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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!

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.

Can Fat Come Back After Liposuction?

Since the procedure first hit the market, liposuction has become among the most popular body contouring treatments available. From its minimal invasive nature to diverse application, it’s no wonder why women and men are turning to this solution as the ultimate fat removal treatment.

However, questions continue to swirl around life after liposuction. One common misconception that constantly comes up for our patients comes from the longevity of treatment in the face of aging bodies and changing body composition. To put it bluntly: can fat come back after liposuction?

Looking at Liposuction? Understand How Fat Works First

While it may seem like an easy yes or no question, the answer is more complicated than it may appear. To better understand the nuances of whether fat can come back after liposuction, it’s critical that patients understand how fat cells work and how adipose tissue develops.

To start, most of your body’s cells grow and die over the course of your lifetime and shed through the body’s metabolic processes. Fat cells are very different. Instead of developing and dying after a certain number of days or weeks, fat cells shrink and expand as a patient’s weight fluctuates. As a result, when an individual puts on pounds, fat cells grow and multiply.

When a person does lose weight, these fat cells don’t simply go away. Instead, they shrink in size but stay in place until the patient puts on more weight, where they expand and multiply again. This shrinkage without fat cell loss is the culprit behind especially stubborn fat pockets that can seem especially resistant to exercise.

In order to remove fat cells for good, patients physically must get rid of the cells. New cosmetic surgery techniques have made this possible in several different ways, either through topical treatments like CoolSculpting or more permanent and invasive options like liposuction. However, while these solutions can remove unwanted fat bulges, there’s a reason they aren’t a substitute for weight-loss.

Liposuction isn’t a Weight Loss Treatment

During liposuction, a cannula is used to remove excess fat cells from the thighs, abdomen, back, arms, hips, and buttocks. By physically removing these cells, if patients do gain a couple pounds, the extra weight is not likely to return to these targeted areas as there are no longer fat cells to grow or shrink.

However, significant weight gain can accumulate anywhere on the body, regardless of whether it has been liposuctioned before.  While fat cells may have been removed from certain areas, they can accumulate in these treated areas if enough weight is gained and there is nowhere else in the body to put it. Substantial weight gain after liposuction cannot only negate your surgery results, but it can also have a negative impact on your health. As fat cells have been removed from treated areas, excess fat cells may first develop visceral fat around critical organs, increasing the risk of chronic health problems.

Finally, liposuction represents a highly precise form of cosmetic surgery designed to sculpt and reshape bodies. True weight-loss procedures like bariatric surgery are engineered and tailored to tackle the cause of weight-gain and retention. Using liposuction as a substitute yields less-than-satisfactory results and frustrated patients.

What to Consider Before Liposuction

At Abadir Associates, we strive to provide our patients with all the information needed to make an intelligent and educated decision about their cosmetic treatment. If you’re thinking about undergoing liposuction, be sure to consider the following before committing:

Liposuction is a Contouring Procedure, Not a Weight-Loss Substitute.

While the results may seem one and the same, it’s important to note that liposuction is not going to lead to weight-loss. However, this procedure is an excellent option for patients who are trying to contour their bodies after substantial weight-loss or giving birth.

Best Results Come When Patients Achieve their Goal Weight Before their Treatment.

Achieving your goal weight not only helps improve your overall lifestyle, but it can ensure your liposuction procedure is as successful as possible.

A healthy diet and exercise are fundamental to maintaining liposuction results.

To avoid reversing the results of your liposuction procedure, it’s critical that patients maintain roughly the same weight and body composition after treatment. With a healthy diet and regular exercise, most patients find this easy to attain.

Achieve your best self at Abadir Associates

From consultation through final check-up, the specialists at Abadir Associates are committed to providing all patients with the information and support they need to feel confident about their cosmetic treatment decisions. To learn more about the advantages of liposuction can have on your appearance, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. Together, we’ll help you create the right treatment strategy for your body.

