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What is SkinVive?

SkinVive, a new product from Allergan Aesthetics, is the first and only hyaluronic acid microdroplet injectable for improving cheek skin smoothness. It contains hyaluronic acid (HA), which assists the skin in retaining its natural moisture levels. This boost in your skin’s internal hydration results in an improvement in the skin smoothness of the cheeks and a youthful glow.

Why Choose UnionDerm for SkinVive?

UnionDerm is one of the first practices in NYC to offer this new microdroplet treatment. SkinVive is precisely injected into multiple areas of the cheek and UnionDerm board-certified dermatologists are all highly trained in this method of injecting.  UnionDerm physicians have been at the forefront of Botox and dermal fillers for the past decade and are now leaders in the treatment of SkinVive.

Who is a Candidate for SkinVive?

Healthy adults 21 years and older who wish to improve the skin smoothness of their cheeks can benefit from SkinVive. However, individuals who are pregnant or nursing should wait to undergo this treatment. To determine candidacy, please contact our practice today to schedule a consultation.

What Can I Expect from a SkinVive Treatment?

SkinVive is injected beneath the skin at various very small injection points. To begin your SkinVive treatment, your skin will be cleansed. Your dermatologist will then skillfully inject SkinVive into the predetermined areas. Treatment is quick and easy.

There is no downtime required following SkinVive treatments. Mild redness, swelling, bruising, or tenderness may temporarily occur following treatment. It is advised that patients minimize strenuous exercise, alcoholic beverages, and exposure to extensive heat within the first 24 hours for optimal results. Results can last up to six months with optimal treatment.

What Areas Does SkinVive Treat?

  • Cheeks


Schedule a Consultation

If you would like to learn more about SkinVive for improved skin smoothness, please contact our office today. A consultation appointment with one of our skilled providers is your first step toward treatment.


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What is Daxxify?: 

Daxxify is an FDA-approved, peptide-powered neurotoxin used to treat and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.  It has been clinically-proven to last longer than other toxins with an average duration of six months—up to nine months in some patients.

What can I expect with Daxxify?:

The placement and dosage of cosmetic injectables are both an art and a science. Our physicians are internationally-acclaimed experts in the use and application of botulinum toxins including Daxxify. Like other neurotoxins, Daxxify is injected into the skin or muscles using tiny needles. Treatments are safe, quick and typically without any downtime.

With injectable treatments like Daxxify, you are relying not only on the physician’s intimate knowledge of the physiology of the skin and underlying muscle structure, but also on his or her aesthetic sense and ability to deliver an appropriate and natural result. Results from Daxxify treatments are typically seen quickly, within 1-3 days for most patients.

What areas does Daxxify treat?:

Frown Lines
Crow’s Feet


What is Ellacor?

Ellacor is an FDA-cleared, first-of-its-kind device that significantly tightens and smooths moderate to severe wrinkles and sagging skin on the cheeks, jaw, and jowls through innovative micro-coring technology. This cutting-edge technology removes micro-portions of lax, excess skin, improving the appearance of common signs of aging for tighter, more youthful skin.

Why Choose UnionDerm for Ellacor?

As a premier cosmetic dermatology group and skin rejuvenation center, UnionDerm was one of the very first practices in NYC (and across the country) to offer Ellacor.

Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Chopra completed his cosmetic fellowship under Dr. Rox Anderson, inventor of the Ellacor device, at Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital. Training with Dr. Anderson, Dr. Chopra was one of the first physicians in the world to use the Ellacor device and has already performed over 100 procedures. Along with Dr. Chapas, he continues to work with Cytrellis, the parent company of Ellacor, optimizing future generations of the device.

Who is a Candidate for Ellacor?

Healthy individuals with moderate to severe wrinkles and loose skin on the mid to lower face can often benefit from Ellacor treatments. It is also a great option for those who would like to rejuvenate their facial appearance without surgery, with fewer associated risks and less recovery time. To learn if Ellacor is right for you, please contact our office to schedule a consultation appointment.

What Can I Expect from Ellacor Treatments?

Ellacor uses hollow needles to remove micro-cores of skin, resulting in an improved appearance of moderate and severe wrinkles in the mid and lower face with minimal risk of scarring. The device moves the tiny hollow needles across the treatment area, removing micro-cores of skin as it goes. Patients can expect significantly smoother skin weeks after treatment.
Ellacor requires minimal downtime for the skin to begin the healing process – typically a week or less. Optimal results can be seen just weeks to months after your initial treatment.

What Areas can Ellacor treat?

Ellacor can address a number of different body areas, including:

  • Mid and lower face (cheeks, jaw, and jowls)
  • Lower face/ submental region
  • Abdomen
  • Inner arms


Frequently Asked Questions about Ellacor

How does Ellacor Work?

Ellacor works by using hollow needles to remove cores of skin. After the skin is removed, it sets off the body’s natural healing abilities to close the cores, stimulating collagen production and giving you smoother and tighter skin.

What areas can Ellacor treat?

Ellacor can tighten and smooth the skin on the lower face, the chin and neck area, the abdomen, and the inner arms.

