Does microneedling help with melasma or other types of hyperpigmentation?

The relationship between microneedling and hyperpigmentation is complex:

  • Melasma: Microneedling alone is generally NOT recommended for treating melasma as the heat and inflammation involved can actually worsen the condition. Topical treatments and sun protection are considered the first line of defense.
  • Other Hyperpigmentation: For post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (like acne marks) or sunspots, microneedling can be helpful. It promotes skin renewal and can even out pigment.
  • Combination Approach: Microneedling is often combined with topical skin lightening agents for treating hyperpigmentation. This synergistic approach can lead to better results.

Important: If you have melasma or severe hyperpigmentation, discussing your concerns with a dermatologist or an experienced provider at House of Aesthetics is crucial for developing the safest and most effective treatment plan.

Ready to tackle hyperpigmentation concerns? Visit our Microneedling page or contact House of Aesthetics for a consultation

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