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Skip a Year of Aging: Top 3 Benefits of Non-Ablative Laser Skin Resurfacing

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Like the rest of us, beautiful, flawless skin that glows no matter the age is something you want to achieve. Yet, no matter how hard you try to take care of your skin, there will always be external factors that contribute to the speed of the aging process.

Sun exposure, free radicals, and other pollutants impede your efforts to achieve clear, youthful skin. Thankfully, a non-surgical solution can aid you in your efforts, and that is by getting a non-ablative laser skin resurfacing procedure.

Skip a Year of Aging

Laser skin resurfacing is an effective option for the treatment of facial wrinkles. The hallmark of non-ablative laser skin resurfacing is it improves the appearance of the skin without injuring the outer layer of the skin. It works by removing the skin’s superficial external layers only, leaving the deep layers intact. When the light heats the water found in the skin, it helps to tighten and clean it.  This leads to a natural shedding process, wherein dead skin peels off on its own. Minimal redness can occur post-treatment and can be covered with make-up.

Why Consider Laser Skin Resurfacing?

There are many options for laser skin resurfacing. At Abadir Associates, though, we use a StarLux 1540 non-ablative laser system to make your skin rejuvenation treatment a successful and comfortable one. Unlike the conventional full-face laser skin rejuvenation technique, the following factors are what make non-ablative laser skin resurfacing more appealing.

  • Stimulates collagen production

The heat that the laser generates aids in the promotion of collagen and elastin production, which leads to skin tightening. As collagen and elastin are building blocks that help the skin return to its smooth, soft, and glowing state, the result is a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.

In addition to that, the increase of collagen production will keep your skin supple and strong. It’ll maintain the elasticity of your skin and protect the skin cells. It will also improve the health of your hair and nails, which are appendages of the skin.

  • Minimal recovery time

Although a non-ablative laser skin resurfacing procedure requires more treatment sessions than the harsh ablative laser therapies, it doesn’t require downtime. Also, the entire process is very comfortable.

  • Long-Term Effects

Due to the stimulation of collagen production, the natural aging process is curbed temporarily. For the first round of treatments, you will need at least three treatments to see beautiful results. After the initial treatment, you can maintain your results with at least one or two treatments annually.

With non-ablative laser skin resurfacing, it’s possible to skip one year of aging. If you’re ready to transform your look for 2017, consult with our top surgeons at Abadir Associates. Schedule a consultation today.

Hot Pins: Leg Vein Treatments for A-Lister Legs

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If there’s one thing Taylor Swift, Alessandra Ambrosio, Emily Ratajkowski or Kendall Jenner have in common—well, apart from beauty and talent that is—it would be their lovely legs. Their legs seem to get as much attention as the designer clothes they’re wearing or the latest party they’ve attended.

But if you suffer from varicose or spider veins, you may not feel at all comfortable showing off a little bit of leg. However, nowadays, there are some advanced leg vein treatments that can change the way you feel about your pins.

Leg vein treatments, like sclerotherapy and laser treatments, are nothing new and definitely not a well-kept Hollywood secret. Rumor has it that even celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Mariah Carey have used leg vein treatments to keep their looks in tip top shape. Here are some reasons leg vein treatments are so popular:

  • You don’t need to take time off

Sclerotherapy and laser treatments for varicose veins and spider veins don’t require down time as each procedure lasts just a mere 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the area being targeted. This means you can walk in to Dr. Abadir’s office on your lunch break and get back to work right after the procedure.

  • It doesn’t interfere with your lifestyle

Most cosmetic procedures require a pause from your daily routine in order to recover. For leg vein treatments, you don’t have to take any real time off. In fact, you’re encouraged to be active after the treatment, like walking for 30 minutes. However, traveling long distances may be restricted if you’re treating large varicose veins.

  • You don’t need to wear bandages

Wearing bandages after the procedure is completely unnecessary. However, you may have to wear compression stockings to keep pressure on your legs and reduce swelling.

  • It will improve blood circulation in your legs.

Varicose and spider veins are considered unhealthy veins that don’t function correctly. Instead of moving blood back up to the heart efficiently, blood backs up into the vein. Varicose veins can lead to more serious problems such as deep vein thrombosis in some instances.  With leg vein treatments, you’ll not only have clear, smooth legs but also improved blood circulation.

Of course, your treatment’s success will depend largely on who your doctor is. Sclerotherapy and laser treatments require skill and expertise to minimize complications. Dr. Abadir has the experience and skill to make your leg vein treatment successful. So for clear, beautiful legs like a Hollywood A-lister, consult with Dr. Abadir at his practice today.

Am I a Good Candidate for Permanent Hair Removal?

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Silky, smooth legs are a summertime must, but getting them that way isn’t always a pleasant process. If you’re sick of shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams, we’ve got a longer lasting solution. Laser hair removal can permanently reduce the quantity, thickness, and darkness of your unwanted hair. Many patients stop shaving entirely! Call today and learn more about permanent hair removal.

What Are My Options for Permanent Hair Removal?

