Is hyperpigmentation normal after microneedling? (Photos)

Got microneedling done today. Immediately was really red. The practitioner said she went really heavy over my dark spots. (Under eye/cheek area) After going home and the initial redness faded, areas that she went really heavy have dark pigmentation. Is this permanent? Is it normal to turn dark after microneedling? And there appears to be stripes on my forehead.

Doctor Answers 1

Facial Aging and Lasers like Fraxel/Clear + Brilliant, RF like VIVA, Peels, Fillers, Skin Care, Microneeding

This looks like normal healing and you should be doing LED treatments, skin care with enzymatic exfoliation and sun protection at this time.  Best, Dr. Emer.

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