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The Abadir Approach to Thermage

Anti-aging treatments come in many different forms. One form of remedy that provided successful results consistently is Thermage.

What is Thermage?

This is an FDA-approved non-surgical solution to fight the signs of aging, eliminate sagging skin in the jowls and neck, remove excess skin after excessive weight loss, and diminish cellulite. It uses radiofrequency energy to tighten the skin, and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines in the skin. Additionally, the heat released from the energy aids the collagen production in the skin, which, in turn, makes the target areas appear younger.

Thermage is a popularly requested procedure at Abadir Associates because it requires no downtime, does not leave scars, and does not need multiple treatments to see results. However, that is not the only reason people come to our New-York-based practice for the treatment. Unlike the other dermatology clinics in the area, Abadir Associates uses a different approach for Thermage treatment.

The Abadir Approach

It’s always been our practice to provide beautiful, stunning results for all our patients, so we offer an integrative treatment to fight the signs of aging in the neck. Instead of just one form of Thermage treatment, we combine three methods into one session to ensure our patients are fully satisfied with the output.

When you book an appointment with us, we will use Thermage to tighten loose, sagging skin and to correct its tone. We will then use the Palomar Lux 1540 to reduce the visibility of brown and red collars around your neck. Lastly, we will use Sculptra injectable filler to treat wrinkles and folds around the neck, and to replace lost collagen due to the natural aging process. As each person is unique, Dr. Abadir injects a diluted form of Sculptra to give you a natural outcome.

The result of this unique fusion of methods is a fully rejuvenated neck. The youthful appearance can last for a few years or longer, depending on how well you take care of your skin.

The Procedure

The process of one Thermage treatment may vary from one patient to another. As each individual has unique needs, it’s best to consult with Dr. Abadir to know which approach is best for you. There may be cases wherein your doctor may divide the treatments into several weeks to allow the filler and the laser therapy to work their magic.

Regardless of the recommended program, one treatment session typically takes about an hour and you can see immediate results after.

If you’re unhappy with fine lines and wrinkles in your face, Thermage may be right for you. Find out if you’re a good candidate by consulting with Dr. Abadir. Contact Abadir Associates to book an appointment.

New Year, New You! Why 2017 Is Your Year for Body Contouring


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Many people strive to live by this mantra. After all, life becomes more beautiful when you live each day trying to be better than you were yesterday. If you want to take over your health and fitness this 2017 – it’s not too late to start! You can definitely benefit from body contouring procedures, in addition to your diet and exercise routines.

Although it’s already February, you can still include body-contouring procedures in your 2017 goals. Here are some of the reasons you should:

  • Boosts your self-esteem

Beauty can undoubtedly increase your self-confidence. When you look good, you’ll also feel good. This can lead to increased confidence, which can translate to success in your personal and professional life.

Additionally, changes in your physical appearance can improve your perspectives in life. You may become more hopeful and optimistic. You may also become more sociable, especially when you meet new people. Body contouring procedures can also help you be more competitive and fearless, especially when you face difficult obstacles. With such positive effects, success in your endeavors won’t be just a dream but a reality as well.

  • Helps reach your goals faster

Body contouring procedures, such as a liposuction, can complement your health and fitness goals. This is particularly true in cases wherein you see little to no improvements in your weight loss efforts. Excess skin or stubborn fat could be the reason you don’t see any improvements in your contours, and a procedure may be just what you need in such instances.

  • Lets you enjoy the results longer

If you schedule body-contouring procedures early in the year, there’s a higher chance that you can enjoy the results longer. Plus, there are procedures that are best performed while the weather is cold, as the low temperatures can make your recovery comfortable.

Procedures to Try

With the benefits explained, perhaps you might want to include these procedures in your 2017 goals. Many of our patients have found that these body-contouring procedures complemented their goals:

  • Liposuction – Removes stubborn fat in your neck and body.
  • Thermage – A non-surgical option that tightens excess skin, eliminates loose skin in the neck, and reduces the signs of aging.
  • Cellulite Treatments – Reduces the appearance of cellulite in the body, so you can have a smooth contour.
  • Hand Rejuvenation – Rejuvenates the hands and makes them appear younger.

If many individuals found success with the help of these procedures, so can you. To learn more about how these treatments can help you achieve your goals, consult with our board-certified doctors at Abadir Associates. Call today to book an appointment.

Hand Rejuvenation with Thermage: Why You Should Do It?

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Admit it. If you could wear gloves all the time to hide your age, you probably would. The hands are usually the first ones to give away our age as they’re most likely to be exposed to the elements that cause the signs of aging to develop quickly, even if you’re still in your early 20s.

The good news is if we can rejuvenate the face through surgery or non-surgical cosmetic procedures, we can certainly do the same with the hands. That’s right. Hand rejuvenation is definitely possible with the use of Thermage.

What Is Thermage and What Does It Do?

At a glance, Thermage is a cosmetic procedure that restores youthful appearance by tightening excess or sagging skin without the need for surgery. Thermage reduces the signs of aging seen on the hands by emitting radiofrequency waves in order to stimulate collagen production.

What Are the Benefits of Thermage?

