Category Archives: Injectables



Picking an Injectable by Area of Concern

Cosmetic injectables are a popular option for patients who want to achieve facial rejuvenation without surgery or downtime. There are many dermal fillers on the market, including Botox, Juvéderm, Restylane, and more. Read our infographic below to find out which injectables help treat which areas of concern.

If you’re interested in cosmetic injectables, contact us today.

Let Freedom Ring! Free Yourself from Wrinkles

You deserve to look and feel your absolute best! At Abadir Associates, that’s our main goal: to help enhance the beauty that you already have.

Unfortunately, no one is “safe” from the aging process. Sure, getting older beats the alternative, but there’s no rule or law that states our faces have to reveal the year in which we were born. Right now, life is all about making choices . . . so why not make the choice to free yourself from wrinkles?

If you’ve landed on this page, then you’re well aware of what wrinkles are – those pesky creases and folds in the skin that seem to randomly appear when we’re least expecting them. From sun exposure and smoking, to animated facial expressions and unfair genetics, wrinkles form from a variety of reasons.

But now it’s time to take back your skin!

When it comes to fighting wrinkles, a range of treatment options are available, depending on your specific wants and needs. If you make the decision to schedule a consultation with Dr. Abadir, the two of you will work closely together to build a treatment plan for your unique skin. After all, no two people are the exact same, meaning no two treatments plans will be identical, either.

While many believe the only way to effectively treat wrinkles is with the use of fillers or Botox (which do work), topical creams are still an option for those who want something a little less invasive. It’s necessary to pick a cream that contains antioxidants, retinol, and/or coenzyme Q10. Even with these ingredients, though, note that results from these products are not permanent solutions.

For those who are searching for something a little more long-lasting, injection treatments may be a more appropriate option. Botox and Dysport treatments commonly last for 3 to 4 months, in which the muscles below the wrinkled skin are prevented from contracting.

Further, fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are available to “refill” the skin, while chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, and even face lifts have proven to be successful for hundreds of different patients.

Beauty is subjective. What makes you feel beautiful? Contact Abadir Associates today to schedule a consultation. Wrinkles may be inevitable, but fighting them is always a possibility!

 

Non-Surgical Facelift Using Injectables: What You Need to Know

In recent years, injectable treatments have been taking the world of cosmetic surgery by storm—and for good reason. Unlike invasive surgeries, injectable treatments require little to no recovery time and involve very minimal pain and discomfort. They’re also highly affordable and can be completed within one or more short, convenient appointments.

The Non-Surgical Facelift

Non-surgical facelifts are often comprised of a few different injectable treatments that work together in harmony to create a lifted, wrinkle-free appearance. The most famous of these is undoubtedly Botox: Botox has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world thanks to its ability to visibly reduce wrinkles and fine lines… All without the pain or risks of conventional facelift surgery. (Cosmetic surgeons will usually numb the skin with lidocaine before administering any injectable substance, resulting in a very low-pain experience for the patient.)

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However, while Botox is excellent at smoothing and preventing wrinkles, it cannot replace skin volume (which is typically lost with age). To achieve fuller, more youthful-looking skin and tackle very deep wrinkles, cosmetic surgeons must turn to injectable dermal fillers (e.g., Juvederm). In addition to plumping up the skin to smooth out wrinkles, injectable fillers can be used to shape the chin, brow, nose, cheeks, and lips, effectively giving them a “lift.” In some cases, other injectables (like Kybella) may be used to eradicate fat deposits under the chin and tighten the skin.

No Downtime

Patients often ask why people still get cosmetic surgery at all, if injectable treatments are so simple and effective. There are a few reasons, all of which you should be aware of prior to treatment: One, injectables don’t produce the dramatic results surgical procedures do; they’re effective against mild-moderate signs of aging, but they cannot correct severe sagging, wrinkling, etc. Two, injectables tend to produce more temporary results and some patients prefer a more permanent solution. Finally, personal choice plays a role as well; some people are more comfortable with the idea of surgery than injectables.

