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The Best Fillers & Injectables for Your Skin Type

Having smooth supple skin is a sign of youth, beauty, and attractiveness. The appearance of our skin is often the first thing that others notice and can be a subconscious indication of our overall health and wellbeing. With the passage time, however, our skin may begin to lose its luster as we develop wrinkles, fine lines and folds; making us feel old and reluctant to be seen by others. 

While there are hundreds of creams and ointments that claim to promote youthful looking skin, often times they fall way short of their promises. But no need to fret! Advancements in cosmetic medicine have led to the development of safe and effective methods to help fight the signs of aging in the form of fillers and injectable treatments.

 

What Fillers and Injectables Can Do For You

Dermal fillers are used to restore skin to its previously plump and hydrated appearance. Fillers do not paralyze the facial muscles to reduce the look of wrinkles, commonly associated with neurotoxins such as Botox, but rather add volume to your skin which can become diminished with age. 

Hyaluronic acid, found in fillers such as Juvéderm, is the key to smooth, hydrated, and flawless looking skin. Hyaluronic acid is actually a naturally occurring substance produced by our skin cells to help maintain moisture; giving your skin that healthy and hydrated look. Our levels of hyaluronic acid, unfortunately, tend to decline with age and with exposure to environmental hazards, such as UV sunlight, leaving skin appearing dull with uneven tone and texture.

 

Are Fillers and Injectables Right For You’re Your Skin Type?

The use of fillers and injectables can help restore the levels of hyaluronic acid found in your skin, helping reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and best of all works wonders for any skin type.  

However, dermal fillers don’t come without its own risks, which is why a personalized consultation will be provided prior to undergoing the procedure. The following are some of the key factors that may affect your candidacy to receiving fillers or injectables. 

  • Allergy to hyaluronic acid and/or lidocaine 
  • History of severe allergies or allergic reactions (e.g. Anaphylaxis)
  • History of scarring or skin pigmentation disorders 
  • Currently taking medications that can prolong bleeding (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen, other blood thinners)
  • History of bleeding disorder

 

Dermal fillers and injection procedures are frequently performed the same day of your consultation and considered minimally invasive; contributing to minimal recovery time. However, it is advised to avoid strenuous activity, sun exposure, consuming alcohol, and wearing makeup for the first 24 hours after undergoing the procedure to ensure optimal results post-treatment.  

 

Choosing the Most Appropriate Dermal Filler or Injectable 

For the most part, whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or some combination in-between, the following fillers and injectables can help return skin to its previously radiant looking appearance. 

Juvéderm: The world’s leading brand of hyaluronic acid facial fillers, Juvéderm’s smooth gel formula blends into skin tissue to give your skin a fuller and more youthful appearance by reducing the signs of aging almost immediately. It can be used in areas of the face most notable for wrinkle development, such as around the nose, mouth, and eyes. Juvéderm Voluma XC, another type of Juvéderm, is specially formulated to restore the volume of your cheeks and chin areas that may appear sunken over time. The effects of Juvéderm typically last between 6 months and 2 years, depending on the type of product used.  

Restylane: Another type of hyaluronic acid injectable, this filler is designed to help restore radiant looking skin by smoothing out wrinkles of the face, such as the cheeks, mouth, nasolabial folds, and around the eyes. It can also be used to add volume to the cheeks, chin, lips, and nose. Restylane is more suited to filling larger areas of the face, such as deep facial wrinkles. Results can typically last up to 6 to 18 months.

Radiesse: A dermal filler that can immediately increase facial volume and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, Radiesse uses calcium-based microspheres to simulate the production of collagen; a naturally occurring protein in the body that promotes skin’s elasticity and strength. Results typically last approximately 9 to 14 months. 

Botox: Perhaps the most popular form of injectable, Botox can safely soften wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, forehead, and other unwanted facial creases we develop as we get older. Botox is a form of purified protein peptide called botulinum toxin type A and works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles where injected leaving a smooth and youthful appearance. Botox effects are typically immediate lasting approximately 3-4 months. 

 

Having the Right Doctors in Your Corner

Choosing the most talented and experienced doctors is very important when considering any type of cosmetic procedure. When finally deciding to take a stand against the effects of aging has on your appearance, look no further than the expertise of Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir

With years of experience in the domain of cosmetic medicine, their combined knowledge and skill have been helping both men and women achieve their aesthetic goals. Schedule a consolation today in the Rye Brook, NY area at 914-937-7593.

