If You Have Melasma – Laser Treatment Can Help
Melasma is Common
Melasma is an incredibly common skin condition that affects hundreds of thousands of individuals per year in the United States alone! While it can affect anyone, the brown patchy discoloration of the skin tends to appear most often on women of Latin or Asian descent. Further factors that increase the likelihood of melasma occurring are pregnancy, use of birth control pills, and sun exposure.
The best treatment for melasma includes the use of lasers combined with chemical peels and medical grade skin care products. Low-energy low-impact lasers are used to target the unwanted pigments and break them apart without heating the skin or causing discomfort to the patient. At the Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY and NJ, these lasers are used in combination with anti-inflammatory LED treatments. Very mild glycolic acids as well as newer bleaching substances such as Lumixyl and elure are used to further reduce the appearance of the spotty discolorations. It is then recommended that the patient use appropriate sun protection in order to enhance the results of their procedure, and keep the melasma at bay for a longer period of time. Proper sun protection, such as regular use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, is even helpful in preventing melasma from reoccurring.
This combination therapy has been seen to control melasma more efficiently than prior techniques, and results in extended periods of remission.
To learn more about the treatment of melasma, call Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists at 201-299-4521 to set up a consultation with an experienced physician. The physicians at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists have been treating melasma for over two decades, and have been known to successfully treat patients that did not find success at other offices. Skin, Laser & Surgery Specialists has four convenient locations, and offers its services to residents of New Jersey and New York.