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Give the Gift of Better Skin this Holiday Season! Buy a Skin Treatment for Your Favorite Person

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Gift giving season is coming. Have you thought of a gift for your favorite? How about giving them the gift of beautiful skin? This may sound unusual, but it can be the perfect gift this holiday season, partly due to the cool weather, which is ideal for several aesthetic skin treatments.

Here are some skin treatment gifts you can give to that special person based on his or her needs:

For Anti-Aging

Fine lines, deep creases and wrinkles can make makeup application a chore. They can also affect a person’s self-esteem. Regardless of the recipient’s reason for wanting to beat the signs of aging, chemical peels can be a great help. In fact, these kinds of treatments are considered an all-in-one because they can exfoliate dead skin cells, inhibit dead cell buildup, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, correct uneven skin tone, and treat sun-damaged skin. Wow, that’s a lot of power packed into one procedure!

For Acne Scars

Acne scars can be the bane to a person’s life, leading to frustrations and low self-confidence. If your favorite person is suffering from acne scars, dermabrasion can drastically downsize them. Dermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that removes the skin’s top layers to improve skin texture. Dermabrasion can also remove rosacea and tattoo scars, wrinkles, age spots and even skin lesions. With the various treatments it offers, dermabrasion is definitely perfect as a holiday gift.

For Skin Imperfections

Brown spots, broken capillaries in the face, rosacea, facial veins, sun spots – all these can be removed effectively and safely with photo facials. Not only do they reduce the visibility of many skin imperfections, photo facials can also improve the complexion, making it appear youthful and glowing.

For Sagging Skin

Loss of volume and elasticity can cause the skin to sag and make wrinkles more visible to the naked eye. Laser resurfacing can do wonders to the skin. Not only will it tighten the skin, it can also rejuvenate dull-looking skin. So if you’re wondering what to give to your special someone, laser resurfacing will be a welcome treat.

For Dull Skin

Looking for a skin treatment that can deliver instant results without the need for downtime for your favorite person? Hydrafacial is one that should be on your radar. It’s an all-in-one skincare treatment that can detoxify, rejuvenate and protect the skin. So it’s definitely perfect as a special holiday present.

This holiday season, make your gift extra special by giving your favorite person the gift of beautiful skin. If you have any questions about our line of skincare treatments, contact Abadir Associates 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.

Back to School and Back to Skin – Time to Repair Your Summer Skin

bak-to-skinWhen we think “summer skin,” we’re probably thinking about sun-kissed, bronzed, glowing skin. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Excessive sun damage that accumulated from sun exposure can lead to dry, flaky skin, sagging cheeks, sun spots, advance signs of aging, and even worse—sun burns and hyperpigmentation. If you’re headed back to school you might not be debuting a healthy glow, but rather, overly damaged skin. Want to get fresher, younger skin before heading back to class? Try these tips and treatments to get your skin back on track.

Say Hi to Pretty, with Permanent Makeup

Maybe you’re heading back to school and are dreading having to wake up so early in the morning to put on makeup. Maybe it’s physically very difficult for you to have to “put on your face” every single day. It’s possible that you might have developed darkening scars or skin discoloration from your time in excessive sunlight.

There a lot of reasons why you might want permanent makeup, but one thing’s for sure: it’s unbelievably convenient. Permanent makeup is basically a way to implant pigment on the outer layers of your skin, afterwards, you’ll get long-lasting eyeliner, brows, eyelash extensions, lip liner and lip color that won’t smudge off or wash away with water. Actress Bella Thorne recently got her eyebrows done with permanent makeup– and she loves it!

Say Goodbye to Scarring

Did you know that excessive sun exposure and sun burns can darken your scars, making them even more noticeable? It’s actually why a lot of plastic surgeons and dermatologists recommend reducing any kind of sun exposure after facial rejuvenation treatments or while a person is recovering from a facelift. Facial scarring is actually pretty common in a lot of people, and they usually exist as acne scars, trauma, burn marks, surgical scars, or chicken pox. For a lot of people, facial scarring can cause a lot of embarrassment and feelings of self-consciousness.

