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Prep for Summer with Our Rejuvenation & Skincare Specials

skincare specials

Summer is just around the corner, but you still have time to rejuvenate. Hurry into Abadir Associates and get ready for the season of sultry temperatures (and less clothing!). Whether lounging by the pool or hitting the beach, we want you to look amazing!

30 Minutes to a Rejuvenated You – Select Injectables 20% Off

If you have 30 minutes, you have time to rejuvenate. Injectable treatments can be performed in just minutes and often require no downtime (depending on the treatment used). Come in for a Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, or Kybella treatment this month and save 20%. If you’re in a rush to rejuvenate, ask us about our injectables.

Tighten Up Your Bikini Body with Thermage – 15% Off this Month

Get your body bikini-ready with Thermage. This revolutionary treatment provides non-surgical skin tightening on the face or body. It is an excellent way to tighten up loose skin on the belly after weight loss. It can also restore youthful definition to the face and lips. If you’ve got loose skin, Thermage can help you tighten it up without surgery and with little to no downtime. Results are often immediately visible!

Shaving Is the Worst Part of Summer – All Laser Hair Removal Packages 20% Off

We love summer but, if there’s one thing to hate about spending time poolside, it’s shaving. Skip the razors, depilatory creams, and waxing treatments and opt for something longer lasting. Laser hair removal provides long lasting hair reduction (many patients stop shaving entirely) in just a few treatments. You can save 20% when you purchase one of our hair removal packages during the month of May. Silky soft legs can be yours, and with no razor required!

Stop the Sweat with miraDry – 25% Off

Are you worried about underarm wetness this summer? If you suffer from excessive underarm sweat, miraDry could help you to stay dry. It destroys the sweat glands under the arm, safely stopping sweat. Tank taps can be put in regular rotation after this treatment. This month, miraDry is 25% off.

Protect Your Skin this Summer – Sunscreens Are 20% Off

It’s time to replenish your sunscreen stash. All of our sunscreens are currently discounted 20%. Use your sunscreen regularly this summer (daily and reapply often on days in the sun) to prevent premature skin aging, brown spots, and wrinkles. Even more importantly, it helps reduce your skin cancer risk. All Color Science (mineral makeup and sunscreen line) products are also 20% off.

Which of these summer specials will you take advantage of?

I Want to Look Younger Sans Surgery

nonsurgical skin tightening

Do you want to look younger, but aren’t feeling ready for an invasive surgery? A facelift isn’t the only way to turn back the clock on your appearance. We offer a variety of treatments to rejuvenate and revitalize your look. We’ll work with you to create a unique treatment plan that targets your problem areas and works with your schedule and budget. Call us today!

Relax Muscles, Fade Wrinkles

Every time you smile, frown, laugh, or cry, your facial muscles move. Sometimes these movements cause lines and wrinkles to form. Botox is just one of the many treatments we use to relax these muscles and smooth their associated wrinkles.

When properly applied, these treatments shouldn’t leave you with a frozen, expressionless appearance. You can still smile, laugh, and make normal facial expressions. The biggest change you’ll notice is fewer wrinkles. Muscle-relaxing treatments work especially well on crow’s feet and frown lines. We can explain your options and help you determine if Botox, Dysport, or other similar treatments could benefit you.

Fill and Smooth with Dermal Fillers

As the name implies, fillers fill. They are a great option for reducing hollowing around the cheeks and temples and for compensating for age-related flatness, etc. Fillers can reshape and contour the lips for a fuller, natural looking lip. Fillers are versatile and can provide non-surgical rejuvenation with little to no recovery time.

We offer all available fillers (including Juvederm, Sculptra, Radiesse, etc.), so we truly have an excellent option for every situation. We can discuss our recommendations for fillers after a consultation and examination. We can also help you choose the best fillers for your schedule, preferences, etc. Fillers last anywhere from a few months to several years, and some are nearly permanent.

