish fine lines and sun damaged skin, as well as improve uneven pigmentation. Photo-facials use light-based technology to boost skin’s collagen levels leaving skin smoother with a clear complexion.

 

Making Your Skin Care a Priority

For all your skincare needs, speaking to highly trained and knowledgeable medical professionals is your best defense against anything Mother Nature throws at you.  With the guidance of Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir you can be confident that the health of your skin is of the utmost priority. Schedule a personalized skin care consultation today in the Rye Brook, NY area at 914-937-7593.

Why Millennials are Loving Botox

Most people are, to some degree, familiar with Botox and other dermal fillers. In the past, these treatments have conjured images of older men and women seeking to reverse the effects of aging. In fact, many still believe plastic surgery to be the refuge of older generations clinging to their youth. Little do they know how wrong they are.

Plastic surgery has recently taken over as one of the most popular surgical industries with cosmetic procedures hitting roughly $15 billion in annual earnings. What you may find surprising, though, is that millennials make up a bigger percentage of cosmetic procedure patients than ever.

In only half a decade, Botox treatments among people between the ages of 19 and 34 increased by 87%. When exactly did this shift take place, and why are younger patients considering Botox every year?

Joining Reality with Expectation

Unlike previous generations, millennials grew up in the age of the internet. By adolescence, social media was already a staple of life for many of them. This has put a greater emphasis on our appearance and aesthetic and how we present ourselves than ever before.

From selfies and photoshoots to cosplay and beyond, more young people are taking an active role in their appearance. For many, this doesn’t just mean exercise and a healthy diet, but also the occasional trip to a plastic surgeon for a cosmetic touch-up.

A Preventive Approach

While many consider Botox to be a treatment that reverses the effects of aging, millennials are starting to understand its true benefits. By starting Botox treatments at a younger age – as young as the early 20s for some – the wear and tear of time can be prevented before it begins.

With well-timed treatments from a younger age, Botox can help prevent the formation of wrinkles, laugh lines, and crow’s feet before they appear. By starting treatments early, patients can retain their youthful appearance longer without the need for more invasive procedures.

Doing Away with Taboo

It’s no secret that millennials are more progressive and liberal than the generations that came before them. Part of that attitude is the normalization of subjects and practices that were once considered taboo. We live in a new age that celebrates the individual and challenging the status quo.

Where once plastic surgery was seen as the bastion of age-fearing older women, it is now seen as a source of empowerment for young women and men alike. More and more practitioners are reporting patients younger than 30 requesting cosmetic procedures, and more young people than ever are willing to openly discuss their desires and experiences related to plastic surgery.

Discover the Benefits of Botox

You don’t have to be a model or an Instagram influencer to benefit from Botox treatments. Looking and feeling your best is one of the keys to living your best life. It’s never too early to start looking ahead to prevent the effects of aging, and Botox may just be the solution you need.

Contact the office of Abadir Associates in Rye Brook, NY to schedule a consultation to find out how Botox treatments can help you.

Alternative Uses for Botox that May Surprise You

The vast majority of people have heard of Botox. It is well known as a cosmetic procedure used by those hoping to give themselves a smoother, more youthful appearance.

While there is no doubt that its cosmetic uses are what have made the treatment so popular, many don’t realize that Botox has the ability to treat a variety of other conditions that you might not have expected. Let’s take a look at a few of these alternative uses that you may find surprising.

Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive sweating and can be a real issue for those affected by it. Fortunately, Botox may be an unlikely solution to this problem.

By applying the injection directly to the areas most affected, sweating can be reduced by as much as 87 percent! This can be life-changing for those who have lived with hyperhidrosis for most of their lives. More confidence, fewer loads of laundry, and no more sweat stains.

The best part is that it might even be covered by your insurance! If prescription antiperspirants and oral medications don’t do the trick, it’s likely that your insurance carrier will cover Botox treatments.

Frequent Migraines

Migraines are painful and maddening experiences, and if you’ve ever experienced them, you know just how desperate they can make you for relief. For some, though, that relief is only a brief respite, as migraines are a chronic issue.