Want to get rid scarring or just reverse the effects of sun damage on scars? Try one of (or maybe even a combination of) these scar camouflaging treatments like excisional surgery, grafting, soft tissue augmentation, subcision, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and dermabrasion.

Dark Eye Circles

Dark eye circles—most people see them as remnants of sleepless nights stressing over tests, papers and assignments. Actually, healthy, relaxed people who’ve gotten lots of summer sleep can get dark eye circles for other reasons: allergies, genetically dark skin pigmentation, and yes, sun exposure. Although it’s not fair, dark eye circles will automatically make you look cranky and tired. Not exactly evidence of a fun, carefree summer. To help with dark eye circles, try a dermal filler like Restylane or Juvederm to create volume in thinning, sagging skin that create shadows underneath the eyes.

Summer usually means being out and about, but fall means going back to school and having to look your best all the time. Contact Abadir Associates now, for a consultation on the perfect skin treatment for you to try before fall.

Get a Fresh Face for Your Fall Wedding with these Skincare Procedures

skin-rejuvenationSo you’re getting married, and you want every small detail of your wedding picture perfect: the dress, the venue, hair and makeup. On your big day, you want to be the beautiful, glowing bride, and with the right skin rejuvenation techniques you can be. You need something fast and effective, but gentle enough that it doesn’t take up too much of your time; lucky for you, Abadir Associates has everything you need for a pre-wedding skincare treatment and rejuvenation session.

Hydrafacial

The Hydrafacial is more than a procedure; it’s a ritual. Using non-invasive techniques, HydraFacial combines exfoliation, acid peels, suction to remove debris, and multiple anti-aging serums to rejuvenate the skin. Hydrafacial does everything from reducing fine lines, wrinkles, redness, pore size, hyperpigmentation, to healing oily and acne-ridden skin. The best part? It only takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Thermage

Thermage is another non-invasive procedure, but this time it uses radiofrequency waves to tighten the skin. The radiofrequency waves activates collagen production in the skin to make the skin firmer and more youthful. If you want to rejuvenate more than just your face, Thermage also works great for your hands, body and neck. Thermage can tighten looser skin on the body after weight loss and also reduce jowls and sagging neck skin.

Dermaplaning

Do you have really sensitive skin? Do you also want to get rid of some unsightly peach fuzz before the wedding pictures? Try dermaplaning, an exfoliation technique that gently scrapes the skin to make skin smoother, reduce redness, and hyperpigmentation. It also has the added bonus of helping you absorb skin care products faster. Because the treatment is so gentle, there’s no downtime, and it only takes a few minutes!

Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are acids that are applied to the face to exfoliate dead skin, imperfections, and dirt and oil. You can really customize your treatment: you can pair the chemical peel with dermaplaning and different kinds of facials. If your appointment is close to your wedding day, you can opt for a milder peel for a shorter recovery time.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing has been used for decades for skin rejuvenation—it works by removing the most superficial layer of skin to reveal fresher, younger looking skin underneath. Laser skin resurfacing also helps with dull skin, spider veins, acne scars, stretch marks and sagging skin—all with almost no downtime.

At Abadir Associates, you’ll work with some of the most renowned dermatologists in the world. On your big day, you need someone you can really trust, so contact Abadir Associates now to get a consultation on facial rejuvenation procedures before your big day.

Cosmetic Day at Abadir Associates

You are cordially invited to Cosmetic Day at Abadir Associates! On Thursday, September 29, 2016 we will be rolling out the red carpet for you and your girlfriends. Come join us as our in-house aesthetician offers her expert advise on all things skin related, while you enjoy hor d’oeuvres and refreshments! You will also enjoy a 10% discount on all aesthetic peels and products, plus 20% off injectables – Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Sculptra, and Dysport.

We will be offering these amazing discounts all day, from 9:00AM to 5:30PM, but only the first 50 patients get goodie bags! We have limited space, and spots are filling fast, so be sure to call us to RSVP today: 914-937-7593

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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.

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.

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.