Everything Looks Better When Your Skin Is Tighter

Muscle-relaxing treatments and fillers are effective options, but we can make them work even better by pairing them with a skin tightening treatment. Thermage helps to tighten the skin and is an effective treatment option for loose skin, sagging skin, jowls, etc. When the skin is tight, the effects of Botox and fillers are even better. To really take your anti-aging treatments up a notch, add Thermage. This treatment is completely non-surgical and results last for years.

Call today and learn about our non-surgical skin tightening options.

Getting Party Perfect: The Treatments You Need for Holiday Season Perfection

The holiday party season is fast approaching. If you want to look your best at Thanksgiving dinner or at your work’s holiday bash, now’s the time to come on in. These minimally invasive treatments will leave you looking party perfect. Call today and schedule your appointment.

Botox/Dysporthow-to-get-party-ready-holidays

Look years younger at your holiday parties this year thanks to Botox or Dysport. These treatments use a specialized type of botulinum toxin type A to relax muscles that cause wrinkles. Crow’s feet, lines between the brows, and forehead wrinkles are no match for this non-surgical treatment. Results can be very natural looking when properly applied. Don’t worry about looking overdone or frozen.

We know the holiday season is busy, but even with parties, dinners, and shopping for gifts, you’ve got time for Botox or Dysport. Treatment takes just a few minutes with no downtime. You’ll see results in just a few days and they should last 3-4 months (Dysport may last slightly longer). Botox and Dysport pair beautifully with many injectable fillers for an even more dramatic transformation.

Hydrafacial

Start the party season off right with a gift to your skin. The Hydrafacial is a resurfacing procedure that completely cares for your skin. During the treatment your skin will receive deep cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, deep hydration (including hyaluronic acid antioxidants, and peptides), and lasting protection to maintain your results. Results are instant with no downtime and no discomfort. Let’s get this party started!

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Is your skin starting to show the signs of aging? Laser skin resurfacing can get your skin ready to party. This treatment can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, scars, sagging skin, acne/acne scars, pigmentation problems and sun damage, spider veins, and dull skin. Depending on the treatment, you may have a bit of redness, peeling, or discomfort after treatment, but this typically resolves quickly. Most treatments require no downtime.

Injectable Fillers

Injectable fillers are like the little black dress of pre-party cosmetic treatments… they’re just so versatile. Fillers can be used to smooth out wrinkles, to plump up and reshape the lips, to restore lost volume, and more. We offer a wide range of fillers and can recommend the best products for your situation. Most fillers provide instant results with no downtime, just what you need for getting party perfect.

The holiday party season is coming and we want to help you look amazing. Call us today and schedule your appointment.

Botox for Newbies- Everything You Need to Know for a Successful 1st Treatment

Last year a record breaking 6.7 million Botox cosmeticbotox-for-newbies treatments were performed in the U.S. Why is this cosmetic treatment so popular? To put it simply… people love Botox because it’s quick, it’s easy, and it works. If you’re a Botox newbie, call today and schedule your 1st treatment. Soon you’ll for yourself see why Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure year after year.

This guide will help you prepare for your 1st Botox treatment. If you have any questions, give us a call.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox is made using a purified protein peptide known as botulinum toxin type A. When injected, Botox can temporarily relax the muscles that cause wrinkling allowing the skin to smooth and the wrinkles to disappear. It is an excellent alternative to surgery without the pain or downtime. Treatment takes just minutes and the results can last for months.

What Should I Expect from Botox Treatments?

Botox injections take just a few minutes. Most patients experience minimal discomfort. The needle used is very small and the injections are over quickly. We often use Botox to treat lines around the eyes (crow’s feet), forehead wrinkles, lines around the nose (bunny lines), and lines around the brow (frown lines). Botox can only treat wrinkles caused by muscle activity. If you have other wrinkles, we can recommend an alternative treatment.

After treatment you can resume your regular activities immediately. Some patients have a bit of redness or swelling, but this can be covered with makeup and typically fades quickly.

