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What is Botox®?

It’s no secret that Botox® injections have been in use for years now to fight signs of aging, such as forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet – wrinkles around the eyes. What you may not know is how safe and relatively inexpensive it is to get Botox®. New York residents have come to recognize Dr. Cameron Rokhsar as a leading expert in the administration of Botox® and other cosmetic procedures, but he is also a renowned dermatologist, giving him a unique perspective and approach to your specific needs. How does it work? Botox®, or botulinum toxin, is a naturally occurring purified neurotoxin that works to smooth aging lines in the face by severing the connection of certain neurons in the brain that control micro-muscular movement. The severing of these connections causes the facial muscles responsible for creating these lines to relax, gently lessening or removing their appearance without the need for surgery. More recently, Botox® injections have also been approved by the FDA for use in the reduction of excessive sweating. Similar to its application for facial wrinkles, Botox® injections in areas such as the underarms, hands, and feet block the transmission of signals that cause contraction of the sweat glands, effectively reducing excess perspiration. How long do treatments last? When used for treatment of unwanted facial wrinkles and age lines, the results of Botox® injections are typically seen in five to seven days and last for three to five months before retreatment is necessary. After multiple treatments, effects sometimes last for up to eight months. When used for treatment of excessive sweating, the duration of effectiveness is generally longer – nine to twelve months for a single treatment. If you’re frustrated by unsightly […]

March 26th, 2015|Botox|0 Comments

How long do the results of a non-surgical nose job last?

Are you unhappy with the shape of your nose but terrified by the idea of surgery to correct it? If so, you may want to consider a revolutionary new procedure called the non-surgical nose job. Long Island physician Dr. Cameron Rokhsar pioneered this technique to provide people just like you with a virtually pain-free worry-free alternative. Unlike traditional nose jobs, which require general anesthesia, a 1-2 hour invasive procedure, and post-procedural pain and downtime, the non-surgical nose job achieves comparable results with only topical numbing cream in only 15 minutes – without downtime! The results are instantly visible and last for 1-2 years without further treatment. How does it work? Unlike traditional nose jobs, which require cutting and surgical work that is traumatic to the body, the non-surgical nose job is achieved through the use of fillers inserted beneath the skin and onto the nose bone and cartilage. The filler used, called Radiesse, is made of smooth calcium hydroxyl, which occurs naturally in the body. Because of this, there is no concern over allergic reaction, and the body is able to digest it normally over time. During the procedure a topical numbing cream is applied to the nose to reduce discomfort. Radiesse is then injected beneath the skin to smooth out unwanted bumps, reshape the nose and even augment the nasal bridge. After the short 15 minute procedure, the patient generally experiences very little pain, minimal to no bruising or swelling, and no downtime. Results are visible immediately and reach their peak in roughly 7 days as the Radiesse spreads through the desired area. If you’re looking to make a change in the look of your nose but surgery just isn’t for you, consider the […]

How effective is the non-surgical nose job?

With the growing popularity of non-surgical procedures today, you have to believe they work pretty well. I mean, you can see them featured in TV and magazine articles all the time…how can so many people be wrong? Then again, you may be wondering if it really is too good to be true. While there are certain things that just can’t be done without surgery, you’ll probably be surprised with the array of results that can be achieved with the non-surgical nose job. New York physician Dr. Cameron Rokhsar pioneered this technique as a truly viable alternative to surgery. It works by the injection of a naturally derived gel called Radiesse onto the nose bone and cartilage to smooth out bumps and other imperfections. Among other things, Dr. Rokhsar has been featured discussing the procedure on ABC News and he’s even performed one LIVE on the Rachel Ray show. With all the positive press surrounding this non-surgical alternative, its effectiveness is difficult to deny. Won’t the use of fillers make my nose look larger? Contrary to what you might think, the use of the Radiesse filler in the non-surgical nose job doesn’t make your nose look larger. When injected in the very precise manner that employed by Dr. Rokhsar, imperfections such as dents, bumps, contour irregularities, side way deviations, and nasal tip issues are hidden away, actually making your nose look smaller and more proportionate to the rest of your face. Have a look at this video to see the results for yourself: The results are visible immediately and last from 1-2 years. And best of all, there is no downtime post-procedure so you can get back to enjoying your life the very same day! If […]

What will I look like after a Fraxel treatment?

