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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 […]

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