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What is the best treatment for melasma?

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For patients with melasma, finding the best treatment for their condition can be confusing. Melasma is a condition that affects the skin. Also known as chloasma, this condition results in over 200,000 cases in America each year. Dr. Mary Lupo sees many patients in the New Orleans, LA area dealing with this treatable condition.

What is melasma?

Melasma is known as the appearance of brown or grayish patches of discoloration on the skin. It typically occurs on the face and is seen on the forehead, cheeks, nose, and the chin. The most common reason it develops is due to excessive sun exposure or hormonal changes. It is seen more in women than men.

What is the best treatment for melasma?

There are several ways to address melasma.
  • Sunscreen – sunscreen is one way to not only protect the skin from sun damage, but to reduce the chances of developing melasma in patients who may be more susceptible to it.
  • Skin lightening and brightening treatments – topical skin lightening treatments may also assist in reducing the appearance of melasma patches on the face.
  • Nutraceuticals with anti-oxidant benefits
Melasma will sometimes go away on its own, especially when it is caused by hormonal changes. Some women who develop melasma when they start birth control pills or hormonal replacement supplements will notice the condition goes away when they stop taking these medications.

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Dr. Mary Lupo, dedicated dermatologist, assists patients in the New Orleans, LA area with a wide range of skin conditions and disorders. Her practice, the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology, is committed to providing individuals with treatment options that are safe, effective, and affordable. Call (504) 777-3047 today to schedule an appointment.


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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, clinical 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.

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I've been seeing Dr. Lupo for a few years now, and I really loved my results! Since I'm only 30 years old, Dr. Lupo's treatments have been very conservative to meet my needs and budget. The Botox treatments have helped me look more refreshed and rested - not different. Dr. Lupo's skin care recommendations and mild laser treatments have also given my complexion a smoother, more youthful look! Thank you, Dr. Lupo and your wonderful staff!
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