Current medications used to treat frequent migraines range from antidepressants to blood pressure drugs. However, you might be surprised to learn that the correct application of Botox injection can result in fewer headaches. For those who suffer from chronic migraines, this can make a huge difference in the quality of their lives.

TMJ

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMJ, is a condition that affects the joint in the jaw. Those afflicted with TMJ often experience pain in one or both of the joints that connect the jaw to the skull. This can cause difficulty eating, locking of the joint, and persistent facial aches. Needless to say, this can make a number of normal activities into uncomfortable chores.

By injecting Botox into the jaw, the muscles that control the joint are relaxed, leading to relief from pain and many of the other symptoms associated with TMJ. Many dentists recommend Botox treatment for this condition, and the procedure is often covered by insurance.

Eyelid Spasms

Sometimes, the connections in our brain don’t behave the way they’re supposed to. When this happens, it can cause a cascade of unexpected problems, ranging from mildly annoying to nearly debilitating. For some, this takes the form of blepharospasms, or eyelid spasms. This can lead to droopy eyelids and uncontrollable twitches. The spasms can be so severe in some patients that they are unable to keep their eyes open enough to see.

One of the properties of Botox is its ability to cause temporary paralysis, effectively blocking the way the nerves communicate with the muscle. Used for this purpose, the connection between the brain and spasming muscle can be cut off, providing relief from the symptoms of the condition.

Find Out More

Doctors are finding more uses for Botox all the time, and this list is only a small portion of the treatment’s applications. The effects can vary from patient to patient, and typically last around three to four months. While it may be a temporary solution, it can still provide relief for a variety of chronic conditions.

To find out more about the alternative uses of Botox, contact Abadir Associates in Rye Brook, NY to schedule a consultation with our doctor.

 

Travel Skin Care Tips: Maintain Your Beauty Routine on The Go

beauty routine on the goTraveling to new locations can be an exciting adventure, but nothing can turn a great trip sour like discovering an unwanted blemish or uncomfortably dry skin during your journey. Instead of abandoning your skincare routine and its hard-earned results, consider adding these steps to keep your skin clear and beautiful during your next great adventure.

Drink plenty of water

Staying hydrated with plenty of water is the key to success when maintaining your existing skincare routine on vacation. Lots of water not only hydrates skin cells from within but can also help your body stay in sync even while traveling.

Moisturize and protect at the same time

If you’re heading to a new climate, planning is the key to keeping skin looking great. It can take your skin a few days to become accustomed to changes in humidity, temperature, and environment. To prepare your skin for new surroundings, be sure to moisturize and protect with a trusted sunscreen or high-quality skin care product that contains SPF. This will help you avoid potential sunburns while protecting your skin from new, unfamiliar elements.

Think ahead

There’s something about airports, airplanes and long car rides that can leave skin feeling dry, dirty and greasy all at the same time. Stay fresh-faced and alert by carrying your favorite cleansing wipes, oil absorbing tissues and moisturizer in your carry-on for easy cleaning mid-route.  Your skin will thank you for the reprieve, especially if your trip includes long layovers in airports or extended travel to your destination.

Pack Light

While it’s tempting to bring all your favorite makeup for an impromptu photo shoot, it’s better to stick with the essentials when traveling. As traveling can induce stress-related acne, heavy makeup may even worsen inflamed and tired skin. Trying sticking to just a few favorite tools – foundation or BB cream, mascara and blush to keep your focus on your trip and experience, not your smoky eye.

Invest in travel containers

Finding small travel sized versions of your favorite products can be difficult, especially on short notice. Rather than lugging around full-sized bottles of moisturizer or toner, get TSA-approved containers from your local drugstore or online and fill them at home. Not only will you save on product, but you’ll also be better prepared to stick to your skincare routine throughout your trip.

Need more pointers? Schedule your next visit!

Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, being able to bring your skincare routine along as you travel can add an important sense of normalcy to hectic and busy schedules. For more tips on keeping beautiful, healthy skin while traveling, be sure to schedule a consultation with Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir before you leave!

What You Need to Do to Prevent Sun Damage in the Spring


After a seemingly endless series of winter storms and cold weathers, spring has finally sprung! Say goodbye to frigid daytime temps and hello to the gentle warmth that comes with the season of rebirth. As you’re getting ready to spend more time outside, it’s important to keep in mind that while it may not be blazing hot outside, harmful UV rays can still cause damage to your skin.