Skincare Habits to Adopt in the New Year

Did your New Year’s resolution include taking better care of yourself? If it did, did you include taking better care of your skin? As the largest system in your body, skin is exposed to harsh environmental elements, trauma, and the aging process – factors that can all take a toll on its health and ability to protect your internal organs. While you’re pulling together your new habits and paying closer attention to how you care for the rest of your body, consider adding the following habits and practices into your regimen this year.

Moisturize

You’ve heard it before, and we’re saying it again. Moisturization is the key to healthy, younger looking skin. Whether you’re just starting to pay close attention to your skin, or you’ve been searching to the fountain of youth, making moisturization a key element of your skincare regimen should be a top priority. When properly hydrated and cared for, skin produces the right amount of sebum, reducing the risk of acne outbreak. Moisturized skin also helps reduce the visible signs of aging by adding much-needed hydration to cells that gradually lose their ability to hold in moisture.

To find the right moisturization strategy for your skin, start determining your skin type then work with a professional to find the right daily ointment.

Sunscreen is your friend

Another critical element to healthy skin is sunscreen. Whether it’s overcast and rainy or hot and bright outside, harmful rays from the sun are always present. Without proper protection, these rays can irreversibly damage skin. At Abadir Associates, we recommend that all patients invest in a high-quality sunblock or moisturizer that contains sunscreen. Not only can sunscreen help slow the development of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots, but it also is critical in reducing your risk of developing skin cancer.

Step up your cleansing routine

Clear, radiant skin doesn’t happen overnight – it takes close care and a solid, effective routine. Start by making sure you take off your makeup every night before bed. While a cleansing wipe can work just fine, an oil cleanser will not only take care of the makeup but will also remove any leftover oils and lotions that accumulated in your pores during the day. Finish up your routine by using a water-based soap to wash away sweat and dirt.

Invest in a professional exfoliation treatment

Dull skin, acne, and other blemishes can be blamed on accumulated dead skin cells. While an at-home exfoliation can help provide some relief, only a professional treatment can thoroughly remove dead skin cells and reveal glowing, healthy skin cells. Thanks to innovations in dermatological treatments, patients have a wealth of treatment options ranging from traditional chemical peels to laser resurfacing.

In addition to helping reduce potential breakouts, these facial rejuvenation procedures can help diminish the appearance of aging. Depending on the procedure you choose, you can expect results to las last up to several months. Often, our patients only visit a few times a year for touch-up treatments to keep their skin looking radiant.

Start your skincare journey with Abadir Associates

You only get one skin – care for it well! At Abadir Associates, our state-of-the-art facility offers the latest in professional skincare treatments to help you press reset on your skin’s health. From facial rejuvenation to cosmetic treatments, our practice is committed to providing all patients with comprehensive, personalized care. Together with our experienced dermatologists, you’ll enjoy the best care possible, tailored to your specific needs. Start your journey to clear, beautiful skin by calling 914-937-7593 today to schedule your appointment with our team.

 

Can You Gift Someone Skincare for the Holidays?

It’s the time of year where many of us are going through our holiday lists to make sure we’ve gotten something for those who we care about most. Rather than getting your loved ones something that will go unused, consider getting them the gift of self-care with professional skincare?

The True Value of Gifting Skincare

Gifting skincare is a great way of giving friends and family the chance to focus on their own health and wellness for a change. While we may make resolutions at the beginning of the year to take better care of ourselves, consistent self-care is often the first to fall to the wayside. Work stress, hectic home schedules, and other aspects of life can quickly swallow up time, energy and resources that could otherwise be spent of self-care.

While the choice to undergo professional treatment is certainly personal, gifting procedures can be thoughtful and done in a way that is sensitive to the personal nature of care.

How to Purchase Skincare for as a Gift

There are several different ways to go about gifting skincare. At Abadir Associates, we’ve pulled together our tips for giving professional treatments to friends and family members.

Confirm the desire for professional care:

Most close friends and family members may have been able to pick up from passing conversation that the recipient is looking for more ways to care for themselves. Given the personal nature of this gift, having confirmation that they would be receptive to treatment can help you avoid any awkwardness that may arise from purchasing such a personal gift.

