Portrait Plasma Skin resurfacing (Portrait Plasma Skin Regeneration)
Portrait technology uses unique plasma energy for resurfacing and improvement of moderate to deep lines, acnes scars, skin tightening and overall rejuvenation of the skin.
Dr. Rokhsar first used Portrait plasma skin resurfacing in 2003 and along with Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick was the first physician to use the device. Dr. Rokhsar along with Dr. Fitzpatrick conducted the very early research for wrinkle reduction on the portrait prototype device before the wide introduction and FDA approval of the device. His work on this subject has been presented at multiple scientific meetings in 2004.
The improvement expected from portrait plasma resurfacing can be similar to CO2 laser resurfacing for treatment for deep wrinkles as well as skin tightening. The advantage of portrait plasma skin regeneration over the CO2 laser is that it does not leave one’s skin raw, and as such the recovery is easier and shorter. Dr. Rokhsar recommends that patient take 3-7 days off, depending on the patient’s needs and level of aggressiveness of the procedure performed. For patients wanting no downtime, portrait express utilizes low energies for gradual improvement over time involving no medical downtime.
The following is a list of conditions that Dr. Rokhsar believes can be effectively treated with portrait plasma skin rejuvenation. Fine wrinkles, moderate wrinkles, deep wrinkles, loose skin and skin tightening on the face jowls and neck, pigmentation from sun damage, rejuvenation of hands, neck and chest, and acne scars. Dr. Rokhsar also believes that portrait plasma skin regeneration can cause significant improvement in wrinkles around the eyes and the mouth, areas that are usually of high concern to patients and are harder to treat.
Portrait plasma skin resurfacing is done under local numbing cream with no need for general anesthesia or IV sedation.
Dr. Rokhsar is an internationally renowned laser surgeon involved with the clinical testing of various laser systems including portrait plasma resurfacing. Dr. Rokhsar can help you decide which laser resurfacing system best suits your needs. Dr. Rokhsar at times combines fraxel laser, portrait and the CO2 laser devices for optimal improvement in different areas of the face.