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Melasma is a very common patchy, brown discoloration that appears on the face. It is usually seen in women in their reproductive years. Melasma most commonly forms on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and chin. The formation of melasma is triggered by sun exposure, hormone fluctuations, birth control pills, and hormonal changes due to pregnancy. Melasma is primarily seen in women who are pregnant, have daily exposure to the sun and are of Latin or Asian descent.

How is melasma treated?

The treatment of melasma is complicated and may require the use of a variety of lasers, laser-like technologies, and other treatment approaches including chemical peels and/or medical grade skin care products. The expert dermatologists at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists will determine the best combination of procedures to get you the most out of your melasma treatment.

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Why choose Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists for melasma treatment?

Melasma can be a very difficult problem to treat. Our physicians have over two decades worth of experience in treating melasma; many of our patients have sought and failed with other treatments before coming to us. We use a unique combined approach in treating melasma. This approach involves the gentle use of a variety of lasers or light sources in combination with anti-inflammatory LED treatments.

These treatments are often combined with very mild glycolic acid and newer bleaching substances such as Lumixyl™ and/or elure™. This combination of treatments plus appropriate sun protection can dramatically improve your melasma.

What is the cost of melasma treatment?

The price of melasma treatment is best determined after a thorough consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists. Once a treatment plan has been crafted, we will provide you with a comprehensive quote. We also accept CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit to help you get immediate treatment for your needs. Please speak with our concierge team for more information.

How do I get started?

If you are seeking treatment for unsightly melasma, your first step is a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists in NYC or NJ. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Appointment

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

If your concern is a true medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room

A message from Dr. David Goldberg and the team at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ:

Dear Patients,

Our providers and staff recognize that we are all faced with difficult times as this pandemic continues to unfold throughout our area. However, the continuation of your care remains our top priority!

At this time, our New York City office is temporarily closed.

In our effort to provide you with the highest level of service, the Hackensack and Hillsborough NJ offices will remain open until further notice with limited hours of availability. We ask for your understanding with our protocols on hand washing and social distancing when you arrive for your appointment. Please do not come to the office if you are experiencing a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Should you prefer not to visit the office in person, our providers are now offering virtual office visits. This is commonly known as telemedicine, or in this case, teledermatology. Our dedicated concierge team will assist you in scheduling a virtual appointment with your provider, including those in the New York City office.

Currently, the government mandates that the only way to have these virtual visits is to communicate via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, or WhatsApp video. This is because your medical providers needs to see you, and you can show the provider the problem area of your body that you are concerned about. You will also be able to discuss any other issues regarding your ongoing care or for any new skin concerns you may have. Your provider may tell you that an in-person visit may be required for testing or more in-depth examination. In that case, a concierge team member will reach out to schedule an in-office visit.

To schedule your in-person or virtual appointment, please call our office at 908-359-8980 or email [email protected] Our concierge team members will schedule a time for your medical provider to call you back. We have set aside times for all of our medical providers to call you for your virtual appointment.

Please be aware that virtual visits must be billed to your medical health insurance just as they would for an in-person office visit. If your insurance has recently changed, please have that information ready to provide to our team members. Depending on your insurance plan, you may have financial obligations such as co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance just as you would for an in-office visit (at the present time, the government has only waived co-pays related to COVID-19 testing).

We understand that this is a stressful time, but we are here for you!

Stay safe and healthy,

Dr. David Goldberg and the team at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ

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