At LaserTouch Aesthetics 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, LaserTouch 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, LaserTouch Aesthetics provides the most effective treatments.
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LaserTouch Aesthetics professional staff make up one of the most experienced dermalaser esthetic teams in the New York area.
Ali Vafa MD, MPH is the medical director and founder of New York Medical Aesthetics and vafaMD. He has had years of extensive training in Medical Aesthetics and performs a large number of cosmetic procedures. He holds a Doctorate in Medicine, a Masters of Public Health, a Bachelors of Science in Biology, as well as a Bachelors of Art in Fine Art. 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.
Dr. Vafa specializes in Botox Cosmetics, Dysport, Xeomin, Dermal Fillers (such as Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Perlane, Boletero and Radiesse), Sculptra, Kybella, Cosmetic Laser Procedures, 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:
Advanced Botox / Dysport / Xeomin
Advanced Dermal Fillers
Advanced Sculptra Aesthetics
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser Liposuction with SMARTLIPO
Laser Vein Treatment
Laser Pigment Removal
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Photodynamic Therapy with Levulan
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Skin Tightening
Laser Cellulite Treatment and Body Contouring
Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
Advanced Dermatology Procedures
Mesotherapy and Lipodissolve
Autologous Fat Transfer
The SELPHYL System for facial contouring
Mike Sendogan, Chief of Operations, is certified by numerous industry authorities and laser device providers. With 8 years of experience in laser hair removal and medical aesthetics, Mr. Sendogan oversees the laser procedures performed by NY licensed aestheticians at LaserTouch Aesthetics. He strives to follow all the new trends and laser technology within the industry to provide the best aesthetics experience to LaserTouch Aesthetics clientelle.
LaserTouch Aesthetics Staff
Erica Piscopia, Director | SoHo, oversees clinical operations, marketing and client relations. Holds a B.F.A. from C.W. Post with a minor in Art History. She has 8 years of business management and marketing experience ranging from companies such as WebMD & The Little Blue Book, W.S.I Creative Marketing, Ronco Acquisition Corp, Apex Capital, Macquarie Bank, and Lenox Hill Hospital's Black Hall division. Her free time consists of oil painting, volunteering, and live music.
Sahar Yamini, Director | 57th, oversees clinical operations, marketing and client relations. Sahar has a Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology at UMBC in 2003. Pursued concurrent dual-degree MD & MBA program at St. Matthews School of Medicine. Hands on clinical experience with various laser technologies since 1997. Extensive knowledge in Fitzpatrick skin typing & various skin reactions. Active member of The Society for Clinical & Medical Hair Removal & American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Karen Gallagher, RN, brings over 20 years of experience to LaserTouch. She is certified in Advanced Botox Techniques, Advanced Dermal Filler Techqniques, and more that 15 Class IV laser certifications. Karen is a Medical Skin Care Expert specializing in fractional skin resurfacing, IPL skin correction and rejuvenation as well as medical grade peels.
Karen received her BA in Psychology and Sociology, from Jacksonville University, her AAS in Nursing from SUNY, and her advanced training from the laser technology institute 'IMAJ', in Scottsdale Arizona. She continues to attend advanced training in the field of aesthetic medicine, as Karen is a member of the Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses.
Jaime Farlese, Senior Specialist, is a skin care specialist & graduate of New York School of Esthetics & Day Spa. Certified 3 years experience with lasers in all skin types. Jaime has a passion in guiding clientelle on how to care for their skin. She loves making people look & feel great about themselves. Some of her hobbies are making crafts, surfing on Pinterest, shopping, jogging, and watching movies.
Julia Zanchenko, Specialist, currently working towards a Bachelors Degree in Diagnostic Medical Imaging at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been practicing laser hair removal for the past three years. Julia has also been a licensed skin beauty threapist and aesthetician for the past four years.
Tiffany Medford, Specialist, has been specializing in the skin care and laser industry for over 7 years. Tiffany grew up in California and has studied at various institutes througout the US specializing in laser hair removal, fraxel, tattoo removal, laser skin rejuvenation and so much more. Her continual education keeps her up to date on all the latest anti-aging procedures and laser skin treatments. When she's not performing laser hair removal treatments she also enjoys educating people on how to achieve healthy, younger looking skin and bodies.
Martha Whiteley, Specialist, Originally from Cincinnati, but has been living in NY since '97. Though previously in the airline industry for 9 years traveling the world, she decided to switch paths & pursue a career in aesthetics in 2007. This was where she discovered a passion for helping people look & feel their best. She graduated from Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics and has been happily working as makeup artist, facialist & laser technician for the past 5 years.
Matyna Fyda, Specialist, is a certified laser technician. Her passion lies in treating skin imperfectations and laser hair removal. Martyna is based at LaserTouc Long Island, and has three years of experience in lasers, radiofrequency devices and chemical peels.
Tetiana Loke, Specialist, was born in Kiev, Ukraine. She has an Associate Degree in Hotel Management from Kiev National University of Culture and Arts and has ten years experience in the hospitality industry in which four of those years was with Carnival Cruise Lines. She graduated from Christine Valmy international school of aesthetics and is licensed in the state of New York as an aesthetician. Ms. Loke is also a Certified Laser Technician.
Merve Ozkan , Office Manager, is a young professional with a degree in Art History and full-time student working on her degree in Nursing at Long Island University. She has a passion for helping people and teaching the importance of a healthy lifestyle..
Why LaserTouch Aesthetics?
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 LaserTouch Aesthetics 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.