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Fall Procedures You Should Be Booking Now

fall-proceduresDid you know that some procedures are better left done during the fall? Certain skin rejuvenation procedures explode in popularity during the fall months because excessive sun exposure can increase scarring, darken skin, irritate sensitive skin and even reverse the results of the procedures. It’s not just a well-known secret of celebrities and Hollywood actresses–doctors also advise limited sun exposure after a skin rejuvenation treatment. Want to beat all these starlets to the punch? Come and see which procedures the stars are rushing to book now, just in time for the fall.

IPL Photofacial

This treatment happens to be a favorite of Bond Girl Denise Richards. IPL is a great non-invasive treatment that uses intense pulses of light to reduce signs of aging, facial veins and capillaries, redness, and rosacea. The IPL treatment targets veins under the skin and other imperfections, and after around a week, these imperfections will slough off and your skin will regrow into glowing, newer, fresher skin.

How many sessions: for maximum effects, most patients get 3-6 treatments about 4-6 weeks apart.

How long will it take: super quick, about a half an hour.

Recovery: this treatment has minimal downtime and has no significant side effects.

Skin Tightening

Unfortunately, the neck can be an easy giveaway when it comes to aging. Kim Kardashian is famous for always chasing the fountain of youth, and she’s also a fan of using non-invasive laser skin tightening procedures for her neck. One of the best procedures for rejuvenating neck is Thermage, which uses radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production under the skin, creating a lifting and tightening effect.

Recovery: It’s non-invasive, so although there might be some slight swelling for a few days, there’s no downtime.

How many sessions: most patients only need one.

Results last for: your results will improve for up to 6 months then last for years.

How long will it take: only about 45 minutes.

Microdermabrasion

For women with complexions that are more prone to acne, microdermabrasion is a godsend. Cameron Diaz reportedly loves microdermabrasion, and there’s a lot to love: it uses an abrasive tool with tiny crystals to stimulate collagen production and remove the oils, dirt and bacteria that cause acne.

Recovery: the day after your procedure, your skin might feel sunburned, but it should go away soon enough.

How many sessions: how many sessions you need will depend on your skin, but you can get a series of treatments separated by 2-4 weeks.

How long will it take: about 30 minutes to an hour.

Chemical Peels

A personal favorite of Jennifer Aniston, chemical peels use a solution to blister and peel outer layers of skin to remove imperfections and reveal newer, younger skin.

How many sessions: it will depend on your skin, but they should be separated 2-4 weeks apart.

How long will it take: it might take more than an hour.

Recovery: the stronger the peel, longer your recovery.

These procedures are star favorites because they’re reliable, they work well, and they work fast. Want to find out what star treatment is like? Contact renowned dermatologists Abadir Associates now, to book these procedures in time for the fall.

High school reunion coming up? Make it look like you just graduated!

reunionproceduresOh the agony and ecstasy of high school reunions. You want to see what everyone else is up to, but you also need to look like you completely left your teenage days in the dust. You want to look mature, without looking old. Fortunately, cutting-edge dermatology centers like Abadir Associates have you covered with their dozens of cosmetic and medical dermatological treatments.

Whether you have two months or two weeks to prep for your reunion, we can help!

Treatments for Two Weeks Before Your Reunion

Juvederm

You want your new self to look effortless, but with this easy treatment it really might be. Juvederm is an injectable, meaning it’s injected into the skin to smooth out wrinkles, creases, and create volume in the face. It’s also used to plump lips and fill in sagging areas of the face and eye sockets.

Procedure: You will get a series of injections of the solution, which will be done after around 10 minutes.

Recovery: You might see some swelling for up to two weeks.

Lasts: for about 6 months.

Botox & Dysport

Botox & Dysport are some of the quickest, safest, and most popular ways to get rid of expression lines and deep wrinkles.

Procedure: It’s only a series of small injections, which should be done in less than 10 minutes

Recovery: Almost none

Lasts: 2-4 months

Treatments for a Month Before Your Reunion

IPL Photofacial

Here’s the light side to laser skin treatments: IPL uses pulses of light to treat brown spots, facial veins and capillaries, redness, rosacea and signs of aging.

Procedure: Depending on your type of skin, a series of sessions 2-4 weeks apart is recommended.

Recovery: There is no downtime, but if you do get residual redness it may last for up to a week after treatment.

Treatments for Two Months Before Your Reunion

Sometimes you want your newer, younger skin to be entirely yours. No worries, there a lot of skin rejuvenation procedures that renew the skin using the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion works by physically removing outer layers of skin along with dead skin, oils, and other imperfections. When the skin grows back, you’ll notice improvements in your acne scars, wrinkles, chicken pox scars, lesions and so much more.

