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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!

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.

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.

Prep for Summer with Our Rejuvenation & Skincare Specials

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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

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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.

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.

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.