Microneedling for Facial Melasma: A Promising Treatment

Maryse C-P

7/18/20232 min read

woman's face with melasma
woman's face with melasma

Facial Melasma, is a common skin condition characterized by dark patches on the face. "Melasma can last for years, or even a lifetime. While melasma cannot harm your body, it’s understandable that many people want to treat it." (American Academy of Dermatology Association) It is generally accepted that melasma affects women more frequently, especially those with darker skin or exposed to risk factors such as excessive sun exposure or hormonal changes. Microneedling is emerging as a promising solution to reduce these patches. In this article, I briefly explain the benefits of microneedling for facial melasma.

How does microneedling work for facial melasma? Microneedling involves the use of micro-needles to create small punctures in the skin. This stimulates collagen production and improves cellular regeneration, thereby reducing the appearance of dark patches associated with melasma.

Reduction of dark patches
Microneedling promotes skin regeneration, thus reducing the appearance of dark patches characteristic of melasma.

Increased collagen
Microneedling stimulates collagen production, making the skin firmer and smoother, thereby improving the overall appearance of the complexion.

Enhanced absorption of topical products
The micro-punctures created by microneedling allow topical products to be better absorbed by the skin, increasing their effectiveness in treating melasma.

Safe and minimally invasive procedure
Compared to other more aggressive treatments, microneedling is considered safe and minimally invasive, with fewer risks of complications and shorter recovery time. Which is less than 12 hours!

Microneedling is an interesting option for reducing the dark patches of facial melasma (Association française de médecine esthétique et anti-âge). With its ability to diminish patches, stimulate collagen production, improve the effectiveness of topical products, and its safety, this procedure is gaining popularity. *It is always recommended to consult a qualified professional to assess your specific condition and determine if microneedling is suitable for your needs. "Microneedles appears to be a promising therapeutic method for melasma." (National Library of Medicine)

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Why is microneedling good for people with melasma?

floating woman on body of water
floating woman on body of water