Latest Generation FRAXEL™ Laser Treatment Gently Repairs Acne Scars Like Photoshop® Software – Pixel by Pixel, Spot by Spot

New York, NY – May 9, 2005 — Cameron Rokhsar, MD, presented the first report of the treatment of acne scars using the Fraxel™ Laser, the newest generation of noninvasive fractional resurfacing technology. Acne scars are an all too common sequel to acne. In the past, the most effective procedure for acne scars was carbon dioxide resurfacing known as CO2 resurfacing or deep chemical peels, both of which required a minimum of two weeks downtime while the raw skin healed.

Dr. Rokhsar presented his study results at the 25th Annual Meeting of American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) held in Orlando, Florida, last month. He reported that 50% of his subjects experienced significant improvement in the texture, color and overall appearance of their acne scars, while 80% of study patients reported at least moderate improvement in their acne scars.

“This improvement is revolutionary because it is the most significant positive response we have ever been able to achieve using a non-abrasive, minimal downtime procedure,” said Dr. Rokhsar, a board-certified dermatologist who pioneered the science of fractional resurfacing which is the scientific underpinning of the Fraxel laser treatment (FLT).

Other key advantages of Fraxel Laser Treatment (FLT) are:

*No general anesthesia – FLT is well tolerated with a topical anesthetic
*Convenience – the procedure takes about 30 minutes in the doctor’s office
*Excellent safety profile

Dr. Rokhsar devoted most of the past year to refining and developing applications for Fraxel laser technology and is considered one of the world’s most experienced physicians on clinical effects of this breakthrough laser technology. He was one of the first to introduce Fraxel laser treatment to the aesthetic medical community at recent national meetings and has trained numerous physicians on the techniques and parameters used for FLT. He has been a featured speaker on this subject at scientific meetings of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the ASLMS and Australian Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

Fraxel Laser Treatment also improves wrinkles and photodamage and as well as uneven pigmentation such as age spots and sun spots on the face, neck, chest and hands. In another study on wrinkles and photodamage, Dr. Rokhsar reported at ASLMS that 73% of the subjects noted marked to significant improvement in overall appearance, while 60% of the subjects observed improvement in skin texture as 75-100% improved.

“The results we have seen for acne scars, wrinkles and photodamage are remarkable. There is no other laser that can achieve such dramatic benefits with virtually no risks or interruption to patients’ routine activities,” adds Dr. Rokhsar.

Dr. Rokhsar is a board-certified dermatologist with a special interest in cosmetic dermatology and surgery. After graduating from Harvard University, he attended New York University School of Medicine where he received his doctorate in medicine. After his internship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, Dr. Rokhsar completed his dermatology residency at the Albert EinSitein College of Medicine in New York City where he was honored for his teaching and leadership skills as Chief Resident. Dr. Rokhsar went on to receive fellowship training in cosmetic, laser and dermatologic Surgery in San Diego.
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