Founder of American Laser Med Spa, Neel Kanase, M.D. Unmasks Melasma
Neel Kanase, M.D., owner of American Laser Med Spa and co-author of The Soul of Success, talks about the causes of and treatments for melasma, often referred to as the “mask of pregnancy”.
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, June 27, 2017: Owner and Founder of American Laser Med Spa, Neel Kanase, M.D., posted a new article on his website entitled, “What To Do When The Mask Called Melasma Shows Up On Your Face.” Dr. Kanase emphasizes more than once in his article the importance of seeking experienced professionals to treat melasma.
According to Dr. Kanase, “Melasma is a common, yet very unwelcome skin problem. It causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face, primarily on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, chin, and above the upper lip.” He adds, ‘While it may also appear on other parts of the body, it tends to cause more emotional distress when appearing on the face.”
Dr. Kanase points out that, “Most often, melasma appears as a result of taking contraceptives, during pregnancy and/or as a result of breastfeeding. It is often referred to as “the mask of pregnancy.” Melasma is a condition that is hormone related and occurs most commonly in women though infrequently melasma also appears in some men.” He continues adding, “Melasma is not easy to treat and sun exposure deepens the color. So, it’s important if you have melasma to use the best sunscreen you can and reapply every 2 hours. Also, whenever you are outdoors, you will be more protected if you also wear a wide brimmed hat.”
When it comes to the treatment of melasma, Dr. Kanase says, “While there are many topical creams and lotions used to lighten melasma, there are also other ways to treat it that are becoming popular. Among those are laser treatments and microneedling.”
Dr. Kanase cautions readers, “If you have melasma, or any darkening that is hormone related, don’t allow anyone but an expert to perform either laser or microneedling procedures on your face.” He elaborates, “Many lasers will make melasma worse, not better. If you are considering either type of treatment for melasma, it is important to go to an expert laser center.”
According to Dr. Kanase, “Microneedling has grown exponentially in recent years. This treatment provides an effective physical method that enhances the delivery of topical ingredients for various skin conditions without causing heat on the skin.” He adds, “Microneedling can be performed with a roller, or pen, which is covered with multiple tiny needles. The needles range in length and can penetrate into the skin up to 2 mm.” “This treatment stimulates collagen production,” writes Dr. Kanase, adding, “and also facilitates the penetration of corrective products through the skin. However, this treatment method can still trigger an inflammatory response, since it is designed to cause minor trauma. If too much trauma is induced it could lead to a worsening of the pigmentation. This is why it is always imperative to only allow experienced experts to perform microneedling and laser treatments on your face.”
Read the entire article at https://americanlasermedspa.com/mask-called-melasma-shows-face/
About Neel Kanase M.D.
Since 2005, Dr. Neel Kanase has been the owner of American Laser Med Spa. He started out with one clinic and now has five located throughout Texas, with over twenty-five employees total. It’s through this exciting avenue of cosmetic medicine that he’s found his home and calling, helping clients find more self-confidence to do what they love to do best.
After moving from India in 1995 with his degree in Medicine and Surgery (M.D.), which he received from the University of Bombay, Grant Medical College, Neel moved to Texas and made his home in the panhandle. There he attended Texas Tech University to receive his Master of Science Degree in Food and Nutrition, and then completed his Residency in Family Medicine at Texas Tech University, and was given prestigious recognition by his colleagues as:
- Outstanding First Year Resident (1998-1999)
- Outstanding Resident Teacher (1999-2000)
- Resident’s Choice Award (2000-2001) • Resident Teacher Award (2000-2001)
- Outstanding Resident of the Year Award (2000-2001) . . . as well as being named Chief Resident for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centers Family Medicine Residency Program.
Neel has always placed great value on education and constant improvement, which is why he has attended Harvard Medical School annually for Laser and Aesthetic Skin Therapy CME training since 2009. He is licensed to practice medicine in Texas and New Mexico.
His professional affiliations for cosmetic medicine are:
- Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
- Founding Member of Goldman Circle American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
- Member of the American Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association
- Member of the Botox Cosmetic Physician Network