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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.

New Year, New You! Why 2017 Is Your Year for Body Contouring


New Year, new you!

Many people strive to live by this mantra. After all, life becomes more beautiful when you live each day trying to be better than you were yesterday. If you want to take over your health and fitness this 2017 – it’s not too late to start! You can definitely benefit from body contouring procedures, in addition to your diet and exercise routines.

Although it’s already February, you can still include body-contouring procedures in your 2017 goals. Here are some of the reasons you should:

  • Boosts your self-esteem

Beauty can undoubtedly increase your self-confidence. When you look good, you’ll also feel good. This can lead to increased confidence, which can translate to success in your personal and professional life.

Additionally, changes in your physical appearance can improve your perspectives in life. You may become more hopeful and optimistic. You may also become more sociable, especially when you meet new people. Body contouring procedures can also help you be more competitive and fearless, especially when you face difficult obstacles. With such positive effects, success in your endeavors won’t be just a dream but a reality as well.

  • Helps reach your goals faster

Body contouring procedures, such as a liposuction, can complement your health and fitness goals. This is particularly true in cases wherein you see little to no improvements in your weight loss efforts. Excess skin or stubborn fat could be the reason you don’t see any improvements in your contours, and a procedure may be just what you need in such instances.

  • Lets you enjoy the results longer

If you schedule body-contouring procedures early in the year, there’s a higher chance that you can enjoy the results longer. Plus, there are procedures that are best performed while the weather is cold, as the low temperatures can make your recovery comfortable.

Procedures to Try

With the benefits explained, perhaps you might want to include these procedures in your 2017 goals. Many of our patients have found that these body-contouring procedures complemented their goals:

  • Liposuction – Removes stubborn fat in your neck and body.
  • Thermage – A non-surgical option that tightens excess skin, eliminates loose skin in the neck, and reduces the signs of aging.
  • Cellulite Treatments – Reduces the appearance of cellulite in the body, so you can have a smooth contour.
  • Hand Rejuvenation – Rejuvenates the hands and makes them appear younger.

If many individuals found success with the help of these procedures, so can you. To learn more about how these treatments can help you achieve your goals, consult with our board-certified doctors at Abadir Associates. Call today to book an appointment.

Hand Rejuvenation with Thermage: Why You Should Do It?

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Admit it. If you could wear gloves all the time to hide your age, you probably would. The hands are usually the first ones to give away our age as they’re most likely to be exposed to the elements that cause the signs of aging to develop quickly, even if you’re still in your early 20s.

The good news is if we can rejuvenate the face through surgery or non-surgical cosmetic procedures, we can certainly do the same with the hands. That’s right. Hand rejuvenation is definitely possible with the use of Thermage.

What Is Thermage and What Does It Do?

At a glance, Thermage is a cosmetic procedure that restores youthful appearance by tightening excess or sagging skin without the need for surgery. Thermage reduces the signs of aging seen on the hands by emitting radiofrequency waves in order to stimulate collagen production.

What Are the Benefits of Thermage?

While there are many other options for hand rejuvenation, you might want to try Thermage first before resorting to surgery. Why? Because there are many benefits Thermage offers that you don’t want to miss out on. Trust us when we say you can enjoy the following with this non-surgical procedure:

  1. No downtime required.

Most cosmetic procedures require some downtime to help your body heal. With Thermage, you don’t need to take time off. This procedure easily fits into a busy schedule, so you can get back to your normal routine without missing a beat. You might feel some slight discomfort after the treatment but not enough to cause setbacks in your daily routine.

  1. You only need one session.

Some treatments require more than one session to get satisfying results. Not with Thermage, though, as you only need one treatment to see results. You may require more than one session for multiple areas, but one treatment is enough to rejuvenate your hands.

  1. You can see results after one day.

What’s unique about Thermage is that results can be seen sooner than later. In some procedures, you have to wait for the bruising or swelling to subside before you can see results. This is not the case with Thermage because you only need to wait for 24 hours to notice some changes.

With Thermage, hand rejuvenation can be effortless, painless and instantaneous. To learn more about this non-surgical anti-aging treatment, and whether or not this is right for you, consult with Dr. Abadir 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.

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.

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.

Thermage: An Important Body Contouring Procedure

When you think of body contouring, you Thermage: An Important Body Contouring Procedureprobably think about liposuction to reshape the thighs or remove that post-baby abdominal bulge. While lipo is a great choice for removing larger amounts of fat, it does nothing to improve the quality of the skin that remains. If you have loose, crepey skin (common with aging) before lipo, you’ll have loose skin after, just less fat. Thermage is a great complement to body contouring (or a stand-alone treatment for patients with loose skin, but without large fat pockets) because it skin so you can really appreciate those contours. It is also a great body contouring option for patients with cellulite because it tightens and smooths, reducing the appearance of cellulite bumps.

What Is Thermage?

Thermage is a one-of-a-kind treatment that tightens up loose skin. It can be used on the face, neck and body, anywhere you’ve got loose skin. It uses radiofrequency to treat aging skin and is completely non-invasive. It is a safe and effective option for improving your appearance from head to toe.

Treatment takes between 45 to ninety minutes, depending on which area we’re treating. Only one treatment is required. You may get some immediate tightening and start seeing results in just a couple of days, with continued improvement for up to six months or even a year as your body produces new collagen. You’ll see fewer wrinkle, tighter, smoother and brighter skin. Best of all, results can last for years.

