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Melasma from Pregnancy

What is Melasma from Pregnancy?

This common skin problem causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. During pregnancy, due to hormonal changes, most doctors believe that the combination of elevated estrogen and progesterone interacts with the ultraviolet energy in the sun's rays.

Treatments

Melasma is typically preventable if the proper precaution to protect the skin are taken. Broad spectrum sunscreen is the best form of prevention. Melasma can disappear after hormone levels return to normal. Numerous post-partum treatments are available. Always check with your dermatologist.

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All about Melasma from Pregnancy

It's no secret that your body undergoes a variety of changes during pregnancy, but many expectant mothers are surprised to learn that skin changes are among them. During pregnancy, levels of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone, which are vital to fetal development, change drastically. The sudden sharp increase in these hormones poses the risk for potential side effects to many systems and parts of the body, including the skin.

A Common Skin Problem in Pregnancy

Melasma is one of the most common skin complaints among pregnant women. The condition is marked by brown patches of discoloration on the face and, sometimes, the body. Although doctors do not fully understand the cause of melasma, most believe that the combination of elevated estrogen and progesterone interacts with the ultraviolet energy in the sun's rays. This interaction then triggers specialized cells in your body called melanocytes to produce excess skin pigment, resulting in brown spots. Pregnant women with darker skin, such as those who are Hispanic, Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, African-American and Mediterranean, are most likely to develop melasma.

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