Is CoolSculpting Safe?

Whenever we hear the word “surgery” our natural response is to cringe. Despite the many advances in surgical techniques over the years, we still have that fear of the unknown that gives us pause. Maybe you have some areas of stubborn fat that just won’t go away no matter what you do. Every day, you look at them and want to do something, but the fear of surgery grinds your forward momentum to a halt. If you’re reading this and dejectedly nodding “yes”, you may want to consider CoolSculpting. Manhattan cosmetic surgeon Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is an acknowledged expert in CoolSculpting and has helped countless people just like you. What’s involved in the procedure? CoolSculpting is the FDA cleared and completely non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Research has proven that fat cells are far more susceptible to cold temperatures than are any of the surrounding tissues, and it is this research on which CoolSculpting is based. Cooling plates are suctioned to the targeted area of excess fat and, through a process called Cryolipolysis, the fat cells are frozen solid over the course of about an hour…and that’s basically it! Because it’s a non-surgical procedure, that means there are no needles, no anesthesia, and no down time after treatment. After the procedure, your body begins to naturally metabolize the frozen fat. Within 4 weeks, results of the procedure begin to show, with full results – up to 25% of the fat in the targeted area lost – being realized about 4 months post-procedure. Nine out of ten people have an undeniable reduction in fat after just a single treatment and, again, all without surgery. So if you’re ready to kick fear to the curb and send that […]

August 10th, 2015|Fat Reduction|0 Comments

What is CoolSculpting?

So you’re finally ready to admit you could use some help. You’ve diligently dieted, emphatically exercised, but still you have stubborn pockets of fat that taunt you as you look in the mirror. All joking aside, if you feel this way, you aren’t alone. You’re serious about doing something but maybe liposuction just isn’t for you. If that’s the case, have you considered CoolSculpting? Long Island physician Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is your CoolSculpting expert. Research has shown that fat cells are more susceptible to cold temperatures than are any other surrounding tissues. Utilizing a technique called Cryolipolysis, extreme cold temperatures are emitted through cooling plates to freeze the targeted area of excess fat. Post-procedure, the body begins to naturally metabolize the frozen fat cells, effectively eliminating 20-25% of the fat in the targeted area – without surgery! Results begin to show in about four weeks with progressive improvements through four months after treatment. What can I expect during and after the procedure? Because CoolSculpting is a completely non-surgical procedure, it requires no anesthesia to perform. The targeted area of excess fat will be frozen over the course of about an hour with cooling plates then the procedure is essentially over – your body will do the rest of the work on its own over the coming weeks and months. Patients typically resume their normal routines and activities the very same day they are treated, so there’s no need to worry about downtime like you would with a normal surgical solution. If you’re ready to take the next step toward a more confident you but don’t like the idea of surgery, try CoolSculpting. Long Island expert Dr. Cameron Rokhsar and his staff are waiting for your […]

Is Botox® safe?

Let’s be honest – you know you’ve thought about it. You’ve seen the commercials, and heard the stories of celebrities using Botox® injections to defy the signs of aging for years. Maybe you even know someone who’s had a Botox® treatment…but you still aren’t sure if it’s really as safe as people make it out to be. If you have concerns about Botox®, Long Island dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is the man to call. Where does Botox® come from? It’s true that Botox®, or botulinum toxin, is derived from the bacterium that causes botulism, a form of muscle and nerve paralysis. But, just as scalpel in the hands of a trained professional can be used to artfully reconstruct and transform a person’s appearance, so can Dr. Rokhsar use Botox® injections as an instrument of beauty and confidence for you. Botox® injections have a long history of safe and successful use in the treatment of unwanted facial wrinkles and lines and has more recently achieved FDA approval for use in the treatment of excessive sweating. Also, because Botox® is a naturally occurring substance, it can be used to achieve results without the use of harsh chemicals or surgery. Are there any restrictions or side-effects for treatment? There are very few restrictions on the use of Botox® treatments. In general, patients who are pregnant or who suffer from neurologic disorders, such as ALS, Myasthenia-Gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome should not be treated with Botox®. The most common side-effects include headache, nausea, respiratory infection, flu, and temporary drooping of the eyelids, but can also include pain and redness at the injection site, in the face, and muscle weakness. These generally occur within a week of treatment […]

June 29th, 2015|Botox|0 Comments

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar Now Offers KYBELLA for Chin Sculpting

KYBELLA—the first and only FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment for submental fullness—is now available from New York Cosmetic Skin & Laser Surgery Center and from our surgeon, Dr. Cameron Rokhsar.  Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is one of the first doctors selected by Kythera, the maker of KYBELLA to offer this revolutionary procedure in Manhattan and long island and has been selected as a clinical trial site. For patients in New York, KYBELLA can target: The double-chin effect. Weight that collects in the lower face regardless of diet and exercise. Heaviness around the chin that can develop as you age. KYBELLA permanently destroys the fat cells around the chin. Within a few non-invasive treatments, you can expect a major improvement to the way that you look and the way that you feel about your appearance. Innovation and Effectiveness: Why We’re Excited about KYBELLA As a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained cosmetic and laser surgeon, Dr. Rokhsar closely follows developments in aesthetic treatment. He trains in the latest technology, prioritizes safety, and has invented several non-surgical procedures during his career. He and our practice are proud to offer KYBELLA to our New York patients because it is: Targets an important and common need. Many patients are dissatisfied with the appearance of fat around their chin. Few cosmetic options were available before KYBELLA, and most required surgery and downtime. A game-changer. You may be familiar with BOTOX®, the injectable that made it possible for patients to appear years younger without surgical intervention. We expect KYBELLA to create a similar non-surgical revolution in how patients treat heaviness in the chin. An FDA-approved solution. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved KYBELLAas a treatment for submental fat.Patients in the FDA process reported an […]

June 15th, 2015|Injectables|0 Comments

Are there any physical restrictions after I get Botox®?

