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What is Dysport and How does it Compare to Botox?

Botox is among the most popular cosmetic treatments available. Highly regarded for its abilities to freeze fine lines and wrinkles in their tracks, this injectable has developed incredible name recognition in just a few short decades. However, this treatment isn’t the only one available for patients looking to look younger. Since its FDA approval in 2009, Dysport has quickly become a popular alternative to Botox for patients, giving the name brand a run for its money.

Dysport vs. Botox – Is there a Difference?

Fundamentally, Dysport and Botox are more similar than different. Both injectables are derived from botulinum toxin type A, a bacteria by-product that has been successfully used as a medical solution to temporomandibular joint disorder and overactive sweat glands. When used for cosmetic purposes, the toxin helps put the aging process on pause by temporarily paralyzing underlying muscles of the face and preventing them from contracting and from creating additional lines or creases.

When it comes to results, Dysport tends to offer noticeable results within a day of treatment, making it slightly faster than its counterpart. Similarly, the effects of Dysport can remain noticeable up to six months following treatment, a jump from the three to four months Botox patients usually have between visits.

The most significant differences between the two are the formula concentration and their structural make up, factors which lead to different patient experiences in achieving the same results. Botox molecules are structurally larger than Dysport, making them ideal for precise application in specific parts of the face. In contrast, Dysport molecules are smaller, allowing the injectables to disperse over a greater area after it has been administered. For patients looking to correct wrinkles affecting larger areas such as the forehead or crow’s feet, this dispersion makes it possible to achieve ideal results with less injections.

The Ideal Dysport Candidate

Given the vast similarities between the two options, any patient who is a candidate for Dysport injections is eligible for Botox. Whether you’re looking to take a preventive approach to aging or are trying to slow the development of wrinkles, Dysport is an excellent, non-surgical solution to removing creases and wrinkles. Likewise, the fast treatment sessions and minimal recovery time have made Dysport a popular option for patients who do not have the time to wait for surgical enhancements.

How Do I Choose? Schedule Your Consultation

Ultimately, choosing the right cosmetic solution for your needs starts with identifying your goals and visiting an experienced doctor. At Abadir Associates, Drs. Michelle and Dale Abadir are experienced in both Dysport and Botox injections. Their in-depth knowledge of how the two solutions compare and their best applications ensures that when you visit for your pre-treatment consultation, our Westchester County doctors can help you better understand which solution best suits your needs.

Ready to get started? Call 914-937-7593 to schedule your consultation with our team! We look forward to helping you achieve your ideal appearance through care tailored to your needs.

 

Let Freedom Ring! Free Yourself from Wrinkles

You deserve to look and feel your absolute best! At Abadir Associates, that’s our main goal: to help enhance the beauty that you already have.

Unfortunately, no one is “safe” from the aging process. Sure, getting older beats the alternative, but there’s no rule or law that states our faces have to reveal the year in which we were born. Right now, life is all about making choices . . . so why not make the choice to free yourself from wrinkles?

If you’ve landed on this page, then you’re well aware of what wrinkles are – those pesky creases and folds in the skin that seem to randomly appear when we’re least expecting them. From sun exposure and smoking, to animated facial expressions and unfair genetics, wrinkles form from a variety of reasons.

But now it’s time to take back your skin!

When it comes to fighting wrinkles, a range of treatment options are available, depending on your specific wants and needs. If you make the decision to schedule a consultation with Dr. Abadir, the two of you will work closely together to build a treatment plan for your unique skin. After all, no two people are the exact same, meaning no two treatments plans will be identical, either.

While many believe the only way to effectively treat wrinkles is with the use of fillers or Botox (which do work), topical creams are still an option for those who want something a little less invasive. It’s necessary to pick a cream that contains antioxidants, retinol, and/or coenzyme Q10. Even with these ingredients, though, note that results from these products are not permanent solutions.

For those who are searching for something a little more long-lasting, injection treatments may be a more appropriate option. Botox and Dysport treatments commonly last for 3 to 4 months, in which the muscles below the wrinkled skin are prevented from contracting.

Further, fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are available to “refill” the skin, while chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, and even face lifts have proven to be successful for hundreds of different patients.

Beauty is subjective. What makes you feel beautiful? Contact Abadir Associates today to schedule a consultation. Wrinkles may be inevitable, but fighting them is always a possibility!

