Dr. Vafa is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and specializes in the use of Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Hylaform and Captique. Dr. Vafa has performed thousands of aesthetics procedures 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 2,000 Juvederm procedures per year- and Radiesse Black Level Premier Injector designation by Merz Aesthetics.
Price: $700 per treatment
Cheek augmentation is an effective, non-surgical, and minimally invasive option for those who wish to have more volume in the cheekbone area and enhance their overall facial contour and balance. Because the cheek area is augmented with an injectable dermal filler, the results are more natural, require little down-time, and have a low incidence of side-effects. Additionally, because no general anesthesia is required the client may control her/his outcome by looking in a handheld mirror and providing feedback to Dr. Vafa throughout the procedure.
Traditional cheek implants are surgical, invasive procedures. Either silicone or fat is implanted into the cheekbone area.
Surgical implants are done under general anesthesia with an incision made inside the mouth, through which the implant is inserted. The recovery can be painful and the outcome may not always be as desired.
Dr. Vafa prefers to use either the Radiesse or Juvederm dermal fillers. Both fillers are long lasting, FDA approved, and hypoallergenic. Juvederm has the benefit of being a reversible filler. During your free initial consultation, Dr. Vafa will determine which filler is ideal for you and your desired results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the treatment take?
About 20 minutes.
Is it painful
Because a local anesthetic is used, minimal to no pain will be felt.
How long do the results last?
About 1-1.5 year.
Is the procedure painful?
Since local anesthesia is used the procedure is pain free.
What is social downtime?
Usually the client can return to work the same day since there is no much swelling or bruising.
Which filler is better for me, Radiesse or Juvederm?
Both products are safe and FDA-approved for implantation in human face. In the chin area Radiesse® lasts up to 2 years. Juvederm® lasts about 9-12 months. Juvederm might be a better choice for a first-time patient who is not sure if they will like their new look and feel anxious about the results. It is possible to reverse the results of Juvederm within one day by injecting a special enzyme – Hyluronidase, which will dissolve the Juvederm.
Why should I consider the Non-Surgical chin augmentation?
1) It is minimally invasive; therefore there is no much downtime and risks of surgery.
2) It is much more affordable.
3) It is reversible.
4) The client has control over the results of the procedure by looking in a hand held mirror and advising the physician of his/her opinion of the progress of the procedure.
5) It is a great choice for a younger individual since cosmetic needs may change as the face changes.