Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, along with Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick, were the first physicians to introduce the clinical applications of the Fraxel laser technology to the world in 2004, after having worked with a prototype device for one year. Dr. Rokhsar introduced the concept of fractional resurfacing at a the laser surgery meeting to the medical community, in Tremblant Canada in 2004. Since then, Fractional resurfacing has become the number one laser resurfacing procedure in the world. Dr. Rokhsar has been instrumental in the development of protocols for the treatment of a variety of conditions with fractional resurfacing and the Fraxel laser. Dr. Rokhsar published the first report of treatment of wrinkles and sun damage, acne and surgical scars, as well as melasma with the Fraxel laser. Dr. Rokhsar is regarded as an international authority on the use of the Fraxel laser for treatment of wrinkles, scars, sun damage, pigmentation, stretch marks and many other conditions.
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Since then, Dr. Rokhsar has taught his techniques to numerous physicians in the United States and around the world. Doctors from all over the country have visited, and continue to visit Dr. Rokhsar to learn about laser resurfacing. Dr. Rokhsar introduced the Fraxel laser to Europe in London, and to Australia in Sidney, in 2005. He then embarked on a four week teaching tour of Asia in 2005 to introduce the Fraxel laser and his techniques to various countries. In particular Dr. Rokhsar introduced the Fraxel laser to Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, The Philipines in 2005. Finally, Dr. Rokhsar introduced fractional resurfacing to South America in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia.
|La Nacion- Buenos Aires, Argentina: September 2007.Translation
An Interview with Dr. Cameron Rokhsar about lasers in Argentina: Dr. Rokhsar introduces fractional laser resurfacing to Argentina in Buenos Aires.Dr. Rokhsar is known nationally and internationally for his expertise in laser resurfacing with the Fraxel laser. He introduced fractional resurfacing with the Fraxel laser to Australia, Canada, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, and Brazil.
Fraxel Restore Dual also known as Fraxel III is an updated version of Fraxel II. The Advantage of this laser that it employs a second wavelength (1927nm) which enables the laser to treat superficial pigmentation , sun damage, brown spots as well as melasma more effectively. The Fraxel II laser (SR 1500) is considerably more effective than the previous version (Fraxel I) because of its capability to penetrate twice as deep.
Since then, Dr. Rokhsar has been a leading researcher and pioneer in the science of resurfacing with the Fraxel laser for treatment of wrinkles, acne and surgical scars and melasma and other skin conditions. He published the first report of the treatment of pearly penile papules and syringomas with the Fraxel restore laser. He also has developed advanced protocols for eyelid tightening which closely mimick surgical eyelifts without making any incisions. He has traveled numerous times to the head quarters of Solta Medical (the makers of Fraxel) to teach his techniques. Dr. Rokhsar published the first report of the treatment of fresh scars after skin cancer (mohs surgery) with the Fraxel laser.
Dr. Rokhsar has used fractional resurfacing longer than any other doctor in the world as he was an investigator of the Fraxel prototype device. In fact, he has trained more physicians in the United States and around the world on laser resurfacing with the Fraxel Laser than any other physician in the world. Dr. Rokhsar has been awarded the black diamond award five years in a row as the physician which has performed the most number of Fraxel treatments.
Dr. Rokhsar has been featured on MDlive.net (a medical online education site for physicians) on Fraxel laser and its uses in addition to other webinars for educational purposes. He has developed new uses for this laser. He has trained a number of physicians through workshops about the use of this laser and the technique. He was the first to introduce the wide clinical application of this laser technology. He has been a featured speaker on this subject at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and the international Society for Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons.
The advantages of fractional resurfacing with the Fraxel laser over traditional resurfacing is several fold. The gold standard in reversing the signs of aging skin has been resurfacing with the CO2 laser. Resurfacing is achieved by peeling away a layer of skin while causing tissue contraction. Although this modality achieves dramatic results, candidates often undergo general anesthesia and prolonged healing and recovery times (as long as two weeks). Fractional resurfacing with the Fraxel laser, achieves its results by resurfacing the skin 15-50% at each session. This is done by placement of microscopic-deep columns of treatments named microthermal zones surrounded by zones of healthy skin tissue. This fractional treatment allows the skin to heal much faster than if it were treated all at once, using the body’s natural healing process to create new healthy tissue to replace skin imperfections, remodel collagen and tighten skin texture. 2-5 sessions are ecessary depending on the condition being treated.
Any body surface area and all skin types and colors can be treated. The following is a list of conditions that can be treated with fractional resurfacing:
- Poor texture
- Large skin pores
- Sun damage
- Sun spots
- Brown spots
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
- Traumatic scars
- Uneven pigmentation
- Stretch marks
- Pearly penile papules
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