 

Freshen Up with Botox: Spring’s Favorite Cosmetic Treatment

Spring back from wrinkles and aging skin with Botox. This popular cosmetic treatment can smooth lines and wrinkles around the eyes, between the brows, on the forehead, and around the mouth. The treatment is quick and easy with noticeable results. Refresh your look this spring with Botox. Contact us today to schedule your treatment.

Botox- The Most Popular Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Treatment in the U.S.

Botox is the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatment in the U.S., year after year. Last year more than 7 million botulinum toxin treatments were performed, a record breaking number. Why is Botox so popular? There are many reasons to love Botox, but here are a few of our favorites.
• Quick and Easy- Treatment takes less than 30 minutes and is performed in office with no need for anesthesia.
• No Downtime- Come in for treatment and head right back to life.
• Results in a Few Days- Most patients start see results within a week, often in about three days.
• Long Lasting- Botox treatments last 3-4 months per treatment.
• Alternative to Surgery- If you want to delay or avoid plastic surgery, try Botox. It is an excellent, non-invasive option that provides stunning results.
• Natural Looking Results- Both Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir are experienced Botox injectors, known for their natural looking results.
• Versatile- Botox is versatile and can be used to smooth lines in the forehead, or around the eyes, nose, and mouth. Botox can also relax neck banding, treat some types of headaches, reduce excessive sweating, and alleviate eyelid spasms, among other things.

What Should I Expect from a Botox Treatment?

Are you a Botox newbie? Many are nervous before their first treatment; knowing what to expect can help to alleviate your fears.
• Performed in Our Offices- Botox is performed in our offices, no need for an operating room.
• No Anesthesia Needed- Botox injections use a small needle that is well tolerated by most patients. There is no need for anesthesia.
• Several Carefully Placed Injections- During treatment you’ll receive a series of carefully placed injections. We use a very small amount of Botox to ensure that you’ll natural, not frozen or overdone.
• In and Out- Botox treatments take just a few minutes and you can return to your regular activities immediately. Everyone has time for Botox.
Freshen up your look in minutes with Botox. Call us today to schedule your treatment.

Treat Yourself This Mother’s Day with Botox

You love your children, but surely raising them hasn’t been all smiles and roses. If your little ones, or big ones, have given you a few wrinkles, you deserve a Botox treatment this Mother’s Day. Treat yourself to younger looking skin, fewer wrinkles, and rejuvenation. We want you to look your best on your special day and Botox now means plenty of time to enjoy your results by Mother’s Day. Call and schedule your treatment today.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox is a neuromodulator made from a purified form of botulinum toxin. Don’t worry though, this treatment is very safe and has been FDA approved for cosmetic treatments since 2002. In our practice Botox is a favorite treatment and has an exceptional safety record. The botulinum toxin relaxes the muscles that cause certain types of wrinkles. As the muscles relax, the skin smooths and the wrinkles fade. We use very small amounts of Botox, allowing us to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles without compromising your ability to make normal expressions. Both Dr. Michelle and Dr. Dale Abadir are expert injectors with extensive Botox experience.

Am I Ready for Botox?

What’s the right age to start Botox treatments? We have Botox patients that are relatively young and others that are getting older. If you’re starting to see crow’s feet, lines between the brows, and forehead creases, you may be ready to start Botox. Come see us and we’ll help you determine if you’re a good candidate.

Will I See My Botox Results by Mother’s Day?

Look radiant and beautiful this Mother’s Day with Botox. Come in for treatment now and you’ll see your full results by Mother’s Day. Generally, it takes 3-7 days for your results to appear after treatment. These results last for 3-4 months, depending on the areas treated and your body’s response to Botox.

What’s Recovery Like After Botox?

Life is busy, but never too busy for Botox. Your Botox treatment itself takes just a few minutes. After treatment, you can resume your regular activities immediately. Recovery symptoms are usually minimal and downtime is not needed. Typically, the only recovery from Botox is related to the needle going into the skin. You may have some bruising or redness, but these symptoms can be minimized by avoiding blood-thinning medications like aspirin or ibuprofen around the time of treatment.
Give yourself the gift you really want this Mother’s Day by treating yourself to Botox. Your kids gave you those wrinkles, you deserve to fade them away. Call and schedule your treatment at Abadir Associates today.

Turn Back Time with These Anti-Aging Procedures!

