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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.

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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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.

Westchester Dermatologist Offers New Neck Lift Surgery Alternative

RYE BROOK, NY, May 22, 2013 /PressRelease/ —Abadir Associates, a Westchester County cosmetic dermatology clinic that specializes in combining treatments for optimal results, is offering a new technique designed to smooth and thicken thin skin on the neck.  The practice has successfully treated multiple patients over the past year and seen dramatic results.

“Basically, [this approach] is for women who want to do everything but a neck lift,” says Westchester dermatologist Dr. Michelle Abadir of Abadir Associates.  “It allows you to add another method to thicken up the neck skin, which can be difficult.”  Normal aging may cause the skin of the neck to become thinner, bumpy, and nodular as well as to lose elasticity – thus allowing it to take on a “crepe-y” appearance.  By addressing these issues with one treatment program, she can offer patients a stronger result without needing to resort to surgical techniques.

The treatment program involves combining the dermal filler Sculptra with wrinkle-releaser Botox and skin-tightening treatment Thermage to combine the benefits of all three.  Additionally, Dr. Abadir is the only dermatologist who offers diluted Sculptra treatments for a significantly more natural result.  By diluting the injectable down to one-quarter its usual strength (and gradually increasing the concentration every few months as the treatment progresses), Dr. Abadir is able to combine Sculptra perfectly with Botox and Thermage.

The program can be customized to suit each patient, and many may choose to combine Sculptra with only Botox or only Thermage.  Dr. Abadir reports that her favorite treatment plan involves all three in a sequence designed to improve skin quality (this is an approximation of the schedule, individual needs may vary):

  • Week 1: Botox
  • Week 3: Sculptra
  • Week6: Thermage
  • Week 9: Sculptra
  • Week 15: Sculptra

Patients following this plan see thicker neck skin with less wrinkling and no nodules.  They also report high levels of satisfaction with their treatment and their results.

Thermage Before After

Dr. Abadir offers additional advice to her patients seeking to keep their skin healthy and maintain their treatment results.  “Anything you do – no matter what you do – a good skincare regimen should always include a retinoid, a c-serum, a growth peptide, and a zinc-based sunscreen.”

About Abadir Associates
A leading cosmetic dermatology clinic in Westchester, New York, Abadir Associates provides a wide range of dermatological solutions – including injectables, skin tightening treatments, and innovative new approaches.  For more information, visit them online at https://www.drabadir.com/.

Westchester Dermatologists Explain Common Cosmetic Procedures

Corrective skin care treatments can help patients overcome cosmetic challenges and feel more comfortable in their skin. However, knowing which procedure is right for a specific skin care challenge can be confusing. In fact, two patients with the same condition may not necessarily be given the same treatment. This is due to the fact that producing positive results in cosmetic dermatology requires taking an individualized approach.

To help patients better understand available skin care treatments, Westchester dermatologists from Abadir Associates have put together answers to some commonly asked skin care questions:

What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?

Botox and Dysport are different brands of botulinium toxin type A, which are very similar, though not the exact same. Cosmetic dermatologists use them to treat wrinkles, including frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines and even vertical neck bands. Both injection treatments are non-invasive and help relax the muscles. Even a small amount of either can help improve lip lines, lift the corners of the mouth, and smooth the chin. A major difference, is that some patients see results more quickly with Dysport than with Botox. Which treatment you ultimately choose will depend on your consultation with your cosmetic dermatologist.

What are filling injections used for?

Filling injections, such as Restylane, Juvederm, Sculptra and Radiesse, do exactly what their name implies: they “fill.” They are often used to fill smile lines, undereye circles, lines at the sides of the chin, and hollows – and they can even be combined with Botox or Dysport treatments for patients with extra deep frown lines. Most fillers last from 6 months to more than a year. However, some patients also have the option for permanent filling injections. To find out whether you are a candidate for this type of treatment, talk to one of Abadir Associates’ qualified Westchester dermatologists.

What is Thermage?

Thermage is a treatment that is used to tighten skin without surgery. It has become increasingly popular over the past years due to vast improvements in the technology. Thermage does not fill wrinkles or relax muscles, but it does help patients see more successful results with Botox and filling injections, as both treatments work much better when the skin is tighter and firmer. Thermage can be used anywhere on the body, including the face and neck, eyelids, hands, thighs , knees, arms, buttocks and abdomen. All tighten significantly with Thermage, and with minimal downtime. Additionally, the treatment can be used in conjunction with “mini liposuction” of jowls and under chin fat.

What are lasers used for in cosmetic skin care?

There are many types of lasers. Some are specific for removing prominent blood vessels, tattoos and dark pigment. Meanwhile, others are used for reducing unwanted hair and removing skin discolorations, fine lines and scarring. At Abadir Associates, we have a variety of lasers for different problems. If you think you could benefit from this technology, ask us and we’ll guide you through it.

Is there a treatment for removing sun or age spots?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a safe and effective treatment that is used to treat sun spots, age spots, and other skin care issues like Rosacea. It can reduce or eliminate the need for make up by making the skin a more even tone, and it can even contribute to a more youthful, creamy complexion. Ask us about IPL and whether it can help your current skin care problem.

Why Thermage?

A common complaint of people in their late forties and early fifties is that their neck starts to sag and wrinkle. In some cases, a collar of red and brown pigments may even develop in the skin.

Although there are a myriad of options for facial rejuvenation procedures, the options for neck skin tightening are few and far between.

Our Approach

At Abadir Associates, our highly experienced cosmetic dermatologists offer an integrative treatment to reverse the signs aging on the neck. We combine Thermage to tighten and tone the skin, Palomar Lux 1540 to diminish the brown and red collar around the neck, and Sculptra to correct wrinkles and folds in the neck by replacing lost collagen. This unique fusion of procedures allows our team to deliver the best results for neck rejuvenation.

The procedure is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment to tighten excess or sagging skin in the neck area and restore a youthful appearance. Results are visible after only one treatment and there is almost no downtime or recovery period after the procedure. Thermage leaves no visible scars and results can last for several years.

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How can Thermage Help?

Thermage is not only an excellent way to treat loose skin on the face – such as jowls or sagging neck skin, but also lack of definition around the lips, tired eyes and eyelids, and excess skin on the body after weight loss. Abadir Associates have the tools needed to reverse such changes to the body with a little filler diluted appropriately placed here or there.

The procedure usually takes around an hour, and only one treatment is necessary to see results. There are no special preparations or pre-procedure tests as with surgical procedures.