Can microneedling help melasma?
Microneedling can be a very effective treatment for most forms of hyperpigmentation.
The micro-needles create minute channels in the skin's surface breaking up areas of pigmentation staining. Suitable actives can then be delivered deeper into the skin to aid the process.
Where the pigmentation is a result of sun damage, treatment is particularly effective. A course of 3 - 6 treatments are generally required.
When triggered by hormone changes, as melasma often is, improvement is possible but more difficult due to the physiological nature of the problem and our body's genetic make-up can not be changed.
Following treatment, all results will require the on-going use of products with the appropriate actives for maintenance and the prevention of further staining.