Combination Procedures

With all of that being said, however, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to make a choice between injectables or surgery—in many cases, combining these therapies actually produces the best results of all. A surgical facelift can, for example, tighten the skin a great deal, but it doesn’t replace lost volume. Adding dermal fillers once the face has healed sufficiently can therefore complete the patient’s youthful look.

To determine what type (or types) of treatment will produce the exact results you want, talk to your surgeon. They will be able to help you decide whether you need injectables, a surgical facelift, or both. The surgeons at Abadir Associates have the experience and compassion to help you find the right treatment, all you have to do is contact them for a consultation.

Botox Before Wrinkles? The Benefits of Getting Botox Before Wrinkles Become a Problem

It’s common knowledge that Botox treatments are popular for individuals over 40. What most people don’t know is that the anti-aging injectables aren’t exclusive to men and women in their 40s, 50s, or 60s.

Individuals in their middle 20s or early 30s who notice fine lines, crows’ feet, laugh lines, or wrinkles on their faces can benefit from Botox.  If this is you, and this treatment has crossed your mind, here are a few benefits you can enjoy from this injectable before wrinkles become a problem.

  1. Delays the permanent development of wrinkles

While there is no way to stop the natural aging process, you can delay the appearance of aging from your face. Botox injection can help as it can inhibit facial muscle contractions. When muscles cannot contract, wrinkles cannot form and become permanent fixtures in the face. With the treatment, not only will you be able to curb fine lines from further development, you’ll also be able to prevent the formation of new wrinkles.

  1. Treats the signs of aging easily than 10 years later

If doctors find it easy to treat an illness in its early stage, cosmetic doctors also find it easy to treat the signs of aging when they are still in the development stage. If you want your face to have fewer wrinkles by the time you hit late 40s or 50s, you might want to take preventative steps as early as now. Wrinkles and other fine lines are easier to treat when they are still in their initial development than when they are at an advanced stage.

External elements, such as free radicals and sun exposure, can speed up the aging process. Before you know it, the signs of aging are already visible in your face and can be difficult to treat. Therefore, you can use Botox as a preventative treatment if constant exposure to such elements is a threat to your skin.

  1. Saves on treatment cost

Excessively developed wrinkles can cost $2,000 or more per year. If you decide to treat facial lines and creases before they become a problem, you can save $1,000 or more per year. If you want to save on anti-aging treatments, the decision to have Botox injections early on can help you save in the end.             

Botox is safe for use even for young adults, and only when administered by a board-certified plastic surgeon. To learn more about Botox treatments, consult a licensed practitioner. Call Abadir Associates today.

The Abadir Approach to Thermage

Anti-aging treatments come in many different forms. One form of remedy that provided successful results consistently is Thermage.

What is Thermage?

This is an FDA-approved non-surgical solution to fight the signs of aging, eliminate sagging skin in the jowls and neck, remove excess skin after excessive weight loss, and diminish cellulite. It uses radiofrequency energy to tighten the skin, and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines in the skin. Additionally, the heat released from the energy aids the collagen production in the skin, which, in turn, makes the target areas appear younger.

Thermage is a popularly requested procedure at Abadir Associates because it requires no downtime, does not leave scars, and does not need multiple treatments to see results. However, that is not the only reason people come to our New-York-based practice for the treatment. Unlike the other dermatology clinics in the area, Abadir Associates uses a different approach for Thermage treatment.

The Abadir Approach

It’s always been our practice to provide beautiful, stunning results for all our patients, so we offer an integrative treatment to fight the signs of aging in the neck. Instead of just one form of Thermage treatment, we combine three methods into one session to ensure our patients are fully satisfied with the output.

When you book an appointment with us, we will use Thermage to tighten loose, sagging skin and to correct its tone. We will then use the Palomar Lux 1540 to reduce the visibility of brown and red collars around your neck. Lastly, we will use Sculptra injectable filler to treat wrinkles and folds around the neck, and to replace lost collagen due to the natural aging process. As each person is unique, Dr. Abadir injects a diluted form of Sculptra to give you a natural outcome.

