Wednesday, February 20, 2013


"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

― Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross


jenny said...

Hi Dr Christina,

Would like to ask if micro needling treatment can treat pigmentation/melasma?

I did IPL for abt 5 treatments already, but do not see much improvement...

Appreciate your advice!



Hi Jenny,

Melasma is a type of hyperpigmentation which is more difficult to treat and which requires more effort and understanding, as compared to other types of hyperpigmentation. Other types of hyperpigmentation include freckles, solar lentigenes and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

There are few treatment options or in combinations for treating hyperpigmentation. The most suitable treatment depends on various factors such as:

● The type of hyperpigmentation as described earlier.
● The severity and extent of hyperpigmentation.
● Skin type and level of sensitivity
● The past history of treatments done, response and complications
● Sun exposure, tolerance for downtime, age, intake of any contraceptive/hormone pill, any co-existing medical disorders etc.

It is safest and best to have a proper assessment before deciding on type of treatment taking into consideration all the factors above. Especially for melasma, one needs to confirm if it is melasma or combination with other types of hyperpigmentation, as melasma may worsen with the wrong treatment.

Microneedling can be done with various intensities and depth, and it is useful for many skin conditions including hyperpigmentation. However it is best for one to be assessed properly before deciding the best treatment option.

Feel free to contact me at 0166836909 or 0356313909 for more info.