The Consequences of Sun Damage

Sun damage is an inevitable part of life and spending time outdoors. Some of us often look forward to developing an enviable golden tan only achievable after long hours outside. While sunburns may seem harmless or merely inconvenient, they are in fact real-time signs of the damage sun exposure it doing to your skin.

Years of sun damage can also accelerate the pace of aging by breaking down key components of your skin cells such as the collagen and elastin. These important proteins are what give your skin its youthful volume and smooth, firm texture. When over-exposed to the sun, they and the factors that help produce them break down and are slow to repair. Combined with already slowing production that comes from getting older, spending tons of time in the sun without proper protection can leave skin looking weathered and patients looking older than they really are.

More importantly, extended time in the sun without protecting your skin leaves patients much more susceptible to skin cancer. According to one estimate from the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., with more patients being diagnosed annually than all other cancers combined. However, this cancer is also among the easiest to prevent, simply by adding a few extra steps to your routine before heading outside to enjoy beautiful weather.

How Do I Keep My Skin Healthy and Beautiful?

The secret to youthful looks isn’t a mythical fountain.  Great looking skin occurs when you develop and maintain a good skin care routine year-round. Here are our tips for preventing sun damage and protecting your skin as you head outdoors:

Be Smart About Sun Exposure

With beautifully mild weather right around the corner, we’re certainly not saying avoid the sun at all costs. Instead, spend your time outside when the UV is not their strongest (usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.). If you’re planning on attending an all day outdoor event, stick to the shade and pack a hat, sunglasses, and clothing to protect yourself.

Butter up

You’ve heard it before and you’ll probably hear it again – one layer of sunscreen isn’t enough for a full day outside. If you’re planning on heading to the park or on a nature hike, pack a sunscreen that has both broad-spectrum protection and sun protection factor (SPF) that’s 30 or higher. Be sure to reapply at least every couple hours or every hour if you’re sweating heavily or in the water.

Visit your dermatologist regularly

Moles and sunburns can increase your risk of developing malignant skin cells. Checking yourself at home for unevenly shaped moles and visiting your dermatologist at least once a year can help identify potentially cancerous cells early on.

Spring Forward with Sun Protection!

Spring weather is a beautiful time of year – don’t let sun damage compromise your skin and looks. In New York, our dermatologists specialize in creating custom treatment plans that help patients enjoy beautiful looking skin year-round. Learn more about available treatments by scheduling your consultation at Abadir Associates today!

 

 

How Can Body Shaping Treatments Complement Your Weight Loss?

Losing a lot of weight is a significant accomplishment. The months spent in the gym, watching diets and slowing seeing the pounds drop off requires substantial patience from patients. Once you’ve reached your goal weight, many feel more confident in the way clothes fit now that they’ve slimmed down. With body shaping procedures, you can further enhance your hard work and improve your confidence.

Why Body Shaping and Weight-Loss go Hand in Hand weight loss and body shaping

Losing significant weight isn’t always accompanied by a tighter, more toned figure. Whether your skin will bounce back to a slimmer physique depends on the condition of your collagen and elastin cells. When weight is gained, the skin stretches out to accommodate excess fat cells. This stretches collagen and elastin fibers beyond their usual bandwidth.  Depending on how long a patient spent at the higher weight, collagen and elastin fibers may become damaged and cause the skin to remain stretched out. As a result, patients who’ve spent substantial time significantly overweight and then lose weight are often left with some excess skin that stubbornly refuses to go back.

For these individuals, body shaping procedures are the natural last step in completing a long weight loss journey. Surgical and non-surgical solutions can help tighten loose skin, allowing close to fit better. Depending on where treatments are used, some patients may even find themselves looking (and feeling) younger and more vibrant.

In other cases, excess skin isn’t so much the problem as stubborn pockets of fat. For patients who work out regularly but never seem to make any progress on a particularly resistant midsection, body shaping can be a more effective and noticeable alternative. Some treatments, such as liposuction, offers patients the chance to permanently remove these pockets. So long as the patient maintains the same weight, they shouldn’t see any fat return to the treatment area.