When Will I See My Results?

Botox results aren’t immediately visible, but don’t worry, you’ll see them in just a few days. Typically results appear within 3-7 days. You’ll maintain your youthful look for about 4-6 months (some muscles recover faster than others). Retreatment every few months is possible if you love the new look (and we’re certain you will).

Am I a Good Candidate for Botox?

Most patients are good candidates for Botox. Talk with us about your desires and medical history and we can help you decide if Botox is right for you.

Choosing the Right Botox Injector

The most important decision you’ll make as you prepare for your 1st Botox treatment is the injector you choose. Botox is very effective, but for the natural and flawless results you want, you’ll need a skilled practitioner. Both Dr. Michelle Abadir and Dr. Dale Abadir are highly skilled in the application of Botox with each having 20 years of experience using it. They can also recommend dermal fillers, other FDA approved botulinum toxin type A products such as Dysport and Xeomin and cosmetic treatments if needed.

Come try Botox and see the results for yourself. Call us today and schedule your appointment.

I Have a Big Event Coming Up. How Soon Before Should I Get Botox or Fillers?

Botox and fillers are an excellent way to improve your appearance and look your best for a big event. If you’re planning on getting an injectable treatment just for a special occasion, you’ll want to time your appointment carefully. You’ll want any redness or swelling to have faded, but the results to still be going strong. This guide will help you time your injectable appointments just right.

Which Injectable Treatments Should I Consider Before
a Big Event?

We offer a wide range of injectablefillers-before-an-event treatments, many of which can be used to enhance your appearance before a big event. Consider some of the options below.

Botox

Botox is a botulinum toxin treatment that smooths wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the muscles that are causing the wrinkles. This treatment is great for crow’s feet, lines between the brows, and forehead wrinkles.

Time Needed Before an Event: Plan for at least 2 weeks prior to your event for any redness to fade. Results typically appear a few days after treatment and last 4-6 months, depending on the site treated.

Dysport

Similar to Botox, Dysport is great for lines between the brows. Dysport results typically show up sooner (as soon as 1 day after treatment) and may last a bit longer. We can let you know which treatment we’d recommend for you.

Time Needed Before an Event: Get treatment at least 2 weeks before your event. Results typically last up to 6 months.

Juvederm

Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler that can be used to fill in wrinkles, plump up the lips and restore lost facial volume. Results are smooth and natural looking.

Time Needed Before an Event: Juvederm results appear instantly, but you’ll want to get treatment at least 2-3 weeks before a big event. Some redness, swelling, and tenderness may occur in the first 7 days after treatment. Results typically last at least one year.

Juvederm Voluma

Juvederm Voluma is a unique filler that is injected deep into the cheek to restore volume, lift sagging skin, and reestablish facial contours.

Time Needed Before an Event: Voluma results are long lasting and many patients still see improvement 2 years after treatment. You’ll want to give yourself plenty of time before a big event. Although no downtime is required, some patients have bruising, redness, or swelling for 2-4 weeks after treatment. Plan to receive Voluma injections at least a month or two before your event

Radiesse

Radiesse is an excellent choice for restoring lost volume due to aging. Its unique formulation provides structure to the skin and stimulates the body’s own collagen production.

Time Needed Before an Event: Some of the results of Radiesse appear right after treatment, but you won’t see the full effect for several months. This filler is a great choice if you have a big event coming up that is still several months away. Results typically last 9-14 months after treatment. You should see the full results 3-4 months after treatment. Wait at least 3-4 weeks after treatment before a big event. While you might have the full results, Radiesse does start to work instantly and you’ll still look great.

Restylane

Like Juvederm, Restylane is a hyaluronic acid filler. It features a larger particle size and is better suited to filling in larger areas like the cheeks, eyes, or deep wrinkles.

There are 3 kinds we use here at Abadir Associates:

The new Restylane Lyft which, like Juvederm Voluma, fills hollows in cheeks and temples and lifts lax skin.

