Melasma is a common skin condition made up of dark patches or discoloration on the face which can be a source of frustration and self-consciousness for many individuals. Fortunately, there are some effective treatments available to address this and restore a radiant complexion. One treatment is the Melasma Facial, which combines chemical peels and microneedling to target and alleviate melasma. In this article, we will explore these techniques and how they work together to provide results and unveil radiant skin.

Chemical Peels and Melasma:

Chemical peels are popular treatments used to improve the appearance of the skin. When addressing melasma, certain types of chemical peels can be beneficial. These peels contain ingredients such as alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) that exfoliate the skin and promote cell turnover.

Microneedling for Melasma:

Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that involves using a device with tiny needles to create controlled tiny holes on the skin’s surface. When performed on melasma-affected areas, microneedling stimulates the skin’s natural healing response and triggers collagen production. This process helps to fade pigmentation and promotes a more even skin tone.

The Melasma Facial: Combining Chemical Peels and Microneedling

The Melasma Facial combines the benefits of chemical peels and microneedling to provide a comprehensive and effective treatment for melasma.

Chemical Peels:

During the Melasma Facial, a topical lactic acid serum may be used as a main ingredient in the chemical peel. Lactic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid known for its exfoliating properties. It helps to gently remove dead skin cells and promote a more even complexion. The lactic acid peel is applied to the skin and left on for a specific duration before being neutralized.


After the chemical peel, microneedling is performed using a device with fine needles. The microneedling device is carefully passed over the melasma-affected areas, creating micro-channels in the skin. During the microneedling session, a topical serum containing discolouration-fighting ingredients such as vitamin C or azelaic acid may be applied to further target melasma and promote a more even skin tone.

Benefits of the Melasma Facial:

Melasma Reduction:

The combination of chemical peels and microneedling in the Melasma Facial can effectively reduce the appearance of melasma by lightening pigmentation and promoting an even skin tone.

Improved Skin Texture:

Chemical peels and microneedling stimulate collagen production which leads to smoother and more refined skin texture. This helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and improve overall skin quality.

Enhanced Product Absorption:

Microneedling creates tiny holes in the skin, allowing topical serums to penetrate deeply and more effectively when targeting melasma.

The Melasma Facial combines the power of chemical peels and microneedling and offers an approach to addressing melasma and achieving a more radiant complexion. The chemical peels help exfoliate the skin and lighten pigmentation, while microneedling stimulates collagen production and improves the absorption of specific serums. If you’re struggling with melasma, consider consulting with us at Sculpt Medispa to explore the benefits of the Melasma Facial and move towards clearer, more radiant skin.