Would skin needling work for pigment problems?

I have a problem with hyperpigmentation and am wary of lasers because of the chance of making my condition worse as I am right in the middle of the skin color spectrum. I would like your opinion on skin needling to take care of not only pigmentation issues but also fine lines and wrinkles.

Please see my opinion on skin needling in general. I understand your concern about lasers but if you are right in the middle of the skin spectrum, in general you will get a better result with a laser, as long as you have an experienced, reputable laser clinic in your area, with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who is on site full time.


If you use the web for information, which we all do, remember that many sites are skewed toward horror stories and fear mongering. It’s a problem with most media information today. Apparently, fear sells.


Skin needling also has the potential to cause skin inflammation and therefore an increase in pigmentation. So far the results with fine lines and wrinkles are not impressive despite the before and afters you see on the web.


Hope this helps,  Dr. I


More general information on skin needling.


Learn more about skin lightening creams by reading Dr. Irwin’s article about Color and Texture Issues.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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