What’s Recovery Like?

Thermage has . After treatment you may have a bit of redness at the treatment area, but this fades quickly. For some areas, local anesthetic is injected to eliminate discomfort and allow optimum treatment levels. If local anesthetic is used, there may be some post-treatment bruising which resolves within a week, in most cases. The majority of people return to their regular activities immediately. This body contouring option requires no recovery restrictions.

Thermage for Body Contouring

How well does Thermage work for body contouring? Check out the results in their “Before and After” gallery. As you can see, this treatment works well on a variety of areas, including the abdomen, knees, arms, face, neck, and etcetera.

If you’ve got loose, saggy skin, liposuction isn’t your only solution. For many patients with loose skin, Thermage is a better body contouring choice, either on its own or paired with fat removal procedures like liposuction. Thermage can tighten your skin, smooth wrinkles and rejuvenate with just one treatment. Call us today and find out if this treatment is right for you.

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.

Summer’s Almost Over… But Our Specials Are Still Heating Up

Summer’s Almost Over… But Our Specials Are Still Heating Up

This August, both savings and beauty are abundant at Abadir Associates. Come on in and take advantage of these great specials.

Hydrafacial: Enjoy More, Save More

Give your skin the TLC it deserves with a Hydrafacial. This rejuvenating treatment cleanses, purifies, and hydrates the skin for instantly stunning results without surgery or downtime. During the month of August, you can enjoy the anti-aging benefits of this wonderful treatment at a great price. Book a 30-minute treatment and save 10%. Or pamper your skin even more with our hour-long treatment at a 15% savings. With this Hydrafacial special, we reward your skin and your wallet!

Smoother Skin, Less Money

If summer teaches you anything, it’s that shaving is a pain. Learn your lesson and save a bundle with our package deals on laser hair removal. In August, you can get three underarm + three bikini hair removal treatments for just $750. Men can enjoy laser hair removal on the back or chest, three treatments for just $1350.

Tighter Skin and Fuller Wallet with Thermage

Enjoy tighter skin and a fuller wallet with Thermage. This non-surgical treatment can tighten excess or sagging skin, restoring a more youthful appearance. With visible results after just one treatment and no downtime, Thermage is a must-try if you have loose skin. Book now and look amazing at the holiday parties later this year. This August, save 20% on this revolutionary tightening treatment.

Say Goodbye to Sweat and Hello to Savings

If this summer has been a sweaty one, come on in and ask about miraDry, a non-surgical and permanent solution to excess underarm sweating. If you find yourself keeping your elbows stuck to your sides, changing clothing often or choosing tops based on how well they hide sweat, miraDry can be a life-changing treatment. This summer, we’ve got a great deal. You can save 20% and enjoy sweat-free underarms in just two treatments.

We’re also running a 10% off promotion on all our sunscreens and 20% off Obagi and Skinceutical products through August. It’s stock up time! Our men and women in uniform (fire, police, and military) can enjoy 30% off all medical spa services and 15% off of our clinical skin care lines year round.

August means savings at Abadir Associates. Call today and book your special.

What Are My Facial Contouring Options?

Has your face lost it youthful contours? As the body ages, fat deposits can develop in undesirable locations like the jowls, neck, especially under the chin. Also, loss of volume in the cheeks, temples and below the eyes can give a haggard, aged appearance. Restore a more youthful look with facial contouring. What are your options? Find out below.

Liposuction for Facial Contouring

When people think of liposuction, they often think ofWhat Are My Facial Contouring Options? body contouring, but the body isn’t the only area that can benefit from liposuction. It can be a very effective option for facial contouring as well. We use a “mini” or “syringe” liposuction with local anesthesia. Liposuction can permanently remove excess fat from the cheeks, chin and neck to transform your facial appearance. The results can be dramatic and the recovery period is minimal.

We perform facial liposuction here in our offices. After a consultation, a small cannula is inserted into the skin through a tiny incision. We carefully place each incision in an inconspicuous location to reduce the appearance of scarring. These heal in 2-3 days and are virtually invisible. Excess fat is then extracted, using either a syringe or gentle suction pump attached to the cannula. This gives us great control of the fat removal and allows us to sculpt and reshape the area. Both Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir are highly skilled in creating subtle, natural-looking facial contours through liposuction.

Are the Results Permanent?

Liposuction is a permanent fat removal method. The extracted fat cells are permanently gone and will not ever regenerate. If you gain weight after treatment, the fat will distribute throughout your existing fat cells. Since facial liposuction permanently removes fat cells, fat will not be able to return to the treated area should you gain a little weight.

Complementary Procedures

Facial liposuction can transform your face on its own, but is often paired with other procedures for even more dramatic results. Safe injections can be used to fill unattractive hollowing, and Thermage can tighten lax skin with no downtime for an even more youthful appearance. If needed, excess skin can be removed. Talk with Drs. Abadir about which procedures can complement your facial liposuction.

We will be one of the very earliest practices to offer Kybella, the newly approved injection to reduce fat deposits under the chin.

Do you have excess fat in the neck, chin or cheeks? Call us today and ask about facial contouring. Turn back the clock and restore your facial contours.