Ask a thousand people what they would change about themselves if they could and you’ll probably get a thousand different answers. We all have things about ourselves we wish we could change, but chances are, among that same thousand people, you’ll hear a number of different things having to do with skin. More than our job, our height, or our clothes, our skin feels like a personal representation of who we are – and it’s what the world sees when it looks at us. But did you know that, for all the things we wish we could change about our skin, so many of them can be achieved with Fraxel? Long Island dermatologist and renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr. Cameron Rokhsar can make your wishes a reality. From stretch marks to acne scars, wrinkles to brown spots, Fraxel fractional laser resurfacing can make a dramatic improvement in the way your skin looks and feels. The core concept behind this technique is the creation of tiny wounds in the dermal tissue to stimulate your body’s own natural healing process. Instead of appearing artificial, the results of your Fraxel treatments will look natural because they are. Soft new skin emerges in the treated areas, skin tone is evened, scars and discolorations fade and even disappear, and your skin regains the natural elasticity and feel it once had. Fraxel is an outpatient procedure, generally requiring only a topical anesthetic to perform, thus recovery time is almost non-existent. Most patients experience a mild sunburn-like redness that resolves on its own in 1-2 days and there is virtually no risk of complication. Reintroduce the world to your beautiful skin with Fraxel – Long Island expert Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is ready to […]

February 23rd, 2015|Fraxel Laser|0 Comments

What is Fraxel?

Since its introduction back in 2004, the use of the Fraxel laser for fractional skin resurfacing has swept through the medical community and grown rapidly in popularity all over the world. Offering significant improvement over the traditional C02 laser method of skin resurfacing, it has garnered critical acclaim and attention from such well-known publications as Vogue and Star, and has even been featured on ABC News. A myriad of skin conditions are effectively correctible with Fraxel – New York dermatologist, cosmetic surgeon, and internationally recognized pioneer of surgical laser technology Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is your de facto Fraxel expert. Along with his contemporary Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick, Dr. Rokhsar was among the first to introduce the clinical applications of the Fraxel laser to the world. Having worked with the laser prototype for a year prior, he went on to teach his fractional resurfacing techniques to physicians in the United States, Europe, Australia, Asia, and South America. Because of its versatility and marked advantages over previously prominent methods, Fraxel has now become the number one laser resurfacing treatment in the world.   How is Fraxel better than other methods of laser resurfacing? Traditionally, laser resurfacing is achieved by peeling away layers of skin while causing contraction of tissue. Though very effective, this method requires general anesthesia and much longer recovery times – up to two weeks. Fractional resurfacing, as its name implies, treats from 15-50% of the target area per treatment by the placement of microthermal zones, microscopic deep treatment columns, which are surrounded by areas of healthy skin. This allows the body to heal naturally, creating new healthy tissue, remodel collagen, and tighten the texture of the skin. Treatment will occur over 2-5 sessions, depending on […]

February 2nd, 2015|Fraxel Laser|0 Comments

Valentine’s Day Special

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is excited to announce that from February 1 – February 14, 2015, you can save 20% on selected spa treatments. These treatments include: acne & rejuvenating facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal and all of the products offered in Dr. Rokhsar’s store. The procedures are performed by our new and experienced aesthetician, Cynthia Rivas. You can learn more about Cynthia’s experience and why she loves being an aesthetician here. Ready to schedule your appointment? Give Dr. Cameron Rokhsar’s office a call at (212) 285-1110 today!

Is Miradry an effective way to stop my sweating?

Do you suffer from excessive underarm perspiration? Do you find yourself consciously moving in ways that hide sweat marks? Maybe you even pick what clothes you’ll wear based on what will show sweat the least. If this describes you, even reading this might cause you to get emotional – but you aren’t alone. Did you know that 1 in 5 people suffer from hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessive sweating? In the past, short of surgery, the only treatment options available have been prescription antiperspirants and Botox, but as these treatments work by disabling sweat glands, their effects are temporary. Now, there is a new treatment available called Miradry. New York physician Dr. Cameron Rokhsar offers this procedure as the longer-lasting non-surgical way to treat hyperhidrosis. How does it work? Miradry works using a precision microwave electromagnetic energy device to destroy sweat glands while leaving the other tissues in the target area unaffected. Before the procedure, you will receive a local anesthetic injection in the area to be treated. After that, the Miradry device is set to your specific skin anatomy and then used on each underarm. The whole procedure only takes about an hour and there is no post-procedure downtime – most people return to work right afterwards. Results of Miradry are apparent immediately, but a second session is given typically three months after the initial treatment to improve effectiveness even more. In clinical trials for Miradry, remarkable results were still seen 12 months after treatment, and because the procedure actually destroys the offending sweat glands, you get results that will last. If you suffer from excessive sweating and want a non-surgical way to address it, take action – try Miradry. New York expert […]

January 12th, 2015|Hyperhidrosis|0 Comments

What is Ulthera and will the results last?

