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.
StudioMD is committed to being a leader in aesthetic medicine by providing their patients the newest advances combined with the highest quality medical care in New York City and New York.
At StudioMD, we offer a number of different alternatives for skin tightening in order to provide the most effective solutions. Depending on our patients' age, skin, and availability our medical and aesthetics staff are able to make appropriate recommendations for tightening and rejuvenating skin in any part of the body or face. Can't decide whih one is right for you? Contact us for a complimentary consutation.
*results can vary based on individual conditions
Thermage is a non-invasive radiofrequency therapy that can address the look and feel of aging skin on many areas of your body. Thermage treatments are customized to your needs, and typically require minimal recovery time. It’s a great solution if you want your skin to look sleeker, smoother and younger, but can’t afford a lot of time away from work or your social life. *
Before and After Photos*: Click here to see Thermage Before and After photos in a separate window.
Fraxel: How it works
Treatment Facts and Guidelines
Duration: Fraxel treatments usually last between 15-45 minutes
Treatment Regimen: Most patients see the best results with 1-5 Fraxel treatments
Results: Fraxel works with your body’s natural skin cells, so results typically take 1-3 weeks to take effect*.
Comfort: Most Fraxel patients report the sensation of a "light sunburn" immediately after treatment, but treatment plans can vary, so ask your physician about the specifics of your treatment.
Titan: Skin in a New Light
The Cutera Titan® uses light energy to heat the dermis deep beneath your skin's surface. Without surgery, recovery time, or injections, Titan is an ideal solution for your face, abdomen, arms and more.
How does the Cutera Titan work?
Titan uses a safe infrared light to heat the dermis well below the skin's surface. During the procedure, the skin's surface (epidermis) is protected through continuous cooling with the Titan handpiece.
The Titan difference
Titan's light-based platform provides a uniform distribution of energy for heating the deep dermis.
Who can be treated?
Since the Titan procedure heats tissue under the skin's surface, patients of any skin type or age can be treated. Your practitioner can advise you if the Titan is right for you.
What can I expect during skin tightening treatment?
You will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light. Dr.Vafa will guide the laser to the treatment areas with a small handpiece. Each laser pulse may be preceded and followed by a short pulse of cooling spray. A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area and condition being treated.
Does skin tightening hurt?
Some patients may feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. For some patients, a topical anesthetic may be used prior to treatment. Be sure to discuss this with your practitioner.
How many treatment sessions will I need for laser skin tightening?
The number of sessions depends on the treatment you require and the condition of your skin. Many factors impact the efficacy of individual laser treatments, including the severity of the condition being treated.
How do I prepare for laser skin tightening treatment?
If you have had a history of perioral herpes prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed. Your skin should be thoroughly cleaned and dried, removing any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or self tanning products before laser treatment. The intended treatment area should not be exposed to sunlight or tanning booth light for 14 days prior to treatment.
What can I expect after laser skin tightening treatment?
A cool compress or gel pack may be applied for comfort following your treatment. Any redness or swelling should resolve within a few hours.
What precautions should I take after laser skin tighetning treatment?
After laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30 or above). In the first few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. Your practitioner may advise additional precautions.
Are there side effects to laser skin tightening treatment?
Your risks are minimal. Side effects may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering, and purpura (a laser bruise), in the treated area—these usually do not last more than a few days. Permanent side effects are rare. Be sure to discuss potential side effects with your provider
*results can vary based on individual conditions