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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.

What Can Sculptra Aesthetic Do for Me?

What Can Sculptra Aesthetic Do for Me?

Fight facial aging at the source. Sculptra Aesthetic is a unique facial injectable that targets the underlying causes of facial aging. If you want to turn back the clock on your look, call us at Abadir Associates and ask about Sculptra Aesthetic.

What Is Sculptra Aesthetic?

Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable filler made from poly-L-lactic acid (a synthetic sugar material that has been safely used for decades in resorbable stitches and as a filler in many countries since 1999). It is biodegradable and biocompatible.

Sculptra works differently than other dermal fillers. It reinforces the skin’s structure by encouraging replacement of lost collagen deep within the dermis. This establishes a better foundation, which can gradually restore the look of fullness to the face. Because Scuptra Aesthetic corrects the cause of wrinkles, it can last much longer than fillers that just fill in wrinkles. With proper treatment, results can last more than two years. The results are very natural-looking.

The treatment is administered in a series of two to four treatment sessions. Generally, these sessions are spaced one to two months apart (we’ll create an individualized treatment plan with you).

Where In the Face Is Sculptra Aesthetic Used?

Sculptra Aesthetic is a great treatment for generalized facial aging. It can be used to lift hollows in the temples and cheeks, which improves the correction of the nasolabial folds (also called smile lines), lines around the mouth (marionette lines) and jowls. We have a unique treatment that we’ve created that uses Sculptra and Thermage as part of a treatment regimen for sagging necks.

What Should I Expect During My Sculptra Aesthetic Treatment?

Sculptra Aesthetic is administered by injections into the skin. The number and placement of the injections will vary depending on your treatment needs. After treatment, you can return to your regular activities immediately. Many patients have a bit of swelling. As this fades, your lines and hollows will temporarily return until the collagen levels build to smooth the area. You’ll start to see results in a few weeks.

This treatment requires no downtime. The most common side effects are redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising, bleeding, itching or pain at the injection site, etc.

Complementary Procedures

Both Drs. Michelle and Dale Abadir are highly experienced with using Sculptra Aesthetic to treat facial aging. We also take a unique approach to this treatment by pairing it with Thermage to treat aging faces and necks. This revolutionary technique can drastically improve the appearance of sagging faces and necks without surgery.

Is Sculptra Aesthetic Right for Me?

If you have facial lines and wrinkles or a sagging neck, come see us and ask about Sculptra Aesthetic. This treatment can turn back the clock for a younger-looking you.