Treating Melasma Hyperpigmentation in a Skin Type IV Male with Eclipse Microneedling & Meso Injections

Melasma is a common skin condition that causes brown or gray-brown patches to appear on the face. It is more prevalent in women than in men and is often triggered by hormonal fluctuations, sun exposure, and genetic predisposition. However, men can also be affected by this condition. Today, we will be discussing the successful treatment of melasma hyperpigmentation in a skin type IV male in his forties using Eclipse Microneedling and Meso Injections at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre. This in-depth blog post will cover the causes of melasma, the benefits of the chosen treatments, our patient’s journey, and the impressive results he achieved.

Understanding Melasma

Melasma, also known as chloasma, is a type of hyperpigmentation that appears as irregular, patchy brown or gray-brown spots on the skin. It is more common in individuals with darker skin tones, such as those with skin types III to VI. Hormonal changes, sun exposure, and genetic factors often trigger the condition. In men, melasma can significantly impact self-esteem and quality of life, as it affects their appearance and may cause embarrassment or self-consciousness.

Eclipse Microneedling: A Breakthrough Treatment

Eclipse Microneedling is a cutting-edge, non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that uses tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing process, promoting the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for maintaining healthy, youthful-looking skin. The treatment is safe and effective for all skin types and can be used to address various skin concerns, such as wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation, including melasma.

Meso Injections: Targeted Delivery of Nutrients

Meso Injections are an advanced skin treatment that delivers specialized serums containing vitamins, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid directly into the skin. These potent ingredients work together to nourish, hydrate, and rejuvenate the skin from within, resulting in a more youthful and radiant complexion. Meso Injections can be used to address a range of skin concerns, including melasma, by providing targeted nourishment and support to the affected areas.

The Power of Combining Eclipse Microneedling and Meso Injections

When used together, Eclipse Microneedling and Meso Injections offer a comprehensive solution for treating melasma hyperpigmentation. The microneedling treatment stimulates the skin’s natural healing process, while the Meso Injections deliver powerful nutrients and hydration directly to the affected areas. This synergistic approach maximizes the benefits of both treatments, resulting in a more even, radiant complexion.

Our Patient’s Journey: A Skin Type IV Male in His Forties

Our patient, a skin type IV male in his forties, came to Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre seeking a solution to his melasma hyperpigmentation. Our expert team assessed his skin and determined that a combination of Eclipse Microneedling and Meso Injections would be the most effective treatment plan for addressing his concerns.

The Treatment Process

The patient underwent three sessions of Eclipse Microneedling and Meso Injections, with each session spaced four weeks apart. This allowed for ample time for his skin to heal and regenerate between treatments. The treatment plan was customized to his specific needs and skin type to ensure the best possible results.

Each session began with a thorough cleansing of the skin, followed by the application of numbing cream to ensure the patient’s comfort during the treatment. Once the numbing cream

took effect, the Eclipse Microneedling device was used to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. The tiny needles penetrated the skin at various depths, stimulating collagen and elastin production and promoting the skin’s natural healing process.

Following the microneedling treatment, our practitioner carefully administered Meso Injections to the patient’s face. These injections contained a specialized serum formulated with vitamins, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid, which provided targeted nourishment and hydration to the skin. By infusing the skin with these powerful ingredients, the Meso Injections helped to further enhance the results of the microneedling treatment.

After each session, the patient was provided with post-treatment care instructions and recommended products to help soothe, protect, and nourish his skin as it healed. This included the use of a gentle cleanser, a hydrating serum, and a broad-spectrum sunscreen to prevent further hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure.

Results: A Remarkable Transformation

The before and after pictures of our patient demonstrated a significant improvement in the appearance of his melasma hyperpigmentation. The brown patches have visibly lightened, and his overall complexion appears more even and radiant. The patient was thrilled with the outcome, which boosted his confidence and improved his quality of life.

In addition to the reduction in melasma, our patient also experienced improvements in his skin’s overall texture and tone. The combination of Eclipse Microneedling and Meso Injections helped to promote a smoother, more youthful complexion by increasing collagen and elastin production and infusing the skin with essential nutrients.

Cost and Value

The cost of one session of Eclipse Microneedling and Meso Injections at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre is $450. While this may seem like a significant investment, the results achieved with this treatment can have a lasting, positive impact on a patient’s self-esteem and overall well-being. Our team of professionals is committed to providing exceptional value and personalized care to each patient, ensuring they receive the most effective treatment for their individual needs.


Eclipse Microneedling and Meso Injections have proven to be effective for treating melasma hyperpigmentation in a skin type IV male in his forties. By combining these two powerful treatments, our patient was able to achieve a significant improvement in the appearance of his melasma, as well as enjoy a more radiant and even complexion.

If you are struggling with melasma or other skin concerns, we invite you to visit Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre to discuss your best treatment options. Our expert team is dedicated to providing personalized care and customized treatment plans that address your unique needs and goals. To learn more about our services or to book a consultation, please visit our website at albanylaser.ca. Together, we can help you achieve the radiant and even complexion you desire.

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This case study is based on the personal experience of one patient and is not intended to represent typical results. Individual results may vary, and the treatment results depicted in this case study are not guaranteed. The information provided in this case study is not a substitute for a consultation with a licensed healthcare provider, and it is important to understand that results vary from person to person. Before undergoing any cosmetic treatment, it is important to speak with a licensed healthcare provider to understand the potential risks, benefits, and results.