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 achieving the Platinum Plus Level Provider designation from Allergan - a level designated to select number of physicians providing over 50,000 units of Botox Cosmetic treatments per year - and Radiesse Premiere Injector designation by Merz Aesthetics.
Price: $649 per syringe of Radiesse
What is Facial Lipoatrophy?
Facial Lipoatrophy is characterized by the loss of fat underneath the skin. Although Facial Lipoatrophy is normal in advanced age and sometimes in healthy, young individuals (example: marathon runners), most cases of moderate and severe Facial Lipoatrophy are associated with HIV treatment. Facial Lipoatrophy is not life-threatening, but it is one of the most stigmatizing and troubling complications of HIV treatment. Many studies have shown that Facial Lipoatrophy has tremendous effects on an affected person's self-confidence and quality of life.
Facial Lipoatrophy is a potential problem of about one million people in the United States who are HIV-positive. Facial Lipoatrophy can result in sunken cheeks, hollow eyes, and indentations. Although persons affected by facial lipoatrophy often have well-controlled HIV disease and are otherwise healthy, the effects of HIV facial lipoatrophy may suggest otherwise, resulting in stigmatization and psychological trauma. Radiesse® dermal filler is a safe, next generation dermal filler for correction of the signs of Facial Lipoatrophy that provides both immediate and long-lasting results.
What Causes HIV-Associated Facial Lipoatrophy?
Although the causes are not completely clear, they may include:
* long-term HIV infection
* elevated lipid profiles
* damage to cell mitochondria
* long-term use of some antiretroviral medications
Facial Lipoatrophy can negatively affect a number of different areas of a person's life, including:
* desire to participate in social activities
* sex drive
* emotional well-being
* willingness or ability to adhere to treatment
* commitment to staying on treatment
Facial Lipoatrophy can contribute to depression or a patient’s termination of treatment. RADIESSE dermal filler can correct the signs of HIV-Associated Facial Lipoatrophy and can provide both immediate and long-lasting results.
How many syringes of Radiesse will I need?
On average, for mild case of Facial Lipoatrophy you will need 2-3 syringes, for moderate 3-4 syringes and for sever 5-6 syringes or more. It is best to schedule free initial evaluation with Dr. Vafa to find out how many syringes you will need.
Please call our office (212) 219 1990 to schedule complementary initial consultation with Dr. Vafa.