Now that we’ve “sprung forward” one hour, we want to help you turn back time. Come on in to Abadir Associates for one of these anti-aging procedures. Call today and schedule your treatments.

Injectables- 15 Minutes for a Younger Looking You

Looking younger doesn’t have to take a lot of time. If you have 15-20 minutes, you have time to rejuvenate with injectables. Many injectable treatments require no downtime.
● Botox/Dysport- Smooth away wrinkles caused by muscle movement including crow’s feet, lines between the brows, and forehead creases. Botox and Dysport relax the muscles that cause these wrinkles, allowing them to smooth and fade away. Results last 3-4 months with a single treatment.
● Dermal Fillers- Dermal fillers are a versatile rejuvenation option. We can use them to restore youthful facial volume, to smooth lines and wrinkles, and even to augment the lips. We offer a wide range of fillers, allowing us to customize your treatment to your specific needs and problem areas. Results can last for several months to years, depending on the filler used.

S-Lift- Dramatic Facial Rejuvenation That Lasts

Take years off of your look with an S-Lift, or mini-facelift. This procedure rejuvenates the lower face and neck by repositioning the deep facial tissues. An S-Lift is a popular choice because it allows for very natural looking results with a shorter recovery period and shorter scars than a traditional facelift. Patients find that this procedure is like a reset for their appearance. You’ll continue to age, but you’ll always look younger than you would have without the surgery.

Laser Resurfacing- Discover Your Best Skin

Youthful skin is still possible, but you may need a little help to achieve it. Laser skin resurfacing removes the outermost layer of skin and allowing new skin to grow. We use a non-ablative laser system that removes only the superficial, external layers of skin, leaving the dermis undamaged. This allows for a more comfortable treatment experience with almost no downtime. Laser resurfacing can fade brown spots, smooth lines and wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, and brighten dull skin.
You don’t have to turn back the clock to discover better skin. With our anti-aging treatments you can defy time and look younger, no matter your age. Call us today and schedule your treatments.

Botox Before Wrinkles? The Benefits of Getting Botox Before Wrinkles Become a Problem

It’s common knowledge that Botox treatments are popular for individuals over 40. What most people don’t know is that the anti-aging injectables aren’t exclusive to men and women in their 40s, 50s, or 60s.

Individuals in their middle 20s or early 30s who notice fine lines, crows’ feet, laugh lines, or wrinkles on their faces can benefit from Botox.  If this is you, and this treatment has crossed your mind, here are a few benefits you can enjoy from this injectable before wrinkles become a problem.

  1. Delays the permanent development of wrinkles

While there is no way to stop the natural aging process, you can delay the appearance of aging from your face. Botox injection can help as it can inhibit facial muscle contractions. When muscles cannot contract, wrinkles cannot form and become permanent fixtures in the face. With the treatment, not only will you be able to curb fine lines from further development, you’ll also be able to prevent the formation of new wrinkles.

  1. Treats the signs of aging easily than 10 years later

If doctors find it easy to treat an illness in its early stage, cosmetic doctors also find it easy to treat the signs of aging when they are still in the development stage. If you want your face to have fewer wrinkles by the time you hit late 40s or 50s, you might want to take preventative steps as early as now. Wrinkles and other fine lines are easier to treat when they are still in their initial development than when they are at an advanced stage.

External elements, such as free radicals and sun exposure, can speed up the aging process. Before you know it, the signs of aging are already visible in your face and can be difficult to treat. Therefore, you can use Botox as a preventative treatment if constant exposure to such elements is a threat to your skin.

  1. Saves on treatment cost

Excessively developed wrinkles can cost $2,000 or more per year. If you decide to treat facial lines and creases before they become a problem, you can save $1,000 or more per year. If you want to save on anti-aging treatments, the decision to have Botox injections early on can help you save in the end.             

Botox is safe for use even for young adults, and only when administered by a board-certified plastic surgeon. To learn more about Botox treatments, consult a licensed practitioner. Call Abadir Associates today.

Get the Perfect Cupid’s Bow with Lip Injections

Kissable, full lips are a must for Valentine’s Day. If you’re not naturally blessed with the perfect Cupid’s bow, come on into Abadir Associates. We offer a variety of treatments to enhance, augment, and shape the lips. Pucker up!

What Is a Cupid’s Bow? Do I Want One?