Restylane L is a less “robust” filler, suitable for increasing lip volume and treating “under eye circles” along with other uses.

Restylane Silk is the finest of the three, especially designed for fine lines above the upper lip. Restylane Silk is also helpful to reduce forehead lines (as an alternative to Botox which can cause dropped eyebrows in some patients). This is helpful for fine lines in other areas and acne scars.

Time Needed Before an Event: Restylane can cause redness, swelling, and tenderness in the first days after treatment. This typically fades within 7 days for facial injections and within 18 days for lip injections. Plan to get treatment at least 2 weeks before an event for facial injections and 3 weeks before for lip injections. Results last 6-12 months.

Call us today and ask about which injectables can help you look your best at your next big event.

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.

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Contact us to learn more and schedule your consultation.

Celebrities Who Love Botox

Celebrities Who Love BotoxBotox and celebrities seem to go hand in hand. Hollywood actresses, famous musicians, reality stars and TV talk show hosts all use this product to maintain their ageless beauty. Does your favorite celebrity love Botox? We can’t list every famous fan of Botox here, but check out a few of our favorites below.

Kelly Ripa: Her Favorite Product

After years in the spotlight, Kelly Ripa still looks amazing. Her secret? Botox. She lauds it as her favorite product. She says that since she’s started using it, her makeup time is cut in half.

Kim Kardashian: Tried it on TV

Kim Kardashian has tried a bit of everything on her show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, including Botox. This treatment wasn’t just a promotional stunt for show though, she admits to using it to maintain her stunning looks.

Jenny McCarthy: A Little Goes a Long Way

Jenny McCarthy uses Botox on her forehead. She loves the product and what it does for her face. She loves that a little goes a long way. It doesn’t need a lot of Botox to make a big difference in your appearance.

Simon Cowell: Men Love It, Too

Think Botox is only for women? Not so. Men can look younger by using this product as well. Simon Cowell uses it often and speaking of Botox says, “It works, you do it once a year- who cares?”

Sharon Osbourne: It’s Easy

Sharon Osbourne has nothing but good things to say about Botox. She’s said, “You literally go in, have it done, and out!” She even had the injections done on TV to show people how easy the treatment really is.

Vanessa Williams: “Everybody Does It”

According to Vanessa Williams, everyone in Hollywood does Botox. She says, “No one talks about it, [but] everybody does it.”

Why Botox?

As you can clearly see, celebrities love Botox. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons Botox is so popular, both amongst celebrities and everyday Americans.

  • Quick and Easy: Botox injections take about 15 minutes with no downtime.
  • Effective: Botox works. It is an excellent option for those wanting to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth. We also use it on the forehead and to soften neck bands.
  • Long-Lasting: Each treatment lasts 3-4 months.

One of the reasons Botox is so effective depends on the doctor you choose. It is so important to choose a doctor who has the skill and years of practice necessary to ensure your Botox injection is successful. Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir are both skilled Botox injectors who have been injecting Botox since the early 1990s. They are able to analyze each patient’s needs and customize treatment accordingly to give the best possible results and avoid complications.

Do you want to try this celebrity beauty secret? Call our offices today and ask about Botox.

What Type of Lip Treatments Are Available? Which One Is Right for Me?

What Type of Lip Treatments Are Available? Which One Is Right for Me?Pucker up! Give your luscious lips a little extra oomph with one of our lip treatments. If your lips have thinned with age (or if you just want a fuller lip), we have a variety of treatment options available and surgery isn’t needed. Take a look at your lip enhancement options below and call us to schedule your appointment. The results are natural looking, full, sensuous, and youthful, just like you want your lips to be. MWAH!

Lip Injections: A Non-Surgical Alternative to Implants?

Lip implants aren’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy fuller lips. Lip injections are a cost effective and less invasive way to fill in and perfect the lips. Yes, the results are temporary, but many of the treatments take just a few minutes and the results are long lasting. Plus, injectable treatments don’t require incisions or a painful recovery period.

