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.
$649 per syringe of Radiesse
Non-Surgical Facelift is an exciting new alternative to the traditional, invasive facelift surgery. It is an ideal and effective way to restore youthfulness without all of the possible complications associated with surgery. It is safe, requires very little recovery or down- time, and is nearly pain-free.
Here is an example of a client before and 5 minutes after non-surgical face lift with Radiesse.
Please note correction of cheeks, smile lines, jowls. Mild redness lasts from several hours to a day or so depending on skin sensitivity.
The non-surgical facelift utilizes a combination of the BOTOX® Cosmetic and various injectable fillers such as Juvederm or Radiesse. The powerful combination effectively diminishes lines, folds, and wrinkles, and smoothes out facial contour. The result is an overall tightening, toning, and softening of your skin. Years of fatigue, ageing, and environmental stresses are erased without a scalpel or significant risks.
There is no need for general anesthesia, yet the topical numbing creams will reduce or even eliminate discomfort of the injections. More importantly, you are able to control the outcome by looking in a handheld mirror throughout the procedure and provide feedback to the doctor, thereby ensuring that you are satisfied with your final result.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are used to smooth out wrinkles and lines which are caused by muscle contractions. It is used to eliminate wrinkles around eyes, forehead and lips. The injectable fillers fill in deep depressions and folds. These can be used to fill and shape the lips, lift corners of the mouth, fill nasolabial folds, under the eyes to eliminate dark circles and tear-trough deformities (depressions under the eyes). Together, these work to smooth out and tighten your entire face.
Additionally, a significant lift can be achieved by filling the cheekbones and the drooping skin around the jowl/chin.
For the ultimate youthful rejuvenation, Dr. Vafa utilizes his advanced lasers to tighten pores, smooth fine lines, and eliminate sun and age spots, acne scars, and other focal imperfections.
The entire procedure takes about half an hour. It is relatively painless as a local anesthetic will be applied. You may have mild redness, swelling and bruising, which subsides within a few hours to several days, depending on your skin type.
During your free initial consultation and evaluation Dr. Vafa will listen to your individual concerns and wishes to ensure that you achieve your desired results.
Things to consider when you are deciding between surgical and non-surgical facelift options.
How safe is the non-surgical facelift as compared to the traditional one?
Any invasive surgical procedure poses the risk of scarring, infection, paralysis, anesthesia complications. In some cases further surgery or medical treatment is necessary to treat the complications of the initial surgery. Recovery time with traditional surgery is 1 to 2 months and powerful pain medications are often required. With non-surgical face-lift, you may experience minor bruising, swelling, and redness which subsides within just a few days, after which you are able to return to your normal daily activities.
No pain killers are needed.
What is the difference in the end result?
The results of surgical facelift last for many years. The results are frequently too dramatic and you no longer look like yourself. One unpleasant aesthetic result is looking like you have had plastic surgery. Because surgical alterations are permanent, they are impossible to reverse. In contrast, the non-surgical facelift will last 1 to 2 years and this will increase with regular touchups. While the results are powerful and effective, they do not alter your natural look. You will look younger, but not “artificially” so. And because you are able to monitor and control the procedure, the chances that you will be happy with your end result are significantly higher than with traditional surgery.
What about price difference?
A traditional facelift costs $5,000 to $8,000. If complications are encountered, the expense is much higher. Non-surgical facelift starts from $ 800, depending on your unique needs, the cost will be determined during your initial free consultation.