While there are many other options for hand rejuvenation, you might want to try Thermage first before resorting to surgery. Why? Because there are many benefits Thermage offers that you don’t want to miss out on. Trust us when we say you can enjoy the following with this non-surgical procedure:

  1. No downtime required.

Most cosmetic procedures require some downtime to help your body heal. With Thermage, you don’t need to take time off. This procedure easily fits into a busy schedule, so you can get back to your normal routine without missing a beat. You might feel some slight discomfort after the treatment but not enough to cause setbacks in your daily routine.

  1. You only need one session.

Some treatments require more than one session to get satisfying results. Not with Thermage, though, as you only need one treatment to see results. You may require more than one session for multiple areas, but one treatment is enough to rejuvenate your hands.

  1. You can see results after one day.

What’s unique about Thermage is that results can be seen sooner than later. In some procedures, you have to wait for the bruising or swelling to subside before you can see results. This is not the case with Thermage because you only need to wait for 24 hours to notice some changes.

With Thermage, hand rejuvenation can be effortless, painless and instantaneous. To learn more about this non-surgical anti-aging treatment, and whether or not this is right for you, consult with Dr. Abadir today.

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.

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.

Get Rid of that Double Chin and Get Back in Your Photos

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Do you dread taking a selfie? Does the thought of yet another family photo make you want to run and hide? Do you find yourself posting photos of friends and family on social media, but never yourself? If you hate your photos due to an unsightly double chin, call and schedule an appointment today. We can help you get that sleek profile you’ve always wanted. Bring on the selfies!

What Are My Treatment Options for a Double Chin?

Do you have a double chin? Treatment options are available. Come in and talk with us for recommendations on the best course of treatment for your situation. Here are a few of your options:

  • Liposuction- Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from a problem area, like under the chin. This treatment isn’t for weight loss but, rather, for treating localized fat pockets. It is an excellent option for stubborn fat under the chin. It also removes jowls, or fat over the jawline and upper neck. During liposuction, small incisions are made in inconspicuous areas. A cannula is then inserted and suction is used to remove excess fat. This is a surgical procedure and does require some downtime but, once you’re healed, you should enjoy impressive and lasting results. You can still gain weight, but it will be focused in other areas—no longer under the chin.
  • Thermage- Liposuction is an excellent option for removing fat, but it doesn’t tighten up loose skin. We like to combine liposuction treatments with Thermage for fat removal + skin tightening. This can dramatically improve the appearance of a double chin—much more so than a liposuction treatment on its own. Thermage and liposuction work together for synergistic results. A non-surgical option, Thermage works by stimulating collagen production. Results are immediately visible and continue to improve with time.
  • Kybella- We are also pleased to offer a non-surgical, injectable treatment for fat removal under the chin. Newly FDA approved, Kybella destroys fat cells using deoxycholic acid, a natural substance that breaks down dietary fat. Kybella can improve the appearance of a double chin with minimal downtime and no surgery.

No More Double Chin. Call Today!

If you have a double chin, send it packing. These powerful treatments for excess fat under the chin and loose, sagging skin can transform your appearance and make your double chin disappear. If you hate your photos, do something about it. We want to help you love the way you look. Call us today!

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?

Sagging Neck? Try this Unique Approach

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Does your neck reveal your age? Age might be only a number, but that doesn’t mean you want your secret getting out. Tighten up your sagging neck and rediscover a younger looking you. At Abadir Associates, we employ a unique approach for treating sagging neck skin. By combining treatments, we can improve the appearance of the entire front of the neck. No turkey necks here!

Thermage + Mini Liposuction = A Whole New Neck

When it comes to sagging neck skin, we find that giving the problem a one-two punch is often the best solution. We like to combine mini-liposuction of the jowls and under the chin fat with Thermage. The liposuction removes excess fat and eliminates a double chin, while the Thermage tightens up the skin in the area. This combination treatment targets the entire front of the neck from under the chin on down for complete rejuvenation.

What Is Thermage?

Thermage is a revolutionary skin tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production deep within the skin. A fantastic non-surgical option, it leaves no visible scarring and can be used on the face or body. Results are instant and continue to improve as collagen contracts over several months.

I’m Nervous About Surgery. Tell Me More About Mini-Liposuction.

If you’re nervous about the prospect of surgery (liposuction is a surgical procedure), know that mini-liposuction is well tolerated and not very invasive. The liposuction is only performed in a few specific areas, and most patients find the recovery is quite minimal. General anesthesia isn’t needed. We perform the lipo under local anesthesia in our offices, and you should be able to return home shortly after treatment. While there are some non-surgical options for eliminating fat under the chin, we find that liposuction gives us more control to ensure stunning, natural looking results. In addition, fat-melting injections can only be used under the chin (not for the jowls), as they can possibly damage nerves there, resulting in a crooked smile.

Is the Treatment Painful?

By combining mini-liposuction with Thermage, we can treat the aging neck during a single, in-office appointment. As the neck area is very sensitive, we work hard to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. We use local anesthetic for the liposuction and we use nerve blocks and anesthetic to ensure the entire front of the neck can be comfortably treated with Thermage. By using the appropriate pain management tools, we can treat the area more deeply and thoroughly to ensure maximum skin tightening,

Transform your neck with the powerful combination of Thermage and mini-liposuction. Call today and learn more about this unique treatment approach.

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 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.