Melasma

At Cosmetic and Surgical Arts, Dr. Anna Arsenous offers a variety of treatments for reversing melasma in the practice’s Glendale, New York, cosmetic surgery centers. Melasma is a condition of the facial skin, with patchy tan or bluish-gray patches appearing around the eyes, forehead, and cheeks. More common in women than men, melasma can be treated with skin rejuvenation techniques by Dr. Arsenous to erase the imperfections and revitalize your skin’s overall condition. Call or make an appointment online today.

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Melasma

What causes melasma?

Melasma is a skin condition that happens to women during their reproductive years.

The discoloration of facial skin is related to sun exposure, use of birth control pills, and other medications. Melasma is also triggered by hormonal changes in the body, especially during pregnancy and often referred to as the ‘mask of pregnancy.’

There are three types of melasma, including:

  • Epidermal (appearing on the surface of the skin)
  • Dermal (appearing in layers between the epidermis and subcutaneous skin layers)
  • Mixed (appearing on both the epidermis and the dermis layers)

Patchy discoloration caused by melasma is usually seen in the areas surrounding the nose and chin but also appears on the cheeks, lower jaw, and forehead.

Is melasma treatable?

Dr. Anna Arsenous provides a full range of skin rejuvenation services to remove patchy areas of skin and restore your skin to its vibrant condition.

Skin rejuvenation services, including laser treatments, light treatments, dermabrasion, resurfacing, and chemical peels, can all reverse melasma. Specialized creams are also available to combat the condition’s discoloration symptoms.

How many treatments will I need?

Dr. Arsenous and her team review your medical history to determine which skin rejuvenation services are right for you. Depending on which service you choose, you may require more than one treatment to achieve your desired results.

What can I expect from a skin rejuvenation consultation?

Your first consultation with Dr. Arsenous consists of a general health overview, a discussion of current medications and drug allergies, and a review of any previous cosmetic work you’ve had completed.

Dr. Arsenous also evaluates your skin and the severity of your melasma to determine the best course of treatment. Before moving forward with treatment, she discusses your available treatment options as well as her recommendations for reversing your melasma.

How can I prevent melasma in the future?

Genetics, hormones, or medications, can cause melasma, but sun exposure is responsible for most cases of the condition.

To prevent recurrences of the skin condition, wear high-quality sunscreens before going outdoors and reapply frequently. Sunhats and protective clothing can also prevent discoloration and other skin conditions caused by UV rays.

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