Do you look in the mirror and wish your skin still had that firm youthful appearance it once did? Perhaps you’ve already made a decision to do something about it, but aren’t really crazy about the idea of Botox® or surgery. If that’s true, you may want to look into Ulthera. New York dermatologist Dr. Cameron Rokhsar and his team are excited to offer this cutting-edge innovation in the field of skin regeneration. Ulthera works through an innovative combination of capabilities of ultrasound technology. The revolutionary Ulthera DeepSEE device allows Dr. Rokhsar to first see and then treat damaged areas by delivering precise thermal energy at a depth previously only possible through surgery. Ulthera penetrates deep to address not the just skin itself but the very foundation of the skin as well. This stimulates your body’s natural collagen rebuilding process, allowing for continual improvement of skin tone and texture over several months after the procedure. Though the duration of results can vary based on factors like genetics, weight loss, sun exposure, and smoking, they are generally expected to last for about a year. Is there any downtime after Ulthera treatment? Because Ulthera is a non-surgical treatment, there is no medical downtime after the procedure. From start to finish, the procedure only takes about 30-60 minutes, and patients generally return to their normal routines immediately after. Side effects include redness, swelling, tingling, and tenderness, but are mild and generally resolve quickly. Who is a good candidate for Ulthera? Really, anyone with loose, sagging skin is an ideal candidate for Ulthera. Patients of the procedure report better-fitting, firmer skin in the neck, eyelids, and face. If you’re ready to regain a natural, more youthful look, take control […]

December 22nd, 2014|Ulthera|0 Comments

Graying Already? What’s The Cause?

Hair turns gray because the pigment cells stop making pigment, or color. Melanocytes are cells responsible for skin and hair color and are found everywhere in your skin and in the base of each hair follicle. In everyone, these hair-based melanocytes eventually peter out. For most people this begins around the age of thirty-five. By the time most hit age 50, 50 percent of people are 50 percent gray. The root of every strand of hair is surrounded by a tube of tissue under the skin that is called the hair follicle. Each hair follicle contains a certain number of pigment cells. These pigment cells continuously produce a chemical called melanin that gives the growing shaft of hair its color of brown, blonde, red, and anything in between. Melanin is the same stuff that makes our skin’s color fair or darker. It also helps determine whether a person will burn or tan in the sun. The dark or light color of someone’s hair depends on how much melanin each hair contains. As we get older, the pigment cells in our hair follicles gradually die. When there are fewer pigment cells in a hair follicle, that strand of hair will no longer contain as much melanin and will become a more transparent color — like gray, silver, or white — as it grows. As people continue to get older, fewer pigment cells will be around to produce melanin. Eventually, the hair will look completely gray. People can get gray hair at any age. Some people go gray at a young age — as early as when they are in high school or college — whereas others may be in their 30’s or 40’s before they see that first gray […]

Do You Have Old Stretch Marks That Just Won’t Go Away? Try Fraxel

Staying smooth doesn’t have to stop at hair removal, it can also be applied to perfecting the texture and pigmentation of the skin. Stretch marks typically appear on the inner thighs or the inside of knees, but can also develop on the hips, stomach, arms and chest area from growth spurts during puberty, certain diseases, medications, excessive weight gain or pregnancy. At first, they may appear pink, red or purple because of the broken blood vessels in the top layer of skin, which eventually heal, but if left untreated, will turn into silvery-white indented scars. Laser treatments are effective for diminishing the appearance of both new and old stretch marks. The pulse dye V-Beam laser is used to treat the newly fresh stretch marks by emitting a concentrated beam of light at a specific wavelength, which destroys the damaged blood vessels that cause red and purple pigment. The only type of treatment that is proven to effectively treat older, deeper stretch marks is Fraxel, a laser therapy procedure that has been the gold-standard in fractional laser technology. The older stretch marks appear white because it disrupts the dermis, where both collagen and pigment production occur, which is precisely why Fraxel laser treatments are a necessary treatment step. Fraxel resurfaces and rejuvenates skin by administering tiny areas of micro-damage to stimulate collagen production and replace the damaged area with new, healthy skin cells. Collagen is the key connective protein found in the dermis, and is responsible for the structure, strength, firmness and overall tightness of the skin.