Picking an Injectable by Area of Concern

Cosmetic injectables are a popular option for patients who want to achieve facial rejuvenation without surgery or downtime. There are many dermal fillers on the market, including Botox, Juvéderm, Restylane, and more. Read our infographic below to find out which injectables help treat which areas of concern.

If you’re interested in cosmetic injectables, contact us today.

Top Cosmetic Procedures to Prepare for Your Honeymoon

Planning for a wedding can be stressful, but luckily, you’ll have time to unwind on your honeymoon. Take a break from your wedding prep and focus on getting honeymoon ready instead. We want you to look your best as you soak up the sun with your new husband. These procedures will help you get honeymoon ready. Even better, with these treatments, you’ll also look refreshed as you walk down the aisle.

Hydrafacial- Go Makeup Free on Your Tropical Vacation

Makeup and beaches don’t mix. Let your skin go au naturale and gorgeous on your honeymoon. The Hydrafacial will give you your best skin, delivering instant results with no downtime. The Hydrafacial uses a proprietary five-step process to cleanse, peel, extract, hydrate, and protect your skin.
The Hydrafacial is non-invasive and requires no downtime, but you won’t want to come in right before your walk down the aisle. Come in a week or two before your big day to refresh your skin and get honeymoon ready.

miraDry- Because Sweaty Armpits Aren’t Sexy

Are you worried about sweat stains on your wedding dress? If you have excessive perspiration, ask us about miraDry. This unique treatment destroys the sweat glands under the arms, reducing sweating and embarrassment. You’ll feel drier and more confident on your wedding day and on your honeymoon too.
After miraDry, you can expect:
• Dramatic reduction of underarm sweat
• Long lasting results
• No scars or incisions
• Minimal to no downtime
If you want less sweat before your walk down the aisle, come in soon. Two treatments are needed to maximize results.

Injectables- Perfect Your Pucker

What does your dream honeymoon look like? We hope you’re dreaming of sunsets, frosty margaritas, and kisses, lots of kisses. Make sure your lips are ready for the perfect smooch with an injectable treatment. Dermal fillers, like Juvederm, can add volume and enhance the shape of the lips. Don’t worry about looking overdone. Our injectors are highly skilled and are known for their natural looking results.
Injectables are ideal for pre-wedding rejuvenation too. We can restore lost facial volume, fill in lines and wrinkles, and smooth the skin.
Pamper yourself before you say, “I do”. Call today and learn more about these top cosmetic treatments for honeymoon prep.

From Winter to Spring- Top 5 Tips to Transition Your Skincare

Spring is upon us! Just as your wardrobe needs change with each season, so do your skincare needs. These tips will help you transition your skin from to winter to spring for gorgeous skin all year round. If you need personalized advice or if you have any questions, get in touch.

Give Your Skin a Spring Cleaning

If your skin is looking dull and tired after winter, come on in and give your skin a spring cleaning. By removing the dead and damaged outer skin cells we can uncover fresh, new skin for spring. Chemical peels, dermabrasion, and dermaplaning all remove outer layers of skin. We can help you find the right option for your situation.

It’s Never Too Early for Sunscreen

Don’t wait until summer to start using sunscreen. Ideally, sun protection should be a year round habit. Many common signs of aging are actually caused by the sun. Protect your skin and you’ll age slower and look younger, plus you’ll lower your risk for skin cancer. If you haven’t been using sunscreen regularly, get in the habit this spring. We carry a wide range of sun protection products and can recommend a product for your skin type and lifestyle.

Plan Ahead for Summer

Use this spring to get your skin summer ready. As the weather heats up many of us wear less makeup which means that gorgeous, natural skin is a must. Use this spring to treat brown spots, to smooth lines and wrinkles, and to perfect your skin for summer. If you struggle with acne, stop covering it up and clear it up instead. Our acne treatments can help you discover clear skin again. Spring is also a prime
time to start on those laser hair removal treatments for silky smooth legs without shaving this summer.

Moisturize Often

One of the biggest winter skin complaints is dry skin. Now that weather’s heating up, you may be a little less worried about moisturizing, but don’t slack now. Using a moisturizer, even if your skin doesn’t feel dry, helps to protect your skin and keep it from drying out and becoming irritated. For the spring you’ll want a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer that works with your skin type.

Analyze Your Products- Keep What Works and Replace the Rest

How are your skincare products working?Are you happy with your results or do you have a few concerns? Spring is an excellent opportunity to take stock of your skincare and to figure out areas where you need to change. We know that it can be difficult to find products that work well and carry a full range of top quality skincare products. We’ve taken the work out of finding quality skincare products. Let us recommend products and treatments for your areas of concern.
Love your skin this spring with these essential skincare tips. Call today!