Give as a gift card

When giving skincare and other professional medical treatments, knowing what you’ll be gifting is an important factor. Some find it easiest to give gift cards to a preferred dermatologist. This way, the loved one can go through the consultation process and work with a skin specialist to develop a comprehensive treatment strategy that best suits their needs. Others choose to gift specific treatments that they know their loved one has long considered. Some of the most popular procedures purchased as gifts at our practice include:

Dermal Fillers

Options like Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane are excellent options at almost every age. Designed to add volume to different parts of the face, dermal fillers have been successfully used to help diminish the appearance of wrinkles as well as add natural-looking volume to the lips.

Botox and Dysport

Another popular form of injectable cosmetic dermatology, Botox and Dysport are among our most frequently gifted treatment options at Abadir Associates. In addition to being used to stall existing wrinkles and lines, these botulinum-based treatments are gaining popularity as a proactive treatment against aging.

Microneedling

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure perfect for smoothing away fine lines, wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. During the procedure, a mechanized device is used to stimulate your skin’s natural healing process and increase collagen and elastin production.

Chemical Peels

Perhaps among the most comprehensive skin care treatments, chemical peels are an excellent way to rejuvenate skin and restore a patient’s “glow”. Gifting several sessions can be a great way of helping a loved one start their new year with smooth, clear skin.

Give the Gift of Skincare at Abadir Associates

Give a gift that you know will be appreciated and put to good use. At Abadir Associates, our specialists can help you give the gift of skincare and self-love to your loved ones. To learn more, call our team at 914-937-7593 and schedule your consultation. Together, we’ll help you find the perfect solution for your friend or family member.

 

 

Signs of Aging Hands and How to Treat Them

Do you ever examine your hands and wonder whose they are? While often overlooked, hands bear the brunt of aging and often show the passage of time much faster than the face and neck. From age spots to wrinkles, changes to our hands happen quickly and almost without warning.

What causes hands to age?

Our hands play a critical role in our daily lives. Beyond facilitating our actions and expressing our emotions, hands are also exposed to the elements on a daily basis. Decreased elastin and collagen production combined with sun damage change the texture of skin. Some of the most common signs of aging include:

Age Spots

Brown spots develop as a result of time spent outside in the sun and gradually increase in size over the years. While age spots are often mistaken for freckles or confused with melanoma, these hyperpigmentations are completely benign. Aesthetic treatment options that patients commonly choose to address their age spots include cryotherapy, laser therapy, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and lightening creams/lotions.

Thinning Skin

Your face isn’t the only place to show signs of lost collagen and elastin. When skin on the hands begins to lose its elasticity, the skin also loses its fullness. Soon, veins become more noticeable, and the skin gains a thin paper-like texture. Options for treatment include fillers like Juvederm and fat transfer. For individuals with very large veins, these non-surgical solutions may not sufficiently hide newly visible veins. In this instances, our team may recommend sclerotherapy.

Wrinkles

Who knew your hands could also become wrinkled? As mentioned, when elastin and collagen production slow, skin becomes thinner and begins to sag, creating distinctive wrinkles across the area. When it comes to tackling this texture change on hands, options like light chemical peels and laser treatment can help tighten and rejuvenate skin. Between appointments, our doctors may recommend using a retinol or glycolic acid lotion.

Actinic keratoses

These rough, dry patches develop when hands are exposed to UV lights in the form of tanning beds or natural sunlight. Often appearing as a cluster, actinic keratoses is considered a precancer to squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of skin cancer. As a result, removal of AKs when they are still small can help protect your health. After a biopsy has been completed, our Westchester County dermatologists can recommend the appropriate treatment for your condition.

General Tips for Preserving Your Skin

In addition to individually treating these common signs of aging, patients can incorporate certain steps to keep their hands from betraying their true age. For starters, we strongly recommend daily moisturizing with a good, high-quality hand lotion. Not only does intensive moisture help skin maintain its ability to retain moisture, it can help prolong the results of your hand rejuvenation.

Hand protection is another overlooked but important step in keeping your hands looking younger longer. Our hands are exposed to a lot on a regular basis. Protecting them with gloves when cleaning or handling harsh chemicals can help minimize potential damage and preserve your results.

