Melasma and Hyperpigmentation

Melasma and hyperpigmentation, while common skin conditions, can cause self-consciousness and embarrassment. At Metro Dermatology, our Melasma and hyperpigmentation treatments are completely unique and specially designed to reduce the appearance of these conditions.

Metro Dermatology has several locations to conveniently serve you in Bronx, Elmhurst, and Flushing, New York and Fort Lee, New Jersey. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

What are Melasma and Hyperpigmentation?

Characterized by patches of brown or gray-brown skin on the cheeks, nose, forehead, chin and above the upper lip, Melasma can also appear on parts of the body that have frequent exposure to sunlight.

Hyperpigmentation is a similar condition, caused by an excess of melanin in the skin that creates darkened patches on the skin. While usually harmless, these conditions are highly visible and can be cosmetically unappealing.

How are Melasma and Hyperpigmentation Treated?

At Metro Dermatology, we offer a unique treatment for Melasma and hyperpigmentation in three parts:

  • Laser toning penetrates below the surface of the skin, emitting controlled energy and targeting discoloration at a cellular level while leaving surrounding, healthy skin undamaged.
  • Vitamin C iontophoresis is known to inhibit the production of melanin and is often considered to be a better skin protectant than sunscreen as it is easily absorbed into the skin and is still present over 30 hours later. This technique is non-invasive and administers concentrated Vitamin C to treated areas via a gentle electric current.
  • Fractional laser resurfacing delivers small, fractionated columns of laser energy to treated areas, creating microscopic holes in the skin and stimulating the body’s natural healing response. New, fresh skin cells are created, improving overall appearance.

Our Melasma and hyperpigmentation treatments are at the forefront of the cosmetic market, backed by science and use state-of-the-art methods that are used in Europe, South America, and the Far East. Each condition is evaluated on a case by case basis, and treatment will be tailored to fit your individual skin needs.

Am I a Good Candidate for Melasma and Hyperpigmentation Treatment?

Men and women who experience darkened areas or patches of skin and have no contraindicating skin conditions may be eligible for treatment. It will be determined during your consultation with our medical team, whether this treatment is right for you.

Are There Any Side Effects?

As with any laser treatment, slight redness may be experienced and should subside within a few days. Lasers have a proven safety profile, but all possible complications and risks will be discussed with you prior to treatment.

Contact Metro Dermatology today to schedule a consultation and restore a natural appearance to your skin.

PicoPlus® PicoCare®

Highest power & versatility for challenging pigment

  • Treatment areas: Face, Neck, Chest, Hands, Body
  • Skin concern: Tattoos, Dermal pigmentation, Epidermal, Acne scars
  • Benefits: Reduce unwanted pigment, tattoos, and acne scars

PicoPlus® and PicoCare® are new picosecond lasers from Lutronic and Wontech, respectively. They emit high energy at two wavelengths (1064 and 532nm) of light to remove tattoos, pigment, and birthmarks and elicit skin rejuvenation. Because of their unique action, picosecond lasers can provide safer and more effective treatment than traditional Q-switched nanosecond lasers.

No Surgery,No Injection
Little to No Downtime
Lasting Results
Safe and Effective











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