If you’ve got questions about lip injections, ask us. We’d love to help you understand how these treatments can help you enhance your lips without surgery.

Botox and Dysport

Many of the lines and wrinkles around the mouth are caused by muscle activity. Botox and Dysport can relax these muscles. The wrinkles fade away leaving you with a younger looking appearance. Results can last up to 4 months per treatment. Botox isn’t just for crow’s feet; it’s a great option for the lips.

Botox and Dysport are both a type of botulinum toxin. This cosmetic treatment is very popular; last year about 6.7 million cosmetic treatments were performed.

Lip Fillers

Dermal fillers are another option for enhancing the lips. We can use fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, and to sculpt the lips, fill in hollows, and lift the skin. Results are often immediate and can last for up to a year.

We offer a variety of different filler options to ensure natural looking, stunning results for each patient. Each filler has a different consistency. We’ll choose the best filler (or combination of fillers) for your problem areas and sculpt your lips to perfection. We also offer a permanent lip filler for interested patients.

Surgical Corrections

As the body ages some changes to the lips require surgical correction. We can remove the overhanging skin at the corners of the mouth and shorten the distance between the nose the upper lip (this distance increases with age) for a more youthful look.

Which Option is Right for Me?

With so many options available, it can be difficult to choose a treatment option. Come in and talk with us. We can help you decide which lip injections will help you meet your goals. Call us today at 914-937-7593 and book your appointment today.

May Specials… Savings on Injectables, Facials and More

Summer is coming… are you ready? This May we’ve got some pre-summer specials to help you look gorgeous this summer. We’re offering some of our favorite treatments at fabulous prices so don’t wait! Call and book your appointment today.

Rejuvenation Savings

This May, we’ve got a great deal on our Tri-Elements Rejuvenation package. This treatment hydrates, evens skin tone, and exfoliates dead skin cells for gorgeously radiant and rejuvenated skin. The triple treatment package includes our Hydra-Facial, our Photo-Facial, and a light acid peel all at one low price. You’ll save more than $210 on the regular prices of these treatments by booking them together this month.

If your skin is looking and feeling tired, the Tri-Elements Rejuvenation package can wake your skin back up. You’ll see near-instant results with little to no downtime. Gorgeous skin awaits!

May Specials… Savings on Injectables, Facials, and MoreSpring Clean Your Skin

If your skin needs a deep clean, ask us about our Spring Cleaning Facial. You’ll enjoy a deep cleanse, extractions, exfoliation, and a repair mask for the low price of $149. This facial is perfect for men and women that want to give their skin a little TLC before summer. You deep clean your house once a year, why not your skin?

Save on Injectables

Turn back the clock with an injectable treatment this month. During the month of May you can save on Juvederm and Voluma. Save 10% off on one syringe and 20% off on a second. We’ve also got Botox savings this month. Save 17% on Botox injections. Which injectable is right for you?

  • Botox– Perfect for freezing away wrinkles around the eyes, Botox works by halting nerve impulses to the muscles that cause facial wrinkling. This treatment is great for crow’s feet, lines between the brow, and forehead lines.
  • Juvederm– Plump up your lips and fill in wrinkles with Juvederm. This injectable treatment lasts for 6 months or more per treatment and is perfect for smoothing, lifting, and contouring problem areas.
  • Voluma– If you have mid-facial volume loss, come try Voluma, It is injected deep into the cheeks for lasting lift. Patients can experience results for up to 2 years with a single treatment.

Look Great and Save More with Friends

Looking great is always more fun if you do it with a friend. This month refer a friend and save 10%. Who doesn’t love a fun day out with the girls?

Product of the Month

If you love the Skinceuticals line of skin care products, you’ll love our monthly product special this month. Purchase the Skinceuticals C E Ferulic  and the Resveratol B E together and save 15% on both products.

Summer’s coming and our May specials at Abadir Associates will help you get ready. Call us today at 914-937-7593 and book your appointment.