Beyond at home care, rejuvenation is an ongoing process that requires professional support. In addition to a robust home care routine, regularly visiting a dermatologist for rejuvenation treatments and recommendations can help ensure you and your hands retain their youthful appearance. In Westchester County, Abadir Associates offers a wealth of rejuvenation treatments for patients looking to look and feel their absolute best. To learn more about available solutions, call (914) 937-7593 to schedule your consultation today!

 

Craft the Perfect Cold Weather Skincare Routine with these Tips

With winter right around the corner, do you have your cold weather skin care routine ready? While it may not seem like it, winter weather and behavior can impact your skin’s health and elasticity more than the summer heat. Between freezing temperatures outside and heaters turned all the way up inside, it’s no surprise that skin tends to dry out and crack during the winter months. Not only does this diminish your natural, supple appearance, cracked skin can also be especially painful.

If you haven’t already, spend some time reevaluating and updating your daily skin routine to ensure it best meets your needs and keeps your skin looking fresh all winter long.

Watch the Heat

With the nights dipping into near-freezing temperatures, ultra-hot showers and roaring fires can seem like the perfect way to end any winter day. However, these ways of staying warm can negatively impact your skin. Raising the temperature on your shower and thermostat can quickly dry out the air at home, leaving your skin susceptible to becoming dry and flaky. Rather than cranking up the temperature (and utility bill!), keep the thermostat a comfortable cool and invest in a good humidifier to add much-needed moisture to your home. Lower indoor temperatures also have the added benefit of leaving you more alert during the day and more likely to sleep well at night.

Just as high indoor temps can dry out your skin, so can super-hot showers. We recommend taking shorter, warm (not hot) showers. Not only will you still get just as clean, you reduce the risk of stripping your skin of its natural oils and moisture thereby increasing the likelihood of your skin becoming drier and losing its natural glow.

Maximize Moisture

A diligent moisturizing routine and product can make or break a winter skincare regimen. In addition to creating a skin-friendly environment, it’s incredibly important you physically care for your skin. This includes investing in a high-quality moisturizer for your face and body as well as regularly applying the cream daily. Looking to keep your feet soft and supple? Try applying moisturizer to dry feet and covering them with socks as you sleep to prevent moisture loss.

For all outdoor excursions, we recommend choosing a moisturizer with some form of sunblock. Even though you’ll be covered with clothes, the bulk of the winter, harmful UVA and UVB rays can still damage your skin.

Stay Hydrated & Healthy

While winter months certainly call for rounds of hot cocoa and mulled wine, your skin needs good old-fashioned H2O to stay supple and beautiful looking. Be sure to continue drinking at least eight glasses of water per day to stay hydrated – your skin will thank you!

Between nearly monthly feasts and get-togethers, it can be difficult to stay dedicated to a skin-healthy diet – after all, who doesn’t want to indulge in the extra piece of pumpkin pie or cheesecake? When it comes to your skincare, it’s critical to remember that moderation is key. Between gatherings with family and friends, be sure to enjoy antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies, monitor sugar and fat intake and take time to exercise. These simple steps can help mitigate unwanted flare-ups and keep skin looking clear throughout the winter.

Be Picky About Products

A high-quality moisturizer isn’t the only product investment we recommend making. During the winter months, your skin is already at a higher likelihood of drying out. To help protect it, try limiting exfoliation frequency to just once a week and invest in alcohol-free skincare products as well as mild soaps. These solutions are gentle enough to avoid damaging vulnerable skin cells while still thoroughly cleaning your skin.

Find Your Solution at Abadir Associates

Not sure where to start your skincare routine evaluation? We can help. At Abadir Associates, our dedicated team is available to help patients fill the gaps in their winter skincare routines with treatments that preserve and protect skin health. To get started, call (914) 937-7593 today and schedule your consultation.

 

What You Need to Know About Submental Liposuction

Also known as a double chin, excess submental fat is a common condition that affects countless men and women. While the condition was once considered a side effect of aging, the truth is that any patient can develop excess tissue, regardless of age.

