Hormonal imbalances and other factors affect the look and quality of your skin in numerous ways. While you may not be able to avoid the biological influxes of hormones, you have options when it comes to restoring your appearance. If you are dealing with melasma, consider taking advantage of our professional treatments in Flushing.
What is Melasma?
Melasma is a noticeable discoloration of the skin on the face. It can look brown, tan, or blue-gray and cover areas on the face like the upper cheeks and lip, forehead, and chin. This skin condition most often appears in women during their reproductive years, but primarily between the ages of 20 to 50. Men rarely experience this condition.
Melasma is caused by hormonal imbalances that stem from pregnancy, the use of birth control, and exposure to the sunlight. It is also more common in women who have olive or tan skin and are of Asian, Hispanic, or Middle Eastern descent. With proper medical attention, the condition can be effectively treated at our office in Flushing through a variety of means.
Melasma can be treated with a number of different methods that are all performed on an outpatient basis. Depending on the severity of your melasma, you may be able to use over-the-counter products to ease the discoloration on your face.
If the condition does not respond to over-the-counter products or if our doctor believes you would fare better with more in-depth treatment, you may be prescribed other medications, depending on the situation. While you use these medications, it is important for you to remain under the care of our dermatologist to ensure you do not experience negative reactions to them.
Other treatments available at our office in Flushing include fractional laser resurfacing, laser toning, and Vitamin C iontophoresis. The right treatment for you will depend on multiple factors, and oftentimes, using a combination of treatments is best for optimal results. The available treatment options for melasma are relatively safe and capable of providing immediate improvements in the way your facial skin looks and feels.
Getting Started with Professional Treatment
If you have melasma, the good news if you can do something about its appearance. Make an appointment at Metro Dermatology to learn more about your options regarding professional treatment. We have locations in Flushing, Elmhurst, Englewood, and the Bronx. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!