What Is Melasma?
Melasma is a skin condition that appears as brown or grayish-brown patches on the skin. There are different causes and risk factors of melasma, including sun exposure, pregnancy, hormone therapy, and stress. Melasma does not cause any medical problems, but it may occur in highly visible areas such as the cheeks, nose bridge, forehead, or chin, making it cosmetically undesirable.
Our Melasma Treatments
At PFRANKMD, we use innovative instrumentation and state-of-the-art technology to treat melasma:
Pigment Protocol – This combination of Clear + Brilliant and PICO Genesis laser treatments breaks up the pigment in the skin to clear away melasma.
PICO Laser – PICO Genesis laser treatment is a preferred method of melasma treatment and involves delivering laser energy to the pigment cells.
Fraxel – Fraxel laser treatment uses fractional laser energy to address the pigment that makes up melasma.
Aerolase – Aerolase laser treatment is a gentle option for melasma treatment. Its laser energy attacks the unwanted pigment cells to reduce the appearance of melasma.
MedLite – MedLite laser can be used to treat brown blemishes, and reduce brown marks such as freckles, pigmented moles, Nevus of Ota, and Nevus of Ito.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You are an ideal candidate for melasma treatment if you have tried all other options without the results you’ve been hoping for. For patients who want quick and long-term results, laser treatments may be the best option. You must not have any active skin infections. Laser treatments are safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women, but we recommend discussing the treatment with your OB/GYN prior to your appointment.
A visual examination of your skin will be performed during your consultation at PFRANKMD. In some cases, a Wood’s lamp examination may be performed to determine the depth of the hyperpigmentation. Additional diagnostic tests may be requested to rule out other skin disorders. Your medical history will be reviewed to assess your eligibility for treatment.
Once these aspects of the consultation are complete, you will learn about your treatment options. The optimal treatment method will be recommended.
Aftercare Following Melasma Treatment
Our laser treatments do not require extensive downtime or recovery periods. You may be able to get back to work or resume your daily activities right after your melasma treatment session. Redness and dryness may be experienced, but should disappear quickly. All aftercare directions should be followed as closely as possible in order to avoid complications. You are recommended to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and to regularly apply sunscreen.
How Much Does Treatment for Melasma Cost?
The cost of melasma treatments with laser therapy varies from patient to patient. Factors that may impact the overall cost includes type of laser treatment, depth of pigment, number and size of target areas, and total number of treatment sessions needed.
Arrange a Consultation
Restore a clear complexion with the help of cutting-edge laser treatments for melasma in NYC. To schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our aesthetic healthcare providers, contact PFRANKMD today at (212) 327-2919.