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The melanocytes in the skin are responsible for creating darker skin. Melasma is a skin condition where melanocytes are activated, creating patches of brown or gray skin, usually on the face. Melasma usually occurs on areas that have more sun exposure like the forehead, cheeks, nose, chin and upper lip. Our dermatology team at LM Medical NYC offers melasma treatment to fade and even out patchy skin at our clinic in Manhattan.

Causes and Symptoms of Melasma

The exact cause of melasma is not known, but there are risk factors. Women are much more likely to have melasma occur than men, as almost 90% of melasma cases are women. Darker skin is at higher risk for melasma, but any skin type can have melasma outbreaks. Other risk factors include excessive sun exposure without sunscreen or protection, hormonal changes and pregnancy. Melasma can fade on its own, or treatment can help fade discolorations or dark patches on the skin.

Cosmetic Treatments for Skin Discoloration

Melasma does not pose a health risk or cause any uncomfortable side effects. However, many people with melasma are unhappy with the appearance of the dark patches on their face. Wearing sunscreen, wide-brimmed hats and avoiding the sun can help fade melasma. Other skin treatments available through a dermatologist include:

  • Fading or bleaching skin creams
  • Corticosteroid or tretinoin cream
  • Chemical peels
  • Laser skin resurfacing

If you have skin discolorations or brown or gray patches on your face, you may be experiencing melasma. World-renowned dermatologist Dr. Morgan at LM Medical NYC can diagnose your skin condition and will recommend a treatment plan. We offer effective skin treatments to cosmetically improve skin affected by melasma at our clinic in Greenwich Village. Contact our dermatology team today to schedule your skin consultation.

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Taylor L.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is incredible at what she does, she recommends small adjustments that look so natural but also give a noticeable result. Beyond that, she's absolutely lovely to be around and the entire energy of her office is so pleasant! I'll be turning to her for her recommendations go forward, it's SO important to find a plastic surgeon you can really trust. She is it! Thank you!

Shane V.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is simply outstanding! She has a wonderfully warm and caring bedside manner and always takes the time to listen. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field and it shows through her superb clinical acumen. Her office staff are kind, professional, and responsive. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Rabach!

Kathleen P.

I’ve been visiting LM medical for 4 years. The staff is always welcoming. The location is beautiful and modern. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Lesley are amazing physicians. They are very personable and genuine. They are open to questions and addressed all of my concerns. I have been more then pleased with my experience with LM Medical and I highly recommend this office.

Chris B.

Dr. Morgan Rabach and her staff provide top tier care and excellent service. Dr. Rabach is well-versed in the latest research. She made lots of time to discuss my dermatological history (what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, what hasn’t been tried) and all the available treatments to find the best path forward. She didn’t settle - pushing to make sure I got the best results possible. Would recommend without any reservations!

Toni D.

I have been seeing both Dr. Lesley & Dr. Morgan now for almost about three years now. Each time is better than the last. I trust them for natural results & they always deliver. What I value most is that they are never pushy! Always open, honest, and they are just overall good people.

Xavier M.

Dr Morgan and her staff are very warm and efficient professionals. She provided me with straightforward answers on three different concerns and more importantly, found the adequate treatment for me right away. A well staffed and organized team! Highly recommended.

Emily B.

The staff are incredibly friendly and so helpful. The wait times are very short, the space is clean and modern, and they're very quick to respond to questions over the phone or email. I needed a detailed receipt for my insurance and they gave me two different versions until my insurance was satisfied. The doctors are friendly, laid back, and really listen which is awesome. Would highly recommend!!

Stacy A.

Fun, safe and the results were perfect. Can’t wait for my next procedure!

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