About Dr. KauvarDr. Kauvar, an internationally renowned board certified dermatologist, laser surgeon and Mohs surgeon, is founding director of New York Laser & Skin Care.
Illuminase is an innovative new procedure for melasma and brown discoloration of the skin created by leading cosmetic laser surgeon and board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Arielle Kauvar. The treatment has been clinically proven to be highly effective, far outperforming any current treatments available, by combining microdermabrasion with laser treatment and a tailored skin care regimen.
Microdermabrasion removes the dead skin cell layer, enabling enhanced laser light penetration, while increasing skin cell turnover. Low energy laser treatment then breaks up the brown skin pigment to smaller particles which are then cleared by the body's natural healing process. A skin care regimen tailored to your skin is then used to prevent hyperpigmentation from recurring. The Illuminase three-pronged approach is pain-free and requires no recovery or down time. More aggressive treatments can worsen melasma and hyperpigmentation by irritating and inflaming the skin but Illuminase is so gentle that it does not stimulate pigment production. Patients are amazed to see their condition begin to drastically clear within 2 to 3 weeks after just one treatment.
"Illuminase is one of the most exciting new treatments in dermatology because the results are consistently good in almost every patient treated, even those who have tried aggressive laser treatments with long recovery times," says Dr. Kauvar. Illuminase is available at Dr. Kauvar's private Manhattan-based practice, New York Laser & Skin Care.
Results vary. Please contact our office at 212.249.9440 for a consultation to see if you would be a good candidate for this treatment.