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Melasma Treatment in Kansas City

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The Clear Skin of Your Dreams

Melasma Treatment in Kansas City, KS by Dr. Quinn

If you develop dark spots on your skin, it could be a condition called melasma. Quinn Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center can assess your complexion, advise you regarding treatment options, and counsel you throughout the process. To get relief and treatment from Melasma Kansas City area locals and guests are encouraged to contact one of our representatives. Conveniently located in Leawood, Dr. Quinn welcomes patients from nearby Missouri, Overland Park, Grandview, and the greater Kansas City region.

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Eliminate Patchy Dark Spots

What is Melasma?

Melasma is a darkening of the skin that occurs in patches. It can affect both genders, but the American Academy of Dermatology estimates that a staggering 90% of those affected by melasma are women. Pregnancy tends to exacerbate the onset and persistence of the condition. Hormonal changes can trigger a form of melasma known as chloasma, or “the mask of pregnancy.” To treat the unsightly presence of dark skin spots, consult with an expert at Quinn Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center. The skin contains cells that provide pigmentation to our complexion. These are called melanocytes due to their role in the production of melanin.[1] When melanocytes are overstimulated, they can create an abundance of dark spots. This is melasma.

The sun’s UV rays tend to excite melanocytes. You should make a habit of protecting your skin from direct sunlight. Wear a high SPF sunblock and protective headwear when venturing outside. Melasma most commonly manifests on the forehead, so pay special attention to shielding that area when you embark on a skincare regimen.

A Bright, Even Complexion

What are the Benefits of Melasma Treatment?

Effectively treating your melasma can restore your bright, even skin tone. We offer a broad range of treatments to ensure you reach optimal results, including chemical peels, Aerolase Neo, Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid, Vitamin C, SPF, and other solutions. The treatments we offer remove or lighten excess pigment in the skin to reduce or eliminate blotchy discoloration. Many of the treatments we offer can be combined for enhanced effects, or may be used to treat multiple concerns. For example, Quinn Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center can perform a chemical peel to address your ongoing issues with melasma, age spots, sun damage, or scar tissue, among other skin issues you may be experiencing.

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Finding the Right Solution For You

Am I a Good Candidate for Melasma Treatment in Kansas?

You may be eligible for Kansas City melasma treatment if you struggle with discolorations or blotches on your skin. Melasma treatment is generally a safe and effective solution for patients who are dedicated to maintaining their treatment plan. Pregnant women are especially vulnerable to the occurrence of melasma due to the hormonal changes that accompany pregnancy. Women who take birth control may also develop melasma as a side effect of the medication. The hormones most closely associated with the existence of melasma are progesterone and estrogen. While patients who are pregnant may be able to reduce the severity of their melasma during their pregnancy, some treatment options may need to be postponed until after pregnancy. Please contact Quinn Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.

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Tailor-Made Solutions

Your Melasma Treatment Procedure

During your individualized consultation, we will assess your condition and formulate a plan accordingly. Melasma affects every person differently, so the treatment options will vary from person to person. We treat Melasma in a number of different ways, depending on your skin tone and the severity of the condition.

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  • Hydroquinone – This skin-lightening topical treatment is available in liquid, cream, gel, and lotion varieties. We offer both prescription and non-prescription options up to 6% concentration.
  • Corticosteroids and Tretinoin – You may need one or both of these supplemental topical solutions to enhance the effects of hydroquinone. All three medicines (corticosteroids, tretinoin, and hydroquinone) may be combined into one product, referred to as a triple cream.
  • Azelaic Acid or Kojic Acid – These acids are alternate topical treatments that can target melasma spots. We offer advanced skincare products containing these ingredients for ongoing improvement.

If the aforementioned skin treatments fail to lighten the blotches clouding your complexion, you may require a more comprehensive approach.

Skin Resurfacing for Melasma

Skin resurfacing targets the outer layers of skin, removing damaged or discolored skin cells to reveal brighter, healthier, more even skin beneath. We offer personalized chemical peels and Aerolase Neo laser skin resurfacing for the most comprehensive skin benefits.

