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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.

Frustrated With Facial Hair?

First, it’s a myth that plucking hairs causes them to grow in darker or thicker. These hairs are coarser and thicker because they are secondary sexual characteristic hairs; that is, they are the result of hormonal changes. They’re not unlike male facial hair, which is also coarse. These hairs appear thicker and darker than fine vellus hairs, also known as peach fuzz. What differentiates them is that they’re actually a different type of hair, not because of tweezing. Most women develop these hairs on the chin, jaw line, and upper lip. Though these hairs can appear at any age, they’re more prominent after menopause. They can also be the result of hormonal changes due to issues ranging from birth control pills and pregnancy to irregular periods and hormonal imbalances. If you’re sick of plucking, waxing and pruning your face of pesky hairs, find a more permanent solution such as GentleLase. Not only used for the face, GentleLase can treat undesirable hair on the legs, bikini area, arms, underarms, back and neck can be the cause of a lot of embarrassment, especially during the summer. Hair removal methods such as shaving or waxing are not only sometimes painful, but are also temporary and require high maintenance. Dr. Cameron Rokhsar utilizes the latest in laser hair removal technology, including the GentleLase Laser, which provides 85 to 90 percent hair reduction after just a few treatments. Because hair grows in cycles, four to six treatments are necessary depending upon the type of skin, hair color, and coarseness of the hair, but will leave patients with long-lasting results.

Fill In Your Tired Look With Non-Surgical Options

You’ve had your coffee and clocked in the right amount of hours for sufficient sleep. So why do you always look so tired? In many cases, women who haven’t even begun to wrinkle will start seeing signs of under-eye hollowness. Whether they have a thinner face that lacks the right amount of fat to give them a full and youthful face, or they’ve started their aging cycle and the first to go was fat from the face. Loosing fat also leads to saggy skin, as gravity pulls down the skin that isn’t held up by the natural fat that most people have. This also leads to dark circles and sometimes fat move down the face and create a pouch out of place. Fillers are an excellent choice for augmenting the face with natural results. Restylane is the filler that works best to contour the face and fill in the lack of fat or support under and around the eyes. Injectable fillers are effective ways to smooth the skin around the eyes and provide subtle, natural looking volume to correct hollow eyes. Belotero is specially designed to diminish both fine lines around the eyes and the upper lip. It’s one of the newest fillers released onto the market that can provide volume while simultaneously hydrating the skin. This effective non-surgical eyelift treatment utilizes Restylane’s ability to create a fuller lower eyelid while filling in lines and folds. This cosmetic dermal filler’s key ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar found in the body. Because it is naturally produced, there is no chance of an allergic reaction, which also makes it biodegradable. The body will naturally break down the filler substance within six to nine months post injection. The […]

Freezing Fat? CoolSculpting Helps Get Rid Of Fat Without Surgery

Even with exercise and a healthy diet, stubborn fat pouches can remain, causing frustration and a self-conscious body image. Many believe liposuction, the most common cosmetic operation in the United States to address unwanted fat, is the only way. While under anesthesia, fat is extracted through small incisions using a suction pump. Busy schedules may not permit the inconvenience of recovery time. Although non-invasive options aren’t a replacement for liposuction, there are promising new procedures for treating unwanted fat, allowing patients to see fast results with minimal downtime. CoolSculpting, also known as Zeltiq, is another effective non-invasive, FDA approved procedure that uses a unique technique for destroying unwanted fat. A procedure developed at Wellman Laser Laboratories at Harvard Medical School is based on research that has shown fat cells are more vulnerable to cold temperature than any other surrounding tissue. Extreme cold temperatures are emitted through cooling plates that suction the targeted area for an hour, during which time fat cells are turned from a soft to solid form. Literally freezing fat cells through prolonged controlled cooling, allows the body to naturally metabolize frozen fat out of the body. Results begin to show in three weeks with progressive improvements within four months post-treatment. The cryolipolysis technique provides a nonsurgical method for healthy patients who want to target specific, stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. With fat cells being naturally more vulnerable to the effects of cooling, the cooling effect from the procedure causes crystallization of the lipids in the fat cells. The cells then begin to break down and are gradually eliminated by the body’s normal metabolic processes, over a period of two to four months. These fat cells are […]