How many Ellacor treatments will I need?

How many treatments you’ll need will depend on the results you’re looking for, but we typically recommend 2-3 treatment sessions.

How long is Ellacor treatment?

Ellacor treatment typically takes 30-45 minutes.

Is Ellacor treatment painful?

Since a numbing agent is applied before treatment, you are unlikely to feel any pain at all.


Schedule a Consultation

If you are considering Ellacor for a rejuvenated appearance, please contact UnionDerm today. Your first step will be to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified, nationally recognized dermatologists.


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What is AviClear?

Acne affects nearly all people at some point in their lives, can be difficult to treat, and can leave permanent scarring and psychological effects. Topical prescriptions and oral pills can be difficult to maintain and can have unwanted side effects.  AviClear is the first FDA-cleared energy device designed to specifically treat mild, moderate, and severe inflamed and cystic acne lesions at the source- the oil gland. The treatment emits wavelengths of laser light that target the sebaceous (oil) glands to reduce sebum production. By decreasing your skin’s sebum production, you’re less likely to experience acne following treatment. This treatment is safe for all skin types and ages and can be used to treat acne on the face and the body.

Why Choose UnionDerm for AviClear Treatments?

UnionDerm was one of the first practices in New York City to offer AviClear when it launched in 2022.  All our UnionDerm board-certified dermatologists are highly trained in the treatment of acne and are thrilled to offer AviClear to treat this very common skin condition.  Additionally, Dr. Ugonabo has extensively pursued research involving the mental health of acne patients; and Dr. Chapas has spoken as an AviClear expert at the annual conference for the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).

What Can I Expect with AviClear?

The AviClear device contains a cooling tip that helps make the treatment more comfortable for patients. It typically doesn’t require anesthetic, and it’s generally well tolerated. The skin will first be cleansed and then the laser will be applied directly to the acne-affected areas. A slight warming sensation may be felt.

Most patients require three treatments spaced one month apart, with treatments usually lasting about 30 minutes. The treatment has minimal downtime and aftercare consists of diligent sunscreen application. You may experience some skin purging a week or two weeks after treatment.

What Areas Does AviClear Treat?

  • Face
  • Chest
  • Back

Schedule a Consultation

If you are tired of living with mild to severe acne and are seeking a solution, AviClear may be able to help. Contact UnionDerm today to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our board-certified dermatologists to get started.



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What is DermaV?: 

DermaV is a laser treatment that utilizes two wavelengths to target brown and red skin discoloration simultaneously. The device delivers laser energy that’s converted into heat in your blood vessels. That heat contracts your blood vessels, fading their appearance. It’s effective for reducing vascular skin concerns like redness, rosacea, flushing, and spider veins. DermaV also fades age spots, birthmarks, and freckles. The laser has controlled heating to target those spots without damaging the top layers of your skin.

What can I expect with DermaV?: 

Each treatment can range from 10 to 20 minutes, depending on what you’re targeting. The pain level varies patient-to-patient and also depends on the treatment area. You might feel a little discomfort during a treatment—like a rubber band softly snapping against your skin, but the cooling element helps reduce any pain. Some patients will see results after one treatment and others may require multiple sessions.

What areas does DermaV treat?: 

Neck + Chest


DermaSweep Treatment
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What is DermaSweep?: 

DermaSweep is a next-level micro-resurfacing treatment that uses a gentle bristle tip to exfoliate the top layer of skin and target a multitude of skin concerns, including acne, hyperpigmentation, and signs of aging. According to data collected from clinical trials, DermaSweep is safe for sensitive or reactive skin and delivers noticeable results in as little as a single treatment. 

DermaSweep improves skin texture and increases radiance by stimulating the renewal of collagen production and encouraging lymphatic drainage. The combination treatment doesn’t just exfoliate, but also allows physicians to infuse the skin with useful nutrients like hyaluronic acid or vitamin C to fit patients’ unique needs. There are many infusion formulas available, including the “Red Carpet” infusion, which evens tone and boosts the skin’s overall glow.

What can I expect with DermaSweep?:

DermaSweep is a painless, 30-minute treatment without downtime. It can be done in a three-part series, though results are often visible after a single visit. Unlike traditional microdermabrasion, DermaSweep does not use crystals, therefore eliminating the irritation or inflammation that comes with embedded debris. The treatment allows the physician to adjust the aggression of the suction-like exfoliating bristle to fit the patient’s level of sensitivity. 

DermaSweep is approved for use on the face, including the eye area, as well as the neck and décolletage, both of which are often subject to sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and signs of age. The treatment is also approved for use on the hands and arms—DermaSweep can diminish the appearance of Keratosis pilaris in this area in particular. Consult with your physician when deciding which areas to try DermaSweep.

The physician may also suggest infusing the device with nutrients based on the patient’s needs—these nutrients include hyaluronic acid, vitamin c, humectants, and more. 

Afterward, the patient may experience mild tightness or tingling, as with any exfoliation, but the skin will likely feel smoother and feel more refreshed.

