A cosmetic laser surgeon is a board-certified dermatologist that has a specialization in cosmetic training. Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is a fellowship-trained cosmetic laser surgeon who has been using the most up-to-date laser procedures in order to improve patients’ appearances by reducing fat, treating acne, smoothing wrinkles, hair reduction or removal, and improving scar and varicose veins. A cosmetic surgeon ultimately creates a more aesthetically pleasing look for the patient; whether it’s because of scarring, or nose augmentation, cosmetic surgeons are the pioneers of beauty. Cosmetic surgery is concerned with improving the aesthetic appearance of a person, while plastic surgery may include this, or just the reconstruction (reconstructive surgery). Reconstructive plastic surgery is concerned with improving function; however, it may also involve trying to approximate normal appearance, but that is not its primary function.
Using laser technology, Dr. Rokhsar can control the laser of light or energy into specific areas of focus of the targeted tissue. The laser Dr. Rokhsar will use depends on the type of treatment being administered. With specialized fellowship training in laser and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Rokhsar is able to offer his patients the latest and most advanced techniques in treating a variety of conditions. Dr. Rokhsar has been instrumental in developing parameters and techniques for the newest laser technology, Fraxel, while he was in California. Dr. Rokhsar has been a featured speaker on this subject at numerous medical meetings and has trained numerous physicians on the use of this laser.
A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the skin, which also includes hair nails, and mucous membranes (such as the lining inside the mouth, nose and eyelids).
All board-certified dermatologists receive training in medical dermatology, which involves diagnosing, treating and preventing disease that affects the skin, hair, and nails. NYC dermatologist, Dr. Rokhsar has specialized training in surgical dermatology as well as medical and cosmetic surgery. His goal is to improve a patient’s appearance or alleviate discomfort whenever possible.
Dr. Rokhsar diagnoses and treats more than 3,000 diseases including skin cancer, eczema, acne, and psoriasis. In order to become a dermatologist, a person must successfully earn a bachelor’s degree, attend medical school to become a board-certified medical doctor, complete at least one year of interning, and then a dermatology residency program that lasts at least three years. In addition to all his required training, Dr. Cameron Rokhsar excelled as Chief Resident and went on to receive fellowship training in cosmetic, laser and dermatology surgery in San Diego, California. Fellowship-trained doctors are those that continue their medical studies after completing their residency, specializing and advancing their education and expertise. This addition extensive training gave Dr. Rokhsar specialization in the cosmetic field in which he became an internationally renowned laser surgeon and professor of dermatology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Cosmetic dermatologists receive specialized training in order to develop skills necessary to perform procedures such as Mohs skin cancer surgery, reconstructive surgery to treat surgical scars, injection of dermal fillers or Botox, sclerotherapy vein treatments, chemical peels, hair transplantation, tumescent liposuction, and laser surgery.
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