Should I seek medical attention after an at home micro needling session? (Photo)

Skin is still red after about 2 weeks! I used microneedling to treat stretch marks on my inner thighs.

Doctor Answers 1


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Thanks for your question. What you have is called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This is a skin response to injury. You can consult with a local aesthetics practice regarding topical products for this. One which is useful for example is ZO Skin Health Brightamax. Melamin (4% hydroquinone) can also be used. Topical Vitamin C 10% or higher can also help. Don't microneedle the area any further at this point. 


Lisa Vuich, MD

Nashua Physician
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