My wife and I went into Dr. Roger Koreen's office to get our skin checked and a few problem areas treated. We did not have any skin doctor and others we tried had appointments that were over 6 months away. We were pleased to get an appointment not too far in advance. When we got there the office was pleasant and the people nice. Dr Koreen was very friendly and took his time in caring for us. Later, I came back for further treatment and again it was a pleasant experience. I thanked him for his knowledge and ability to help me out. Thanks Dr. Koreen!Marianne WMore reviews
Unfortunately, I have had many experiences with doctors. My father had recommended me to Dr. Koreen about 15 years ago. First you will be greeted by very friendly and warm receptionists. The waiting room is extremely clean and comfortable with plenty of seating, magazines and TV’s. The wait time is always reasonable (10-15mins) considering Dr. Koreen always spends quality time for exam and questions (never rushed). He always educates you on the most modern treatments and offering the best options. Dr. Koreen now treats my teenage kids after many years of superior treatment and second to none care. I strongly trust and highly recommend Dr. Koreen and his staff.Thomas MMore reviews
Unfortunately I've been going to see dermatologists for 25 years now. The last 5 and best have been under Dr Koreen care. He's fantastic at what he does, his staff is top notch and friendly, I recommend him highlyThomas SMore reviews
Chemical peels offer successful skin pigmentation treatment for Huntington, NY area patients
Posted By Dr. Roger Koreen
Melasma is a skin condition characterized by darker-pigmented areas of the skin, often on the forehead, cheekbones, chin, upper lip, or jawline. The brown or tan spots are most common in women between the ages of 20 and 50 and can make them feel self-conscious. At the Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington, NY, we help patients suffering from melasma using chemical peels.
What triggers Melasma?
Melasma can be triggered by a variety of factors including hormonal changes, sun exposure, and genetics.
Hormonal changes - Melasma can be common in pregnant women and is nicknamed the “mask of pregnancy. Hormone replacement or birth control pills may also trigger melasma.
Sun exposure - UV exposure stimulates melanocytes which can trigger melasma. Patients often notice that their condition worsens in the summer months.
Genetics - Individuals with a family history of melasma may be more susceptible to the condition.
Treatment for Melasma
Individuals who get melasma as a result of triggers such as pregnancy and birth control pills may notice the condition fades on its own after the birth or once they stop taking birth control. Other patients suffer for years with melasma.
One of the most effective ways for managing melasma is a chemical peel. This topical treatment works by removing dead skin cells and allowing new, fresh cells to emerge in their place. There are different levels of chemical peels, from mild to deep. These peels vary based on how deep the chemical solution penetrates the layers of skin. During your consultation, we will determine which chemical peel is best to treat your skin pigmentation issues.
Results may take a few months for complete improvement, during this time it’s important to take proper care of the skin. Daily sunscreen along with wide brimmed hats can be useful in preventing melasma from returning.