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July 12, 2018
Microneedling improves acne scars, hyperpigmentation in skin of color

Scarring is a common complication of acne, even when the condition is only mild, and in some skin of color patients, the scarring can be complicated by hyperpigmentation. While there are several treatments offered for improving acne scarring, including lasers, dermabrasion, subcision, chemical peels, and microneedling, post acne hyperpigmentation is not often addressed.

A recent small study conducted by researchers at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan found that microneedling can improve acne scarring and the associated hyperpigmentation in skin of color patients.

Microneedling was chosen because it has produced favorable outcomes as a treatment for acne scarring in patients with darker skin.  The technique also seems to be associated with fewer complications than other procedures, and pigmentary complications are an important consideration for patients with dark skin, said researcher Firas Al Qarqaz, M.D., of the Department of Dermatology, Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan. Click here to read the findings.


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