Dr. Alan Rosenbach is widely recognized for his innovative work with lasers in the field of dermatology. A clinical associate professor of dermatology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Dr. Rosenbach’s private practice is in Century City. He is the author of numerous medical journal articles and lectures frequently at dermatology and laser conferences around the US. His practice encompasses both cosmetic and general dermatology.
Training: Dr. Rosenbach developed an interest in lasers soon after his medical studies were completed at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Following his dermatology residency training in New York at SUNY Health Science Center Downstate, Dr. Rosenbach became one of a small number of physicians in the United States to complete a fellowship devoted exclusively to laser surgery of the skin. This laser fellowship at The Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, overseen by Georgetown Medical School faculty, provided Dr. Rosenbach with unparalleled laser expertise and a clinical interest in lasers that persists to this day.
Research: Dr. Rosenbach’s scientific contributions to laser medicine encompass both cosmetic and medical dermatology. He has discovered laser treatments for three different skin diseases, one of which, called acanthosis nigricans, affects millions. He was the first physician to publish a medical journal article about a new laser technique to treat sunspots, dramatically reducing the time required for each treatment. Dr. Rosenbach was also the first to lecture about the benefits of cooling the skin during laser treatment of tattoos. He was also the first to discover that elevated exam room temperatures can affect the safety of laser hair removal procedures. Additionally, he has published about laser treatment of surgical scars and has taught both didactic and hands-on cutaneous laser surgery courses.
Dr. Rosenbach is also considered a leader in the use of Botox and similar products. He was selected by Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox, to teach advanced techniques to physicians. He continues to lecture about Botox and injectables such as Restylane and Juvederm at medical schools around the US. Although Dr. Rosenbach offers these procedures to his patients, he feels it is important to maintain his connection to medical dermatology and does so by continuing to see all sorts of dermatology patients. He is one of a small number of dermatologists in the U.S. to offer microscopic tracking of moles, which enhances skin cancer detection and can reduce unnecessary biopsies. “I enjoy being able to help both cosmetically oriented patients as well as patients who have challenging skin diseases” says Dr. Rosenbach, who enjoys teaching residents and medical students both general and cosmetic dermatology at USC.