Rather than going the traditional route for double chin removal, more patients facing this problem are choosing submental liposuction – a fast, minimally-invasive application of the liposuction technique to this confidence crusher.

What is Submental Liposuction

To better understand how submental liposuction works, it’s important to understand how fat works. Fat cells (sometimes referred to collectively as adipose tissue) expand and shrink over time. For some, this tissue develops around the midsection, thighs or arms. For others, extra fat appears beneath the chin. While fat cells may shrink with diet and exercise, new studies have shown that new fat cells are created quickly and are nearly impossible to remove once they’ve developed. Even a vigorous diet and exercise routine can’t fully remove excess adipose tissue once it has formed unless the cells are physically removed or destroyed.

That’s where liposuction comes in. Unlike completely non-invasive options, liposuction physically removes extra cells and adds definition to the target area. Submental liposuction, or microliposculpture, uses mini cannulas to gently remove excess fat cells from the lower chin and along the jawbone. This results in a beautifully contoured face and restored self-confidence.

Interested? Here’s what you need to know about this procedure:

Submental Liposuction is Less-Invasive, but not Non-Invasive

Traditionally, facelifts have been the primary solution for patients looking to lose stubborn double chins. There’s no doubt that facelifts are effective. The procedure is tried and true and for patients who also face skin laxity and other consequences of aging, is often the most effective option. However, surgical facelifts require lengthy treatment time and recovery. Not all patients have the time nor are as enthused by the idea of undergoing major cosmetic surgery in pursuit of a more youthful visage.

In contrast, submental liposuction offers a less invasive alternative. As the treatment uses strategically inserted cannulas to remove extra tissue rather than scalpels, patients face fewer surgical sites, stiches, and bruising. While there is some recovery time involved with this form of double chin removal, it is much less than that associated with traditional surgery.

Fat Removal Means Long Lasting Results

As mentioned before, fat shrinkage is not the same as complete fat removal. If you’ve been working out regularly, maintaining a healthy diet and are still looking at a double chin in the mirror, submental liposuction may be the best way to alleviate your source of concern. As the procedure removes excess cellular tissue, you only need to worry about maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen in order to retain your ideal definition.

Treatment has been successfully used for many patients

Looking for another reason to consider submental liposuction? Much like traditional facelifts, frequent use and positive testimonials from patients over the years has helped generate high praise for the procedure. At Abadir Associates, we’ve successfully helped countless male and female patients overcome insecurities stemming from the appearance of double chins with this long-lasting treatment.

Ready, Set, Call

Is your double chin undermining your self-confidence? It’s time to take charge of your appearance and tackle submental tissue head on. With submental liposuction, all patients start by coming in for a comprehensive examination, during which our team will identify the best course of action and create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your concerns and needs.

Ready to get started? Call (914) 937-7593 today to schedule your visit at Abadir Associates.

 

Get an Extra 15 Minutes of Sleep with Permanent Makeup

For working professionals and stay-at-home moms, spending an extra 15 minutes in bed can be the ultimate game changer. Whatever your profession, chances are a good 15 minutes, or more are spent on applying and reapplying makeup. While those precious 15 minutes may not seem like a lot, they can quickly add up. At that rate, the average woman spending 15 minutes per workday on her makeup clocks in nearly 65 hours in a year just doing this task.

Rather than spend that time standing in front of the mirror, put that time back into your sleep with permanent makeup.

Permanent Makeup in 2018

Permanent makeup today is not the same permanent makeup of your grandmother’s time. Today, new techniques in application have made micropigmentation results more natural looking and longer lasting. The wide array of ink options, delicate application, and types of treatment mean that permanent makeup can address diverse concerns in the personalized treatment manner patients are accustomed to.

While options like permanent eyeliner and lip liner remain popular among many of our younger patients, new trends on social media have also led to a popularity boost among younger patients. The desire for full, clean looking eyebrows and luscious lashes has steadily grown in popularity at the same rate that they’re trending on Instagram.

Seal in Your Looks with Permanent Makeup

When our patients come in with questions about the benefits of permanent makeup, many of their queries can be boiled down into one question: How will permanent makeup improve my day-to-day routine?

