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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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Skin Laser & Surgery Specials of NY & NJ is now a division of Schweiger Dermatology Group.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Our in-office safety policies are aligned with the latest guidelines issued by the CDC and local government officials related to COVID-19.

New safety policies for patients:

  • Patients will undergo screening questions and receive comprehensive instructions about our new policies prior to their appointment.
  • To minimize contact, we will offer patients virtual check in and check out.
  • Patients will be instructed to come to the office wearing a mask.
  • Patient temperatures will be checked via forehead scanners upon arrival to the office.
  • We have reorganized our offices to maximize social distancing and cleanliness, and we have altered workflows to allow patients to wait outside or in their cars until their exam room is ready. Patients will be contacted via text message or phone call when the provider is ready for the visit to begin.
  • We are asking for patients to arrive at their appointment alone. For children and adult patients who require a caretaker, one adult may accompany the patient.
  • Patients who are sick or have had exposures to COVID-19 will be rescheduled.
  • Offices will be cleaned and disinfected frequently throughout the day.
  • Teledermatology appointments remain available for patients who prefer to be seen virtually.

New safety policies for office & staff:

  • All of our staff have completed training on all new workflows and infection prevention measures.
  • All of our clinical staff will be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during patient encounters to include masks and eye protection.
  • Our exam rooms are sanitized before and after every patient visit.
  • All SLSS team members will be screened for symptoms and/or fever daily prior to coming to work.
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