 

 

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.

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!

Injectables: What You Need to Know

BotoxSurgery isn’t the only way to rejuvenate. Many of our patients are loving the results they get from injectable treatments. We offer a wide variety of injectables and can treat everything from wrinkles to facial volume loss and even double chins. What’s your favorite injectable cosmetic treatment? If you don’t yet have a favorite of your own, come see us and fix up your trouble spots. You’re going to love injectables!

Neuromodulators: Botox and Dysport

Fade crow’s feet and frown lines with Botox. A powerful neuromodulator, this injectable temporarily halts muscle activity that causes certain types of wrinkles. Results appear just a few days after treatment and last 3-4 months. We also offer Dysport, a similar injectable treatment.

Our patients love Botox and Dysport for their ease. The treatment itself takes about 15 minutes, start to finish, and you can resume your regular activities immediately. Come in for treatment during your lunch and still have time to grab a bite to eat on your way back to work. No downtime!

Dermal Fillers: Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, etc.

Fill in wrinkles and smooth out your skin with dermal fillers. These injectable fillers can sculpt, shape, and contour with effective results. Dermal fillers can also fill in lines and wrinkles and augment the lips. We even use them for hand rejuvenation. Results are often instant and can last as long as two years, depending on the fillers used.

We offer a wide range of fillers, including several hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin. It is very biocompatible and doesn’t require pre-treatment testing. During your initial visit we’ll examine your skin and make recommendations on the best filler options for you. Fillers can be used on their own, combined with other fillers, paired with Botox/Dysport, and even used in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments.

Fat Dissolvers- Kybella

For the dreaded double chin, we offer an exciting injectable option, Kybella. This injectable contains deoxycholic acid, a substance that aids the body in the breakdown of dietary fat. When injected under the chin it destroys fat cells, providing lasting improvement in the appearance of your profile.

Kybella is completely non-surgical. Downtime is minimal, if any. Most patients need a couple of treatments to achieve their best results.

Love your look with injectables. Call our offices to learn about the best options for you.

May Specials… Savings on Injectables, Facials and More

Summer is coming… are you ready? This May we’ve got some pre-summer specials to help you look gorgeous this summer. We’re offering some of our favorite treatments at fabulous prices so don’t wait! Call and book your appointment today.

Rejuvenation Savings

This May, we’ve got a great deal on our Tri-Elements Rejuvenation package. This treatment hydrates, evens skin tone, and exfoliates dead skin cells for gorgeously radiant and rejuvenated skin. The triple treatment package includes our Hydra-Facial, our Photo-Facial, and a light acid peel all at one low price. You’ll save more than $210 on the regular prices of these treatments by booking them together this month.

If your skin is looking and feeling tired, the Tri-Elements Rejuvenation package can wake your skin back up. You’ll see near-instant results with little to no downtime. Gorgeous skin awaits!

May Specials… Savings on Injectables, Facials, and MoreSpring Clean Your Skin

If your skin needs a deep clean, ask us about our Spring Cleaning Facial. You’ll enjoy a deep cleanse, extractions, exfoliation, and a repair mask for the low price of $149. This facial is perfect for men and women that want to give their skin a little TLC before summer. You deep clean your house once a year, why not your skin?

Save on Injectables

Turn back the clock with an injectable treatment this month. During the month of May you can save on Juvederm and Voluma. Save 10% off on one syringe and 20% off on a second. We’ve also got Botox savings this month. Save 17% on Botox injections. Which injectable is right for you?

  • Botox– Perfect for freezing away wrinkles around the eyes, Botox works by halting nerve impulses to the muscles that cause facial wrinkling. This treatment is great for crow’s feet, lines between the brow, and forehead lines.
  • Juvederm– Plump up your lips and fill in wrinkles with Juvederm. This injectable treatment lasts for 6 months or more per treatment and is perfect for smoothing, lifting, and contouring problem areas.
  • Voluma– If you have mid-facial volume loss, come try Voluma, It is injected deep into the cheeks for lasting lift. Patients can experience results for up to 2 years with a single treatment.

Look Great and Save More with Friends

Looking great is always more fun if you do it with a friend. This month refer a friend and save 10%. Who doesn’t love a fun day out with the girls?

Product of the Month

If you love the Skinceuticals line of skin care products, you’ll love our monthly product special this month. Purchase the Skinceuticals C E Ferulic  and the Resveratol B E together and save 15% on both products.

Summer’s coming and our May specials at Abadir Associates will help you get ready. Call us today at 914-937-7593 and book your appointment.