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Facial Lipoatrophy with Dermal Fillers

Redefining facial features, supplementing bone structure with fillers

Sculptura, Restylane, Radiesse, Juvederm

Typically few hours


Ali Vafa MD, MPH

Facial Lipoatrophy with Dermal Fillers, NYC

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.

Price: $700 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 effective results.


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frequently asked questions*

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:
* self-confidence
* 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 effective 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.

* Results may vary

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