How to Treat Hyperpigmentation After Microneedling
How to Treat Microneedling Hyperpigmentation
There are many reasons why someone may choose to do a microneedling treatment, whether it be for overall skin rejuvenation or for more specific reasons like the reduction of acne scarring, age spots, or fine lines and wrinkles.
It is a non-invasive treatment that requires absolutely no surgery or sutures, there is little to no downtime following the procedure, and it is safe for all skin types. It’s typically comfortable for most patients, but a numbing cream can be used if you are extra sensitive or nervous about potential discomfort.
What is Microneedling
Microneedling tightens the tones the skin and gives you that youthful glow that will have you looking and feeling great. The best part is that patients start to see results immediately after the first treatment, and it just keeps getting better and better over time, especially if you continue with a series of properly spaced apart sessions.
Another very common skincare frustration that microneedling can treat is hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is not considered to be an actual skincare condition, but rather could be a sign of something else going on in the body or on the skin.
Micro Needling for Melasma
For example, you may experience hyperpigmentation due to scarring from an injury or inflammation, such as acne. Another example of something that could cause hyperpigmentation is a condition known as melasma, which is seen most often as a result of hormonal changes in the body, such as being pregnant or on birth control pills. Typically, melasma goes away on its own over time. If you are sensitive to sunlight or taking medication that causes sensitivity to the sun, you may also develop hyperpigmentation.
Another term you may hear is simply just “skin discoloration” which is exactly what hyperpigmentation is. It refers to patches of skin that appear darker than the rest of the skin. Sometimes these patches are small, and other times they can take over large areas of the skin. For some, it can be very frustrating to have these large patches, causing embarrassment or self-consciousness. Microneedling can help to reduce the appearance of these patches of hyperpigmentation, helping to alleviate those negative feelings and increase self-esteem.
Things to Remember After Microneedling Treatment
One thing to remember following a microneedling treatment is that your skin will be very sensitive. This is because the microneedling device is essentially damaging the skin, encouraging it to go into its natural state of healing in order to create new skin tissue in place of the treated skin. The device is equipped with very small and fine medical-grade needles that form micro-channels as they are rolled over the top layer of the skin. As the skin heals itself, it is very delicate. During the healing process, there are a few precautions to take to help ensure that you see the best results possible and avoid any potential damage to the skin.
To treat hyperpigmentation after microneedling has been done in order to reduce its appearance, protection from the sun is critical. You should make sure to wear an SPF that is at least 30, with broad spectrum protection and zinc oxide as its main active ingredient. If you are out in direct sunlight, wear a hat and sunglasses for protection, and don’t forget to reapply that sunscreen as needed.
Microneedling is a top skincare treatment for hyperpigmentation, as well as reducing the size and appearance of pores, skin blemishes, fine lines, and wrinkles. It also helps to plump the skin, even out texture and tone, and give an overall beautiful glow.
At Fox Vein & Laser Experts, our microneedling experts can help you achieve your ultimate skincare goals. Schedule an appointment for a consultation so our team can determine the best way to treat your skin and get you the best results possible. Call our office at 954-627-1045 to book an appointment, or click here to visit our online scheduler.