We offer laser hair removal treatments using the Vectus Laser, which is by far the best hair reduction device on the market. This device has many benefits for our patients, including:

  • Large Spot Size– The Vectus Laser has a large spot size, allowing for quick and convenient treatment of unwanted hair.
  • Treats Large Areas Quickly– The Vectus Laser can treat large areas quickly. Our male patients love that it can treat the entire back in about five minutes.
  • Comfortable– The device uses sapphire tips with Advanced Contact Cooling to protect the epidermis during treatment. Most patients find this quick treatment to be very comfortable.
  • Versatile– This laser can be safely used on many skin types/colors.
  • Effective Results– With just a few treatments, you can enjoy smoother, softer skin and less hair. The device has the most uniform beam profile available today, ensuring that more hair is targeted with each treatment.
  • Works on All Hair Textures– Fine and downy or thick and coarse—the Vectus laser can treat all hair types and textures.

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is an excellent option for many patients but, unfortunately, it doesn’t work for everyone. The laser targets the pigment in the hair and, thus, it works best on patients with darker hair. If you have light red, blonde, or gray hair, another hair removal option may be more effective. Wondering if you’re a good candidate? Come see us. After a careful examination, we can help you decide if this treatment is right for you.

Silky smooth legs and no razor needed—if this sounds like a dream come true, call our offices and schedule an appointment to learn more about permanent hair removal with the Vectus Laser.

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’ve Been Dying to Get Rid of this Mole: What’s Involved?

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Do you have an unwanted mole? Then you’ll be glad to know the removal process is easier than you might think. A mole doesn’t have to be a health concern to have it removed. Many patients opt for mole removal due to personal and/or cosmetic reasons. Come into Abadir Associates and discuss your options. We can turn your mole into a memory.

What Is a Mole?

Moles … odds are, you’ve got them, but do you really understand what those dark patches of skin are? A mole is a very common growth on the skin. They are usually brown or black and often appear during childhood. They occur when a type of cell known as a melanocyte grows in a cluster instead of being spread evenly throughout the skin. Thankfully, most moles are benign.  Even though they might not be medically concerning, many of our patients have moles that are not cosmetically pleasing or are physically uncomfortable. We can help you remove these moles.

You’ve undoubtedly heard that moles and skin cancer are related. Moles are made up of melanocytes, and melanoma is a type of cancer that originates in the melanocytes. Melanoma can occur anywhere, but it often begins in a mole. This is one reason why we encourage regular skin cancer screenings. Melanoma is highly treatable if it is caught early.

What Are My Options for Mole Removal?

If you have a mole that you would like removed, come in and discuss your options. We offer several different types of mole removal and can help you choose the right option for your mole and its location. If a mole is easily visible, we can offer treatment solutions that minimize or eliminate scarring.

  • Liquid Nitrogen- Liquid nitrogen can shrink the pigment cells in the mole for a smaller, lighter appearance.
  • Light Electrosurgery- For raised moles, light electrosurgery can flatten the mole and remove cells.
  • Shave Excision- A shave excision uses a surgical blade to shave off a mole or moles.
  • Laser- Laser energy can lighten the color of a mole.
  • Acid Peels- Acid peels can lighten moles. We can use a strong or light acidic solution, depending on your specific skin concerns and needs.

Come in for a consultation and we’ll help you choose the best removal option for your moles.

I’m Worried About Changes in a Mole. What Should I Do?

Most moles are benign but, if you have concerns about a mole, you need to get it evaluated by a licensed dermatologist. If you have a mole that is irregular, dark, changing, or unlike your other moles, come in and get it examined. We can help you determine if a mole is potentially dangerous and needs removal.

How to Treat Under-Eye Circles

Are under-eye circles making you look tired, even after a full night’s sleep? Dark circles under the eyes can make you look tired and much older. Treatment options are available at Abadir Associates. Call us today and schedule your appointment. Treating under-eye circles can make a big difference in your appearance.

What Causes Under-Eye Circles?

Many people assume that fatigue is the only cause of dark circles under the eye. There are actually many causes (and most patients have multiple contributing factors). Some of the factors that contribute to under-eye circles include:

  • Stress
  • Lack of Sleep
  • Genetics
  • Sun Exposure
  • Allergies/Congestion
  • Eye Rubbing
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Naturally Dark Skin Pigmentation

Shadows caused by puffy eyelids or hollows under the eye (caused by loss of fat or collagen due to aging) may also contribute to the look of dark under-eye shadows. Don’t worry, we have treatment options available for these problems too.

What Are My Treatment Options?

WHow to Treat Under-Eye Circlese offer a variety of treatment options and find that many patients achieve the best results when combining multiple treatments. Talk with us and ask for treatment recommendations.

  • Prescription Creams: We may prescribe a prescription cream to treat dark circles. These creams are typically applied topically once or twice a day.
  • Dermal Fillers: Injectable dermal fillers can fill in hollows to reduce under-eye shadows. We offer a wide range of fillers and will choose the option best suited for your skin. Dr. Dale Abadir and Dr. Michelle Abadir are both highly skilled with using dermal fillers, an important consideration when using these products around the delicate eye area.
  • Lightening of Dark Skin Under the Eyes: Chemical peels, laser treatments, etc. may lighten the dark pigmentation under the eye. Regular sunscreen use can also reduce under eye circles caused by sun exposure.
  • Removal of Excessive Fat Deposits

This procedure is done safely and painlessly in-office with local anesthetic and a mild sedative. Dr. Dale Abadir has had cosmetic surgery training, as well as doing a dermatology residency, and has been performing this type of eyelid surgery for many years.

Do you have dark under-eye circles? Get treatment and discover a refreshed, younger looking you.