Chemical Peels

When you arrive at our Leawood, Kansas, offices for a chemical peel, our staff will immediately put you at ease. Your treatment area will be gently cleaned and prepped for the procedure. The chemical peel process typically lasts approximately 15 to 30 minutes. Our solutions are tailored to your unique skin needs. They are designed to penetrate the upper layers of the epidermis to treat the discolorations and textural impurities that bother you most. As the name suggests, the chemicals will begin to peel away within 48-72 hours. This process could last up to a week, removing imperfections from your skin and leaving it more lustrous and healthy. Please contact our staff to discuss the beautifying benefits of chemical peels in Kansas City.

Aerolase Neo

Aerolase Neo is an optimally-precise laser skin treatment designed to target a variety of cosmetic dermatological concerns. Aerolase Neo breaks down hyperpigmentation, reduces hyper-vascularity, and penetrates deeper into the skin than topical treatments. Treatment is comfortable and safe for all skin tones.

What to Expect

Melasma Treatment Recovery

Recovery varies depending on the details of your individualized treatment. While our topical treatments involve no downtime, skin resurfacing patients will need to allow their skin to heal following their treatment.

Chemical Peel Recovery

Please avoid direct contact with the sun for at least three days following your chemical peel melasma treatment session. It is normal and natural for your skin to adopt a pink hue. This should subside steadily during the first week. After 7-10 days, you can expect a full recovery from your melasma treatment.

Laser Treatment Recovery

While there is no significant downtime after Aerolase Neo, you will need to protect your skin while it heals. With fresh, new skin cells exposed, you will need to take extra precautions to prevent sun exposure, including avoiding direct sunlight and applying sunblock. If you experience discomfort or have further questions about your skin care needs, please do not hesitate to call (913)492-3443. Your satisfaction is our top priority.

Beautiful Results

Melasma Treatment Results

By peeling away the damaged layers of skin affected by melasma, Quinn Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center will unleash the bright, brilliant you. You may require repeat sessions to address more severe cases of dark spots and skin irregularities. To determine the best course of action for your unique complexion, reach out and contact a friendly, helpful member of our skilled team of professionals!

Personal Consultation in Kansas City

Schedule your Kansas City Melasma Treatment consultation with Dr. Quinn and his team today

When your skin changes, it can be upsetting. When you come to us for your melasma treatment, you will receive a complimentary one-hour consultation with a Nurse Practitioner, who will assess your skin, diagnose your condition, and create a detailed, individualized treatment plan. Take control of your melasma by calling (913)492-3443 to schedule your consultation. The caring professionals at Quinn Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center will guide you toward the right solution for your skincare situation. Under the unparalleled leadership of Dr. John Michael Quinn, our team is dedicated to listening, learning, and leading.

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Quinn Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center is located in Leawood, Kansas, conveniently close to Overland Park and Kansas City. We take every opportunity to help our Missouri and Kansas neighbors with their aesthetic and wellness needs. As part of our ongoing healthcare mission, we keep the lines of communication open with our community. We always want to hear from you and are ready to share our expertise with the greater Kansas City vicinity. Please visit our blog to see how we have already started the conversation – now it is your turn to chime in! During your consultation, we will answer any questions you may have and assess the options that are best for you.

Melasma Treatment Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone can develop Melasma, but it disproportionately affects women. During pregnancy, hormonal changes can activate melanocytes, the cells that control pigmentation. When the melanocytes are overactive, they may create dark splotches, often found on the forehead.

After the specialists at Quinn Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center address your melasma concerns, you may want to consider additional procedures to bring a holistic shimmer to your complexion. Facials can be customized to your specifications, providing exfoliation, hydration, and clarity to your facial features. If you struggle with loose skin or wrinkles around the eyes, lips, or chin, you may want to consider injectables to plump and calm your expression. We also offer pharmaceutical grade skincare products and microneedling for your most visibly healthy skin.

Every patient is unique, so their treatments must be crafted to their needs and desires. Pricing varies depending on the extent of the melasma they are encountering and the recommended solution. Please visit our financing page to learn how Quinn Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center can address your skincare issues.

Schedule your Kansas City plastic surgery consultation today

When you commit to your beauty journey, you are choosing to take how the world sees you into your own hands. That’s an empowering feeling. Dr. Quinn and his team at Quinn Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center are here to honor that commitment and help you achieve the best results for you and your body. These are your decisions. Our role is to help you make the most of them. Schedule a consultation today to get started on your beauty journey.

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