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Does Skinpen/Microneedling Help Treat Melasma?

Yes!  Micro-needling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment known for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne scarring and over all skin texture.  Micro-needling can also be used to treat hyperpigmentation including melasma.

What is melasma?

Melasma is a patchy brownish discoloration that appears on the cheeks, forehead, nose or upper lip.  This happens when your skin cells go into over drive and produce too many melanocytes at one time.  This can happen after excessive sun exposure because UV light simulates the skin cells that produce color or any kind of hormonal change such as birth control pills, pregnancy or giving birth can cause melasma.

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SkinPen Microneedling Melasma Treatment

Melasma Treatment-    Micro-needling will help break up the discoloration and help promote healthy cells and collagen.  Micro-needling will also help exfoliate the dead skin cells and give your skin new texture to minimize the appearance of melasma.  A topical numbing cream is used before so the treatment is painless and comfortable.  SPF is required after treatment.  Check back next week for Skinpen vs other micro-needling devices on the market.  

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