Procedure: You will be given a numbing agent or anesthesia to help with any kind of discomfort. Then a device combined with a freezing technique will work on one small area at a time

Recovery: After 7-14 days your wounds should fully heal and after 6 weeks any residual redness should be gone.

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels work similarly to dermabrasion, but instead, it uses chemicals to blister and peel the outer layers of skin. Chemical peels can improve skin tone, reduce wrinkles, acne scars, and signs of sun damage. There are actually a wide variety of chemical peels:

  • Micropeels: perfect for mild skin conditions like hyperpigmentation.
  • Dermaplaning: couple this with a light peel to create glowing skin and remove annoying peach fuzz.
  • Facial with Light Chemical Peel: make sure your skin is hydrated with this combo facial and light peel.
  • Acne Clearing Facial: made specially to help with acne and acne scars.

Recovery: Your skin will feel like it’s been sunburned for a few days, and the stronger the peel, the longer your recovery.

After these treatments, your high school reunion photos will look like a high school graduation. These treatments and more will be available to you at Abadir Associates, so contact them now for a consultation.

My Hands Look So Old. What Are My Options?

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Are your hands betraying your true age? How dare they! The delicate skin on the hands is one of the first areas to show significant signs of aging. Unlike the face, the hands are often forgotten when it comes to sun protection and other cosmetic treatments. If you don’t want your hands giving away your secret, you need to give them a little TLC to rejuvenate their appearance. Otherwise, you are going to have granny hands long before you deserve them.

Many of your favorite cosmetic treatments for the face can be used on the hands. Come in for a consultation to learn about your options, or call and schedule one of these rejuvenating treatments today.

Dermal Fillers – Not Just for the Face

If you have visible veins or prominent bones on the hands, dermal fillers may the solution. These injectable fillers can restore youthful volume to the hands. We offer all of the major injectable fillers and will help you choose the best options for your situation. Results last for several months or longer (depending on the filler used) and many fillers require no downtime. In addition to temporary dermal fillers, we offer some permanent filler options for patients desiring lasting results.

Chemical Peels – Out with the Old, In with Beautiful Hands

Slough off old, dead skin and reveal the fresh, new skin underneath. A few days after your chemical peel, you’ll begin to see old skin peel off and fresh, new skin appear. Your skin will look tighter, smoother, and softer. Chemical peels can be performed on a maintenance basis to ensure that your hands always look their best.

IPL – Say Goodbye to Sun Damaged Skin

For patients with sun damage, IPL is one of the best available treatment options. Also called photo-rejuvenation, IPL can clear up sun damage and fade sun and age spots. IPL is safe and effective. Best of all, it requires no downtime.

Laser Resurfacing- Tighten, Smooth, and Rejuvenate

You’ve seen the dramatic results that laser skin resurfacing can provide on the face. Enjoy these same dramatic changes on your hands. Laser resurfacing can tighten loose skin, fade sun damage, and smooth lines and wrinkles.

Thermage – Loose Skin No More

Thermage is one of our favorite solutions for loose skin. This powerful treatment helps to fight sagging skin from within by rebuilding the collagen matrix. By reinforcing the structure of the skin, Thermage can tighten and smooth aging skin. We like to pair Thermage with dermal fillers for dramatic hand rejuvenation results.

Aging hands? You’ve got options. Call and schedule your treatments today.

Help! My Hands Are Betraying My Real Age

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You’ve invested time and money into keeping your youthful looks as you age but, if you forgot about your hands, your secret’s out. The hands often reveal your true age just as readily as the face, if not more. And the hands are one of the first areas to show signs of aging. What can you do? Ask us about hand rejuvenation treatments.

Hand Rejuvenation – What Are My Options?

Many of the treatments we use to keep your facial skin young and vibrant can be used on the hands as well. Come in for a consultation and we’ll explain your options and make some recommendations for your skin. Rediscover younger looking hands!

  • Dermal Fillers- If you have prominent bones or bulging veins, it may be caused by a loss of volume in the hands. Dermal fillers can restore this volume and shape and augment the hands. It can help veins look less visible and hands look fuller and more youthful. We offer all of the available fillers.
  • Chemical Peels- A light chemical peel is an excellent way to rejuvenate the skin on the hands. A light peel requires no downtime. This treatment can fade brown spots, smooth the skin, and even out skin tone.
  • Photo-Facial- If you have sun damage on your hands, a photo-facial (also known as IPL) may help. This treatment targets pigmentation problems for a more even skin tone.
  • Laser Resurfacing- Rejuvenate your hands with laser resurfacing. This treatment can tighten loose skin, improve the appearance of sun damage, smooth lines and wrinkles, and much more.
  • Thermage- For loose, sagging skin on the hands, try Thermage. This revolutionary skin tightening treatment is completely non-surgical and leaves no visible scarring. It pairs beautifully with fillers for rejuvenated, younger looking hands.

