The BMC Journal of Dermatology recently published the results of a pilot study conducted by Brazilian dermatologists, where they incorporated microneedling procedures as an adjuvant treatment for recurrent melasma.

The researchers chose six patients identified with recurrent melasma and offered microneedling with collagen as part of their treatment regimen. The clinicians not only followed the patients up for symptom improvement, they also performed skin biopsies to determine any beneficial effects that could be seen on the cellular level.

After the six-month treatment period, the researchers reported significant improvement of the melasma.