Category Archives: Injectables



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.

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.