What Are My Options?

Like any other cosmetic treatment, body shaping procedures are uniquely tailored to the person receiving care. While there are plenty of available treatments out there, talking to your cosmetic specialist and communicating your goals is the best way of achieving your ideal figure. At Abadir Associates, our approach to care starts with a one on one conversation to get to know you, your goals and your concerns. From there, we’ll help you find the right solution for your body. Among the most popular solutions available for body shaping at our practice include:

  • Thermage
  • Liposuction of the face and neck

Schedule your Consultation Today!

Body shaping treatments are one way a patient can enhance their appearance and feel as confident as possible in their own skin. Explore your available treatment options and find the best body shaping procedure for your body by contacting Abadir Associates today! Our experts will help you achieve your dream figure and enjoy the fruits of your labor in getting there.

How to Take Proper Care of Skin Post Microneedling

When it comes to facial rejuvenation, microneedling leads the pack in minimally invasive, yet highly effective treatment. Popularized in the mid-1990s, this non-invasive cosmetic dermatology treatment has helped countless men and women restore a healthy glow and improve their skin texture.

While much of the treatment’s benefits are administered during the actual microneedling session, successful treatment doesn’t end once your appointment is over. Proper post-treatment care can make an important difference in your recovery and results. With the right post-microneedling skincare strategy, patients can maximize their investment and enjoy their improved appearance well into the future.

A Quick Recap of Microneedling

Before diving into the best recovery solutions, it’s important to know what exactly microneedling is and how the treatment helps improve skin quality.

Also called collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses very small needles to create extremely small holes in the top layers of skin. This microtrauma triggers the body’s natural healing process, causing it to generate new collagen and elastin to heal these tiny holes. As a result, new skin cells develop evenly across the treatment area, improving the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation as well as the texture of the skin.

While microneedling remains a much less invasive treatment option than other facial rejuvenation solutions, it is still considered among the more advanced options available. As such, ensuring proper post-treatment care is an important step in the overall treatment process.

Recovering from Microneedling.

As microneedling is minimally invasive and requires little downtime, many patients are choosing this option before considering other rejuvenation solutions like chemical peels or laser rejuvenation. However, the minimal recovery associated with microneedling doesn’t mean that patients are free to return to their normal skincare routines following treatment. Rather, in order to preserve the results of their treatments, it is highly recommended that individuals adopt some, if not all of these recommendations for the weeks following their procedure:

Prioritize Cleansing

The new channels created by microneedling create the perfect entry for important cleansers and nutrients to penetrate deep into the skin’s layers. However, they also provide entry for bacteria and toxins to enter your skin and wreak havoc on your complexion. For the first few days following your procedure, be sure to avoid touching your face and keep it clean by using a gentle cleanser.

Hydrate, Hydrate Hydrate

While the microneedling procedure may not involve the use of chemicals, it can dry out skin, leaving it feeling rough to the touch. For the week after treatment, our team recommends using a hyaluronic acid-based topical treatment to help add moisture to your skin. Antioxidant serum can also help soothe irritated skin and accelerate the healing process.

Avoid Sun Exposure

After microneedling procedures, your skin is especially delicate due to the creation of new holes in the skin. As a result, your skin is especially vulnerable to the sun’s harmful UV rays. If you must spend time outdoors, be sure to use a chemical-free sunscreen and apply it regularly for at least a week following treatment.

Ditch the Makeup and Skincare Products.

Microneedling creates new channels for important serums to reach deep into the skin, nourishing your skin from within. However, applying makeup, active skincare products or powder to your skin too soon after treatment can have a negative effect on your treatment results.

We recommend all patients avoid applying makeup for at least 72 hours following their microneedling session and all skin care products, cleansing brushes and other chemicals for at least a week. Patients should also stay out of tanning beds, avoid working out or sweating and swimming for at least 72 hours following their appointment.

Schedule Your Microneedling Session with Abadir Associates

With microneedling treatments, achieving beautiful, younger looking skin has never been easier. To learn more about undergoing and recovering from this facial rejuvenation procedure, call our team today and schedule your consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve a refreshed appearance.