Dr. Vafa is a board certified physician specializing in the use of Botox Cosmetics, Dysport, Xeomin, Sculptra, Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Perlane, Boletero, Radiesse, Kybella, Cosmetic Laser Procedures, Radio-Wave Surgery, Smartlipo and the treatment of acne and facial aesthetics. Dr. Vafa performs thousands of 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 a 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. His work is often referred to as “the downtown look” by his patients- referring to a natural look that does not appear overdone yet yields amazing results*. Dr. Vafa is also an accomplished painter and sculptor whose work was exhibited in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Vancouver, among other cities. Click here for a complete bio of Dr. Vafa.
$925 for treatment of both underarms for hyperhidrosis Brooklyn (100 units of Botox
used-Full FDA recommended dose)
$1,200 per hand for treatment of palm sweating or hand hyperhidrosis.
Hyperhidrosis means excessive sweating. Perspiration is a normal bodily function, controlled by the
autonomic nervous system. Sweat glands are found in the skin throughout the body, however are present in
higher numbers in the skin of the hands, feet, armpits and the genital regions. Perspiring is a normal
physiologic response of the body when the internal or body temperature rises. This response is
characteristically seen with either exercise, or exposure to high environmental temperatures. Stressful
situations can also stimulate the autonomic nervous system which then increases sweat production by the
glands highly concentrated in the hands, feet, or other regions. In most people, the autonomic response in
the sweat glands to stress is not excessive. Unfortunately in patients with hyperhidrosis (approximately
2-3% of Americans), the autonomic stimulation of the sweat glands in response to stress is
Botox injections are used to disable the sweat glands. Botox acts by blocking acetyl choline release at the nerve endings that stimulate the sweat glands thus shutting down the sweat process on the injected sites. The effects can last from 6-12 months depending on the site of injections. The procedure when used for underarm sweating has been approved by the FDA, thus giving new hope for people who after failing to respond to topical treatments were compelled to face surgery.*
Dr. Vafa identifies the hyperactive sweat area or areas with Minor’s Starch Iodine test and then, 10 to 15 sites, approximately 2 cm apart, are injected into each axilla. The whole procedure may take 20-30 minutes including the Botox preparation.*
50 units of Botox are usually needed for each axilla. The number of units required may vary depending on the individual patient. Visible results are usually seen in just a few days.*
Please call (718) 313-0094 to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Ali Vafa at StudioMD Aesthetics.
Note: Dr. Vafa uses Preserved Normal Saline for reconstitution of Botox which decreases the discomfort of the injections.