Which Hand Rejuvenation Treatment Is Right for Me?

If you’re tired of your hands giving away the secret of your age, come see us. We’ll help you choose the right treatment. Discover your most beautiful self from head to toe (including your hands, of course!).

I Thought I Was Done with Acne. What’s the Best Treatment for Adult Acne?

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Acne can strike at any age (infancy, childhood, teen years, or adulthood), but that doesn’t make it a pleasant experience. If you’re struggling with adult acne, come get help. We can assist you in getting the clear skin you desire. Don’t be embarrassed by your acne anymore.

What Causes Acne?

Acne occurs when oil producing sebaceous glands in the skin are clogged or irritated. Acne has many forms and can manifest as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, cysts, or a combination of these. It has many causes, including overproduction of oil, an accumulation of dead skin cells, or a buildup of bacteria on the skin. Acne is most common on the face, but can occur in many places on the body.

Acne Is Very Treatable

The good news is that acne is very treatable. We have many options we can use to clear your skin. The best treatments are chosen based on the severity and persistence of your acne. We’ll work with you to find a treatment that works. Let’s explore some potential options.

  • IPL- A fabulous anti-aging treatment with acne benefits, too, IPL (also known as photorejuvenation) can clear your skin and help you look younger, too. A true win-win!
  • Topical Creams- Topical creams applied to the face/body can reduce inflammation and mask the signs and symptoms of acne.
  • Antibiotics- Both topical and oral antibiotics can reduce bacteria on the skin for fewer breakouts.
  • Oral Contraceptives- If acne is caused by an overactive gland, oral contraceptives can help.
  • Anti-Testosterone Medication- For women with high levels of male hormones, anti-testosterone medication may reduce acne.
  • Facials with Peels- Facials and peels are a powerful combination for fighting acne. The facial calms the skin and reduces swelling while a gentle peel sloughs away dead skin cells.
  • Microdermabrasion- Microdermabrasion removes the outermost, dead skin cells. This treatment can be combined with a facial or light peel.
  • Photodynamic Therapy- We can use light to shrink the sebaceous glands.
  • Vitamins- For some patients, specific vitamins can decrease the appearance of acne and improve the appearance of the sin.

If you have acne, we can help. Call Abadir Associates today and learn more about your treatment options. Don’t delay; early treatment can help reduce or even prevent the occurrence of acne scars.

New Year, New You: How IPL Can Help You Look Younger

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The New Year is a time of new beginnings, but also a reminder that time marches on. The years might keep ticking by but, with IPL, the signs of aging don’t have to come along for the journey. IPL can help you look younger in 2016 than you did years ago. Call today and learn more about what IPL can do for you.

What Is IPL?

IPL stands for intense pulsed light and is a powerful anti-aging treatment that uses intense light to treat various skin conditions. You may have heard it referred to as a photo-facial. The intense light can transform your skin, treating broken capillaries, facial veins, brown spots, sun spots, age spots, and other skin concerns. It is a very effective treatment and maintenance option for patients suffering from rosacea or pigmentation problems. IPL is non-surgical, non-invasive, and requires no downtime.

How Will IPL Help to Rejuvenate My Skin?

IPL works by targeting the pigment in hyperpigmentation/brown spots (melanin) and the oxyhemoglobin in blood vessels, heating it and allowing the body to naturally reabsorb it. This can result in dramatic changes in the appearance of your skin and fewer coloration problems. If you yearn for a youthful, creamy complexion, IPL can help you achieve it. Unlike a laser treatment, IPL uses a broad spectrum of light as opposed to a single wavelength.

We typically start patients out with a series of initial treatments (often 2-4 to begin). You’ll see changes after the very first treatment, but your results will continue to get better and better as the series progresses. Each treatment in the initial series is typically spaced 2-4 weeks apart. For patients with rosacea, we may recommend ongoing treatments as part of your existing dermatological regimen.

Is IPL Right for Me?

IPL is a versatile treatment and is a good choice for many patients. If you’re interested in learning more about IPL, call and schedule an appointment. IPL may benefit you if:

  • You have age spots, brown spots, sun spots, etc.
  • If you have broken capillaries or visible facial veins.
  • If you suffer from rosacea.
  • If you want a more even, creamy skin tone.
  • If you want a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation option.

Call today and learn more about IPL. Discover your most beautiful skin in 2016. Happy New Year!

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.

Springtime Savings on Your Favorite Cosmetic Treatments

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

20% Off Belotero

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

10% Off Hair Reduction Laser

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

10% Off IPL

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

20% Off miraDry

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

20% Off Thermage

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

15% Off Sunscreen

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

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