Melasma Treatment in Garden City, NY

Melasma in Garden City, Long Island

Applied Aesthetic offers advanced cosmetic dermatology services to men and women located in New York. Led by board-certified Nurse Practitioner, Natalie Sharp, Applied Aesthetic is proud to offer cutting-edge minimally invasive and non-surgical dermatology treatments to residents of Long Island, Queens and New York City.


Melasma is a common acquired skin disorder that presents as a bilateral, blotchy, brownish facial pigmentation. Melasma is most common in women that tan easily or have naturally brown skin. Typical age of onset is between 20 and 40 years. It is considered a photoaging disorder that results in the overproduction of melanin by melanocytes. Factors that contribute to its development are genetics, sun exposure, and hormones. It is often triggered by pregnancy or the use of oral contraceptives.


This is a condition that can be treated with topical medications and chemical peels. The best way to minimize it is to always wear sunscreen when exposed.

Melasma Treatment in Garden City, NY


Factors implicated in the development of melasma include:

  • Family history — 60% report affected family members
  • Sun exposure — ultraviolet and visible light promote melanin production
  • Hormones — pregnancy and the use of oestrogen/progesterone-containing oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices, implants, and hormone replacement therapy, are implicated in one-quarter of affected women; thyroid disorders can be associated with melasma
  • Medications and scented products — new targeted therapies for cancer and perfumed soaps, toiletries, and cosmetics may cause a phototoxic reaction to trigger melasma
  • Researchers are examining the roles of stem cell, neural, vascular, and local hormonal factors in promoting melanocyte activation.

Applied Aesthetic is centrally located in the heart of Garden City, Long Island. Applied Aesthetic  is close to the LIRR (Long Island Rail Road), in a prime location bustling with cafes, restaurants and shopping centers.

For those who live in NYC, Queens, Long Island & traveling to the Hamptons, we have all of your cosmetic dermatology treatments to do on your way!

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May 9th

12:30 PM – 2 PM

4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation with Natalie Sharp, FNP-BC Enjoy 20% discount all treatments pre purchased the same day.

**Offer valid only for the day of purchase i.e. 9th May. Don’t miss out!