The result of this unique fusion of methods is a fully rejuvenated neck. The youthful appearance can last for a few years or longer, depending on how well you take care of your skin.

The Procedure

The process of one Thermage treatment may vary from one patient to another. As each individual has unique needs, it’s best to consult with Dr. Abadir to know which approach is best for you. There may be cases wherein your doctor may divide the treatments into several weeks to allow the filler and the laser therapy to work their magic.

Regardless of the recommended program, one treatment session typically takes about an hour and you can see immediate results after.

If you’re unhappy with fine lines and wrinkles in your face, Thermage may be right for you. Find out if you’re a good candidate by consulting with Dr. Abadir. Contact Abadir Associates to book an appointment.

Get the Perfect Cupid’s Bow with Lip Injections

Kissable, full lips are a must for Valentine’s Day. If you’re not naturally blessed with the perfect Cupid’s bow, come on into Abadir Associates. We offer a variety of treatments to enhance, augment, and shape the lips. Pucker up!

What Is a Cupid’s Bow? Do I Want One?

Cupid is famous for shooting arrows with his bow and causing his victims to fall in love. A Cupid’s bow on the face refers to the upper lip. The double curves of the philtral columns give the lip a bow-like appearance. Ideally a Cupid’s bow will have natural looking volume, good symmetry, and definition. We’ll help you achieve your ideal lip by using our deep knowledge of facial anatomy and the latest aesthetic techniques to enhance your natural beauty.

What Are My Options for Perfecting My Lips?

If your lips fall a bit short of perfection, we can help. We offer a variety of options for perfecting your lips. Schedule a consultation to discuss your options and to receive personalized treatment advice. Injections are one of our most popular lip treatments. Unlike a synthetic implant, injections require no surgery and no downtime. Results are very natural looking.

  • Botox and Dysport- Smooth fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth with Botox or Dysport. These injectable solutions work by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. This allows the skin to smooth out from underneath and the wrinkles to fade away. You’ll need just one treatment to start enjoying the results which last about four months per treatment. When injected by a skilled injector like Dr. Abadir, results are very natural looking. Botox and Dysport are non-invasive, affordable, and require no downtime.
  • Lip Fillers– Add volume to the lips without the need for a synthetic implant. Injectable fillers offer fast and natural looking results. Best of all, they require no downtime and have very few side effects. Fillers are also less painful and invasive than surgery. We carry a wide range of fillers allowing us to customize your treatment including Juvederm  and Restylane.

How Long After Treatment Will I See Results?

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but you still have time to perfect your lips before the big day. Many women notice immediate change after a filler treatment. Botox and Dysport show results in just 1-2 days. You may have a bit of swelling or redness right after treatment, but this typically resolves quickly. Since these injectable treatment require no downtime, you can come in on your lunch and head right back to work after treatment.

We can’t guarantee that Cupid’s arrow will strike you this Valentine’s Day, but we do know that with the right injectables you will fall in love with your lips. Call and book your treatments today!

How to Achieve the Perfect Valentine’s Day Look with Injectables

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Valentine’s Day is coming up, and you want to look your best for your true love. Of course, you can revamp your wardrobe, redo your hair, or even change your makeup routine; but wouldn’t it be better if you can change your look down to the smallest details? This romantic holiday calls for a complete transformation—one that’s as natural and long-lasting as possible. Abadir Associates is here to tell you how to achieve the perfect Valentine’s Day look.

GIVE YOURSELF A LIFT (NON SURGICAL)!

The latest trend in injections are two products which, when injected into the upper area of the cheeks, usually along the cheekbones, not only replace some of the volume we all loose with age, but actually significantly LIFT!

