COVID-19 (coronavirus) Important Update
Dear Valued Patients,
From all of us at Millburn Laser - Associates in Dermatology, our hearts are with you during this difficult time. However, the safety and wellbeing of our patients, employees, and partners is of the utmost importance.
As of now, we are open for in-office appointments
- Monday 8:00am - 2:00pm
- Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
- Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
- Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
- Friday 8:00am - 2:00pm
- Saturday Closed
- Sunday Closed
To ensure your safety, we will be implementing new protocols that will protect all of our patients while at our office:
- Prioritizing Cleanliness: All rooms and high touch areas will be disinfected frequently. Disinfectants, hand sanitizer, and related supplies will be available to staff and patients at all times.Staff will open doors for all patients, and wash hands between each patient interaction.
- No ‘waiting rooms’: We have installed an intercom system at the entry of the building. When you arrive you will 'ring' us and provide your phone number. A team member will call you to take your temperature and do a basic screening before escorting you to the exam room. Only the patient should enter the building, unless they are under the age of 18 or require medical assistance.
- Staggered Appointments: We will be staggering the appointments to ensure adequate time to wipe down spaces in order to maintain a safe and clean environment.
- Screenings: We will be screening patients over the phone and at the time of their appointment to ensure they are healthy
- Reduced & Healthy Staff: All staff will be screened daily to ensure they are healthy
- Protective Equipment: Our staff and patients with appointments will wear a mask and gloves at all times. We ask that all patients come to their appointment with a mask!
We are also available for confidential virtual consultations (telemedicine) using Klara.
- To initiative a virtual appointment, please text your name and date of birth to 973-314-2474 in order to sign up and request a telemedicine appointment.
- Hours of operation for telemedicine appointments
- Monday 10:00am - 1:00pm
- Tuesday 10:00am - 1:00pm
- Wednesday 9:00am - 12:00pm
- Thursday 3pm - 5:30pm
- Friday Unavailable
- Saturday Unavailable
- Sunday Unavailable
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this uncertain time. We will do our best to continue offering the care and expertise you've come to value us for, and hopefully, things can return to normal soon.
The Doctors and Entire Team at Millburn Laser - Associates in Dermatology
Melasma, vitiligo and pigmentation conditions affect the color of the skin. Skin color comes from a pigment known as melanin. When the cells that make melanin become unhealthy or damaged, the production of melanin is affected, causing skin discoloration. There are skin pigmentation disorders that just manifest as patches on the skin while others can affect the entire body. Two examples of skin pigmentation disorders are melasma and vitiligo, both of which we treat at the Millburn Laser Center in New Jersey.
What are Melasma and Vitiligo?
Melasma, also known as hyperpigmentation, is a common skin condition that causes tan, brown, gray-brown patches or darkening of the skin to appear on the forehead, cheeks, nose, upper lip, and chin. It may also show up on areas that get a lot of sun exposure, such as the neck and forearms. Melasma is sometimes referred to as the “mask of pregnancy” because it is common in pregnant women and it is believed to be triggered by the increase of hormones.
Vitiligo is a condition where the body’s immune system attacks the pigment cells that are responsible for your skin color causing white patches. These pigment cells are called melanocytes and no longer produce melanin. And without melanin production, areas of your skin lose their color or turn white. The severity of the condition will vary from one individual to another. Some may only have small patches of pigment loss, while others may have vitiligo spread throughout their body.
Who Gets Melasma and Vitiligo?
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, melasma is more common in women. Only 10 percent of people who get melasma are men. People with darker skin (e.g., African American, North African, Indian, Latin/Hispanic, Asian, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern descent) are more prone to melasma. Those with close blood relatives who have melasma are also at higher risk of getting the condition. Most people get Melasma on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip.
Vitiligo is more common than melasma. There are millions of people all over the world who have it. Almost half of those affected get it before they reach 21 years of age. People of all races and genders have equal chances of getting vitiligo. Your risk of getting vitiligo increases if you have a close blood relative who has it or if you already have an autoimmune disease, particularly Hashimoto’s disease (a thyroid disease) or alopecia areata (hair loss). The white patches may begin on your face above your eyes or on your neck, armpits, elbows, genitalia, hands or knees. They’re often symmetrical and can spread over your entire body. Michael Jackson is a known celebrity who had vitiligo.
Get Effective Melasma, Vitiligo, and Pigmentation Treatments At Millburn Laser Center
Dealing with skin pigmentation disorders can sometimes be discouraging. Therefore, it is essential to have a professional and compassionate skin care specialist who can guide you through your treatment. Schedule a consultation with Millburn Laser Center’s board-certified dermatologists so you can finally find your path to clear, healthy skin. Contact us at (973)376-8500 today.
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