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Laser Dermatology With Dr. Jason Emer

What is the ideal treatment for hyperpigmentation, discoloration and melasma?

Hyperpigmentation is a broad term for chronic skin conditions that result in discoloration of the skin and irregular, uneven skin tone. Predominant in individuals with darker skin tones, melasma is one such lifelong condition, manifesting in dark patches and freckle-like spots on the forehead, nose, cheeks, chin, and above the upper lip as well as the forearms and neck. With an extensive history of treating a wide range of skin conditions, Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Emer’s primary course of treatment for hyperpigmentation is a tailored sun protection and skin care regimen that incorporates the healing attributes of retinol, hydroquinone, kojic acid, glycolic acid, and vitamin C.

What is the typical course of action for treating hyperpigmentation, discoloration or melasma?

To kickstart the melasma or hyperpigmentation treatment process, Dr. Emer begins with a non-inflammatory, salicylic acid-based mask called Cosmelan, which causes the face to peel over the course of two weeks, targets pigmentation, smooths the skin, prepares the cells for subsequent laser treatments, and inhibits tyrosinase, an enzyme in the melanin formation process. Similarly, SilkPeel Dermalinfusion, when infused with vitamin C and Lumixyl, can brighten the skin and improve pigmentation, acne scars, sun spots, and irregular discoloration.

The peel is followed by low-energy, low-density laser treatments—such as Venus Viva (a fractional radiofrequency laser) or Clear + Brilliant  (a non-ablative fractional laser)—which directly address skin color and are safe for nearly all skin types. Laser treatments are often followed by in-office microneedling and chemical peels, which can reduce the risk of rebound hyperpigmentation.

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What are the benefits of treatment for hyperpigmentation, discoloration or melasma?

  • Customized, combination approach that is tailored to the patient
  • Lightening of dark patches
  • Softer, smoother skin
  • Improved confidence in your appearance
  • Less need for heavy makeup that causes blocked pores
  • Gentle, natural results
  • Reduction in facial scarring, freckles and dark spots

Who is the best candidate for treatment with Dr. Emer in West Hollywood?

If you are bothered by hyperpigmentation, discoloration or melasma and feel self-conscious about your complexion, you may have struggled with the condition for years, not being aware that a cosmetic treatment can truly reverse your symptoms and give you the clear, radiant skin you’d always hoped for.

Dr. Emer’s patients have called him a miracle worker, as he can achieve incredible improvement in your skin through a combination of modalities such as chemical peels and laser therapy, each one personalized to your situation. The best way to find out if Dr. Emer can help you is to schedule an initial consultation in Beverly Hills.

He will answer your questions, examine your skin, review your medical records, and come up with a roadmap for success. You just need to be in good emotional and mental health with realistic expectations for your results.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

As Emerage Medical reopens to the public, we’re implementing extensive protocols to keep our practice virus-free, and our staff and patients safe. Our approach closely follows public health directives and the latest recommendations from medical journals and academies.

Fewer People, Less Risk
The most visible change is reduced in-office staff. Fewer people means less person-to-person contact. We are only seeing about 25% of our normal patient volume and will only increase this by expanding our operating schedule – not by reducing time between patients.

Here’s How Patients Can Help
1. Please do not bring guests unless absolutely necessary, as they will not be permitted in the waiting room.
2. Please continue to wear a mask or face covering until you enter the exam room.
3. We screen everyone who enters the office – staff and patients alike – about recent travel, flu-like symptoms, and any potential exposure to COVID-19. Please help us by being transparent in your answers.
4. Please allow our staff to take your temperature at check-in using a contactless thermometer.

What to Expect After Check-In
After the check-in screening, patients will be directly escorted to their exam room to complete any paperwork. This is to reduce potential contact with other patients. Clean pens and clipboards will be provided to everyone and resterilized between each use.

Even More Safety Measures
Everyone on our staff has been directed not to come in if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 or recently came in direct contact with anyone who’s tested positive. Here’s what else we’re doing to keep you safer:

  • Staff members will be wearing protective masks at all times.
  • All chairs, surfaces, and non-disposable equipment will be wiped down with antibacterial wipes between patients and at the top of every hour. 
  • All in-person meetings with suppliers, vendors, or salespeople have been canceled to reduce unnecessary foot traffic.
  • Hand-sanitizing stations are available in nearly every area of the office.
  • The entire practice will be cleaned each night, including periodic deep cleanings to further sanitize the premises.
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