These products are Restylane’s “LYFT” and Juvederm’s “VOLUMA”.   Very different from the original Restylane and Juvederm, they are more “robust” and able when injected in the appropriate sites, to actually give an immediate and noticeable lifting of the cheeks, thus improving laugh lines and the lower cheeks. Placement varies according to the particular patient. The amount of “filling” is not excessive (each syringe only contains 1cc—a fifth of a teaspoon—most patients use 1 or 2!).  However the effect is instant, pleasing, giving you a more youthful appearance. Give yourself the gift of Voluma or Lyft!

Botox, Dysport and Xeomin

These neuromodulators are all similar and contain botulin toxin Type A. When injected into a muscle, they weaken, or completely prevent, that muscle’s contraction. Where the muscle in causing the development of undesirable lines or expression, such as frowning, the result is aesthetically pleasing.

Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are the only three FDA-approved neuromodulators, although more could soon be approved. Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir have been injecting Botox for over 20 years and have vast experience.

Lesser known Dysport and Xeomin have similar actions. Dysport takes effect a little faster, and Xeomin has no protein. While this is usually insignificant, on rare occasions patients have developed antibodies to the proteins in Botox and Dysport. These antibodies destroy the product when injected, making it ineffective (the same way antibodies to disease-causing viruses and bacteria will kill them).

Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir will discuss with you the various types of neuromodulators, benefits and likely duration (which varies depending on which muscles they are used in), and recommend the best for you!

Cosmetic Day at Abadir Associates

You are cordially invited to Cosmetic Day at Abadir Associates! On Thursday, September 29, 2016 we will be rolling out the red carpet for you and your girlfriends. Come join us as our in-house aesthetician offers her expert advise on all things skin related, while you enjoy hor d’oeuvres and refreshments! You will also enjoy a 10% discount on all aesthetic peels and products, plus 20% off injectables – Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Sculptra, and Dysport.

We will be offering these amazing discounts all day, from 9:00AM to 5:30PM, but only the first 50 patients get goodie bags! We have limited space, and spots are filling fast, so be sure to call us to RSVP today: 914-937-7593

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Injectables: What You Need to Know

BotoxSurgery isn’t the only way to rejuvenate. Many of our patients are loving the results they get from injectable treatments. We offer a wide variety of injectables and can treat everything from wrinkles to facial volume loss and even double chins. What’s your favorite injectable cosmetic treatment? If you don’t yet have a favorite of your own, come see us and fix up your trouble spots. You’re going to love injectables!

Neuromodulators: Botox and Dysport

Fade crow’s feet and frown lines with Botox. A powerful neuromodulator, this injectable temporarily halts muscle activity that causes certain types of wrinkles. Results appear just a few days after treatment and last 3-4 months. We also offer Dysport, a similar injectable treatment.

Our patients love Botox and Dysport for their ease. The treatment itself takes about 15 minutes, start to finish, and you can resume your regular activities immediately. Come in for treatment during your lunch and still have time to grab a bite to eat on your way back to work. No downtime!

Dermal Fillers: Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, etc.

Fill in wrinkles and smooth out your skin with dermal fillers. These injectable fillers can sculpt, shape, and contour with effective results. Dermal fillers can also fill in lines and wrinkles and augment the lips. We even use them for hand rejuvenation. Results are often instant and can last as long as two years, depending on the fillers used.

We offer a wide range of fillers, including several hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin. It is very biocompatible and doesn’t require pre-treatment testing. During your initial visit we’ll examine your skin and make recommendations on the best filler options for you. Fillers can be used on their own, combined with other fillers, paired with Botox/Dysport, and even used in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments.

Fat Dissolvers- Kybella

For the dreaded double chin, we offer an exciting injectable option, Kybella. This injectable contains deoxycholic acid, a substance that aids the body in the breakdown of dietary fat. When injected under the chin it destroys fat cells, providing lasting improvement in the appearance of your profile.

Kybella is completely non-surgical. Downtime is minimal, if any. Most patients need a couple of treatments to achieve their best results.

Love your look with injectables. Call our offices to learn about the best options for you.

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.