What are My Options for Treating Melasma and Other Pigmentation Concerns?

Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery
for NYC, Manhattan & Worldwide


Woman with even skin pigmentationMelanin is a natural, dark pigment that is found in our skin. An overproduction of melanin can cause several types of uneven skin pigmentation including freckles and age spots.

Melasma is one common pigmentation concern that is characterized by patches of symmetrical, dark discoloration. This skin condition frequently develops due to hormonal changes caused by pregnancy or birth control pills. If you suffer from melasma or another form of hyperpigmentation, you may feel self-conscious about your complexion. The good news is that it’s possible to achieve the smooth, radiant skin you desire!

There are several ways to achieve a more even skin tone, including:

  • PicoSure: The PicoSure treatment uses laser energy to stimulate a response in the skin cells around the uneven pigmentation, signaling them to eliminate any discoloration.  PicoSure can improve a wide range of pigmentation concerns, and it is so effective that it can even be used to remove unwanted tattoo!
  • Spot Peels: A spot peel is a mild, targeted chemical peel that is specifically formulated to treat uneven pigmentation. There is no downtime associated with this treatment and it can be repeated to help you maintain an even complexion.  
  • Bleaching Cream: Also known as skin lightening creams or skin brighteners, bleaching creams can improve the appearance of melasma and other pigmentation concerns. You can apply these creams topically from the comfort of your own home to reduce dark spots and they are easy to incorporate into your existing beauty routine. Our dermatologists can recommend a cream that is best suited to address your unique skin concerns. 

If you suffer from uneven skin pigmentation, please schedule a consultation with our dermatologists by calling (212) 688-5882. At JUVA Skin & Laser Center, we consider it a pleasure to help individuals from Manhattan, Woodside, NYC, and around the world achieve the results they desire.