What areas does DermaSweep treat?:

Neck + Chest
Hands + Arms


What is Morpheus8?: 

Morephus8 is a minimally invasive, deep fractional skin treatment that combines microneedling with radio frequency. This combination stimulates collagen production by penetrating deeply into and heating layers of dermis, triggering collagen production for tighter, smoother skin on both the face and body. The device’s modular tips allow the treatment to target areas large and small with minimal risk of hyperpigmentation. The device targets the deflation of soft tissue, including the jowls, as well as fine lines, cellulite, stretch marks, and acne scars. 

What can I expect with Morpheus8?:

Typically, Morpheus8 results in little discomfort and downtime. During the treatment, the applicator passes over the skin of the affected area and penetrates the subdermal tissue, targeting areas of laxity or soft tissue. The device coagulates fat and contracts connective tissue to tighten and correct lines, marks, and wrinkles on the treated area.

What areas does Morpheus8 treat?:

Full Body


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What is Clear + Brilliant®?

The Clear + Brilliant® laser is FDA-approved and optimized for preventing and addressing early signs of aging including skin texture, firmness, elasticity, and pore-size appearance. It has been one of our favorite energy devices as it provides less invasive and affordable treatments with minimal downtime that can be preventative as well as restorative. Several patients notice improved skin appearance and a “glow” almost immediately, and it is a great introductory laser for patients who do not need more intensive treatments or want to avoid downtime.

This treatment works by creating micro-thermal zones in the skin, stimulating new collagen production for overall skin rejuvenation. Clear + Brilliant is a great option to address skin concerns such as early signs of aging, uneven skin tone and texture, sun damage, large pores, and more.

The Permea treatment combines the Clear and Brilliant laser with a topical antioxidant treatment. The special Permea handpiece is optimized for brighter, more even skin tone and enhanced skin permeability.

Why Choose UnionDerm for Clear + Brilliant® Treatments?

All of our physicians have been using Clear + Brilliant since their cosmetic fellowships and trainings, and are long-time experts in the use of the device. We are currently participating in two clinical trials that are examining the safety and effectiveness of Clear + Brilliant to treat the neck and chest area and another that’s looking at the Permea portion of the Clear + Brilliant System to treat melasma. We are pioneers in combining Clear + Brilliant with other treatments such as photodynamic therapy. Our combination treatment on the chest was shown to improve the skin appearance on the chest more than photodynamic therapy alone.

What Can I Expect with Clear + Brilliant®?

This non-invasive and gentle treatment is ideal for individuals of all skin types. A topical numbing cream may be applied to ensure your comfort. Our medical professional will then gently guide the Clear + Brilliant® handpiece across the target area and actively treat your skin, creating microscopic treatment zones, for approximately 15-20 minutes. Patients may experience a well-tolerated heating sensation.

Following reatment, minor redness and swelling may occur, which usually resolves within an hour. It is important that patients follow the instructions provided to them by our team following their laser energy treatment to ensure optimal results. This may involve avoiding sun damage due to sun exposure with the use of sunscreen and protective clothing. Makeup can be applied following treatment to cover redness if desired.

Most patients can begin to notice a visible improvement in their skin within a few days of treatment and greater improvement with a series of treatments. Results will continue to improve over the next couple of months as collagen continues to generate, resulting in a healthy glow and younger-looking skin.

What Areas Does Clear + Brilliant® Treat?

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Hands


Schedule a Consultation

Please contact UnionDerm today to learn more about Clear + Brilliant treatments and how they can help you achieve a radiant glow, or to schedule a consultation appointment. We will be happy to assist you in your journey toward gorgeous skin!


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What is Accufit?

Accufit is a revolutionary, non-invasive sculpting treatment that tones the abdomen, arms, thighs, and buttocks muscles to deliver impressive, athletic results. This device was specifically engineered to directly activate the muscles. It works by channeling controlled energy through the target muscle to prompt a range of responses depending on the chosen treatment mode.

Why Choose UnionDerm for Accufit Treatments?

UnionDerm was the very first practice to offer Accufit in New York City in early 2022. We also participated in a clinical trial with Accufit to assess the device’s ability for strength-building and muscle enhancement on the upper extremities by targeting biceps and triceps. Our findings were presented at conferences for both The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery; as well as published in The Journal of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine

What Can I Expect with Accufit?

Accufit delivers electro-muscular stimulation to the treated area through attachable electrodes. It builds muscle by causing muscle contractions—the same way exercise does. Unlike competitive devices, Accufit uses waveforms to simulate an actual workout. You’ll go through a series of twists, holds, grips, and taps. The relaxing treatments are about 30 minutes each and do not cause any discomfort! Our Board-Certified Dermatologists recommend an initial series of 4 treatments within 2-4 weeks. Optimal results appear in 8-12 weeks (more average muscle mass gain than any competitive device). We also offer an exclusive membership program for those interested in long-term benefits!

What Areas Does Accufit Treat?

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Gluteus

Schedule a Consultation

If you are considering Accufit or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact UnionDerm today. We will be happy to schedule your appointment with one of our skilled physicians to discuss your customized treatment options.