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FAQ on Injectables

1. What are injectables?

Injectables for the purpose of improving one’s appearance are classified into 3 groups:

  • Neuromodulators which inhibit muscles from contracting. In USA these are Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, and are commonly used to prevent frown lines, crow’s feet and in a number of other sites as well. Both Drs Dale and Michelle Abadir have been using neuromodulators for 20 years
  • Filling injections which can be used for obliterating hollows, and helping fine lines and acne scars etc. These are numerous and all have different properties. The injector should understand the various properties and which are best suited for the individual patient’s needs. Both Drs Dale and Michelle Abadir have been using all the various “fillers” since each became available and offer all these to their patients unlike some other practices that only purchase from one manufacturer.
  • With the recent FDA approval of “Kybella”, a fat shrinking injection to permanently treat “double chins” we have a new “fat dissolving” type of injectable. Our office is among the first to offer this to our patients.

2. What is the difference between Botox and Dermal fillers?

Botox relaxes muscles which cause lines, while Dermal fillers do, as their name implies, fill—anything from hollows to fine lines.

3. What areas can be treated with Injectables?

Areas which can be treated with injectables are anywhere on the face, neck, decolletage and the backs of hands.

4. Are there other off-brand uses for Injectables and is this safe?

In USA when an injectable is approved by the FDA, it is legal to use it “off label” i.e. for a use not precisely what it was approved for, as long as it is not advertised or promoted in any way for this alternate use. For instanced, when Botox was first approved it was only for frown lines, but quickly we realized the potential to use it in many other areas and did so.

5. Which dermal filler is best for forehead wrinkles?

Forehead wrinkles have to be treated very carefully so there are no ridges when the forehead is relaxed. For this reason, Restylane Silk or Belatero are best as they are specific for fine lines.

6. Can I be allergic to Injectables?

Allergies to the injectables used these days are extremely rare. In the past, many were allergic to injectable “collagen” but this has not been used for many years as we have far better products available now.

7. I’ve heard of Voluma, is that different from dermal fillers?

Voluma is a denser, heavier type of product which, when used correctly, can give some lifting of sagging cheeks as well as filling hollows.

8. Can Injectables be used with other treatments?

We are constantly combining injectables with other treatments. Fractionated laser to smooth the skin surface, Thermage and other skin tightening procedures, microdermabrasion, and mini liposuction of jowl and under chin fat to name a few.

9. Can I use dermal fillers on my lips?

Dermal fillers are often used on lips as lips they tend to become thinner as we age and fuller lips are associated with youth and sensuality. They have to be used very carefully in order to produce a natural, attractive appearance, and not the ” sausage”, overfilled or “duckbill” look!.

10. What is the best Injectables for anti-aging?

All fillers help with anti-aging! The injector must have the experience and aesthetic sense to decide which will give the most desirable result in the various areas of the face, neck or other sites.

11. Are injections painful?

Most injections are done with very fine needles and are well tolerated. Anesthetic creams can be applied for a period of time beforehand if a patient wishes.

12. Can Injectables take place of a facelift?

Injectables can, and do replace facelifts, especially if started relatively early. Far fewer facelifts are being done these days.

13. Who should I trust to treat me with Injectables?

It is extremely important to choose an injector who has experience. Many practitioners of all different specialties are attending courses, often as short as 2 hours long to “learn” this art! Get a reference from a friend or relative who is having these treatments and you think looks good. These days, having injectables for cosmetic enhancement is becoming as common as going to the beauty parlor and people are more ready to talk about it than used to be the case.

Abadir Associates on Dermal Fillers

Abadir Associates created this educational visual on the Dermal Fillers for easily accessible information on these procedures! Dermal fillers are a great no downtime, no surgery procedure that only takes 15-30 minutes! Depending on the filler you choose, results last anywhere from 3 to 12 months.

Abadir - Dermal Fillers 6-30-15

 

Contact us to learn more and schedule your consultation.

Springtime Savings on Your Favorite Cosmetic Treatments

Springtime Savings on your Favorite Cosmetic TreatmentsBe gorgeous this spring with our April promotions. These deals are an excellent opportunity to get the treatments you want at a steal of a price. Call us today at 914-937-7593 to schedule your appointment. Remember, some of these promotions only run through April. Call us early to ensure you get these great deals.

20% Off Belotero

An injectable filler that works wonders on wrinkles, Belotero is a must-try for smoother skin this spring. Treatment takes just a few minutes and the results last 6 months or more. This injectable treatment is 20% off through April 30th. It’s the perfect excuse to try Belotero for the first time or to touch up your existing treatment.

10% Off Hair Reduction Laser

Summer’s coming and if you want to shave less, now’s the time to start. Permanent hair reduction can reduce the amount of excess hair on your body. This treatment can be used almost anywhere where you have excess hair including the legs, arms, underarms, bikini/pubic area, buttocks, upper lip, chin, etc. At 10% off through May, this treatment may be the solution to shaving you’ve been seeking.

10% Off IPL

Say goodbye to brown spots and hello to more beautiful skin with IPL (intense pulsed light). This treatment uses intense light to fight sun damaged skin. Save 10% through May and discover the skin you’ve always wanted.

20% Off miraDry

Do you sweat more than you’d like?  Up to 20% of the U.S. population complains of excess underarm sweating, an irritating and potentially embarrassing condition. Come in and try miraDry, the only medical device proven to dramatically reduce sweating. This treatment uses electromagnetic energy to eliminate sweat glands permanently without surgery. Through May, you can save 20% on miraDry treatments. Think of how much more you’ll save when you can cut back on pricy deodorants and clothes cleaning.

20% Off Thermage

Look great in your bikini this summer with Thermage. This revolutionary treatment tightens sagging skin without surgery. Radiofrequency waves penetrate the skin deeply, boosting collagen production and encouraging your body to tighten skin on its own. You’ll typically see some results immediately with continued improvement as collagen levels increase . Best of all, the results can last for years. Save 20% on Thermage treatments today and enjoy the gorgeous results for many summers to come.

15% Off Sunscreen

Summer will be here before you know it. Come in and replenish your sunscreen stock. Right now you can save 15% on all sunscreens in our skin care line. Sunscreen isn’t just for fighting sunburns; daily use can help you to reduce your skin cancer risk and look younger, longer.

Take advantage of these great deals. Call us today and schedule your appointment.