Probably one of the biggest benefits of using Botox®, also known as botulinum toxin, for cosmetic treatment is how safe it is. Botox® is FDA approved for use in treating common signs of aging, like frown lines and crow’s feet, excessive perspiration in areas like the underarms, hands, and feet, and even for gentle reshaping of the jaw line to decrease facial roundness. When administered by an experienced professional like Long Island Botox® expert Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, post-procedural downtime is almost non-existent. Patients are generally able to resume their normal routines the very same day, but there are a few things to be aware of to ensure your results are the best they can be. How soon after Botox® can I work out? Botox® is a locally injected toxin that targets specific nerves to achieve the desired results. Exercise increases blood circulation in the body, including the face, and can potentially cause the movement of Botox® out of the targeted area, diminishing the treatment’s effectiveness and causing complications in surrounding areas. For these reasons, we recommend refraining from exercise or strenuous activity for 24 hours after your treatment. Are there non-workout related restrictions I should be aware of? As a general rule, anything that will place abnormal pressure on the areas treated with Botox® should be avoided for about a day. Patients should not massage or get massages on the affected areas or wear apparel that places pressure on them – for example, goggles, if areas of your face were treated. Patients should also avoid lying down or bending over for several hours post-treatment. As with the exercise restriction above, the intent here is to prevent displacement of the Botox® fluid. If you have questions […]

June 8th, 2015|Botox|0 Comments

Is Botox® the best non-surgical treatment for me?

So you’ve made a decision. You’re tired of the face in the mirror looking older than you feel inside, and you’re ready to do something about it. With so many options available, though, how do you know which treatment will give you the results you’re looking for? Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, Manhattan Botox® expert, is also widely regarded as a provider of many other non-surgical treatment options and can help determine the right path for you. Before you even have a consultation with Dr. Rokhsar, though, let’s go through the main types of treatment available: Botox®: a naturally occurring neurotoxin that has been in use for the removal of facial age lines for over 10 years. Botox® is commonly used to treat forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines, but it can also be used to gently reshape the jawline. It is administered via tiny injections in the target area, with results being apparent in about a week and lasting 3-5 months. After multiple treatments, results sometime last for up to 6-8 months. Juvederm: a smooth gel made from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance made by the body to maintain skin hydration, is the first FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler proven safe for people of color. Common applications of Juvederm are for treatment of laugh lines, acne scars, under-eye bags, and enhancement of the lips and results last for 6-12 months. Voluma XC: the newest FDA approved addition to injectable fillers, Voluma XC is a viscous hyaluronic acid gel primarily used for replenishing fullness in the cheeks and cheekbones. Results can last up to two years. Radiesse: an injectable filler made of synthetic microspheres in gel, Radiesse is best used in the treatment of moderate to […]

May 18th, 2015|Botox|0 Comments

How do I know I need Botox®?

As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. What does your picture say about you? What about the impression you leave when someone first meets you? Does it say things like “put-together”, and “on top of the game”, or does it paint a less favorable image? Age lines – sometimes occurring prematurely – and excessive perspiration can keep people you meet from seeing the real you and reduce your confidence. Thankfully, these problems and more can be addressed safely and easily with Botox®. Manhattan dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Cameron Rokhsar can help. What problems can be resolved with Botox®? Botox®, or botulinum toxin, is a naturally occurring neurotoxin that has been safely in use for years to treat a variety of cosmetic issues. The most common and well-known uses of Botox® are the smoothing and removal of signs of aging such as forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes), and frown lines, but Botox® also has a number of other uses. Whether due to genetics or facial muscular habits, some people are unhappy with a round face that they feel lacks dimension. Though rounded faces are most common in Asian cultures, they can also be caused over time by repeated clenching of the jaw or grinding of the teeth during sleep. This can lend to a thicker jawline and more masculine appearance. Botox® can help remedy this by relaxing the Masseter muscle, thus softening the jawline, softening cheek bones, and giving a more feminine appearance. Botox® injections have also been approved for use in the reduction of excessive sweating. Localized injections in areas such as the underarms, hands, feet, and groin are used to inhibit the transmission of chemical […]

April 27th, 2015|Botox|0 Comments

Benefits of Botox®

Without a doubt you’ve heard of Botox®. You’ve seen the stories on the news and read in magazines how it seemingly works miracles in the reduction of age lines. Now, you’re finally starting to wonder if Botox® is right for you, but before you take the plunge, you have to ask “what can Botox® really do for me?” Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, your New York Botox® expert, can achieve a wide range of results with Botox®, so let’s have a closer look at some of its benefits: Non-surgical and non-invasive: whether it’s being used to soften aging lines, gently reshape the jawline, or reduce excessive perspiration, all that’s required is a simple injection. No anesthesia or incisions are needed to see results and there is no post-procedure downtime. History of safety and success: Botox® has been FDA approved and in use for over 10 years. Because Botox® is a naturally occurring substance, the body is able to digest the small doses used in Botox® treatments over time, leaving no permanent change to the affected neurotransmitters. Cost effective: compared to other cosmetic treatment options, Botox® is relatively inexpensive. A survey conducted by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery actually showed Botox® to be one of the least costly facial cosmetic procedures available. Few restrictions and side effects: generally speaking, the only restrictions on Botox® treatment are for those who are pregnant or who have neurological disorders. Side effects are generally mild, including things like headache and redness of the injection site, and all typically go away on their own. All of that said, probably the biggest benefit you’ll get from treatment is the confidence you’ll get from knowing you look your best. Give New York Botox® […]

April 6th, 2015|Botox|0 Comments

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 […]