Our Team at StudioMD - formerly LaserTouch Aesthetics
MEET OUR
TEAM

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Jaime Farlese
Certified Esthetician

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Caitlin Powell
Operations Assistant

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Kara Righter
Certified Esthetician


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Christina Micheli
Operations Manager

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Jacqueline Garrity
Operations Assistant

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Gena Wachendorfer
Operations Assistant


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Ali Vafa, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Oficer & Physician

Ali Vafa MD, MPH is the chief medical officer at StudioMD (formerly named LaserTouch Aesthetics) and founder of vafaMD. He has had years of extensive training in Medical Aesthetics and has performed a large number of cosmetic procedures in the past 15 years. He is a physician as well as an accomplished painter and sculptor who has had his work exhibited in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Vancouver, among other cities. His background in art combined with his extensive training and experience in medical aesthetics makes him the ideal practitioner of cosmetic medicine.

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Dr. Khan, MD
Physician

Dr. Khan specializes in the use of Smartlipo and has performed more than 4000 procedures in the past 12 years. Dr Khan is one of the first adopters of the Smartlipo technology and has trained 7 other medical doctors to perform the procedure. Dr. Khan has performed 40000+ Lipo suction procedures, and has trained 7 physicians in this technique and keeps continuing to train other Doctors. Dr. Khan has been performing cosmetic medicine since 2006 and is certified to perform Botox and Juvederm injections.


Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT MAKES StudioMD (formerly LaserTouch Aesthetics) SPECIAL?
Quality: We offer the best quality service, equipment and brands such as Candela®, Cutera, BOTOX®, Juvederm® and Radiesse®.

Effectiveness: The lasers we use are FDA approved and have been evaluated as the most effective in peer-reviewed medical journals. These sophisticated lasers target the root of the hair so specifically that they not only eliminate very dark and coarse hair, but are also the most effective lasers for the removal of fine hair and even hair with a light brown root.

Evaluations and Customization: Your health and satisfaction are our primary concerns. Our laser practioners perform test spots and assess hair and skin types for treatment eligibility. We thoroughly review every client's skin type and hair color to determine customized treatment settings before and during the treatment.

Safety: We use patented cooling devices for cooling the skin surface during treatments. That means more comfortable treatments and eliminates the need for topical anesthetics.

Truthfullness: No false promises. We explain what works and what doesn't. A pressure free environment where our first priority is educating you about your skin, our services, and the best options to achieve your goals.

Confidentiality: Our laser providers and professional staff understand the intimate nature of laser hair removal and are accustomed to addressing our clients' most private concerns. You can rest assured that anything discussed or treatments performed at StudioMD will remain discreet and confidential.

Affordability: Our lasers perform treatments at high speed while offering complete coverage, therefore enabling us to charge less per treatment. We never insist on paying for packages up front; our clients pay per treatment. We are confident that our lasers' great results will bring our clients back for completion and follow-up treatments.
WHAT ARE DR. VAFA's CREDENTIALS?
Dr. Vafa specializes in Botox Cosmetics, Sculptra, Dysport, Xeomin, Dermal Fillers (such as Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Perlane, Boletero and Radiesse), Kybella, Cosmetic Laser Procedures, Hair Restoration and Transplant, Radio-Wave Surgery, Smartlipo and the treatment of acne and facial aesthetics. He is a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and regularly attends lectures and training seminars in the field of Aesthetic Medicine. He is committed to being a leader in Aesthetic Medicine by providing his patients with the newest advances combined with the highest quality medical care. Dr. Vafa has performed several thousand aesthetics procedures yearly, making him one of a handful of physicians in New York who has been awarded a Diamond Level Provider designation from Allergan (a level designated to select number of physicians providing over 100,000 units of Botox Cosmetic treatments and/or over 2000 filler procedures per year). He was awarded the Chairman Level Provider designation which is the highest level provider for Galderma, the makers of Sculptra, Dysport and Restylane and also a Black Level Premier Injector designation by Merz Aesthetics.

Dr. Vafa is regarded as one of the top injectors of Sculptra aesthetics in the US and know in the industry for his use of advanced injection techniques with fillers and toxins. His work is ofted referred to as “the downtown look” by his patients- referring to a natural look that does not appear overdone yet yields amazing results.* He is also known for his “downtown lift” procedure which uses a combination of Sculptra, Botox Cosmetic and in some cases Fillers to give a natural/undetectable lift and global facial rejuvenation. He has often been asked to lecture and teach these techniques to other physicians in his field. Dr. Vafa is committed to being a leader in aesthetic medicine by providing his patients the newest advances combined with the highest quality medical care in New York City. Dr. Vafa is a leading provider of:

Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDAdvanced Botox / Dysport / Xeomin
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDAdvanced Dermal Fillers
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDAdvanced Sculptra Aesthetics
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDLaser Skin Resurfacing
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDKybella (lipodissolve)
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDLaser Liposuction with SMARTLIPO
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDLaser Vein Treatment
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDLaser Pigment Removal
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDLaser Skin Rejuvenation
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDPhotodynamic Therapy with Levulan
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDLaser Hair Removal
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDLaser Skin Tightening
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDLaser Cellulite Treatment and Body Contouring
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDFractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDAdvanced Dermatology Procedures
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDRadiosurgery
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDSclerotherapy
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDChemical Peeling
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDMesotherapy and Lipodissolve
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDAutologous Fat Transfer
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDCarboxytherapy
Dr. Ali Vafa MD, MPH VafaMDThe SELPHYL System for facial contouring
WHAT IS StudioMD AND ITS HISTORY?
StudioMD, originally named LaserTouch Aesthetics, was founded in 2008 to provide laser cosmetic procedures and injectables in Soho, New York City. In the past 12 years, the brand has expanded to 5 locations in and around New York City. LaserTouch rebranded its name to StudioMD in 2020 to better reflect the variety of anti-aging and wellness serves for which the brand has become popular. The company serves New York City via two clinics, at 150 Spring St. in Soho Manhattan (click for photos of our location) and 57 West 57th Street, Suite 809 in Midtown. StudioMD also provides full spectrum of services from its three other locations in Brooklyn, NY , White Plains, NY and Garden City, NY.

At StudioMD your satisfaction is our first priority, and therefore we offer you a personal medical spa experience with utmost care for your concerns and questions. In order to best serve our clients, StudioMD utilizes the most advanced and safest laser treatment techonologies, such as Cutera, Candela, Cynosure and Viora in hair removal, vein treatment, skin tightening, skin rejuvenation, Smartlipo and many other cosmetic procedures. With nearly a decade of experience in laser hair removal and estheticians that are certified by numerous industry authorities and laser device providers, StudioMD provides the most effective treatments.