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.
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.