Cupid is famous for shooting arrows with his bow and causing his victims to fall in love. A Cupid’s bow on the face refers to the upper lip. The double curves of the philtral columns give the lip a bow-like appearance. Ideally a Cupid’s bow will have natural looking volume, good symmetry, and definition. We’ll help you achieve your ideal lip by using our deep knowledge of facial anatomy and the latest aesthetic techniques to enhance your natural beauty.

What Are My Options for Perfecting My Lips?

If your lips fall a bit short of perfection, we can help. We offer a variety of options for perfecting your lips. Schedule a consultation to discuss your options and to receive personalized treatment advice. Injections are one of our most popular lip treatments. Unlike a synthetic implant, injections require no surgery and no downtime. Results are very natural looking.

  • Botox and Dysport- Smooth fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth with Botox or Dysport. These injectable solutions work by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. This allows the skin to smooth out from underneath and the wrinkles to fade away. You’ll need just one treatment to start enjoying the results which last about four months per treatment. When injected by a skilled injector like Dr. Abadir, results are very natural looking. Botox and Dysport are non-invasive, affordable, and require no downtime.
  • Lip Fillers– Add volume to the lips without the need for a synthetic implant. Injectable fillers offer fast and natural looking results. Best of all, they require no downtime and have very few side effects. Fillers are also less painful and invasive than surgery. We carry a wide range of fillers allowing us to customize your treatment including Juvederm  and Restylane.

How Long After Treatment Will I See Results?

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but you still have time to perfect your lips before the big day. Many women notice immediate change after a filler treatment. Botox and Dysport show results in just 1-2 days. You may have a bit of swelling or redness right after treatment, but this typically resolves quickly. Since these injectable treatment require no downtime, you can come in on your lunch and head right back to work after treatment.

We can’t guarantee that Cupid’s arrow will strike you this Valentine’s Day, but we do know that with the right injectables you will fall in love with your lips. Call and book your treatments today!

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!

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

Botox-Not Just for Wrinkles

abadir-botoxBotox. There are good reasons why it’s considered the gold standard in skin rejuvenation treatments. It works quickly, the procedure is incredibly simple, and the results are simply stunning; after a 30-minute procedure, Botox can reduce wrinkles and expression lines for up to 2-4 months! What’s even more amazing is that Botox isn’t just for beauty—in fact, Botox can improve someone’s life by providing relief for debilitating migraines. That’s right, in 2010, Botox was FDA-approved to help prevent chronic migraines, giving hope to migraine sufferers everywhere.

What Else Can Botox Treat?

USA Today called Botox “The little neurotoxin that could” because of its unbelievably wide range of treatments: Botox has been used to treat muscle spasms, muscle stiffness, excessive sweating, overactive bladder or loss of bladder control, and abnormal head positions. Nowadays, the most prominent medical treatment for Botox is for migraines.

What’s a migraine?

If it’s frequent enough, a migraine can be a debilitating condition; it’s an incredibly intense, painful headache that happens with nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. Chronic migraines are migraines that occur in at least 15 days of the month and last for more than 4 hours.

How Long Has Botox Been Used to Treat Migraines?

Like most of the greatest innovations in human history, Botox as a migraine treatment was discovered entirely by accident. It seems that many Botox consumers who also suffered migraines noticed their migraines were significantly reduced after receiving Botox. Soon enough, multiple studies were conducted that actually showed that a good majority of people suffering from migraines experienced some sort of relief after a treatment regimen of Botox. On average, patients suffered 9 less migraines a month compared to before the Botox treatment.

How Does Botox Treat Migraines?

It’s funny—but the exact mechanism for how Botox treats migraines isn’t entirely known. There are however, a few hypotheses floating around. Botox is a neuromodulator, meaning it affects how our nerve endings send signals to our muscles. More specifically, it stops those signals, leading those muscles to relax and unable to contract. This mechanism relaxes the muscles that causes wrinkles and lines in the face, thus creating a smoother, more relaxed expression. It’s been said that Botox might stop the signals that register pain in our nervous system, or relaxes stiff or tense muscles in the head that might lead to migraines.

What’s a Botox Treatment Like?

Botox for migraines is somewhat similar to Botox for rejuvenation: it’s usually a series of injections that are applied in 2-3 sets spaced out over 12 week intervals. The injections are painless and applied all over the body: your temples, forehead, neck, bridge of the nose, back of the head, upper shoulders and back.

If you’re ready to find out about the many life-changing benefits of Botox, contact Abadir Associates now to schedule a consultation.