When it comes down to ranking the benefits of permanent makeup, convenience and flexibility are deciding factors for many patients. In the name of convenience, having professional makeup ready as soon as they’re up in the morning and throughout the day, frees up time spent applying and reapplying makeup.

For others, having a fresh-looking layer of makeup even in the midst of a particularly strenuous day can be game-changing. For athletes and individuals who are in high sweat, physically demanding roles, the piece of mind knowing that their makeup will always stay in place adds an extra boost of confidence and allows women to focus on what is most important.

The benefits of permanent makeup are not exclusive to convenience. For many women, the power of makeup can be life changing. It can not only be a source of creative expression, it can also be a powerful source of self-confidence. For women with health or mobility issues, permanent makeup makes it possible to keep their appearance as beautiful as ever, without feeling limited in any way. For others, permanent makeup helps cover scars and discoloration. At Abadir Associates, permanent makeup has even been used as the final step in reconstructive procedures.

Update Your Morning Routine – Schedule a Consultation Today!

Abadir Associates is proud to help patients achieve their highest potential. When it comes to permanent makeup options, our Westchester team offers a wide array of options, including

  • Permanent eyeliner
  • Permanent eyebrows (microblading)
  • Permanent lip liner and full lip color
  • Eyelash extensions and enhancement

In addition to permanent makeup solutions, our Rye Brook dermatologists are proud to offer a wealth of personalized dermatological and plastic surgery solutions. Call our office at 914-937-7593 today and renew your self- confidence!

 

 

What is Dysport and How does it Compare to Botox?

Botox is among the most popular cosmetic treatments available. Highly regarded for its abilities to freeze fine lines and wrinkles in their tracks, this injectable has developed incredible name recognition in just a few short decades. However, this treatment isn’t the only one available for patients looking to look younger. Since its FDA approval in 2009, Dysport has quickly become a popular alternative to Botox for patients, giving the name brand a run for its money.

Dysport vs. Botox – Is there a Difference?

Fundamentally, Dysport and Botox are more similar than different. Both injectables are derived from botulinum toxin type A, a bacteria by-product that has been successfully used as a medical solution to temporomandibular joint disorder and overactive sweat glands. When used for cosmetic purposes, the toxin helps put the aging process on pause by temporarily paralyzing underlying muscles of the face and preventing them from contracting and from creating additional lines or creases.

When it comes to results, Dysport tends to offer noticeable results within a day of treatment, making it slightly faster than its counterpart. Similarly, the effects of Dysport can remain noticeable up to six months following treatment, a jump from the three to four months Botox patients usually have between visits.

The most significant differences between the two are the formula concentration and their structural make up, factors which lead to different patient experiences in achieving the same results. Botox molecules are structurally larger than Dysport, making them ideal for precise application in specific parts of the face. In contrast, Dysport molecules are smaller, allowing the injectables to disperse over a greater area after it has been administered. For patients looking to correct wrinkles affecting larger areas such as the forehead or crow’s feet, this dispersion makes it possible to achieve ideal results with less injections.

The Ideal Dysport Candidate

Given the vast similarities between the two options, any patient who is a candidate for Dysport injections is eligible for Botox. Whether you’re looking to take a preventive approach to aging or are trying to slow the development of wrinkles, Dysport is an excellent, non-surgical solution to removing creases and wrinkles. Likewise, the fast treatment sessions and minimal recovery time have made Dysport a popular option for patients who do not have the time to wait for surgical enhancements.

How Do I Choose? Schedule Your Consultation

Ultimately, choosing the right cosmetic solution for your needs starts with identifying your goals and visiting an experienced doctor. At Abadir Associates, Drs. Michelle and Dale Abadir are experienced in both Dysport and Botox injections. Their in-depth knowledge of how the two solutions compare and their best applications ensures that when you visit for your pre-treatment consultation, our Westchester County doctors can help you better understand which solution best suits your needs.

Ready to get started? Call 914-937-7593 to schedule your consultation with our team! We look forward to helping you achieve your ideal appearance through care tailored to your needs.