Dermatologist uses Clear and Brilliant laser for the treatment of melasmaBy Dr. Mary Lupo
Melasma is sometimes dubbed “the mask of pregnancy” because it can occur due to hormonal changes when a woman has gone on or off of birth control pills, is pregnant, or has recently given birth. Scientists are unsure why the link occurs between hormones and melasma. However, the condition can also develop in men, and the trigger in this case is unknown.
Melasma may become chronic and that is when patients are most interested in treatment options. One solution for melasma patients at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic & General Dermatology is Clear and Brilliant fractional laser technology. This treatment can be used not only for melasma, but also for other pigmentation issues such as sun spots and freckles. It can be an effective anti-aging solution as well, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, improving texture, and adding suppleness to the skin. Clear and Brilliant laser therapy appointments typically take about an hour, and several sessions may be necessary for optimal improvement. This treatment is safe for most skin types.
If you are seeking treatment for the condition of melasma, it is important to first get a proper diagnosis. This is done right at our practice by our Board-certified dermatologist. Once the condition has been diagnosed, patients can work with our healthcare professionals to develop a treatment plan. This may include a combination of options including the Clear and Brilliant laser used in conjunction with skin lightening topical creams applied regularly to the skin. Disciplined adherence to the skin care plan our doctors give you improves long-term remission of melasma.
Patients in the area of New Orleans are welcome to book an appointment with Dr. Mary Lupo to discuss this condition and ways to combat it. The front office staff at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic & General Dermatology can be reached with a phone call to (504) 777-3047.
Our mission at the Lupo Center is to provide patients with innovative, effective and ethical care to make each person look and feel their personal best. To fulfill our goal, we provide state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients.
Board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology Mary P. Lupo, MD has been a leader in the field of non-surgical rejuvenation since 1983. She travels internationally to teach her innovative techniques, and her reputation brings in patients from around the country. She started the first formal residency training program for injectables and peels in 1983 at Tulane Medical School and served as past president of Women’s Dermatologic Society, adjunct professor of dermatology at Tulane and a founder of Cosmetic Boot Camp. Dr. Lupo holds membership in many prestigious dermatology associations, participates in clinical trials for approval of new drugs and devices and acts as an advisor for numerous aesthetic-minded companies.