An estimated 6 million women are living in the U.S. with melasma and 45-50 million women worldwide live with melasma; over 90% of all cases are women. Schedule your consultation today to discover the most effective melasma solutions.
Chloasma NYC Treatment Center in New York, NY , also known as melasma, appears as a blotchy, brownish pigmentation on the face that develops slowly and fades with time. The pigmentation is due to overproduction of melanin by the pigment cells, melanocytes.
What causes melasma?
The exact cause is not known, but several factors contribute. These include pregnancy, hormonal drugs such as the contraceptive pill, and very occasionally medical conditions affecting hormone levels. Some cosmetics, especially those containing perfume, can bring on melasma. There is research to suggest that it can be triggered by stress. Sunshine and the use of sun-beds usually worsen any tendency to melasma.
Is melasma hereditary?
Melasma can run in families, suggesting an inherited tendency.
What does melasma look like?
Melasma is simply darker-than-normal skin affecting the cheeks, forehead, upper lip, nose and chin, usually in a symmetrical manner. It may be limited to the cheeks and nose or just occur overlying the jaw. The neck and, rarely, the forearms can also be affected. Areas of melasma are not raised.
What are the symptoms of melasma?
It is the cosmetic aspect of melasma that affected people tend to find upsetting. The affected skin is not itchy or sore.
How is melasma diagnosed?
Melasma is usually easily recognised by the characteristics of the pigmentation and its distribution on the face.
Can melasma be cured?
No, at present there is no cure for melasma, but there are several treatment options which may improve the appearance. Superficial pigmentation is easier to treat than deep pigmentation. If melasma occurs during pregnancy, it may resolve on its own within a few months after delivery and treatment may not be necessary.
Chloasma or Melasma usually fades over time on its own; but for quicker solutions, various skin treatments accelerate the process.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy Instructions Things You'll Need:
Sunscreen Bleaching cream
Laser treatment IPL treatment
Limit sun exposure during treatment by wearing hats, long sleeves and pants.
Consider liquid chemical peels that strip away chloasma. Glycolic acid ranks as the mildest solution for treatment. Seek laser treatment to burn away chloasma, typically with one visit but sometimes takes a few visits.
Possibly choose Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL), a light treatment that requires about 5 weeks to obtain results. Many chemical solutions used to treat chloasma or melasma require several months for effective outcomes. Prescription bleaching creams usually take several months to lighten the skin with possible skin peeling and drying as side effects.
When patients come to Dr. Gary for melasma treatment, his approach is proactive and involved. Your treatment will be delivered by one of the most skilled cosmetic dermatologists in the world with an extensive background treating complex skin conditions for all skin types and skin color.
Dr. Rothfeld believes patient education and the partnership between patient and physician is critical to the success of any treatment. One of our priorities is patient education, helping you to understand everything about your condition and available treatment options, and assisting you in selecting the most appropriate treatment to reach your goals. It all goes towards providing among the best melasma treatment Manhattan and Park Avenue have to offer.
Melasma treatment options
Rather than blindly treating all melasma patients with the exact treatment, Dr. will take the time to understand you, as well as the exact nature and degree of your melasma.
By performing an initial consultation and examination, he can gather the information necessary to custom tailor your treatment to you.
As a result, Dr. Gary may choose a singular form of treatment, or he may prescribe an entire regimen to get the best results. In either case, your individualized melasma treatment will be done using state-of-the-art procedures performed by Dr. Rothfeld with a proven record of excellence.
For the melasma treatment, Dr. Rothfeld will work in coordination to develop a treatment plan that is best suited to your needs and tailored for long-term results. Your treatment plan may consist of one or more of the following treatment options:
Dr. Gary has extensive knowledge in medical and aesthetic skincare and is prepared to assist you in meeting your goals and maintaining clear, pigment-free skin.
CLEAR & BRILLIANT LASER
The newest laser in the family of fractional lasers, the Clear and Brilliant is ideal for any pigmentation concern and can be used on any color of skin.
One of the most popular and effective cosmetic procedures is the chemical peel, giving your skin the opportunity for a fresh start and a new outlook.
Melasma Treatment Center in New York, NY headed by Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Gary Rothfeld is with a New York City Park Avenue office in Manhattan, New York providing expert skin care, dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology services. A Park Avenue practice with an international reputation in general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology.
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30 E. 60th St. Ste. 805 (Park Avenue)
New York, NY 10022