Vein Illumination with AccuVein

We now utilize the AccuVein device to help minimize bruising during cosmetic injections.  AccuVein is a state-of-the art veinmapping system that displays a map of all of the veins on the surface of the skin, minimizing bruising from needle injections.  Our doctors are using AccuVeinfor patients undergoing fillers, Botox/Dysport/Xeomin, and sclerotherapy.

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Welcome to the blog of Madfes Aesthetic Medical Center, with Dr. Diane Madfes and Dr. Estee Williams.


We are pleased to announce that we now utilize the AccuVein device to help minimize bruising during cosmetic injections. AccuVein is a state-of-the art vein mapping system that displays a map of all of the veins on the surface of the skin, minimizing bruising from needle injections. Our doctors are using AccuVein for patients undergoing fillers, Botox/Dysport/Xeomin, and sclerotherapy.



The Runner’s Lift is the first and only cosmetic treatment to specifically address the anti-aging needs of runners and athletes. Repetitive high-impact exercise places runners and certain athletes at risk for premature aging, facial skin sagging, and facial volume loss in places where fullness is needed to look young.

Incorporating deep tissue tightening, injectable fillers, and a personalized home regimen, the Runner’s Lift is the best nonsurgical treatment to reverse premature aging. By intervening early, we additionally protect the skin from future damage. Our special fillers encourage the body to produce its very own collagen over time. Therefore, the Runner’s Lift yields both an immediate result (from the tissue tightening and filling) as well as a gradual, delayed result (from product of new collagen).

The Runner’s Lift takes approximately 90 minutes in one office visit. You will be awake for the duration of the entire procedure and no cuts or stitches are needed. After the procedure, you may experience a few hours of mild redness and small temporary bruises from the injections. There is no post-procedure pain and almost all patients return to work the next day.

The Runner’s Lift is now offered exclusively at Madfes Aesthetic Medical Center. For more information please visit: or call (212) 249-8118.


Now offering the latest FDA-approved treatment for submental fat, also known as a double chin, Kybella™.

How it works

Kybella™ is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule produced in the liver to break down fat.  It targets the fat cells and destroys them, so that fat cannot reaccumulate.  In April 2015, it won FDA approval for being the first nonsurgical treatment for moderate-to-severe fat below the chin, known as submental fat.

The procedure

Kybella™ is administered via injection using small needles.  The skin is anesthetized with a numbing cream beforehand.  On average, 40 injections are placed and two to five sessions may be needed to achieve the desired outcome.  Each treatment session typically lasts 15-20 minutes and patients find it very bearable, with only minimal pain from the injections.  Sessions are spaced one month apart.

Am I a good candidate?

Kybella™ works best in patients who have submental fullness, or double chin, but not when there is a lot of redundant skin or very prominent muscular bands (platysmal bands).  Kybella™ is an alternative to liposuction in the neck with less downtime.


The downtime with Kybella™ is minimal compared with surgery or liposuction.  The most common side effects of Kybella include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness in the treatment area.  You may return to work after 24 hours.


You can expect to see results after several weeks.  In studies, over 65% of patients reports improvement in the appearance of the double chin.


Micro-needling with the Eclipse MicroPen Elite is the latest wave in skin rejuvenation and scar treatment, based on the concept of collagen induction therapy.

Elite-How it works

Micro-needling with the Eclipse MicroPen™ Elite is the latest wave in skin rejuvenation and scar treatment, based on the concept of collagen induction therapy. As the MicroPen™ is applied to the skin, hundreds of superficial micro-channels are created every few seconds. Collagen induction therapy refers to the process whereby microscopic needle puncture wounds stimulate the body’s natural healing response to produce new collagen and skin. The growth of new collagen and elastin fibers results in a smoother-looking, revived appearance to your face and body.

The procedure

The procedure can take anywhere from 5-20 minutes, depending on the treatment area (face, neck, etc.) The depth of the needle, and thus how strong the treatment will be, is customized to each patient individually. As the device is swept across the skin, a hydrating hyaluronic acid gel is gently massages into the treatment area. This soothing product helps the MicroPen™ glide across the skin and aids in skin recovery. A topical anesthetic cream is available if necessary before the treatment however micro-needling treatments are very well tolerated and generally no anesthetic is needed.


You may be red for several hours after the procedure, and a small amount of pinpoint bleeding may occur. These effects are temporary. You may return to work the next day.


Improvement in texture, fine lines, pores, scarring and hair loss has been observed with micro-needling treatments. For maximal results, it is recommended that 3-4 treatments be performed, at least three weeks apart. Results may be seen after one treatment.

Introducing ThermiRF, the Science of Heat!

We now offer ThermiTight, the most advance radiofrequency technology in aesthetic dermatology.

How it works

ThermiTight by ThermiRF uses thermistor-regulated radiofrequency energy to tighten skin and melt unwanted fat. In simple terms, heat is generated by radio waves and used to target and tighten specific areas of skin and tissue. A special camera is used during the procedure to help the doctor position the probe precisely and monitor the skin response.

The procedure

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia in the office.  After the skin is anesthetized, a probe containing a heated tip is inserted under the skin in a very precise manner, while the temperature is monitored in real-time using an infrared camera.  Your physician will monitor the skin temperature to ensure that it reaches the desired endpoint for maximal improvement and to ensure that your treatment is safe.

Am I a good candidate?

Are you unhappy with how your neck looks in pictures?  Have you recently lost weight and are bothered by “extra skin?”

The ideal ThermiTight patient has mild to moderate skin laxity or excess unwanted fat pockets and desires a tighter, more defined contour.  ThermiTight is an excellent treatment for loose skin in the lower face, jowls, chin, neck, arms, and abdomen, however it can be used to treat many other regions.  If you are unsatisfied with current noninvasive approaches and looking for something new, or if you are contemplating—but hesitant about—surgery, then ThermiTight may be right for you!


Typically several days of swelling may be experienced.  You may go back to work within 1-2 days.


While results are gradual, there may be an instant off-the-table improvement.  The three month mark is the WOW moment.