Category Archives: Lip Fillers



Can Lip Fillers Heal Dry Winter Lips?

Facing chapped or cracked lips? You’re not alone. Dry winter weather can be harsh on skin and especially harsh on delicate lips. But before you reach for another tube of lip balm, consider a more permanent solution – lip fillers.

Dry Winter Weather and Your Lips

Lack of moisture in the air and steady heater use are often the guilty culprits behind why lips and skin are so prone to drying out during the cold months. In contrast to balmy, humid summer days, cold winter weather has little to no moisture in the air. Combined with the drying effect of having a building heater on around the clock, skin can quickly lose moisture unless otherwise supplemented. While some remember to update their skincare regimen to account for this drying effect, lip care is somewhat overlooked.

Beyond these environmental factors, behavior and diet can also factor into lip health and appearance. During the winter months, salty, delicious comfort foods, as well as numerous social engagements, can easily derail a healthy diet. In addition, not drinking enough water can impact your skin’s health and may exacerbate the weather’s drying effects.

Dermal fillers – the newest treatment for chapped lips

Often used to add volume to fine lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers have long been considered among the best treatments for stalling the effects of aging. In the case of treating dried out lips, hyaluronic-based fillers include a key ingredient that not only adds volume but helps cells retain moisture for longer periods of time.

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found primarily in skin cells throughout the body. This important substance is responsible for helping cells retain moisture, keeping skin looking smooth and radiant. As we age, however, the aging process combined with exposure to environmental stressors can damage cells at a rate that outpaces hyaluronic production. This further contributes to the aging process and accelerates the development of fine lines and wrinkles across the face. As a result, hyaluronic acid fillers are applied to help restore volume as well as help cells retain water around the injection site.

Using these dermal fillers to heal dry winter lips follows a similar concept. By injecting the injectables into the lips, patients are directly applying much needed hyaluronic acid to an, especially vulnerable area. This gives skin cells a much-needed boost in the ability to retain moisture despite the cold, winter weather outdoors and drying heat inside.

Another important advantage that comes with using dermal fillers for chapped lips is treatment longevity. Most dermal fillers provide results that last anywhere from three to six months, seeing patients through the harshest winter months without needed a touch-up. As the filler material gradually dissolves, patients don’t need to about a drastic change in their appearance once winter is over. In fact, some individuals find the winter months to be an excellent time to try out dermal fillers and continue to receive touch-ups year-round.

Finally, dermal fillers have the added bonus of quick treatment time and no recovery. For busy individuals who don’t have the time to remember to reapply intensive lip balm or invest in a multi-step treatment, dermal fillers are the perfect treatment option. Usually, patients are able to come in for a 30-minute treatment and can get back to their schedule without having to think about retreatment until the spring.

Get Started at Abadir Associates

Don’t spend this winter dealing with unpleasantly chapped or cracked skin. At Abadir Associates, our cosmetic dermatologists can help you find the perfect dermal filler that fits your needs. Call 914-937-7593 today to schedule your consultation!

 

 

4 Fantastic Facial Treatments

Abadir Associates created this infographic on four fantastic facial treatments including Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Lip Enhancement, Eyelid Surgery, and Hydrafacial. Whether you’re looking to soften facial wrinkles, plump your lips, lift sagging eyelids, or improve your skin, Abadir Associates has a procedure for everyone. For more information on any of the procedures below, contact Abadir Associates.

Botox + Dysport + Xeomin

Botox Cosmetic is a quick, versatile, injectable solution that soften lines and wrinkles around the face and neck. Botox is made of a purified protein filler that temporarily relaxes muscles. Botox is an excellent alternative to serious surgical treatments. Botox has a 95% RealSelf.com Worth It rating.

Lip Enhancement

Lip enhancement can be achieved by using cosmetic injectables such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Volbella. There is an immediate reduction of wrinkles and increase in volume. The results are natural and can last up to one year. Lip enhancement has a 94% RealSelf.com Worth It rating.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty can correct sagging eyelids, remove fatty pouches beneath the eyes and remove excess skin from the upper eyelids. Blepharoplasty can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures. Blepharoplasty has a 93% RealSelf.com Worth It rating.

Hydrafacial

Hydrafacial is a resurfacing procedure that provides many skincare benefits. It uses Vortex-Fusion, a process that combines cleansing with exfoliation, extractions, and hydration and drives antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid moisturizers into the skin.

Fantastic Facial Treatments

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.